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YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN: In Highspire, residents past and present honor their town on its 200th birthday


Dressed in pink from head to toe, a yellow sash draped over her shoulder, Polly Shepler Barlow felt like royalty as she waved to a crowd of adults and smiling children from a black Mercedes.


There was a lot to take in. The last time she rode down Highspire’s Second Street during a parade was 1964. Fifty years ago, she was named the Sesquicentennial Queen, and had a crown encrusted with shiny diamonds to prove it.





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