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Time to build citizens, not monuments

Dear Editor,
To the citizens of Great Bend:
While traveling through your fine city the other day I noticed a monstrosity in front of your courthouse. I inquired about it and found out it was a monument dedicated to Jack Kilby, inventor of the computer chip.
I was told the cost was over a million dollars.
What a travesty.
At a time when money is so scarce and people are finding it hard to survive, the city some how decides its time to build a monument.
You already had the “Jack Kilby Square” on the courthouse lawn.
The million could ...

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