County to take on war memorial


May 16, 2019

Jeff Moberg

Crook County's war memorial was originally installed in the 1940s.

With the remaining members of the Crook County War Memorial Committee now in their 90s, the committee has asked the county to continue the care and maintenance of the war memorial on the courthouse lawn.

County Attorney Joe Baron introduced Earl Gray to the county commissioners during their Wednesday morning meeting, saying, “He helped when they mixed concrete to build the original one back in 1945. He’s ready to pass the torch and deposit the funds with the county.”

Lifetime Crook County residents and veterans Earl Gray, Mary Ruland and Wally Elwonger are the last of the war memori...

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