2017 PREVIEW EDITION

Jackson County Fair
‘Idol’ to headline county fair
Trent Harmon is Idol” television series, will inked to a deal. The appearance of a na-
perform a headline grand- “I’m excited about it,” tionally known entertainer
inked for July 29 stand concert the Saturday Withers said. “There are at the county fair is a de-
grandstand show evening of the fair. Show board members who have parture from recent years,
time is 8 p.m. on July 29. worked very hard to get a big which saw regional bands
by JUSTIN R. LESSMAN Jackson County Fair Asso- headliner here, and I think play the headlining concert,
Publisher ciation President Rob With- they accomplished that goal. though fair board secretary
ers said he is excited to have Being a previous ‘American Terri Bargfrede said the fair
such a big name be a part of Idol’ winner, we thought he has hosted some big-name
An “American Idol” will
the 149th annual great Jack- would bring a great show to entertainers in the past, in-
headline the 2017 Jackson
son County get-together. He the fair, as well as coming cluding country music star
County Fair.
credited members of the highly recommended from Tanya Tucker.
Trent Harmon, the winner
board’s entertainment com- members on our entertain- “As far as I know, there’s Submitted photo
of the 15th and final season
mittee, including Rhonda ment committee and family not a lot of history with big “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon will headline the
of Fox’s first-run “American
Nelson, for getting Harmon and friends.” See IDOL on C3 2017 Jackson County Fair.

New 4-H intern
excited to be a
part of the fair
Engel ready to go in Chisago County, which
is a small county,” she
by MIKE JORDAN said. “The fair is so small
Staff Writer that I competed against
my own family and my
Count Rachel Engel boyfriend’s family the
among those most excited most.”
for this year’s Jackson Engel started out in 4-H
County Fair. showing rabbits, tried
Engel, the new Jackson horses, goats and had
County 4-H summer in- some cattle, but found
tern, fell in love with the she liked showing sheep
great Jack- the most.
son County “I grew up in sheep,”
get-togeth- Engel said. “I loved my
er as an at- sheep projects.”
tendee at It was Engel’s late mom,
last year’s Linda, who encouraged
fair and her to take full advantage
said she of all the opportunities
Submitted photos couldn’t be 4-H has to offer.
mor e ex - Rachel “My mom loved sheep,”
Local audiences are sure to marvel at the impressive antics of the stars of the All American Lumberjack Show Engel
when they drop in on the Jackson County Fair July 27. cited about she said. “She was a city

LUMBERJACK LEGENDS
helping to girl, but always support-
play an integral role in ive of me. When I start-
making this year’s fair ed with sheep, my aunt
happen. helped me at her place;
“I was at the Jackson but Mom said I could
County Fair last summer bring them home, so we
for the dirt-track races made pens for them and I
with my boyfriend,” Engel raised them there.”
Thursday show “There will be 10 events said. “I worked last year Engel has her own
during the All American at the Minnesota State sheep now and leases her
promises plenty Lumberjack Show,” said Fair in the species office. lambs to the younger kids
of amazing fun Bargfrede, secretary of I had heard the Jackson to work with and show at
the Jackson County Fair County Fair is very com- the fair.
by MIKE JORDAN Association. “They will do petitive and wanted to Engel said she is excited
Staff Writer boom racing, there will be work with the kids at the to be part of the Jackson
hot-saw races, log rolling, county fair this year.” County 4-H program and
axe throwing, X-cut sawing, Engel, a graduate of the Jackson County Fair.
Terri Bargfrede said
spring-board tree topping, Chisago Lakes High “I grew up in 4-H,” she
those who have never seen
an obstacle pole event and School, is a junior at the said. “I am excited about
the All American Lumber-
chainsaw carving.” University of Minnesota working at the Jackson
jack Show in person haven’t
Not only that, but the in the Twin Cities. She is County Fair. I know it is
really seen it at all.
All American Lumberjack majoring in ag commu- long hours, but I love the
The chance to take it all
Show will also include a A kids’ lumberjack sport camp that follows each All nications and marketing. county fair. I am looking
in comes to the Jackson
kids’ lumberjack sport American Lumberjack Show will give local young- Her minors are art and forward to giving back to
County Fair on Thursday,
camp following the show sters the opportunity to try their hands — and feet animal science. the younger kids.”
July 27, from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. See LEGENDS on C2 — at some of the lumberjack events, like log rolling. “I was involved in 4-H

