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Youth projects take center stage at 86th fair

Youth projects take center stage at 86th fair

Courtesy photos by Rickey Roberts<p>The Meier sisters from the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club took top honors in the market beef division at this year’s fair. Madeline showed the grand champion steer. 4-H BEEF Showmanship Grand champion: Devon Gaines (PA). Reserve champion: Charlie Peters (SC). Age 14 and over: Devon Gaines (PA) blue/grand champion showman; Madeline Meier (GGG) blue/reserve champion; […]

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Events, contests, hobbies take center stage

Events, contests, hobbies take center stage

Bucky Fowler ropes and ties a calf in 13.89 seconds during the first night of the Kraft Rodeo competition at the Marion County Fair on Wednesday.<p> AG EDUCATION FFA: Callyan Lacio, Hillsboro High School. CRAFTS PeeWee: 1. Camdyn Penner, 2. Aaron Carlson, 3. Charlotte Silhan. Youth: 1. Klay Willis, 2. Jadyn Conrady, 3. Delaney Gibson. Junior: 1. Cailey Barney, 2. […]

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DERBY TIME

DERBY TIME

 Jesse Hamm, Jason Hamm and Scott Schultz celebrate their three-man team derby victory. The new event was the grand finale of Saturday’s demolition derby. The Free Press Three new events highlighted the Marion County Fair demolition derby Saturday night. One of them, a three-man team derby, served as the evening’s grand finale. The event featured three teams, each with three […]

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County fair entertainment a mix of old and new

County fair entertainment a mix of old and new

Several evening attractions will return for this year’s Marion County Fair. The Kraft Rodeo will take center stage Wednesday and Thursday, the Antique Truck & Tractor Pull is planned for Friday night preceded by the fair parade through downtown Hillsboro at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the fair’s most popular spectator event, the demolition derby on Saturday, is adding three new events […]

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County fair to offer new opportunities to participate

County fair to offer new opportunities to participate

Kandy Prieb shows her calf-roping form during the Kraft Rodeo at the 2015 Marion County Fair. The rodeo is one of several events that encourages local participants to sign up. This year’s fair is July 27-31. The 86th edition of the Marion County Fair offers more opportunities to be a participant, not just a spectator, when it arrives July 27-31 […]

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MC Fair board making changes for next event

The Marion County Fair Board is announcing several changes to this year’s schedule, from adding new events, moving some events to different days and having the fair at the very end of July. The fair is scheduled for July 27-31, which includes a pre-fair event, the co-ed ranch rodeo, on Tuesday, July 26. New open classes In the open class […]

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Family welcomes end of chicken-judging ban

The Craig girls from Florence most likely will get a renewed chance this year to dominate the 4-H chicken classes judging at the Marion County Fair, and probably move on with the resulting state eligibility to show at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Besides having high quality purebred bantams and large breed chickens, the Craigs usually provide nearly all […]

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Competitions take center stage at 85th fair

Competitions take center stage at 85th fair

Madeline Meier of the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club preps her cattle for the beef show on Thursday morning, July 23. Phyllis Richert photo 4-H CLASS 4-H BEEF Breeding beef Junior heifer calf: Lane Smith (HH) 1st blue. Senior heifer calves: Lisa Geis (TTT) 1st blue; Cade Harms (HH) 1st blue; Payton Harms (HH) 2nd blue. Summer yearling heifers: Devon […]

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Fun at the Marion County Fair

Fun at the Marion County Fair

Zack Lewman, Marion, competes in the saddle bronc competition at the Marion County Fair on Thursday. Phyllis Richert Photo Fair board member Kelli Olson, aka the ?Pah-Teat Queen,? advertises the celebrity goat-milking contest during the Marion County Fair parade Saturday morning. Janae Rempel / Free Press Blaine Malik (left) and Blaine Nickel (right) show off the 2nd place turtle at […]

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Fair judges have tough duty during county fair

Fair judges have tough duty during county fair

The volunteer crew charged with determining the winning entries in the Open Class Quilting Division at last week?s Marion County Fair include (from left) Shauna Lacio, Hillsboro, superintendent; Colleen Westerman, Galva, judge; and Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, superintendent. Aleen Ratlzaff/Free Press If you took a stroll through the 4-H Building on the Marion Fairgrounds mid-morning last Wednesday, chances are you?d encounter […]

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