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With pace vehicles before and behind him, “Rusty” Rust unicycled north of Enders early Sunday as he started another leg of his Veterans Gratitude Ride. (Johnson Publications photo)

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“Rusty” Rust hopes the six miles he rides each day on a unicycle will help people take notice and donate to his fund-raising effort for four veterans organizations. (Johnson Publications photo)

Cross-state trek, part on unicycle, an effort for veterans

    A central Nebraska man is grateful for what the U.S. military has done for the country, and is putting his feet to the pavement, and pedals, to show it.

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Broken Arrow Cellars and Craft Brewery took the Grand Champion honors in the Chase County Fair Parade, and also won the business division. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Jack and Ina Wilson were near the start of the parade, leading the event as Grand Marshals. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Winning the open class was the Cattleman’s Ball entry. The big event in June 2019 will be held in Chase County. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Imperial firefighter Todd Courter provides some relief to the crowd who gathered near the courthouse for the parade. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Weston Sauder seems comfortable at the helm of this Regier Equipment tractor which took part in the parade. His mom, Melissa, is there to help if needed. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Sisters-in-law Margene Hayes, left, and Murietta Proud won the equestrian division with their pony and cart. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Imperial’s FFA chapter took the top honors in the organizations division. (Johnson Publications photo)

Parade another winner—‘Let’s Go There’

    Based on its theme, it seemed the public took the parade committee’s advice: “Chase County Fair—Let’s Go There.”

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