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Posustas honored as grand marshals

Ron and Brenda Posusta may have been a little stunned to learn they had been chosen grand marshals of Silver Lake’s Pola-Czesky Days parade, but hardly anyone else was.
As Mayor Bruce Bebo said when he announced the grand marshals after the toilet bowl races Friday night, “if you don’t know who we’re talking about by now, you haven’t been around here very long.”
Ron Posusta’s past employment as milk route driver, his 24 years on the fire department and his partnership with his wife in a school bus business has made him a well-known face around the community. He also is involved with the sportsman’s club and Knights of Columbus. Brenda Posusta is just as a familiar face — she was a drive-up teller for the local bank for several years before taking over the bus company. She also is very active at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Brenda Posusta, who is originally from Hutchinson, said she met Ron in Silver Lake. She was cruising with a friend and the friend’s boyfriend near the Silver Lake pool when they came across Ron and invited him along for the ride.
“That was that,” said Brenda Posusta.
The couple has probably become most well-known in the community because of the school bus routes — they drive both for Glencoe-Silver Lake and a shuttle for Holy Trinity in Winsted, not to mention area preschools. They’ve gotten to know pretty much every kid in the community, as well as parents and grandparents. In fact, they are now transporting kids of kids they drove around in the past.
For more about this year's grand marshals, see the Aug. 9 print edition of The Chronicle.