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Religion, Girl Scouts, and the Blizzard of 1948

In recognition of Girl Scout week in 1948, the Tribune featured troop photos from several clubs. Brownie Troop No. 16 was sponsored by the Utopian Club, In January of that year, the troop celebrated its first birthday and 12 members received their one-year flowers to attach to their Brownie pins....

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Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

Seventy years ago today, the US Supreme Court ruled in McCollum vs. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional. It is today considered the prevailing precedent in public school law.
The suit was brought by Vashti McCollum on behalf of her son, Jim. The ...


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