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By Amy Bickel
The Hutchinson News 

Faith remains strong in small Kansas town


August 4, 2017

WILLOWDALE, Kan. (AP) — The few outsiders traveling down this two-lane Kingman Country road will happen upon a ghost town that has met the same fate as many that dot Kansas.

The little community of 30-some residents — if that — no longer has a business district. The grocery store is a weedy pile of rubble. The blacksmith shop is a slab of concrete in the middle of a lot. A bell and cornerstone are all that remain of the school, which closed in the 1970s. The post office mailed its last letter in 1938.

Yet the heartbeat hasn't left Willowdale. Along with the few occupied homes, the rui...

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