EDITOR’S NOTE: The Gazette salutes those who make Emporia and the surrounding area a better place to live, work and play. The following folks deserve a pat on the back ...

The American Legion Post 5 Riders for braving the cold and rain Friday morning to honor the innocent victims and brave first responders who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The congregations of Emporia’s First Christian Church for continuing to host its popular Clothes Closet and Household Hut during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The leadership and staff of USD 253 for providing parents and guardians up-to-date case and safety information with the district’s new COVID-19 dashboard.

All the inductees of the National Teachers Hall of Fame Class of 2020 for providing ESU education students with inspiration and advice for their future career paths.

All the players on the Emporia High football team for rebounding after a tough opening loss and providing local fans with much to cheer for during a 32-21 road victory over Atchison Friday.

EHS Cross Country’s Treyson True for representing Emporia well by finishing second overall in Saturday’s invitational at Jones Park.

Members of the local Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow organization for providing hours of fun and leisure for community members with a socially-distanced Loteria night at the Granada Saturday.

Adam Blake


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