Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Ringgold County Fair, sesquicentennial celebration set here
Six nights of entertainment and events are planned when the Ringgold County Fair gets underway, Wednesday, July 13 through
Monday July 18 at the fairgrounds north of Mount Ayr.
Thursday evening will be the sesquicentennial beard judging
contest. Judging will be done by a panel of local barbers and beauticians.
The sesquicentennial committee is currently
making plans for the parade to be held at 5 p.m. in Mount Ayr. The theme is "Celebrating 150 Years Living in Ringgold County."
Categories include antique car to 1939, classic cars 1939-1960, antique machinery to 1939, classic machinery 1939-1960,
bicycle, political affiliation, fair queen (past and present), horses, horse drawn entry, draft horses, town mayor/council
or other ideas.
Following the parade, there will be a parade of flags with horse riders carrying flags from all 50
states along the parade route.
Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 14, 2005
County's 150th birthday, county fair underway
Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Some of the champion commercial livestock entries which
won top prizes
at the Ringgold County Fair are shown here.
Top: Sheldon Triggs showed the champion
heifer this year.
Bottom, from left: Amy Weeda showed the commercial ewe of the show;
had the top commerical gilt in the swine show.
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Chosen as royalty at the Ringgold County Fair queen contest Thursday night were from left:
second runner-up Debra WILSON of Clearfield; queen Amanda HYNEK of Beaconsfield; and first runner-up Amy WEEDA of
Hynek, Lilienthal reign as royalty of county fair.
Amanda HYNEK of Beaconsfield was crowned queen at the 2005 Ringgold County Fair and Macy LILIENTHAL of Mount Ayr was crowned
princess at the fair's evening entertainment Thursday night.
HYNEK, daughter of Bill and Angie HYNEK of Beaconsfield,
was crowned by 2004 fair queen Chelsea CAMPBELL. CAMPBELL helped organize the event as her last official duty as queen.
First runner-up was Amy WEEDA, daughter of Danny and Carol Ann WEEDA of Mount Ayr. She was escorted by Levi CAMERON.
Second runner-up was Debra WILSON, daughter of Fred and Lisa WILSON of Clearfield. Her escort was Branon WERNER.
Macy LILIENTHAL is the daughter of Vic and Shelly LILIENTHAL of Mount Ayr. She was crowned by 2004 fair princess,
Ashton QUICK of Tingley. She was escorted by Trevor GOODING.
Other queen candidates
Other queen candidates and their escorts included:
Jennifer HOSFIELD, daughter of Gary and Linda HOSFIELD of Redding, who was escorted by Matt HYMBAUGH.
daughter of Jean JOHNSON of Mount Ayr, who was escorted by Zach LYNCH.
Christy JOHNSON, daughter of Mark and LEza
JOHNSON of Mount Ayr, who was escorted by Cameron WOODY.
Amanda ROTERT, daughter of Ed and Michelle ROTERT of Mount
Ayr, who was escorted by Merritt TRIGGS.Other princess candidates
candidates and their escorts were:
Samantha CRAWFORD, duaghter of Harold and Melynda CRAWFORD of Mount Ayr, who was
escorted by Lew KNAPP.
Kristen DOLECHEK, daughter of Lesa DOLECHECK of Diagonal and Roger DOLECHECK of Beaconsfield,
who was escorted by Kyle DOLECHECK.
Alexandria ESTES, daughter of Andrea ESTES and Donny WOODLUND of Tingley, who was
escorted by Brent BOUNDS.
Sadie FROST, daughter of Justin and Jess FROST of Mount Ayr, who was escorted by Mason SMITH.
Blair GLENDENNING, daughter of Todd and Angie GLENDENNING of Redding, who was escorted by Zach Murphy.
daughter of Josh and Jessie HAIDSIAK of Diagonal, who was escorted by Kole PAXSON.
Cheyenne HAVEMAN, daughter of Dan and
Jennifer HAVEMAN of Kellerton, who was escorted by Heath ANDRESEN.
Kasydi KLOMMHAUS, daughter of Kevin and Shelly
KLOMMHAUS of Mount Ayr, who was escorted by Jacob TODD.
Ryann MARTIN, daughter of Darren and Kisha MARTIN of Mount
Ayr, who was escorted by Isaac GROSE.
Abbey SCHAFER, daughter of Ron and Liz SCHAFER of Mount Ayr, who was escorted
by Mitchell LUTRICK.
Kelcie SHEILDS, daughter of Josh and Christi SHIELDS of Mount Ayr, who was escorted by Kyler MARTIN.
Sara WINEMILLER, daughter of Craig and Susan WINEMILLER of Mount Ayr, who was escorted by Lucas WERNER.
Also headlining the entertainment for the night was a concert by Sarah DAVISON, Court PRIDY and their band "Headin' South," made
up of five honor music students of Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
Band members include Sarah DAVISON, from
rural Braddyville, IA, who sings and plays the piano. Court PRIDY, who sings and plays guitar; Loren TUCKER, lead guitar;
Nathan WEAVER, drums; and Justin SMITH, bass.
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27 4-H projects qualify for state at county fair
4-H members whohad projects advancing to the Iowa State Fair included:
Front Row, from left: Becky Baker, Jaenna Berger, Tyler Becker, Michael Bently, Tom Hosfield, and Russell Reynolds.
Second Row, from left: Laura Shervheim, Shelby Sickels, Kirk Ford, Courtney Weeda, Brandon Werner, Jenny Hosfield,
Elisha Doubleday, Katie Kinney, Megan Doubleday and Matthew Shervheim.
A total of 27 4-H entries were chosen to advance to the Iowa State Fair following judging at the Ringgold County
Fair Wednesday afternoon.
Projects in home economics, expressive arts, science and engineering, ag and natural
rsources and personal development were judged with winners receiving purple ribbons and advancing to state. Two
exhibitors were chosen as alternate state exhibitors as well.
