The closure of Dairy Queen in Newton, and the owing of sales taxes as a cause, is not a secret.
Owners told the Kansan on March 1 they owed the taxes, and it is part of what forced the Sidebottom family to shutter a business they owned outright since 1998.  
“We owe back sales taxes,” Lori Sidebottom said March 1. “In this economy, it’s hard to pay employees and pay the taxes.”
On Tuesday, Dairy Queen assests were seized by Kansas Department of Revenue agents and Harvey County Sheriff Officers.
According to the Kansas Department of Revenue, the buisiness owed $133,492 in state sales taxes.
Officers seized all known bank accounts, onsite cash, business inventory and personal property assets belonging to Marvin Sidebottom. The Dairy Queen, at 127 N. Main St., was sealed closed and the assets will be sold at public auction to pay the taxes owed.