This year’s fair to
have artistic flair
by JUSTIN R. LESSMAN
Publisher

The 149th annual Jack-
son County Fair will have
an artistic flair, thanks to
a $3,144 grant from the
Southwest Minnesota Arts
Council.
The money will help
support a pair of artsy
additions to this year’s
great Jackson County get-
together.
Area native Kipp Davis, Submitted photo
a recent graduate of Iowa Mitch Gordon (front) and the Unleaded Band — Jaymi Struthers (from left), Neal
Lakes Community College, Elder, Mike Thorseth and Jeremy Schreifels — will take the beer garden stage at the
will do a live mural sign Jackson County Fair at 8 p.m. on July 27.
painting during the fair

Gordon eager to bring his
itself to promote the up-
coming 150th anniversary Submitted photos
of the fair in 2018. Davis Above: Kipp Davis will do a live mural sign paint-
will be painting July 27 in ing resembling this design during the 149th annual

brand of country to town
the fairgrounds’ central Jackson County Fair to promote the upcoming 150th
grassy area. anniversary of the fair in 2018. Below: An earlier
Additionally, Acoustic mural design.
Smoke, a band known for
its use of a unique blend by LAURA DeKOK garden stage at 8 p.m. on have met with some on-air
of rock, blues and folk to Staff Writer July 27. success and more on the
relay songs with rich story- Jackson County Fair As- way, Gordon said he is ex-
telling, will play at the free An up-and-coming coun- sociation Secretary Terri cited to play in Jackson. He
stage in the fair village on try music band will headline Bargfrede is responsible for and the band have played
July 26. Performances will the Jackson County Fair’s finding Gordon. Her niece across the Midwest, playing
be at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. The big Thursday night. had heard him play in Iowa some cover songs, but intro-
fair association is working With a few original songs and recommended him, so ducing their own music as
with the Jackson Center getting some radio play time she looked into the band’s well. Gordon describes his
for the Arts to promote the as of late and a long list of availability. She said was sound more along the lines
event. popular cover tunes, Mitch intrigued when she saw one of classic country, and said
The Jackson County Fair Gordon of Mitch Gordon and member of the band was it has been well received
Association was among 21 the Unleaded Band is eager previously with the band by audiences and radio lis-
organizations from across in SMAC grants. The fair third and final round of to show those familiar with Maiden Dixie, which has teners.
southwestern Minnesota association was awarded SMAC art project grants his music and those new to played at the local fair more For Gordon himself, he’s
that recently received a the grant earlier this year for fiscal year 2017. his sound exactly what he’s than once. been playing live for the
share of close to $84,500 at the conclusion of the made of. He takes the beer With a couple singles that See GORDON on C3
C2 Thursday, July 20, 2017

