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9/11 Memorial Donations Start to Grow

9/11 Memorial Donations Start to Grow

      The donations for the Wall of Honor plaques at the 9/11 Memorial site on Big Timbers Museum property are beginning to grow. Organizer Doug Harbour has been successful finding an engraver who can produce an attractive and long-lasting plaque which will be purchased for a $50 donation to honor a friend or […]

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

    This Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial miniature is now available to the public for purchase. These are a representation of the larger memorial sculpture which will be erected at the permanent memorial Tribute site at the Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 just north of Lamar.  Funding from the sale of the miniatures will […]

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

    Nikki McDowell, who resides on South 6th Street in Lamar decorated her home with a patriotic theme to honor the first responders and other participants in the September 8th 9/11 Memorial Tribute parade which passes along 6th Street in Lamar. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event told The Prowers Journal, McDowell had […]

Butler-Huddleston Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Memorial

Butler-Huddleston Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Memorial

  Jan Hall, Trustee for the Butler-Huddleston Foundation, presented Memorial organizer, Doug Harbour, with a $10,000 check to help construct the 9/11 First Responder Memorial now under construction at the southern edge of the Big Timbers Museum along Highway 287 in Lamar. Plans have been developing for over a year for the Memorial, although groundbreaking […]

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

  Thursday, February 22nd, was a raw, cold and windy day for any kind of outdoors work, but it wasn’t much of a hindrance for about 10 students from Lamar High School who volunteered to help place the brickwork which creates the base of the 9/11 Memorial being constructed at the southern edge of Big […]

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

    Doug Harbour of the 9/11 Tri State Tribute and Memorial Committee, presented a certificate of appreciation to Kirk Powers, Prowers County Building Maintenance Supervisor and his crew, as a way of thanking them for their efforts during the annual Tribute event at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Harbour said the county staff never missed […]

9/11 Tribute Offered New Events and Views

9/11 Tribute Offered New Events and Views

The 6th Annual 9/11 Tri State Tribute featured some notable first-time inclusions on Saturday, September 9th.  The parade’s Grand Marshall, Colonel Charles Jones, a former Air Force Astronaut, was honored in memoriam this year. He was a passenger on Flight 11, the first of the two hijacked airplanes that were flown into the Twin Towers […]

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

The 6th annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute will begin with the traditional parade at 10am with entrants lined along West Beech Streets, ready to begin their procession along South 6th Street and into the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The annual tribute began as a simple gathering at the Prowers County Courthouse to honor and remember the First Responders […]

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

Doug Harbour, from the 9/11 First Responders Tribute and Memorial Foundation, accepted a $1,000 check from Jeff Travis, General Manager of Tri County Ford in Lamar. Tri County in Lamar and Tri County GM in La Junta each contributed $500 to help make possible the annual Tribute Parade Day held in Lamar this year on […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Committee Gaining Momentum on Funding

9/11 Tribute Memorial Committee Gaining Momentum on Funding

What was an idea several years ago is becoming more and more grounded in reality as contributions for the project continue to accrue. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual September First Responders Tribute event and parade, said recent donations are helping to reach a point where it’s all starting to come together. The most recent […]

Hundreds Turn Out for Annual Patriotic Salute

Hundreds Turn Out for Annual Patriotic Salute

Residents enjoyed a perfect late summer day as hundreds turned out to attend the 2016 Tri-State 9/11 Tribute parade and festivities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds, Saturday, September 10th. A long line of participants were present along the parade route which went from South 6th Street to South 9th and into the fairgrounds, beginning with […]

9/11 Tribute Set for Saturday, September 10th

9/11 Tribute Set for Saturday, September 10th

What began as a fairly small gathering on the north side of the Prowers County Courthouse in 2012 has grown; in size, popularity and attendance. The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute, honoring all first responders and Armed Forces, past and present, is being tweaked for last minute preparations for the Saturday event which begins with a 10am […]

Local Funding for 9/11 Memorial Sought

Local Funding for 9/11 Memorial Sought

A montage of patriotic drawings by local school students is currently on display as part of the Tri-State 9/11 Memorial Fund. The display is on view at Community State Bank on North Main Street in Lamar.  The memorial, which is now planned to be located at Big Timbers Museum, will honor first responders and military […]