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Junkyard Dogs make donation to Kyra's Kisses


Ryan Hermens

Members of the Junkyard Dogs motorcycle group made a contribution to Kyra's Kisses on Sunday in Legion Park in Sidney.

A local motorcycle group recently made a donation to Kyra's Kisses to help purchase toys for children staying at area hospitals.

Kevin Kurth said the Junkyard Dogs started up in 2008 when Mullen Widdowson, an 8-year-old Chappell resident who has battling brain cancer, wanted to go for a ride on a motorcycle.

"So 100 guys showed up and took him out," Kurth said.

The next year, Widdowson lost his fight.

At his funeral, more than 150 motorcyclists joined the procession.

"Since then, everyone just wanted to keep it going," Kurth said. "Every year on Memorial Day weekend, on that Sunday, every...

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