LEGENDS: Thursday show promises plenty of amazing fun
Continued from C1
during which future lum- for the log rolling and some the event. eyes on the show as a pos-
berjacks can try their hands of their other events.” Typically, the All Ameri- sible addition to the great
— and feet The All can Lumberjack Show pits Jackson County get-togeth-
— at some of American two teams against one an- er for some time.
the lumber- Lumber- other in the 10 challenging “Each year, we go to the
jack events If you go . . . jack Show events. fair convention in the Twin
like double What: All American features Ja- “This is a traveling show Cities,” Bargfrede said.
buck sawing Lumberjack mie Fischer out of Stillwater,” said fair “We look at all the booths
and log roll- Show in the log board member Mike Stade. that come in and they were
ing. boom race. “These are real lumber- one of them we thought
When: Thursday, July
“It takes Fischer is jacks that do everything would be great.”
27, 6:30 p.m.
10,000 gal- a seven- from pole climbing and tree But up until now, it had
lons of wa- Where: Grandstand time world topping to log rolling and never quite worked out.
ter for the champion x-cutting logs. They do the “We have been trying to
lumberjacks in the men’s whole thing.” get them for a few years,
to do this show,” Bargfrede world log boom competition Bargfrede said fair board but in the past, they have
said. “They need the water and world record holder in members have had their been at the Lumberjack
National Championships Submitted photo
in the same timeframe as Local audiences are sure to marvel at the impressive
THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR our fair,” Stade said. “But
this year, those dates have
antics of the stars of the All American Lumberjack Show
when they drop in on the Jackson County Fair July 27.

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Enjoy all it has to offer! has freed the All American “The All American Lum- people after their shows.
Lumberjack Show up to berjacks are people-ori- We think this will be a great
come to the Jackson County ented,” Stade said. “They family event.”
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IDOL: Slated to headline fair Historic photo display planned for fair
Continued from C1 by JUSTIN R. LESSMAN in the fairgrounds’ senior Board of Directors approved
names,” Withers said. “As a Girl.” people — from young to Publisher building throughout fair naming the Society for the
far as top-10 artists, I don’t Withers said Harmon, old — will have a great time week. Mary Chonko, author Loon Lake Cemetery Res-
think we have had anybody. who will be bringing his at his show,” Withers said. The newly formed Society of a book about the Loon toration/Preservation as a
So that in itself is exciting.” band to Jackson with him, General-admission tick- for the Loon Lake Cemetery Lake Cemetery, said the pho- subcommittee of the JCHS.
Since winning “American is sure to put on a show that ets to the show are avail- Restoration/Preservation tos are of gravestones that The goal of the group is to
Idol,” Harmon has released will appeal to all manner of able through the fair’s new plans a special display at this are or used to be at the cem- not only advocate for the
a self-titled extended-play fair-goers. website, Bargfrede said, year’s Jackson County Fair. etery, some of the people laid restoration and preserva-
album featuring the top-30 “I like his sound and and also available the eve- Four bulletin boards filled to rest at the site and even tion of the pioneer cemetery
country music hit, “There’s style, and I think a lot of ning of the show. with photos relating to the the recent cleanup effort. situated on the banks of
cemetery past and present In April, the Jackson Loon Lake, but also to work
will be available for viewing County Historical Society toward that end.

GORDON: Set to play Thursday
Good luck to all the
Continued from C1
past nine years, anywhere time he was a small boy. to-five job.”
he could. He calls it a “pas- His father played music He loves making mu-
sion thing,” and was proud and was sort of a one-man-
the band played Winstock band. Gordon remembers
and FireFest last year, both singing when he was 5 years
sic, and is working hard to
make it his career. He said
Minnesota has a great mu-
exhibitors at the fair!
large mu-
sic country
old, his dad
setting him
sic scene. While he loves
to visit Nashville, Tenn., Minnesota
music fes-
tivals. The If you go . . . on a suitcase
so he was a
yearly, he prefers the music
scene in Minnesota, as there Soybean
summer is
the band’s
What: Mitch Gordon
and the
bit taller. He
sang songs
are many different types of
country bands, and each is Processors
busy time, Unleaded Band like “Little able to stand out on its own.
as they are Bitty” by One thing he’s proud of
playing
When: Thursday, July
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“I’ve always wanted to graduated from high school, make it on its own, rather
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Saturday, July 22 i The Garden - Noon - Midnight
i 4-H Entry Day - 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM i R&R, Disc Golf, Bean Bag, Life Size Jenga, The Garden - 3:00 - 12:00
Sunday, July 23 i Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun, Midway - 4:00 - 10:00 PM
i Saddle Club Horse Show, Horse Arena - 9:00 AM i 4-H Pet Parade, Olson Pavilion - 5:00 PM
Monday, July 24 i Wine Tasting, Round Lake Vineyards & Winery, The Garden 5 - 7 PM

