BAXTER SPRING The Baxter Springs City Council Tuesday night approved a bond issue which refinanced certain portions of the city debt.

The original estimate is that the bond issue would save the city about $160,000 in reduced interest. After the winning bid came in from United Missouri Bank, the total was closer to $210,000 in savings.

In addition the council agreed to wait until those interested in the position vacated by former councilman Ron Steele had provided information to the council and mayor to appoint a replacement.