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By: Beth Jett
By: Beth Jett

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Friday, Oct. 1, 2004

The homecoming game tonight in Argonia takes on a deeper meaning. Last year’s king, 18-year-old Jake Allen, was remembered by the whole town, a town still asking questions about his death.

It was a night of fun and excitement; a little bit of worry about wondering what kind of emotions would come out. It’s a town that’s trying to recover three months after losing a town favorite.

Crowded bleachers at the tiny stadium as the Argonia Red Raiders took on Cedarvale and within minutes, the team set the pace for the evening.

A loss for Argonia as a whole, when Jake Allen, a former Argonia football star and last year’s homecoming king died on nearby railroad tracks. He most likely would’ve been here to pass on the title.

His older brother stood in for him.

All in all another step towards healing but not forgetting.

A very victorious night for Argonia and their homecoming, 64-to-14 they beat their opponent. As for the investigation, it continues and Argonia has agreed to be patient and wait for authorities to come out and tell them just what happened to Jake Allen.


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