i Open Class Entry - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM i All American Lumberjack Show, Grandstand - 6:30 PM
i Optional Release of 4-H Swine – 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 PM
i 4-H Livestock Interviews/Demonstrations - 1:00 - 5 PM
i 4-H Winners Circle, Fashion Review, Farm Family of the
i Mitch Gordon & The Unleaded Band, The Garden - 8:00 - Midnight
Year, Century Farm Presentations, Olson Pavilion - 6:30 PM ~ Pork Chop Supper at the 4-H Food Stand ~

~ Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches - Noon & Evening, Olson Friday, July 28
Tuesday, July 25 Pavilion ~ i Enter and weigh prospect Calves – 6:30 AM

i Open Class Judging - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM i FFA Beef Show, Olson Pavilion - 7:30 AM
i 4-H Beef Show, Olson Pavilion - 8:00 AM
Building is closed during judging
i 4-H Poultry Show, Olson Pavilion - 8:30 AM i Senior Citizens Day - Free entertainment & rolls, Sr. Center 9:00 AM
i Commercial Displays Open - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
i 4-H Rabbit Show, Olson Pavilion - 1:00 PM
i Outstanding Senior Recognition, Sr. Center - Noon
i The Garden - 3:00 PM - Midnight
i R&R, Disc Golf, Bean Bag, Life Size Jenga, The Garden - 3:00
i Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun, Midway - Noon to 10:00PM
PM - Midnight i Handcrafted Market Place, Village Green Space - Noon to 7:00 PM
i Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun, Midway - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM i 4-H Feeder Calf Show, Olson Pavilion - 12:30 PM
i FFA Dairy Show, Olson Pavilion - 5:00 PM i The Garden - Noon - Midnight
i 4-H Dairy Goat Show, Olson Pavilion - 5:30 PM i R&R, Disc Golf, Bean Bag, Life Size Jenga, The Garden - 3:00 - 12:00
i Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull, Fair Village - 5:30 PM i$OO Sprint Car 6KRZ, Grandstand - 7:30 PM
i Kid’s Canvas with Michelle Weber - Food Court 6:00 PM ~ Ribeye steak supper at the 4-H Food Stand, sponsored by Jackson
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i 4-H Dairy Show, Olson Pavilion - 6:30 PM
i United Barrel Racing, Horse Arena - 7:00 PM Saturday, July 29
i Adult Bingo, The Gardens - 9:00 PM i Omelet Fundraiser, 4-H Food Stand - 7:00 AM - Noon
~ Chicken dinner available at Noon at the 4-H Food Stand ~ i 4-H Livestock Premium Auction & KWOA/JBS Auction,
Wednesday, July 26 Olson Pavilion - 8:30 AM
i Antique Car Show - Fair Village, 10:00 A.M - 2:00 PM
i FFA Sheep Show, Olson Pavilion - 7:30 AM
i 4-H Lamb Lead, Olson Pavilion - 8:00 AM
i Memorial Tractor Display Show - 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 PM
i Commercial Displays Open - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
i 4-H Sheep Show, Olson Pavilion - 8:30 AM
i 4-H Premier Showmanship Contest, Olson Pavilion - 12:00 PM
i Prairie Ecology Bus Center - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
i Ranch Rodeo, Horse Arena - 12:00 PM
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i Handcrafted Market Place, Village Green Space - Noon to 7:00 PM
i Kid's Day at the Fair - 9:00 AM - Noon
i Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun, Midway - Noon to 10:00 PM
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i Commercial Displays Open - Noon - 9:00 PM i The Garden, Noon - Midnight
i R&R, Disc Golf, Bean Bag, Life Size Jenga, The Garden - Noon - 12:00
i 4-H Meat Goat Show, Olson Pavilion - 2:00 PM
i Memorial Tractor/Car Parade - 1:30 PM
i Magic Show, Fair Village - 2:00 PM
i 3rd Lair Skate Park Show, front of Grandstand - 2:00, 5:00, i Celebrity Hog Drive - Olson Pavilion, 2:00 PM