In addition, 32 other exhibits wre recognized as
being considred for the state fair and 24 junior projects no eligible to advance were recognized as being outstanding
by the judges.Projects going to State Fair
4-H members who had projects advancing to State Fair included:
|CROOKED CREEK:|| :|| |
|Taylor CAMERON|| ||citizenship grant|
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|KELLERTON MIRACLE WORKERS:|| :|| |
|Jenna BERGER|| ||flower storage chair & tables|
|Kaylin BERGER|| ||lamb baby blanket|
|Megan DOUBLEDAY|| ||hand-woven basket|
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|SUNSHINE WORKERS:|| :|| |
|Becky BAKER|| ||dog binder|
|Jenny HOSFIELD|| ||USS Arizona photograph|
|Tom HOSFIELD|| ||double chocolate cherry cookies|
|Katie KINNEY|| ||stuffed seals|
|Laura SHERVHEIM|| ||"Katy" child development project|
|Matthew SHERVHEIM|| ||lyme disease project|
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|TINGLEY TOPPERS:|| :|| |
|Kirk FORD|| ||gears on a bicycle; wheel barrel|
|Amanda HYNEK|| ||peace by piece masks|
|Jessica PIERSCHBACHER|| ||fleece blanket project|
|Weston PIERSCHBACHER|| ||Blue Heeler puppy photograph|
| ||weed book; angel food cake; parliamentary procedure project|
|Brandon WERNER|| ||apples photograph; golf clubs photograph|
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|TWIN RIVER TORNADOES:|| :|| |
|Tyler BECKER|| ||John Deere blanket|
|Bradley BENTLEY|| ||door project|
|Michelle BENTLEY|| ||bell|
|Brett ENGLAND|| ||orange tractor seat|
Alternates to State Fair included Amy WEEDA, Tingley Toppers, table runner; and Katleyn WARIN, Junior Farmers,
Considered for State Fair
4-Hers who had projects considered for State Fair but which did not make the final selection included:
|KELLERTON MIRACLE WORKERS:|| || |
|Kaylin BERGER|| ||candle holders; cowboy wall hanging; steer mirror|
|Jenna BERGER|| ||quilt|
|Elisah DOUBLEDAY|| ||tulip picture|
|Megan DOUBLEDAY|| ||oatmeal chocolate chip cookies|
|Shelby SICKELS|| ||duct tape wallet|
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|JUNIOR FARMERS:|| || |
|Sheldon TRIGGS|| ||sand table|
|Amy TRIGGS|| ||bandana shirt; flowers photograph|
|Sheldon TRIGGS|| ||sand table|
|Amy WEEDA|| ||popcorn cake; table runner|
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|LOTTS CREEK-RILEY RUSTLERS:|| |
|Ariel JOHNSON|| ||waxed bear|
|Kelsey MEESTER|| ||waxed bear|
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|SUNSHINE WORKERS:|| || |
|Jenny HOSFIELD|| ||green outfit|
|Tom HOSFIELD|| ||cookies; birdhouse|
|Katie KINNEY|| ||gourd pot|
|Sharon KINNEY|| ||dog etching|
|Matthew SHERVHEIM|| ||cinnamon rolls|
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|TINGLEY TOPPERS:|| || |
|Kirk FORD|| ||sunset photograph|
|Jessica PIERSCHBACHER|| ||Garden of Gods photograph|
|Katelyn WARIN|| ||pocket purse|
| ||Holstein crinkles; fall harvest sampler; Liberty sampler; NASCAR bathroom;
|Brandon WERNER|| ||candle photograph; bee photograph|
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|TWIN RIVER TORNADOES:|| || |
|Ryan ENGLAND|| ||boiler|
Considered for State Fair winners
4-H members with considered for State Fair projects
Front Row, from left: Shelby Sickels, Jenna Berger, Katelyn Warin, Megan Doubleday, Tom Hosfield and
Second Row, from left: Sharon Kinney, Kirk Ford, Courtney Weeda, Brandon Werner, Jenny Hosfield,
Elisha Doubleday, Katie Kinney and Ariel Johnson.
Outstanding Junior exhibits
Judged as outstanding junior exhibits were the following entries:
|CROOKED CREEK:|| || |
|Bailey CAMERON|| ||table-top garden|
|Madi HOSFIELD|| ||ranch mix; decorated flower pots; phrase picture|
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|JUNIOR FARMERS:|| || |
|Katelyn WARIN|| ||note cards|
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|KELLERTON MIRACLE WORKERS:|| || |
|Claire ANDRESEN|| ||headboard|
|Jenna BERGER|| ||canvas painting; sketch; sketch; canvas painting|
|Elisah DOUBLEDAY|| ||baby jacket|
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|LOTTS CREEK-RILEY RUSTLERS:|| || |
|Taylen ABARR|| ||memories on paper drawing|
|Alyssa ADAMS|| ||waxed bear|
|Taylor STILL|| ||wildlife management|
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|SUNSHINE WORKERS:|| || |
|Ian ABARR|| ||musk thistle project|
| ||restoring basketball pole project; basketball pole photographs|
|Jena JAMES|| ||tie-die shirt|
|Morgan QUICK|| ||cleaning the park project|
| ||peach jam; baby photograph; dog-water photograph|
|Laura SHERVHEIM|| ||frog song|
|Matthew SHERVHEIM|| ||telegraph|
Some of the junior 4-H members with outstanding projects included:
Front Row, from left: Bailey Cameron, Jenna Berger, Katelyn Warin, Elisha Doubleday, Madison Hosfield and
Back Row, from left: Laura Shervheim, Jasper Abarr, Claire Anderesen, Jenna James, Taylen Abarr,
Taylor Still, Alyssa Adams, Ian Abarr and Matthew Shervheim.
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Communications. clothing show winners named
Winners were named in the communications events and the clothing selection and fashion revue at the Ringgold County Fair.
Four communications event entries will advance to the Iowa State Fair from the county fair judging.
Two Share the Fun
projects will go on to state. They were the clogging dance to "Orange Blossom Special" by Megan DOUBLEDAY and Elisha DOUBLEDAY
and Courtney WEEDA'S clogging dance to "Dance."
Working exhibits on "How to Make Stress Balloons" by Megan DOUBLEDAY
and Shelby SICKELS and "I Spy Jars" by Tom HOSFIELD and RUssellREYNOLDS both advanced as well.
