Morgan Peterson won first place at the state level in Lincoln for her Patriot’s Pen essay, “America’s Gift to my Generation.” Her essay is currently being judged at nationals in Washington D.C., and she waits to find out where she places in this final level of competition. Pictured, from left, are Kim Abboud, State Chairperson Scholarship Committee; Carol Brosnihan, Department President VFW Auxiliary; Peterson and Larry Gerlt, VFW State Commander. (Courtesy photo)

Morgan Peterson reads her Patriot’s Pen essay at the district level competition in North Platte. (Courtesy photo)

Peterson places first at state level for Patriot’s Pen essay

    Morgan Peterson of Imperial has placed first at the state level in Nebraska for her Patriot’s Pen essay “America’s Gift to my Generation.”

Winning the four-person team division were, from left, Michela Peterson, James Peterson, Amber Grosbach and Joel Grosbach. (Courtesy photo)

Taking first in the two-person team division were mother and daughter, Tina Grosbach and Rebecca Schippert. (Courtesy photo)

Thirty-two puzzle enthusiasts compete in annual tourney

    In a celebration of National Puzzle Day, an annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament was held Jan. 27 at Lied Imperial Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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