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BREAKING NEWS: Injured Kremlin teen crowned homecoming king

11:11 AM EDT on September 15, 2011

Via the locally owned Oklahoman, we have learned that an injured Kremlin teen has been crowned homecoming king.

Wearing his No. 78 red football jersey and with the aid of a wheelchair and a walker, Bryce Gannon made his way to the center of the football field for the announcement of this year's homecoming king and queen.

Gannon, 17, who anchored the defensive and offensive lines at nose guard and center last year, and Tyler Zander, 17, each lost a leg after they became trapped Aug. 4 in an auger at Zaloudek Grain Co. Gannon was released from the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center on Monday, but took a break from his therapy the previous Friday to attend his high school homecoming.

“He was just so excited to be there,” said Steve Hoffsommer, Kremlin-Hillsdale superintendent.

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, four Kremlin fire trucks escorted Gannon as he rode in a golf cart to the school.

“This was the first homecoming where all eyes were on the king,” Hoffsommer said. “Everybody was looking for him.”

Wow. This is crazy breaking news. Unless Steve Lackmeyer builds an army of food trucks, I can't think of any other news item today that can top this. Stay tuned to The Lost Ogle for more breaking news on this story.

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