Three outstanding junior
awards were presented and a blue ribbon given to the 4-H clothing selection and fashion revue competition at the fair.
Winning outstanding junior awards in the clothing selection competition were Megan DOUBLEDAY of the Kellerton Miracle
Workers and Taylen ABARR of the Lotts Creek-Riley Rustlers. DOUBLEDAY chose a black dress accented by pink and red flowers
along with pink jeweled accessories and black sandals. The outfit was designed for church and church camp. ABARR chose a
triple-striped skort with a two-toned lavender top. She chose white blackless tennis shoes and a silver watch, ankle bracelet
and heart-shaped earrings.
Becky BAKER of the Sunshine Workers 4-H Club received a blue ribbon as an intermediate entry.
She exhibited the dress she wore to eighth grade graduation.
In the fashion revue judging, those taking part had sewn
the outfit that they modeled.
Elisha DOUBLEDAY of the Kellerton Miracle Workers received an outstanding junior award
for the Broncos-themed jacket that she made for Nathan NOVOTNY. The jacket was made of a cotton knit material and has orange
sleeves and hoot, blue vest area and a Broncos emblem.
Amanda HYNEK entered the fashion revue as a senior for fun.
Her entry was a white polyester suit with blue pin-stripes and pink trim.
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Other results told for 4-H competition
Results were reported for several other competitions for 4-H club members during the Ringgold County Fair.
recipe contest was held where 4-Hers baked sugar cookies from a common recipe.
Elisha DOUBLEDay of the Kellerton
Miracle Workers had the champion cookies in the contest. Courtney WEEDA of the Tingley Toppers had the reserve
In the competition for the best 4-H booth in the exhibit building the Crooked Creek Beavers took
first place; the Kellerton Miracle Workers were second; and, the Tingley Toppers were third.
In the herdsmanship competition
for the livestock barns, the Tingley Toppers placed first; the Crooked Creek Beavers were second; and the Junior Farmers
A mud volleyball competition was held during the fair as well. Winning was the Mark PALOOZA team.
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Ringgold County 4-H livestock show winners revealed
Winners were named in six livestock shows as judges picked from entries on four days during the week of the Ringgold
County Fair last week. Selections of top swine, sheep, goats, poultry, horses and small animal exhbitis were made and judges
presented their resons to the exhibitors and audience watching the proceedings.
Highlights of the judging are
reported this week and listings of ribbons for livestock entries will be included in a future issue of The Mount
Ayr Record-News as they become available.
Horse Show Thursday
Tiffany WIMER (right) of the Junior Farmers showed the champion halter horse entry and Logan WIMER of the Junior Farmers
took reserve halter honors as part of the horse show at the Ringgold County Fair Thursday afternoon.
WIMER took the honors
with her horse Cresen (right) and WIMER showed her horse Bailey for reserve champion honors.
In addition to the halter classes, several
performance classes were also judged in the show.
In the halter classes, winners were named in seven classes before the
champion and reserve champions were chosen.
WIMER showed Cresen to top honors in the beginning horse class. Kelsey
MESSTER of the Lotts Creek-Riley Rustlers showed Curly to the top spot in the 2005 foal class. Devin WINEMILLER of the
Tingley Toppers showed Roany to the top of the yearling light horse class and won the two-year-old horse class with
Alden ADAMS of the Lotts Creek-Riley RUstlers won the three year to nine year class with Dink. Kelsey MEESTER of the
Lotts Creek-Riley Rustlers won the 10 year and older class with Smokey. MESSTER also won the mare and foal class with
Lady and Curly.
Winning junior showmanship in the horse competition was Logam WIMER of the Junior Farmers while Kelsey
MEESTER took senior showmanship honors.
In the performance classes the winners included:
Western Pleasure -- 1. Kelsey MEESTER, Lots Creek-Riley Rustlers with Smokey.
Western Horsemanship -- 1.
Tiffany WIMER, Junior Farmers with Creston.
Junior Barrels -- 1. Shelby WAMBOLD, Kellerton Miracle Workers, with Sassy.
Senior Barrels -- 1. Joe WERNER, Twin River Tornadoes, with Bartles.
Junior Trail Riding -- 1. Tiffany WIMER,
Junior Farmers, with Cresen.
Senior Trail Riding -- 1. Joe WERNER, Twin River Tornadoes, with Bartles.
Swine Show Friday
Johnahan TRIGGS, Breanna SWANSON and Amy WEEDA took the top honors in the swine show held Friday morning at the fair.
Johnathan TRIGGS of the Junior Farmers showed the champion (left) and reserve champion market swine and the reserve champion
Breanna SWANSON of the Crooked Creek Beavers showed the grand champion commercial guilt and reserve champion
pen of three.
Amy WEEDA of the Tingley Toppers showed the grand champion pen of three.
Brandon WERNER of the
Tingley Toppers was named the winner of the county-wide swine project and Johnathan TRIGGS of the Junior Farmers won
Johnathan TRIGGS showed the grand champion market swine, a 244-pound entry that was first in class 2 of the
judging. TRIGGS' reserve champion was a 255-pound entry that won class 3.
Also winning classes in the
market competition included Erin DOLECHECK in class 2, Johnathan TRIGGS in class 4 and Breanna SWANSON in class 5.
In the commercial guilt show, Breanna SWANSON of Crooked Creek Beavs showed the 227-pound winner in class 1 to the
commercial gilt grand championship. Johnathan TRIGGS had the number two hog in that class, which was named reserve
Amy WEEDA had shown the top hog in the commercial gilt class 2 before the final decision was made.
In the market swine pen of three, Amy WEEDA brought home first place with the grand championship and Brenna
SWANSON of Crooked Creek Beavers taking reserve champion honors.
The county-wide swine project was judged with
Brandon WERNER of the
Tingley Toppers taking first place.
In the carcass competition, Amy WEEDA, Johnathan TRIGGS and Breanna SWANSON had the
top placers in the live show. Placings after slaughter showed Johnathan TRIGGS from the Junior Farmers with the champion
and Lyndsey SICKELS of the Kellerton Miracle Workers with the reserve champion.
