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Plowing the past

Work continues on farmer memorial artwork

Brent, left, and Bruce Bitter, show how the steel reins will be welded into place when the farmers’ memorial is finished at 10th and K-96.

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It has been a labor of love in more ways than one.
This past week, members of the committee that planned a farmers’ memorial for 10th and K-96 in Great Bend, finally got a sneak peak at what the finished product is going to look like. And they were impressed, to say the least.
The huge stainless steel artwork — depicting an early-day farmer, plowing with a team of draft horses — is being created by Hoisington artist brothers, Bruce and Brent Bitter, of B&B Metal Arts.
It is the inspiration of the late Jiggs Schulz, who was a leading local ...


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