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John and Karen Ross named Grand Marshalls of Mankato's 150th parade


It all started on a Saturday night in Mankato, Kansas, in August 1958. Two girls in a Jeep, one girl got out and a guy from Lovewell got in and that was the start of a 64 year romance. Two years later they were married. They have lived most of 62 years in the same house in Mankato. At the time of their meeting, John was going to K-State and Karen was going to Emporia State. John didn't have a car but managed to get to Emporia most every weekend. Christmas 1959, they figured it would be cheaper if they got married between semesters and Karen transfer to K-State.

John graduated from K-State...

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