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Great Society, great graduation party of 1964

The original caption on this file photo read, “NO MORE SCHOOL -- District 71’s schoolhouse stands empty of children Friday, and it may remain so forevermore. A shortage of money may cause it not to reopen next year. Its fate may hinge on the school board action June 5.

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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.

First, an update on the June Robles story in last week’s look at 1934.  Readers have asked if the kidnappers of June Robles, the six-year old girl with Barton County ties, were ever found.  As it turns out, The Arizona Daily Star ran a seven-part series about ...

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