Memorial tree: Friends and family of Gene Van Hoesen gathered at Clinton Lake State Park Oct. 18 to dedicate a tree in his memory. Gathered around the maple tree with a commemorative plaque, from left, are, Les Harrod, Megan Harrod, Elizabeth Ford, Cheryl Harrod, Michael Ford, Matt Van Hoesen, JoAnn Van Hoesen, Emily Ford and Jason Ford. Gene is remembered by the Kaw Valley Bluebird Association, as well as his family, for his many years of service designing and building bluebird boxes. More than 100 bluebird nesting boxes designed and built by Gene can be seen throughout the Clinton Lake area. Tammy Steeples submitted the photo.