Nichols, Iowa Centennial Book
Nichols - Our Town - 1984
NICHOLS DAY 1981
Nichols, Iowa Centennial Book 1884-1984, pages 97-98
Parade winners in Saturday’s “biggest yet” Nichols Day were clowns, 1. Sandy Green, 2. Bret Green; mini-bikes, 1. Brian Fuhrmeister, 2. Tami Chown, 3. John Oostendorp, 4. Scott Fridley; bikes, 1. Kyle Kaalberg, 2. Dean Dauber, 3. Troy Fridley, 4. Brian Fridley; costumes, 1. Gina Ruess, 2. Matt Ruess; miscellaneous, 1. Ron Johns, 2. Bev’s dancers.
Cars to 1950: 1. Cal Purdy, 1921 Model A; 2. Doc Blackwood, 1928 Model A; 3. Henry Yoder, 1923 Model T; 4. Eldon and Shirley Slaughter, 1923 Chevrolet.
Cars 1950-1966: 1. Vic Mills, 1957 Chevy; 2. Doc Blackwood, 1965 Mustang; 3. Tom and Esther Evans, 1951 Chevy pick-up; 4. Ida Dunker, 1956 Ford pick-up.
Cars 1966 on: 1. Ione Walker, 1966 Mustang; 2. Steve Walker, 1970 GTO; 3. Joe Flanders, 1970 Volkswagon; 4. Mike Walker, 1966 Cutlass Olds 442.
Antique machinery: 1. George Thompson, ’35 John Deere D; 2. Gene Walker, ’46 John Deere D; 3. Royal Johnson, ’36 CC Case; 4. Mark Elder, ’37 John Deere G.
Commercial floats: 1. O’s Gold (tractor with corn and wagon); 2. Columbus Junction State Bank (Santa and reindeer); 3. Dino’s lawn (sprayer).
Non-commercial floats: 1. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2. Nichols United Methodist Church, 3. Nichols Community Club, 4. Apropos Junior Federated Club.
Horses, hitch class: 1. Smiley Angus, Columbus Junction; 2. Red Viner, Nichols; 3. Mearl Nebergall, Atalissa; 4. Bob Metcalf, Atalissa.
Mounted horses: 1. Barnhart Insurance, Nichols; 2. Maylone Riders, Muscatine; 3. Donae Buser, Nichols; 4. Dallas Kaufman, Wilton.
Light horse drawn vehicles: 1. Marion Howell, Columbus Junction; 2. Randy Smith, West Liberty; 3. Bob Smith, West Liberty.
Best parade entry: St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
The judges for the parade were Father Walter Helms, Rev. Ball, Mary Sesolls, Ron Rohr, Roy Bieri, Amelia Mills, Von Crawford, Alberta Bekker, Nancy Fulcher, Burt Carter and Shirley Crawford.
About 60 people participated in the 10,000 meter Run For Fun. The first to cross the finish line was Dan Fick, Muscatine, with a time of 34:15.
The Community Club’s market hog was won by Barb Boehme, Muscatine, and the winner of the Nichols Day Committee’s radar range raffle was Bob Ford, Lone Tree.
Winner of a first place trophy in the open-class bed races were Scott Wieskamp, Jeff Terhune, Tom Lee, Mike Oostendorp and Joel Brown. First place powder puff winners were Bonnie Conaway, Terri Jenks and Deb Rockwell.
Capturing first place for the junior division were Trey Wedel, Chris Ball, Jim Dickess, Tim Roth and Clint Ball.
Nichols Day Program, Saturday, June 27, 1981
Event to be: * at School - ** Downtown
8:00 Mixed Slo-pitch Tournaments *
Marathon Registration **
9:00 ‘Run For Fun’ Marathon **
9:30 Bake Sale by Girl Scouts **
10:00 Queen Contest **
Hillbilly Bazaar **
St. Mary’s Food Stand (at Grain Bins)
10:30 Ping Pong Ball Drop (at New Park)
11:00 Pork Roast **
Beer Tent **
12:00 Parade Line-up at Bins with judging complete by 12:30
Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Tent (across from Methodist church)
1:00 Parade Begins
2:00 Bev’s Dancers **
Dunking Booth **
Bingo (at Fire Station)
2:30 Bed Races (sponsored by Community Club **
3:00 Children’s Games *
4:30 Doris Day (singer from Muscatine) **
‘Gryphon’ Rock Band **
8:00 Community Club Raffle Drawing **
9:00 – 1:00 FREE Street Dance with ‘Nite Shift’ Band 88
NCDC Raffle Drawing
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