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Thursday, August 22, 2013 D, 'r-" -'7 Tri-County News- il ]- q i ...... By Mike Nistler, Staff Writer Hundreds of motorcyclists and a handful of classic car owners ]took part in "Deegan's Drive for IDonors" that pulled out of Marty !Sunday, Aug. 18, at noon and headed to Manannah. The road was filled with horse power and the air with noise as the ibikes and muscle cars sent a rues- 'sage to heaven for a little boy named Deegan who was diagnosed with a brain malformation shortly before his second birthday. Deegan P. Johnson-Pramann died at only 22-months old, but his organs were donated so that others could live The participants returned a couple hours later to the Pearl Lake Lodge to raise money for Deegan, the son of Bailey Johnson and Josh Pramann. Among the participants were Virgil and Lavonne Truenow, both Kimball High School grads and friends of the family. They wanted to be there to show their support for the fam- ily of the boy who died at such an early age, said Virgil Truenow who is an organ donor himself. The Truenows rode in their classic car, but most of the partic- ipants were on their bikes, which headed through the Central Min- nesota countryside on a sun-filled and peaceful Sunday. The pro- cession stretched for miles and turned heads as it went through the small towns of St. Nicholas and Eden Valley before arriving at Manannah. Tom "Rudy" Ruether, owner of the Pearl Lake Lodge rode his Har- ley in the event. "It was an amazing day. It was quite a sight seeing 250-plus bikes and vintage cars riding down the road single file all in honor of Deegan," Ruether said. Ruether thanked the volun- teers "who worked hard to pull this all together." Ruether said approximately $9,000 was raised in honor of Hundreds turned out on the beautiful Sunday, Aug. 18, to participate in "Deegan's Drive for Donors" from Deegan, a little boy who keeps on Marty {Pearl Lake} to Manannah and back. Deegan Johnson-Pramann died at the age of 22 months, giving, but his organs were donated to save other lives. The ride was to raise funds in honor of Oeegan and to promote organ donation. Above left, Virgil and LaVonne Truenow withtheir classic car; above right, Rudy Ruether on his motorcycle. All were welcome regardless of their transportation, Staff photos by Mike Nistler. Eden Valley Horseshoe League Award Banquet The Eden Valley Horseshoe League started off the season in early May and pitches horseshoes through mid July. The Manannah Sno Blazers took first-place honors in regular season play. Steve Theis Interior Finishing Team won the post-season playoffs. Playoff Champs for Eden Valley Horseshoe League are, left to right, Jim Conrad, Mike Pung, Dan Hansen, Steve Theis, and Jeff Reitmeier. Participate at I Watkins Sportsmen's Club I Annual Picnic, Sunday, Sept, lt_d I at Watkins Sportsmen's Park/ on Clear Lake $30 entry fee, 100% payback :i?(] for Beanbag Toss Contact Herb Kramor for InfOrmation. 764-3()25 11 Fall SATURDAY, SEPT 14 AT 8AM At Lampi Auction CenSer. Annand=tes MN NOW ACCEPTING ITEMSl | AVAILABLE ON MAJOR ITEMSI** Open Mon.-FrL: 8arn-4:30pm Also Open Sat,, Sept 7: 8am-12noon & tl6pm Sept 9 & 10 CLOSED LABOR DAY League Champs for Eden Valley Horseshoe League are, from left to right, Sam Fiestner, Budd Christensen, Wilber Kemp, and Bill Danielson. Submitted photos. ttAPIPY HOUR tPM ARE $Z5 INCLUDES A DELICIOUS CHICKEN & HUQ RIBS DINNER W/ALL THE FIXINS 5-6:30 PM Pre Selling Only - Call Joe for tickets 320-290-6959 TI--IE XAFILZaWO030S :B. l'sl30 I