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The tank at VFW Park has been a part of the landscape there for 25 years, as is mentioned in this week’s Remember When column’s first entry.

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Hilltop fundraiser to benefit Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271

A local restaurant’s fundraiser this weekend will benefit Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271. There will be food, bake sale, drinks and a live auction.

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Remember When: A Community review for June 29, 2022

Tonganoxie received a special gift last Wednesday. A M68-3 tank arrived from Fort Riley. The tank, which weighs 167,000 pounds and cost $700,000 when it was made, traveled 360 miles to its final resting spot in Tonganoxie VFW Park. VFW members are pictured in front of the tank: Bo Himpel, Larry Meadows, Lloyd Dehoff, Jim Watson, Butch Crawford, Earl Parson, Harold Putthoff, Harold Denholm and Bob Klinkenberg.

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