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Local residents earn Eagle badges

SHERIDAN — On June 22, Brandon Uecker and Owen Bensel, members of Tongue River Boy Scouts Troop 116, were awarded the highest honors in Boy Scouting with presentation of their Eagle Awards at the Tongue River Community Center in Ranchester.

Both boys have been involved in scouting since elementary school at Tongue River, have been active in 4-H, mentoring younger scouts, serving in the color guard and more.

Uecker is the son of Stephanie and Spencer Uecker of Dayton.

Bensel is the son of Kris Korfanta and Bill Bensel of Ranchester.

Tongue River Scout Master Donna Richards was also recognized at the ceremony by both of the Eagle Scouts for her dedication and serving as a motivating force in helping them move through the ranks.

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