Those involved in the Chase County Veterans Memorial groundbreaking ceremony May 15 on the courthouse grounds included, from left, Kasey McArthur, Michal Swanson, David Oxford Sr., Eric Gonzales, Pastor David Kahle, Bud Statz, Lorena McArthur and Bob Thomas. Gold painted shovels were used for the turning of ground on a northeast section of the lawn. (Johnson Publications photo)

Sculptor Fred Hoppe of Columbus unveils the second piece of the bronze sculpture of a praying soldier at last week’s groundbreaking. (Johnson Publications photo)

Ground broken for Veterans Memorial; work starts soon

    It couldn’t have been more timely.


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