Cassville school district completes new alumni tributes

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The Cassville school district has completed its new alumni tributes, which are on display in front of the Rock Gym on the school campus on Main Street. The district plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a tentative date in the near future. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

The Cassville school district has completed its new alumni tributes, which are on display in front of the Rock Gym on the school campus on Main Street.

The Cassville school district has now completed its new tributes to past graduates — four large concrete monuments bearing 22 plaques of students’ names, which stand in front of the Rock Gym on the school campus off of Main Street. The tributes replace the previous sidewalk, which was removed last year due to a right-of-way conflict with MoDOT, and moved to the grounds of the Barry County Museum by local residents and contractors. Unlike the sidewalks, the new monuments, which rest on the school’s property, will remain in the school’s control and are expected to last much longer. A committee was designated to oversee the project, which reviewed several designs and chose the table-style tributes, bearing the names of students who graduated in the Rock Gym, whose names were previously embedded in the sidewalks. Classic Concrete and Barry County Ready-Mix, did the work. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Four new monuments now stand in tribute to Cassville graduates on the school campus, replacing the previous sidewalks bearing the names of graduates from 1922 to 1971 along Main Street. The monuments hold a total of 22 plaques, with one bearing the district’s logo and alma mater. Accent lighting will be added for night viewing, and a special texture was applied to have the tables reflect the J.C. Duncan Gymnasium rock work. Local contractors Classic Concrete, owned by Jeremiah Beyer, a Cassville alumnus, and Barry County Ready-Mix, owned by Corky Stehlik, did the work. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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