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Reality TV figure Marcus Lemonis gives a bump to Horton, Kan., and small KC business

The “Reinvent Horton” campaign has made a few improvements in the northeast Kansas town since TV personality and businessman Marcus Lemonis offered advice and money last year. One day last week, new Horton resident George Wingo (left) and English Leather Shop owner Luke Pollock walked through downtown.
The “Reinvent Horton” campaign has made a few improvements in the northeast Kansas town since TV personality and businessman Marcus Lemonis offered advice and money last year. One day last week, new Horton resident George Wingo (left) and English Leather Shop owner Luke Pollock walked through downtown. JTOYOSHIBA@KCSTAR.COM

The famous, rich man from television drove into this prairie town — a pass-through hamlet 75 miles northwest of Kansas City — because the mayor all but beseeched him to come.

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