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Members of the La Cygne Rural High School Alumni Board pose for a photo during last year’s alumni event at Prairie View High School. This year’s event has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Pictured are: (from left) Esther Shields, Jane (Prike) Wade, Carol Creager, Artie Stuteville, Paulette Curry, Linda Stewart and Judy (Patterson) Long. Not pictured is George Teagarden.

LA CYGNE — The annual La Cygne Rural High School alumni celebration, which was set to take place May 23, has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Alumni president Linda Stewart confirmed that the decision has been made, following suit with alumni celebrations in Osawatomie and Paola, which also have been canceled. The event, which typically takes place at Prairie View High School, would have celebrated its 125th anniversary this year.

Stewart said the classes that would have celebrated this year will be honored next year, along with the regular honored classes for 2021.

Editor and Publisher Brian McCauley can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or brian.mccauley@miconews.com.

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