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November 5, 2004

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Veterans memorial to be dedicated

McLouth -- American Legion Post 393 will dedicate a memorial to all veterans Saturday in the McLouth city park. The dedication starts at 2 p.m.

Funds for the memorial were raised by selling a building owned by the legion post and by selling commemorative bricks, most of which bear the names of area veterans. Some even bear the names of soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Others involved in the ceremony include the American Legion Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Jefferson County Historical Society and members of McLouth's recreation committee.

Driver injured in I-35 rollover

Williamsburg -- An Iowa man was injured Wednesday morning when his vehicle overturned on Interstate 35 near the Williamsburg exit ramp, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The victim, Joseph J. Cantebury, 24, Burlington, Iowa, was transported by ambulance to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, where he was treated and released, a hospital official said.

Cantebury was driving a 1992 Ford van southbound on I-35 when he lost control of the vehicle, the Highway Patrol said. The van overturned, coming to a stop in a ditch, the patrol's report said. The accident occurred shortly before 6 a.m.

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