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Campaign begins to honor McKown for many contributions to Great Bend

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               When Bob Feldt started to realize just how much he missed his old friend, Bill McKown, he wondered if others might be feeling the same way. He discovered they were.

            As a result, the recently formed Bill McKown Memorial Committee is launching a fundraising campaign to build a monument to one of the best friends Great Bend has ever had, Feldt said.

            McKown passed away March 19, 2014, after living a more-than-full life as a quadriplegic. He suffered spine and neck injuries in a traffic accident on Aug. 11, 1975, near Fresno, Ca. He was only 19.

            “Bill represented all ...


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