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Community rallies to raise funds for burial stone project

Four men buried in the New Rockford Cemetery decades ago will have proper stones installed to remember them, courtesy of a community effort.

It all started with a Facebook post on the “New Rockford Friends” page, a photo of a Transcript newspaper article about Kirby Winfield. Many fondly remember this African American gentleman, who lived in the basement below two downtown stores nearly a century...