Placing Chester Church on New Foundation in Grinnell

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Photograph of members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church placing the Chester Church on its new foundation at 6th and State Street in Grinnell. The Chester church building was given to St. Paul's by the people of the Newburg-Chester congregations to serve as their new sanctuary. Members visible from left to right: Byron Worley, Jon Chenette, Milton Severe (with back to camera in blue shirt and with long hair), Don Howig, unidentified, Tim Chenette, unidentified, and Jeff Garland. Milton Severe's conversation with the pastor of St. Paul's, Richard Graves, led to obtaining the building as Milton's brother-in-law, Ken Wallace, was the then pastor of the Newburg-Chester churches. Ken Wallace had previously talked to Milton about the possibility of having to close the Chester church.