Johnathan TRIGGS of the Junior Farmers
rounded out a great day by taking the showmanship honors for the swine show.
Sheep Show Friday
Amy WEEDA and Courtney WEEDA took all the top honors in the sheep show at the fair Friday afternoon.
Amy WEEDA of the
Tingley Toppers showed the top feeder lamb, champion and reserve maket lamb and commercial ewe. WEEDA also won showmanship
Courtney WEEDA of the Tingley Toppers had the top pen of three and rate of gain entry in the fair.
In the feeder
market lamb class, Amy WEEDA took top honors while Courtney WEEDA had the reserve entry.
In the market lamb show,
Amy WEEDA took both the grand champion and reserve champion honors with lambs shown in Class 1. Courtney WEEDA had the
top market lamb in Class 2.
Courtney WEEDA won the pen of three contest with Amy WEEDA taking reserve champion honors
Showmanship honors went to Amy WEEDA while Courtney WEEDA had the best rate of gain lamb entry.
Goat Show Friday
Courtney WEEDA (near left) showed the champion dairy goat and Kurtis FOOKEN had the reserve champion while Kyle HAYSE
(far left) swept the market classes and the rate of gain contest in the goat show held Friday afternoon.
had the top breeding goat and Allison FOOKEN took showmanship honors.
In the dairy goat judging, Courtney WEEDA of the
Tingley Toppers showed the champion, which had won the senior doe two years and older classes in preliminary judging.
Kurtis FOOKEN of the Tingley Toppers showed the reserve champion, which had placed second in the same class.
class winners were Russell REYNOLDS of the Sunshine Workers in the junior doe class 1, Kurtis FOOKEN of the Tingley Toppers
in the junior doe class 2, Courtney WEEDA of the Tingley Toppers in the senior doe class 1, Haley OLSEN of the Lotts
Creek-Riley Rustlers in senior doe class 2.
Kyle HAYSE of the Junior Farmers had the champion and reserve champion in the
market doe class. Amy FOOKEN of the Tingley Toppers showed the top individual market wether.
In the breeding goat
class, Russell REYNOLDS of the Sunshine Workers showed the champion while Kurtis FOOKEN came in second.
FOOKEN was the showmanship winner and Kyle HAYSE had the goat which had the best rate of gain.
Poultry Show Friday
Allison FOOKEN, Amanda HYNEK, Kaylin BERGER and Russell REYNOLDS had the top entries in the poultry show, judging held
Allison FOOKEN of the Tingley Toppers showed the top fryer chicken, the top other market poultry contest with a
goose and the top production poultry class with a goose.
Amanda HYNEK of the Tingley Toppers took home the top prize in the broiler chicken class.
Russell REYNOLDS of the Sunshine Workers won the showmanship honors of the chicken show.
Among top poultry winners, Allison Fooken with her top fryer and top market poultry,
Amanda Hynek with her top broiler, and Kaylin Berger with her top fancy breed chicken.
Bucket Calf Show Saturday
Bailey CAMERON and Nikki HEAD won the top prizes in the bucket calf show at the Fair.
Bailey CAMERON of the Tingley
Toppers won the bucket calf plus one show and showed the reserve in the bucket calf junior show.
Nikki HEAD of the
Tingley Toppers showed the champion junior bucket calf.
Feeder Calf Show Saturday
Brad ENGLAND, Tyler BECKER and April SHIELDS had the top entries in the feeder calf show Saturday morning.
ENGLAND of the Tingley Toppers showed the champion steer feeder calf. Tyler BECKER of the Twin River Tornadoes
showed the champion heifer feeder calf. Champion bull reeder calf honors went to April SHIELDS of the Junior Farmers.
Sheldon TRIGGS of the Junior Farmers had the reserve champion steer feeder calf. April SHIELDS of the Junior Farmers
showed the reserve champion heifer feeder calf. Levi MARTIN of the Junior Farmers had the reserve bull feeder calf.
Breeding Beef Show Saturday
Tyler BECKER showed the supreme heifer and Amy TRIGGS had the reserve supreme heifer in the breeding beef show Saturday.
Sheldon TRIGGS showed the champion commercial heifer of the show and Alicia SHIELDS of the Tingley Toppers had the
reserve commercial heifer.
Also in the ring for final judging were class winners or runner-ups shown by Lyndi YODER
of the Junior farmers and Katelyn WARIN of the Junior Farmers.
Tyler BECKER (above) of the Twin River Tornadoes showed the champion registered Angus heifer and Amy TRIGGS of the Junior Farmers
showed the reserve champion. Also in the ring for the final Angus selection were two entries shown by Brandon WERNER of
the Tingley Toppers.
April SHIELDS had the champion registered Shorthorn and Claire ANDRESEN of the Kellerton Miracle
Workers took reserve honors.
In the cow-calf competition, Chad BAILEY of the Crooked Creek Beavers took champion
honor and Brad ENGLAND of the Tingley Toppers had the reserve champion pair. Also in the ring for the selection were
entries by Ryan BAILEY of the Crooked Creek Beavers and Ryan ENGLAND of the Twin River Tornadoes.
The top winners
of each of the breeding beef classes were then judged to name the supreme heifer of the show.
Tyler BECKER of the
Twin River Tornadoes took this honor with his registered Angus champion and Amy TRIGGS of the Junior Farmers took
reserve honors with her reserve registerd Angus heifer.Market Beef Show Saturday
A total of 23 market steers were shown in seven classes before April SHIELDS (above) had what was chosen as the champion
market beef and Holly ENGLAND had the reserve of the show.
SHIELDS, of the Junior Farmers, and ENGLAND, of the Tingley Toppers, had the top two market steers in class 2 named as
the top of the show.
Others with steers in the ring for the final selection included Amy TRIGGS of the Junior Farmers,
Kylee KLOMMHAUS of the Lotts Creek-Riley Rustlers, Chad BAILEY of the Crooked Creek Beavrs, Brennon SHEILDS of the
Mount Ayr Community FFA chapter, Brad ENGLAND of the Tingley Toppers and Tyler BECKER of the Twin River Tornadoes.
