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Bison to celebrate 125th
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The city of Bison will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday. The festivities will begin by digging up the time capsule at 2 p.m., which was buried near the old City Hall on Main Street during the towns centennial. This will be followed by a firemans water fight between the Bison and Timken volunteer firemen.
The Bison Museum, located in the Community Building, the Bison United Methodist Church and the Lone Star Schoolhouse, located one mile west of Bison, will be open to the public from 3-5 p.m. Mike Stephens will have a collection of military memorabilia on display in the Community Building during the day.
A meal of burgers, hotdogs and brats will be served in the north city park beginning at 6 p.m. for a free-will donation. People are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to insure adequate seating for everyone. A basket raffle will be held following the meal and T-shirts will be available for purchase.
The Bison Rescue Squad will have a beer garden from noon to midnight at the Bison City Park. A safe ride home will be provided if needed at $5 a person to anywhere within Rush County. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, a basket full of goodies to be raffled off and Tropical Breeze stand will be set up with a percentage of the proceeds to be donated to Bison Rescue.