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Jerry Zayas, left, and Bill Barrington of the Blue Rapids American Legion display a replica of the sign that will be put up to name a four-mile stretch of highway between Blue Rapids and Waterville in honor of two soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. Photo by JoAnn Shum

Both Blue Rapids and Waterville will join for activities Saturday to dedicate the stretch of highway between the two towns in honor of two local soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.

The highway, which is both U.S. 77 and Kansas 9 for that four miles, will be dedicated as the CPL Allen E. Oatney and SP4 Gene A. Myers Memorial Highway.