Ten-year-old Dierks Kegler, foreground, will travel to Chicago Saturday to compete in the National Hoop Shoot finals after winning local, state and regional competitions in recent months. On Friday, the Iola Elks Lodge hosted a lasagna dinner fundraiser for the Kegler family. Dierks is pictured here with, from left, his parents, Terra and Jason; Todd Francis, exalted ruler of the Iola Elks lodge, Kyla Shultz, district hoop shoot director for the Elks organization and Iola Elks member Bob Pollman. Dierks was presented witha signed basketball from the Elks supporters. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN
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