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See smaller County Commissioner Donna Fiala is watched over by a portrait of Stan. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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County Commissioner Donna Fiala is watched over by a portrait of Stan. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • County Commissioner Donna Fiala is watched over by a portrait of Stan. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Stan's son Steve Gober, left, and two of his sons, Mike, 22, and Dylan, 20, celebrate the new bridge after the official event. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Longtime Stan's fixture 'Queen Mary' Martin listens as the dignitaries speak. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • From left, County Commissioner Donna Fiala, Goodland Civic Association president Joanie Fuller and Steve Gober pledge allegiance. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Steve Gober, Stan's son who now runs Stan's Idle Hour, speaks to the attendees. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Walter Kane, who spearheaded the renaming drive, speaks to the attendees. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Steve Gober, Stan's son who now runs Stan's Idle Hour, checks out the bridge sign after the official business is concluded. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Steve Gober, Stan's son who now runs Stan's Idle Hour, speaks to the attendees. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • County Commissioner Donna Fiala is watched over by a portrait of Stan. The Goodland Bridge over the Marco River officially became the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge during a brief ceremony held Tuesday morning at the foot of the bridge. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Under a canopy set up at the northern end of the County Road 92 bridge, a crowd assembled to rechristen the span, formerly called the Goodland Bridge, as the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge. Stan, the larger-than-life founder and owner of Stan's Idle Hour in Goodland, was honored for his impact on his community, and all the effort he put into a myriad of worthwhile causes.

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