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MVC torch run almost to Alma

Friday, October 12, 2012

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Alex Keck, member of the Missouri Valley baseball team, runs his leg of the torch run on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
(Kelsey Alumbaugh/Democrat-News)
Alex Keck, member of the Missouri Valley baseball team, runs his leg of the race in the late afternoon of Friday, Oct. 12. Keck was spotted between Corder, Mo. and Alma, Mo., on Highway 20. The torch run is expected to be in Marshall by 8:30 p.m. this evening.


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Thanks Eric. I apparently missed those earlier articles. I did know of the early history. In the year of its inception (1958) when the torch runners took it to where Valley was playing in the Tangerine Bowl my brother, and his good friend Ed Dysart, though still in high school participated in that torch run.

-- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Sun, Oct 14, 2012, at 7:55 PM

Where did the torch start its journey, and where was it to end? What is the purpose of the torch run? If a tradition, when, and why did the tradition start? Who are the participants?

Let's see, why, what, when, where, how, and who, that ought to cover it. ;)

-- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Sat, Oct 13, 2012, at 7:46 PM
Response by Eric Crump/Editor:
Sorry for the lack of information. Kelsey was on her way home and came upon the runner. I'm delighted she got the photo. She's been working for us for all of five days, so hasn't been fully briefed on Valley history just yet. Here's more info:

http://www.marshallnews.com/story/190207...

http://www.marshallnews.com/story/157922...



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