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Committee advances plan for McKown statue

Project will now be reviewed by city personnel before any action

Bill McKown

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 He may have been confined to a wheelchair most of his life, but that didn’t keep Bill McKown from standing tall in his native Great Bend, local attorney Bob Felt told the City Council Monday night.

Because of this, Felt and several local residents presented a petition pushing for the erecting a life-sized bronze statue of McKown, in his wheelchair, in Jack Kilby Square. “We firmly believe that a memorial to Bill will be an inspiration to the people of our community for many years to come,” Felt said

However, before this can happen, some groundwork must be laid ...


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