Tyler BECKER won the beef rate of gain contest with an average daily gain of 3.832 pounds per day.
In the pen of three
market beef competition, results will not be available until the animals are killed and carcass results received.
of the Junior Farmers won junior showmanship honors and Ethan ANDRESEN of the Kellerton Miracle Workers won senior
Rabbit Show Sunday
Allison FOOKEN, Russell REYNOLDS, Kaylin BERGER and Jenna BERGER each had some of the top placings in the rabbit show
held Sunday afternoon.
In the commerical rabbit show, Allison FOOKEN (right) of the Tingley Toppers showed the grand champion
entry, a New Zealand, and Russell REYNOLDS of the Sunshine Workers showed the reserve champion rabbit, a Californian.
In the fancy rabbit show, Russell REYNOLDS of the Sunshine Workers showed the champion, a Mini Rex, and Kaylin
BERGER of the Kellerton Miracle Workers showed the reserve champion, a Polish rabbit.
In the meat pen of three judging,
Russell REYNOLDS of the Sunshine Workers showed the champions and Jenna BERGER of the Kellerton Miracle Workers had the reserve
Rabbit showmanship honors went to Allison FOOKEN.
Dog Show Sunday
Judging was done in training and grooming for the dogs in the 4-H dog show
In the training events, Christine JOHNSON of the Lotts Creek-Riley Rustlers had the grand champion and
Ariel JOHNSON of the Lotts Creek-Riley Rustlers showed the reserve champion.
In the grooming competition, Rebekah BAKER of
the Sunshine Workers had the grand champion and Jennifer HOSFIELD of the Sunshine Workers had the reserve champion.
Kaylin BERGER received the award for dog showmanship.Small Animal Show Sunday
Another competitve show Sunday was the annual pet show.
Logan WIMER of the Junior Farmers was named the show champion
with her pet cats and Tom HOSFIELD was named the reserve champion with his pet ducks.
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Winners told in other fair judging
Front Row, from left: Tiffany Johnson of Centerville; Alexis Graham of Lamon; and Reese and Lew Knapp of Mount Ayr
Back Row, from left: Maddi Stark, Holly England and Erin Budach of Mount Ayr; Brittany and Tara Cogrove of
Centerville; and Breanne and Stephanie McDonnell of Mount Ayr.
Winners were named in the Bill Riley Talent Show, open class feeder calf show and games held as part of the Ringgold
County Fair.Talent Show
Winners were named in the sprout and senior divisions of the Bill
Riley Talent Show held at the fair Thursday night. Winners included:
Sprout Division -- 1. Tiffany JOHNSON of Centerville with a dance routine; 2. Alexis GRAHAM of Lamoni with a vocal
solo; 3. Lew and Reece KNAPP of Redding with a dance routine.
Senior Division -- 1. Holly ENGLAND, Maddi STARK and Erin BUDACH from Mount Ayr with a dance routine; 2. Brittany and Tara
COSGROVE from Centerville with a dance routine; and, 3. Breanne and Stephanie McDONNEL fom Mount Ayr with a dance
The top entries in both divisions qualify to advance to the Iowa State Fair.
Open class feeder calf show
Winners of the open class feeder calf show, which had
22 entrants, were announced.
This year's champion in the feeder calf steer category was shown by Holly ENGLAND from Mount
Ayr and Tyler WADDINGHAM of Diagonal came in second.
Inthe feeder calf bull class, first place was taken by Brian
ENGLAND of Mount Ayr and second place was taken by Sara STUDER of Creston.
The feeder calf heifer class winners were
Jacon LEUTS from Creston in first place and Konner KLOMMHAUS from Mount Ayr in second.
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Fair events held for younger groups too
Events were held for youth who are too young to take part in the 4-H activites at the fair as well. These included
the Peewee Wrangler contest and a pet show.
There were 16 entries in this year's Peewee Wrangler competition.
Each competitor received a certificat and then two overall prizes were given.
Tyler WADDINGTON of Diagonal had
the top calf. The award for top costume went to Sarah and Megan REASONER from Ellston.
4-H County Council members
planned and carried out the Future 4-H'er Pet Show.
Jennifer HOSFIELD and Alden ADAMS talked with the exhibitors as
they shared their pet with the audience.
Participants were Adeah MARTINEZ with her dog Sakima, winning for the most
unusual pet name; and Lew KNAPP with dog Flash, having the longest ears; Lew KNAPP with his chicken Dots, who had the
longests toes; Samantha CRAWFORD with her chicken Rosie, having the most polka dots.
Maci LILIENTHAL brought her goat
Vanessa and it had the perttiest eyes; Tyler BIRDWELL'S goat Vinnie had the pointiest tail. Kaci STACKHOUSE had the
goat Suzie, who was the friendliest pet in the show.
Dustin MOAT entered a calf, Sparky. Sparky led the best of
all the animal.
Maggie BJUSTROM brought her rabbit Thumper and he was the most portable by riding in a denim
purse. Megan REASONER'S rabbit Flower had the softest fur and Sarah REASONER'S rabbit Cookie had the floppiest ears.
A duck was brought by Anthony KINSEY. His name is Daffy DUck. Anthony knew the most about any of the pets and he
received the most knowlegeable award.
Leigh DAVIS entered hamsters Abbot and Costello. These were honored by
being the smallest pets in the competition.
Samantha CRAWFORD brought Molly the cat. Molly was the fluffiest.
Benjamin SAVILLE exhibited Rascal. Rascal's name matched him perfectly so he received the most fitting name.
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614 entries in open class exhibits
Helen GROSS received best of show in the open class for her history and genealogy project as well as her sesquicentennial
project at the Ringgold County Fair last week.
The junior division winner was Jarod BUCHKO.
There were a total of
366 general entries and 278 junior entries for a grand total of 614 participants in both categories conbined.
together, 246 blue ribbons, 81 red ribbons an nine white ribbons were awarded in the general category. The junior
category had 199 blue ribbon winners, 79 red ribbon winners and no white ribbon winners.
Winner of the creative
arts class was Angie HYNEK. There were 54 general entires, and 197 junior entries.
