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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 21 January 2016 18:50

Dear Editor:

For the past year I have had the opportunity to read great stories about folks who grew up in Wauneta and their accomplishments. I really enjoyed learning more about these wonderful individuals. It made me think about the people who have made Wauneta home, those who continue to invest in the community to make it a great place to live, learn and grow.

Business leaders, parents, soda jerks, teachers and friends are the mentors that helped mold young folks in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

These individuals invested their time and talent to advance Wauneta, its people and our school. The wisdom these folks shared on ball fields, in a shop, over a counter, under the hood of a pickup or across a desk can’t be measured but are highly impactful. These “legends” influenced several generations of children who called Wauneta home.

My dad, Grandma Bea and my five older brothers were the largest influences on who I am. Like careful craftsman, these legends hammered, filed and sanded away our many imperfections and guided us along a path to become productive citizens in the communities we call home. From their example many of us serve our churches, schools and communities in an attempt to give back what these folks gave us

They also have left behind a new generation of leaders that I read about every week in the Breeze, the bankers, city workers, business owners, teachers, parents and friends who continue the carry the torch that the legends of my time passed along.

Take a moment and thank these folks. They put themselves out there every day to make Wauneta a great community.

Thanks to all of my peers for sharing your mom’s and dad’s, grandma’s and grandpa’s with me. They are the legends that I write about.

Marty Fye

Lincoln, Neb.