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  • Yes, the same rules should apply to all Kansans.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:01 PM

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Larry Milliken, Williamsburg, stands while addressing his concerns about a proposed bond issue Monday during the West Franklin school board meeting at the school board office, 510 E. Franklin St., Pomona. More than 15 community members spoke during the meeting about school consolidation, the proposed construction of a new, centralized campus in Pomona, and the costs associated with such a project.

Patrons rally against closing schools

By CRYSTAL HERBER, Herald Staff Writer

POMONA — It was cold outside but tensions heated up Monday evening as nearly 40 community members packed West Franklin’s school board meeting.

Their chief concern: consolidation.

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