Four-year-old Olivya Chapley of Benkelman sits playing with a tub of little dolls and accessories she plans to bid on by herself at the Labor Day auction. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chad Cochran and 3-year-old daughter, Makenzie, of Imperial check out all the auction items laid out in the “Field of Dreams.” (Johnson Publications photo)

Elizabeth Erdelyi, left, from Julesburg, Colorado visits with a Colorado friend and auctioneer as she waits by a box of field corn on which she wants to bid. (Johnson Publications photo)

Always something for everyone at ‘Granddaddy of them all’ auction

    This year’s Labor Day auction was as big as last year’s, said Karen Fanning, co-owner with husband, Mark, of Fanning Auction.

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)

“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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