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Memories of Pawnee Rock High School resurrected at alumni gathering Saturday

Larry Crosby, Lorin Miller, Steve Crosby, Roger Hanhardt, Larry Hickson, Jack Howerton, and Ed Crosby met up at the Pawnee Rock all-school reunion Saturday afternoon to catch up with old friends and celebrate the 50th reunion of the class of 1963. Pawnee Rock High School, home of The Braves, clo...

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The evidence of the aftermath of rural school closures is as close as a fifteen minute drive west of Great Bend.  Alumni of Pawnee Rock High School, which was closed in 1972, against the wishes of the patrons, came together Saturday in Great Bend for an all-class reunion.  While most have moved away, they recalled fond memories of the town they grew up and went to school in.  For many, like Steve Crosby, coming home and seeing how their hometown has fared since the school closed and their lives have carried them off to points elsewhere was sobering.  
For many ...

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