Savonburg citizens pull together

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November 7, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Residents Melody Burkholder and Dave Daniels listen along with Thrive chief executive officer Lisse Regehr. COURTESY PHOTOS

SAVONBURG — “One person pullin’ on the rope don’t really do much,” as one resident put it, and so the concerned people of Savonburg are pulling together.

Some of the town’s most involved citizens gathered in the public library at a recent community conversation hosted by Thrive Allen County.

“You hear a lot these days about the death of small towns,” sighed Dave Daniels, an observation that contained more than a hint of sadness and frustration. Indeed, Savonburg’s story is akin to many small towns in Kansas, where at the beginning of the twentieth century, its heavily Swedish population was twice what it is now.

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