MORGANVILLE, Kan. (AP) -- A small Kansas town that helped a French village recover after World War II is receiving a visit this month from a relative of one of the beneficiaries of the aid.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Gerard Torlotting and his family are visiting Morgansville on Dec. 29.
In 1948, the Kansas town of about 250 reached across the Atlantic Ocean to send food, clothing and other aid to the small wine-growing village of Feves. Torlotting is the nephew of Herni Torlotting, the Feves schoolmaster who helped distribute the items.
Art Vaughan of Manhattan is helping coordinate the visit. Vaughan says Torlotting is hoping to meet those who lived in the Morganville area in the late 1940s and remember the effort to assist Feves.