The LaHarpe VFW Post No. 634 on Wednesday recognized winners of an essay contest at Iola Middle School, Why I Honor the Flag. Twenty-six local students entered the contest. Winners earned a certificate, medal and a monetary prize.
Pictured from left, front row, Grady Dougherty, third place in the 6th grade division, $25; Caroline Toland, first place in 6th grade, $75; Makayla Dunne, second place in 6th grade, $50; Abigail Meiwes, second place in 7th and 8th grade division, $50; and Elsie Fleming, third place in 7th and 8th grade, $25.
Back row, VFW and auxiliary members Kim Swearingen, Doug Northcutt, Pat Spencer and Maggie Barnhart.