Judy LINN was the winner of the needlework
category.There were 30 general participants and two junior participants.
The winner of the housing category was Muriel
JOHNSON. There were 61 general entries and 18 junior entries.
Virginia SCOTT was at the top of the baking category.
There were 24 general entries and 16 junior entries.
The winner of the canning category was Doug STILL. There were
six general entries and no junior entries.
Laurie COX won the fresh fruits and vegetables. There were 19 general
entries and 16 junior entries.
The flower class was won by Marilyn RICHARDS. There were 40 general entries and 17 junior
Mike ZARR was the winner of the craftsmanship class. There were 13 general entries and one junior entry.
The winner of the history and genealogy class was Helen GROSS. There were 12 general entries and one junior entry.
Eva KNAPP was the winner of the quilt division. There were 17 general entries and one junior entry.
class winner was Terri NEWTON. There were 47 general entries and nine junior entries.
Helen GROSS was the winner of the
sesquicentennial class. There were 13 general entries but no junior entries.
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Junior, senior cowgirl queens chosen
Contestants from Corning and Creston were crowned cowgirl queens at the annual cowgirl queen and junior queen
contest at the Ringgold County Fair this year.
Judging was done Wednesday night and the winners were announced
at the rodeo Saturday night. Contestants for the title came from Adams, Ringgold, Decatur, Taylor and Union
Named junior cowgirl was Rachael PETERSON of Corning (near left). She is the daughter of Kris and Tim
PETERSON of Corning.
Others in the junior cowgirl competetion were Tiffany WIMER, daughter of Mike and Shelly
WIMER of Mount Ayr; and Shelby WAMBOLD, daughter of Tim WAMBOLD and Judy LILLY of Grand River.
cowgirl queen was Stacy STRAUSS (above, far left), daughter of Perry and Brenda STRAUSS of Creston.
part in the senior cowgirl contest included Darci HATFIELD, daughter of Donald and Marla HENDRIX of Leon;
Hanna COVINGTON, daughter of Mike and Janice COVINGTON of Leon; Katilyn BUSCHER, daughter of Marvin and
Kathele BAKER of Corning; and Kristen ROBERTS, daughter of Ken and Tracy ROBERTS of Corning.
contest included an interview, performing a western pleasure pattern on a horse and a dinner.
contestants were 10-15 years of age by January 1, 2005. Senior cowgirl contestants were 16-26 years of age by
January 1, 2005.
Winners are eligible to participate in the Iowa State Fair senior and junior cowgirl
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Among winners in the Ringgold County Fair baby contest were:
0 to 5 month class, Top from left: Jeremiah Hyde with Sondra Gaiser, Linsie Barnes with Tracy Barnes, xx with xx,
Mallory Weehler with Kim Weehler, Trenton Swank with Niccole Swank, Nathan Novotny with Matthew Novotny, Riley
Jones with Rebecca Jones, Eva Sobotka with Dee Sobotka, Kaden Kibbe with Sherry Briner, Kody Kibbe with Robert Kibbe and
Tegan Streit with Jamie Streit.
6 to 12 month winners included, bottom right from left: Riley Stark with
Stacy DeHart, Will Newton with Sara Newton, Madison Shields with Tara Shields, Jillian and Tessa Kneip with
Shaun Kneip, Aiden Albaugh with Heidi Albaugh, Alexis Darrah with Lesa Darrah, Jacob Novak with Amy Novak,
Joey Bloom with Natasha Bloom and Kianna Paxson with Renda Paxson.
13 to 18 month winners included,
bottom left from left: Halsie Barnes with Tracy Barnes, Traivyn Holmes with Travis Holmes, and Payten
Lambert with Tracy Lambert.
Twice as many take part in baby contest
Almost twice the number of babies took part in the Ringgold County Fair baby contest held Saturday morning as did at
last year's fair. Some 35 babies from newborn to 18 months were entered in the contest, sponsored by Tina's Tots Child
Care Center in Diagonal.
Winners in the various age groups included:
0 to 5 months
Boys personality -- 1. Nathan NOVOTNY, son of Matthew and Laurie NOVOTNY of Mount Ayr; 2. Hunter BERGER, son of
Brent GILES and Wendy BERGER of Mount Ayr.
Girls personality -- 1. Mallory WEEHLER, daughter of Randy and Kim
WEEHLER of Maloy; 2. Linsie BARNES, daughter of Shannona nd Tracy BARNES of Tingley.
Long and short of it -- Longest hair: 1. Skyler EDWARDS, daughter of D.J. and Kubysa EDWARDS of Kellerton.
Shortest hair: 1. Gavyn KLOMMHAUS, son of Kory and Tish KLOMMHAUS of Clearfield. Straightest hair: 1. Kaen and Kody
KIBBE, sons of Sherry BRINER and Robert KIBBE of Tingley. Curliest hair: 1. Kira EGLY, daughter of John and DaNelle
EGLEY of Diagonal. Best decorated hair: 1. Riley JONES, daughter of Spence and Rebecca JONES of Kellerton. Least
hair: 1. Jeramiah HYDE, son of Sondra GAISER of Kellerton.
Decorated diaper -- Prettiest: 1. Eva SOBOTKA, daughter of Mike and Dee SOBOTKA of Mount Ayr. Craziest: 1.
Trenton SWANK, son of Travis and Niccole SWANK of Mount Ayr.
Sleepy time -- 1. Tegan STREIT, daughter of Thad and Jamie STREIT of Mount Ayr; 2. Angeline SMITH, daughter of
Brad and Vanessa SMITH of Mount Ayr.
6 to 12 months
Boys personality -- 1. Joey BLOOM, son of Natasha BLOOM of Mount Ayr; 2. Jaydon KNIGHT, son of Megan and Jacobs KNIGHT
Girls personality -- 1. Tessa KNIEP, daughter of Clint and Shaun KNIEP of Redding; 2. Anna NEWTON,
daugher of Terri and Steve NEWTON of Diagonal.
Smile and shine -- Most teeth: 1. Jillian KNIEP, daughter of Clint
and Shaun KNIEP of Redding. Least teeth: 1. Kianna PAXSON, daughter of John and Renda PAXSON of Mount Ayr. Biggest
smile: 1. Jacob NOVAK, son of Amy and Jeremy NOVAK of Diagonal.
