Press Release: Big Spring Park & Historical Features

Press Release from the Neosho City Council, May 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

“On May 11, 2017 an anti-religion organization forwarded a boilerplate correspondence to the City of Neosho wherein it requested the City remove from Big Spring Park the white cross located below the western knoll of the park and historically present since April 1930.  Upon receiving this correspondence the City Council addressed the concerns and any actions which it believed needed to be initiated.  It is the position of the City Council that the correspondence forwarded by this organization was deficient in identifying authoritative case law within the 8th Circuit and is further of the opinion that, in fact, controlling case law would support the continued presence of the cross within the park.  Therefore, it is the unanimous opinion of the City Council that the City of Neosho will not remove the cross or take any other actions which in any way compromises the long standing history of our City.”