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Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald stands in front of a projection of the late Edwin J. Krueger’s graduation photo during the Kingsland Wall of Honor recognition ceremony. 
GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald stands in front of a projection of the late Edwin J. Krueger’s graduation photo during the Kingsland Wall of Honor recognition ceremony. 
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 9:29 AM
It was a saving occasion, and Edwin J. Krueger would have been proud.
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    David Stoeger now pastor at Wykoff church

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