Long and short of it -- Longest hair: 1. Madison
SHIELDS, daughter of Andy and Tara SHIELDS of Mount Ayr. Shortest hair: 1. Alexis DARRAH, daughter of John and Lesa
DARRAH of Redding. Straightest hair: 1. Will NEWTON, son of Jeremy and Sarah NEWTON of Mount Ayr. Curliest hair:
1. Riley STARK, son of Stacy DeHART and Rick STARK of Kellerton. Best decorated hair: 1. Jillian KNIEP, daughter of
Clint and Shaun KNIEP of Redding.
Pioneer baby -- 1. Aidan ALBAUGH, daughter of David and Heidi ALBAUGH of
Mount Ayr; 2. Trey FOOKEN, son of Brian and Amber FOOKEN of Mount Ayr.
Decorated diaper -- Prettiest: 1.
Joey BLOOM, son of Natasha BLOOM of Mount Ayr. Craziest: 1. Kaylie SHIELDS, daughter of Josh and Christy SHIELDS
of Mount Ayr.
13 to 18 months
Boys personality -- 1. Traivyn HOLMES, son of Travis HOLMES of Kellerton.
Girls personality -- 1. Halsie BARNES, daughter
of Shannon and Tracy BARNES of Tingley; 2. Payten LAMBERT, daughter of Derek and Tracy LAMBERT of Mount Ayr.
Long and short of it -- Longest hair: 1. Halsie BARNES, daughter of Shannon and Tracy BARNES of Tingley. Shortest hair:
1. Traivyn HOLMES, son of Travis HOLMES of Kellerton. Straightest hair: 1. Payten LAMBERT, daughter of Derek and
Tracy LAMBERT of Mount Ayr. Curliest hair: 1. Taylor CLYMER, daughter of Ashley CLYMER of Mount Ayr. Best decorated
hair: 1. Payten LAMBERT, daughter of Derek and Tracy LAMBERT of Mount Ayr.
Oreo eating contest -- Messiest: 1.
Traivyn HOLMES, son of Travis HOLMES of Kellerton. Cleanest: 1. Payten LAMBERT, daughter of Derek and Tracy
LAMBERT of Mount Ayr.
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Results reported from entertainment at fair
Results were reported for some of the winners in entertainment events for the Ringgold County Fair this past week.
Results from the mud run and the demolition derby on Sunday night were reported. No results were available for the tractor
pull or the rodeo events.Mud Run Winners
Winners were named in the mud run, held
in newly built pits on the Ringgold County Fairgrounds.
In the 4-wheeler competition, Robert MARTIN of Mount Ayr was
first, Ben GRAHAM of Diagonal was second and Brian ENGLAND of Mount Ayr was third.
In the modified competition, Ron
BAUER was first, Justin MURPHY of Mount Ayr was second and Chris KUONAN was third.
In the open truck division,
Ron GEORGE placed first, Joe GEORGE placed second and Kent ENGLAND of Ellston was third.
In the stock truck division,
Rich HOVAR placed first, Lonnie SWIGART was second and Colton WEEHLER of Mount Ayr was third.Demolition
Adam HOCH took home first place honors in the Ringgold County Fair demolition derby held Sunday
In the feature, Ryan REED placed second, Pat BAKRE was third and Chris MITZ placed fourth.
In the small car
event, Bob CHRISTENSEN was first and Billy SHIELDS took second.
Adam McFARLAND of Afton won the consolation
final with Bryan REED placing second.
Heat winners in the preliminaries included Derick REED, John DARRAH, Christ
METZ, Clinton REED, Pat BAKER, Renee BAKER, Curtis MONGAR, Aaron HOCH, Alvan SNYDER, Cole WILLIS and John MOSER.
Pickup and Tractor Pull
Bulls and Barrels Rodeo
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Livestock sales raise $41,835 for 4-H members
Preliminary sales figures from the livestock auction at the Ringgold County Fair showed a total of $41,835, compared
to $34,666.40 raised in the sale in 2004.
This year there were 50 swine sold, bringing $10,108, compared to 30 hogs
selling for $7,880 last year.
There were 21 head of beef cattle sold this year, bringing $29,786. This compares to 17 head
of cattle sold for $23,474 last year.
Seven sheep were sold for $1,754, compared to 19 sheep which brought $3,010 last
The 14 rabbits sold brought $65 compared to seven rabbits which sold for $75 last year.
A total of five poultry
were sold for $80 this year, compared to 26 poultry bringing $227.50 last year.
One goat was sold for $42 this year. There
were no goats sold last year.Pie sale raises $4,615 for 4-H
Several other items were sold at
the fair this year as well.
The annual 4-H pie auction brought in $4,615 to the 4-H Extension Youth Fund. This compares
to $3,865 raised by the sale last year.
Brandon WERNER of Tingley Toppers had the champion pie in the judging, a black raspberry
pie, and Allison FOOKEN of the Tingley Toppers had the reserve champion pie, a cherry pie.
A pie was prepared by Landi
McFARLAND in honor of Jessica PIERSCHBACHER, who had brought a pie to the auction every year since joining 4-H.
from the various 4-H clubs and small round bales made during the antique machinery display were also sold, as was a
sesquicentennial basket, to support county fair activities.
