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First Hardtner 4th of July parade without Bob Sterling


Yvonne Miller

AN EMOTIONAL FIRST FOURTH OF JULY WITHOUT BOB STERLING – Taps played for those lost in the tight-knit tiny community of Hardtner, Kansas, this past year at the 4th of July Parade. For decades, Bob Sterling was the motivating force behind the town's annual celebration started by his dad and their neighbors the Clarks. Bob's sons Sam Sterling (left) and Steve Sterling (right) grew up by their dad's side helping with the celebration along with their mom Sue and sister Syd. Sam has announced the parade for years and said this year was a hard one.

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