Veterans memorial will be dedicated

MULLINVILLE, Kan. (AP) -- A new memorial commemorating Kiowa County's military veterans dating back to the Civil War is scheduled to be dedicated this weekend.

Crews have placed six large engraved granite markers containing the names of about 1,800 military veterans from the county on the new memorial in Mullinville, a town of about 250 residents located about 120 miles west of Wichita. The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/16Sug11 ) the memorial will be dedicated Saturday.

A group consisting of residents of Mullinville and two other area towns started The Kiowa County Veterans' Memorial Foundation a few years ago and raised more than $60,000 for the project.