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Large Crowd on hand for sign unveiling ceremony.

Nearly 100 people, including more than a dozen Legion Riders, were on hand Monday afternoon for the Sign Unveiling Ceremony to honor Sgt. Joseph Zutterman, Jr and Spc. Michael T. Martin at Marysville City Hall. Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King emceed the event and introduced the speakers, which included Senator Elaine Bowers of Concordia, who was there in place of Rep. Sharon Schwartz who was at home dealing with storm damage from the weekend, Marshall County Commission Chair Robert Connell, Marysville Mayor Bill Phillipi, David Zutterman, Joe’s brother, and Barbara Martin-Thomas, Michael’s sister.

Marysville Councilman Tim Ackermann also spoke as he was the one who led the way in having these bridges named after these two men. Martin’s sign is on U.S. 77 just south of Marysville and Zutterman’s sign is on the bridge on U.S. 36 just west of Marysville. The signs were put in place following the ceremony by the KDOT crews Monday afternoon.

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.