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New York Mills High School student Lauren Bach is pictured here at the State VFW Mid-Winter Grand Banquet in St. Paul in January. In the photo from left to right are: Stan Kowalski, State VFW Commander; Terri Fenn, State Ladies Auxiliary President; Lauren Bach, District 9 "Voice of Democracy" Essay Winner;­ Cindy Tews and Larry Rundle, Co-Chairs for the State "Voice of Democracy" Essay Competition.

Mills essay winner attends state 'Voice of Democracy' competition

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Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors the "Voice of Democracy" essay competition. This year, Post #3289 New York Mills is proud to announce that Lauren Bach, daughter of Gary and Laurie Bach, was not only our local winner, but also placed first in the District 9 competition. She represented District 9 in the state competition.


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