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American Legion Post 247 Commander Bonnie Brewer, shown here speaking at the 2018 Elmwood Memorial Day ceremony, was elected to a statewide position with the Nebraska American Legion this past weekend. Brewer will serve as Area C vice commander of the organization. She has been involved in many community activities in Elmwood.

KEARNEY – Elmwood resident Bonnie Brewer is among the new state officers for the Nebraska American Legion, which held its annual convention this past weekend in Kearney.

Brewer was elected as Area C vice commander. The convention took place June 21-23.

Gary D. Wooten of Wilber was elected as the commander of the state legion. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 through 1971, and has been a member of the Wilber legion for 13 years. Wooten served the state legion in other offices previously.

Other officers elected and installed were: Larry Mach of Weston, senior vice commander; Daryl Harrison of Thurston, Area A vice commander; Boyd Yochum of Ashland, Area B vice commander; and Dennis Kennedy of Culbertson, Area D vice commander.

Brewer is commander of American Legion Post 247 in Elmwood. She oversees a museum in the historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall in town. She has also been involved in many other activities.

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