A new cobblestone
Cobblestone Inn and Suites No. 66 opened its doors for business in Oberlin, Kansas, with a ribbon cutting at noon Friday. Scissor-wielding Paul Shields, president of Gateway Investments, owner of the hotel, thanked hotel investors for believing in their community and the City of Oberlin for the site near "The Gateway" civic center. Investor Susan May of Oberlin said the hotel will help bring bigger, better events to The Gateway, to which Shields added that they can then promote their community and downtown business district. Joining in the Cobblestone celebration were, from left, Carrie Morford of the Decatur County Area Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Votapka, Cobblestone manager, Shields and Ruth Miesner, also of the Chamber of Commerce.