• All of the veterans both in our area and elsewhere for their service to our country.

• Hygienic Heroes, an ESU class comprised of students Marisleysis Velazquez, Haylee Weissenbach and Boone Dodson, for putting together a project to help low-income students in the USD 253 school district receive hygiene products.

• Food service Sodexo for bringing a full service Starbucks to Emporia State University as a gift.

• Emporia High golfers Gentry Scheve and Caleb Schmid along with Northern Heights basketball player Khylee Massey for signing their national letters of intent.

• Everyone who completed the Spur Challenge at this year's Freedom Fest.

Emporia Main Street and the All Veterans Committee for putting together another great Freedom Fest.

• All Match Day donors and the Emporia Community Foundation for making such an impactful day happen.

• The Emporia Regional Quilt Guild for creating quilts to hand out to local veterans.

• The North Lyon County Veterans Committee for organizing a fun and educational event with the Home of the Brave celebration.

• Lyon County Sheriff's Office employee Amy Jackson for receiving national recognition for overseeing the county's offender registry.

• The Granada Theatre for bringing Crystal Gayle and Lee Greenwood to town for the Veterans Day concert.

Lefty the veteran horse along with owners Ray Fallen and Rhonda Denney.

Transitions students for helping out with Food For Students.

Northern and South Lyon County school districts for taking local veterans on the Honor Flight to Washington DC.

Zach Hacker

News and Online Editor

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