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Dirt work is underway for the Chase County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse lawn. (Johnson Publications photo)

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This handmade patriotic quilt has been donated by members of the Crazy Quilt Guild for a raffle to raise more funds for the Veterans Memorial. Guild member Joyce Pankonin, left, and Kasey McArthur, Veterans Memorial committee president, hold the quilt up for display. Raffle tickets can be purchased until the Veterans Day supper in November. (Courtesy photo)

Veterans Memorial gaining ground

    Efforts toward making the Chase County Veterans Memorial a part of the community have been in the works for awhile. But it is now becoming a reality.
    While driving by the Chase County Courthouse, work on the memorial is quite evident.
    The main delays, since the groundbreaking ceremony, have been rain and the contractor’s schedule.
    But the sod has been removed, dirt work is underway and electric lines will soon be in place.
    Once that is done, concrete work will begin, moving the project into the final stretch of placing the wall of dedicated bricks, the veterans’ informational kiosk, benches representing the five branches of the military and one for MIA/POWs and the commissioned bronze statue.

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