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By David Martin

Monroe school awarded key to City of Green River


The people behind Monroe Intermediate School’s popular Veterans Day Program were recognized by the city for their continued efforts to honor the city’s veterans.

Mayor Hank Castillon awarded representatives of the school with a plaque featuring a key, along with city-branded coins and an American flag that had been flown over Afghanistan.

Kathy Wiekhorst, a retired teacher who helped initiate the long-running program, said the idea came about when she and another teacher, Mary Ortega, were talking about their fathers, who had both served during World War II. The two decided to bring vet...

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