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New sign at SB Elementary is thanks to Jarrett Koblitz – "Mr. Christmas"


Yvonne Miller

This newly updated sign at South Barber Elementary School was made possible through memorial money of a former student, the late Jarrett Koblitz. He was known as "Mr. Christmas," as he loved everything about the holiday. In Jarrett's honor, there is a Christmas tree emblem on the sign. His family stands by the new sign: (from left) sister Morgan Donaldson, mom Shelly, dad Justin and sister Paige.

A newly updated lighted sign stands in front of the South Barber Elementary, "Home of the Lil' Chiefs," in Kiowa, Kansas. What makes this sign extra special is a placard on it that says "Donated by Mr. Christmas Jarrett Koblitz."

Jarrett was born with MPS/Hurler's Syndrome Sept. 12, 2000. Despite having this terminal genetic disorder, Jarrett was able to attend the elementary school several years where he made friends with everyone. He was known for his small body and gigantic personality as he rode his special tricycle with a bell down the halls. When his failing health forced him to leav...

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