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85th Marion County Fair plans family fun events for Saturday too

85th Marion County Fair plans family fun events for Saturday too

? Planners blend new events with tradition. An assistant to the judge takes the leash from Morgan Gaines of Peabody during the obedience portion of the 4-H Dog Show Saturday morning at the fairgrounds in Hillsboro. The show was the first 4-H event prior to the official start of the Marion County Fair today. A second 4-H event, the annual […]

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Fair shake

? Despite challenges, the Marion County Fair offers affordable family entertainment. Even under the best of circumstances, county fair planners are challenged annually to create an entertainment environment that will attract a general public that seems underwhelmed by anything less than a Worlds of Fun experience. In a perfect world, effort would be rewarded proportionally with public response. If that […]

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Carnival drew a crowd

I think everyone in Hills?boro was at the Back To School Carni?val sponsored by the Hills?boro Elemen?tary School Site Council this past Friday night. Food and games were available for everyone. And all for the worthy cause of upgrading the playground and its equipment at the school. The dunk tank was very popular with the kids; dunking Mr. Yoder in […]

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Grand Champion

Grand Champion

Meier Emily Meier of the Goessel Goal Getters exhibited the grand champion market steer in the beef division at the Marion County Fair. The steer was also named the champion crossbred steer.

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Fair changes draw more people, organizers say

Fair changes draw more people, organizers say

Jim Christensen of McPherson and Kodi Panzer of Hillsboro run past one of the carnival rides during the premiere Barn Burner 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday morning. The race started by the fair arena and the course wound its way through the Sports Complex and then through streets of Hillsboro. Benefiting from a couple of breaks in the summer heat, plus […]

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Hamm claims title at 42nd derby

Hamm claims title at 42nd derby

Mike Brandt and Lloyd Anderson battle for position during the first heat of the Figure-8 race Saturday at the 42nd annual Demolition Derby. Brandt won the heat and later placed second in the finals. Anderson finished third. Despite an increase in temperature for the 42nd annual demolition derby Saturday night at the Marion County Fair, attendance may have increased as […]

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Handlers increase for county 4-H dog show

Handlers increase for county 4-H dog show

Carly Deines and her pomeranian-poodle mix, Teddy, mastered the teeter-totter without any problems during ?Bark 2014? at the Marion County 4-H Dog Show. The Marion County 4-H Dog Show was considered a success by the trainers and this year?s judge with more handlers competing than last year. Debi Hughbanks of Lehigh, one of the dog trainers, said most of the […]

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Fair play

We give the Marion County Fair Board credit for its effort to increase interest and participation in the 84th annual event planned for July 23-26 in Hills?boro. Many traditional components of the fair will return?including 4-H and open-class contests, two evenings of Kraft Rodeo, the Van De Creek pedal pull for kids on Wednes?day, the truck and antique pull for […]

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County fair will unveil changes

The return of a carnival is one of many changes planned for the 84th annual Marion County Fair in Hills?boro July 23-26. Fun Time Shows is one of the cleanest and friendliest carnivals in the Midwest, according to Kelli Savage, fair director. ?Fun Time Shows has entertainment for all ages and offers a variety of rides from gentle rides to […]

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