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Ringgold County 4-H would like to thank the following businesses/individuals for their support for 4-H at the 2005
Ringgold County Fair.Pie Buyers:
|Hayes & Hayse, Inc.|| ||Cecil Dolecheck|
|Second Glance|| ||Dole and Connie Richards|
|Lynn's Sinclair|| ||Jim Smith Logging & Sawmill|
|Hymbaugh Construction|| ||Splash N' Dash|
|Dari Sweet|| ||Hensley Trailers|
|Borderline Farms|| ||Brammer Farms|
|Great Western Bank|| ||IntegraSpec|
|Wayne and Pat KEMERY|| ||Lee Faris|
|Dredge Feed Service|| ||Don and Ethel Campbell|
|Glendenning Motor Company|| ||Treasures - Brandi Shay|
|Ringgold County Fair Board|| ||Hynek Tree Farm|
|Leo Morgan|| ||Sickels Construction|
|Jeanes Construction|| ||Ellston Cabin Clipper|
|Mount Ayr Record-News|| ||Shaun and Clint Kneip|
|Barker Implement|| ||Jim Smith and |
|Shaha Construction || ||Curt Pierschbacher Auctioneering|
|Bob and Verna Martin|| ||Lowman Mowing|
|Sackett Studio|| ||Becker Angus|
|Rhonda's Studio|| ||Jeanes Construction|
|G & L Bar & Grill|| ||Schaefer Excavating|
|Stephens Construction|| ||Farmers Cooperative|
|Hensley Trailers|| ||Hy-Vee|
|Corner Clippers|| ||Vetter Equipment|
|Johnson Custom Ag Inc.|| ||DeBruce Ag Services|
|Lawhead Dental Clinic|| ||US Bank|
|Majestic Lanes|| ||Werner Angus|
|Weeda Welding|| ||Farm Credit Services|
|Bob and Wanda Bennett|| ||Lamoni Livestock Auction|
|The Hair Barn - Aimie Larson|| ||Tyler Insurance Services|
|Dari Sweet|| ||Dugan Show Cattle|
|Lynn's Sinclair|| ||G & I Feed & Grain|
|The Cottage - Gina Still|| ||Creston Livestock Auction|
|Ramsey Farm Foundation|| ||Tri County Veterinary Services|
|EDM Manufacturing|| ||Mount Ayr Livestock Market|
|Tingley Chiropractic|| ||Dredge Feed Service|
|Hynek Tree Farm|| ||Pioneer Seed - Randy Bishop|
|Dogman's Bar-B-Que|| ||Ringgold County Cattlemen|
Special Thanks To:
Great Western Bank for sponsoring/serving the supper for the 4-Hers and their families.
Hy-Vee for sponsoring the Ringgold County 4-H Council Pancake Breakfast.
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Evening of music to benefit theater
An evening of music on the square to benefit the Princess Theatre fund will be held Sunday, July 24, at 4 p.m. at the shelter
house on the Ringgold county courthouse square.
Peggy Sue's is hosting the event which will feature local talented singers.
A freewill doantion will be taken for the theater.
The HARDY Family Singers, Pam POORe, sisters Mary DAVENPORT and
Margaret BICKERS, the Rev. Butch BLACK and other local talent will be singing.
People are invited to bring their lawn
chairs, join in the fun and sing along.
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Dealing with disaster is way of life here
We have survived the fair and sesquicentennial and a week of breakdowns, and are here to say that things are looking up.
The week before the Ringgold County Fair and sesquicentennial celebration was one of break downs at the Mount Ayr
Take Monday, July 11. That was the day the air conditioning stopped working at the office. I'm sure you
remember what the week was like. We were in a hot spell without any relief. It wasn't until Friday that the air conditioning
got fixed, so we suffered through trying to use fans and open doors to survive. One afternoon as I melted in a puddle
and swatted at a pesky fly that had determined to pay me a visit, I wondered how we all survived the days before air
The air conditioner wasn't our only problem. The large color printer that prints out the pages we use to
paste up the paper went on the blink. First it said it needed a new toner cartridge. When that was replaced, it went hay
wire. The brain that tells when new toner isn't able to reset. A trip to Des Moines to the repair place got the printer
going again, but only until it goes down again. They said it was terminal.
Then the light bulbs in the front office
decided that it was time to be changed. It was climb the ladder and get them changed or issue flashlights to customers
as they came in the heat -- and now didn't have light.
Monday was capped off when I went to the school board meeting
and then couldn't get the car to start. I had to leave it in the school parking lot and walk home.
After surviving a
day like that, the next problem was that one of our newest computers decided to go on the blink. Hours and hours of
fiddling around trying to get it to work and I didn't make any progress. I had visions of losing all the files on it -- many of
which were crucial.
I decided that it wasn't a good week to break a mirror or walk under a ladder.
I looked forward to
the fair and sesquicentennial celebration. Then we were saddened by learning of the death of Jessica Pierschbacher after
her battle with cancer. There were bittersweet moments throughout the fair as she was remembered -- from changing the
schedule of the fair on the morning of her funeral to having pie in the auction in her name as the fair wound down.
week of no air conditioning helped prepare me for the week of hot weather at the fair. People didn't let the
weather stop them from attending as good crowds took part in activities all week long.
The fair coverage was going
along pretty well. With the help of Valle, I had even been able to work on a float for the parade. Lynn Rinehart offered a
trailer to pull, I enlarged pages from the newspaper from the 1880s, the centennial celebration in 1955 and a recent paper
as well as a poster telling about the Mount Ayr Record-News serving news and advertising for the county for 141
years. I added some black and white balloons, festooned with ribbon, thanks to Angie Glendenning, and with the help of
Linda and Gordon Winkler, who were going to drive the float for me while I took pictures, I thought I had things in
hand. I delivered the sign for the church float in the parade and headed for the fairgrounds.
I misjudged the time and when
I tried to head north on Highway 169 to the fairgrounds, the highway was already blocked to traffic.
It was then that I
realized that it's not easy to get there from here without using Highway 169. I made a wild detour across town, out West
Street to the state fish hatchery and then back to Highway 169 from the north.
The parade was already entered the fairgrounds
by the time I made it through the north gate. I ran as fast as I could across the field, arriving at the corner where
the parade was turning north just in time to get a picture of the first parade entry. I apologize to anyone who I frightened
in making my quick detour.
Things started turning for the better Sunday. Valle and I got the good news that we were grandparents.
Then the nice rain came Monday morning. That was what the doctor ordered for crops and yards. The air conditioning worked
at the office this week. I fixed that recalcitrant computer . . . finally.
Hopefully we'll get back on a roll where
things are working again. I certainly don't want to go through a week like that again.
Celebrating 150 Years, Ringgold County's Sesquicentennial, 2005
Photographs by H. Alan Smith, courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Record-News Office photograph workshopped by Sharon R. Becker
Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2012