Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

'Live your life as good Americans'

Veterans Day speaker urges H-M-S students to fulfill their civic responsibilities

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn alumnus Jeremy Ten Kley's military service might span two decades, but the command sergeant major knows you don't need a uniform to be a good citizen.

"Live your life as good Americans," he told the Veterans Day crowd last Friday at the H-M-S Event Center. "Then, all veterans will be proud their sacrifices were not made in vain."

Ten Kley enlisted in the Army National Guard in October of 1995 while still in high school at H-M-S. His dedicated service has allowed him to climb the ranks over the past 22 years, and he currently serves as the Command Sergeant Major of the Ne...