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Waterville Opera House and Koester Museum receive Grants for repairs

The Waterville Opera House and the Koester House Museum in Marysville received news that they will each receive almost $90,000 through the Kansas Heritage Trust Fund Grants.  Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Opera House will receive $89,800 for exterior repair and restoration of windows, doors, and guttering and to do some work on the stone exterior.  The museum will receive just over $87,000 to make repairs on the
exterior windows and wood, add some storm windows, painting the outside of the house, including windows and trim, remove and rebuild the south wall of the brick and wood coal house, repair the foundation walls and the south side of the summer kitchen.

The announcements were made Saturday in Topeka.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.