i 4-H Livestock/General Exhibit Encampment State Fair Meeting,
7:00 and 9:00 PM
Food Court - 3:00 PM
i The Garden - 3:00 PM to Midnight
i Wine Tasting, Round Lake Vineyards & Winery, The Garden 5 - 7 PM
i R&R, Disc Golf, Bean Bag, Life Size Jenga, The Garden -
i Top of the Nation Sheep Show, Olson Pavilion - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM to Midnight
i Acoustic Smoke, Fair Village - 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 PM i Trent Harmon Concert, Grandstand - 8:00 PM sponsored by US95
Sunday, July 30
i Joe’s Old Fashioned Fun, Midway, 4:00 - 10:00 PM
i Release of all exhibits, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
i Jazzed Up Macaroni Kids Contest, Food Court - 5:00 PM
i The Paul Stewart Show: 50’s/60’s country, rock & blues, Free Admission!! Daily parking $5 or Season Auto Pass $20
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Children’s Barnyard
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i 4-H Horse Show, Horse Arena - 9:00 AM
i Commercial Displays Open - Noon - 9:00 PM Wristband Days
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New carnival promises rides,
inflatables, games and food
by LAURA DeKOK but will offer a wide array day of the fair, noon until
Staff Writer of fun for kids and adults 10 p.m. that Friday and
alike. 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. that
Mechanical rides, in- “We’re excited,” Barg- Saturday.
flatables, games and con- frede said. “I think it’ll be Bargfrede said the
cessions will fill the mid- good. It’s a good fit for this fair board was thank-
way area of the Jackson size fair.” ful to have
County Fairgrounds dur- This spe- “We’re excited. found this
ing this year’s great coun- cific car- I think it’ll be carnival,
ty get-together — all part nival has as the last
of Joe’s Old Fashioned been a good. It’s a good week of
Fun Carnival. part of the fit for this size July is a
Joe’s Old Fashioned Minnesota fair.” popular
Fun Carnival was recom- State Fair, week for
mended to the local fair and will Terri Bargfrede county
board by officials with feature fairs in the
another county fair out of mechan- area, with
Iowa. It’s a bit of a small- ical rides, inflatables, at least a dozen planned
er-scale carnival than games and concessions. across the region at the
what the county has had The carnival will be open same time.
in the past, said fair board from 4 until 10 p.m. the
member Terri Bargfrede, Tuesday through Thurs-

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County’s finest critters to go under the gavel
Premium auction bution going directly to of livestock and feed for members Piggybacking on the livestock, horses or dogs;
the exhibitor and 20 per- the next year’s projects,” “In the past, funds have livestock premium auc- exhibiting a general proj-
set for Saturday cent used to cover costs of she said. “ The auction been used tion that ect; or participating on a
building improvements, support is greatly appre- to provide “I appreciate Satur- judging team — to help
by JUSTIN R. LESSMAN educational materials, ciated by all 4-H mem- updates day is the pay for travel and partici-
Publisher walking into the
Livestock Quality Assur- bers in Jackson County.” to the Ol- KWOA/ pant expenses.
ance and Ethics training Jacobs said the share of son Pavil- auction ring and JB S USA Exhibitor and past auc-
Some of the finest crit- expenses and other 4-H dollars the 4-H program ion, items seeing so many auction, tion beneficiary Ashley
ters in the county will activities and projects. receives from the auction for barn supporters of which Wagner said she contin-
come up for bid Saturday, Regu- directly improve- takes ues to be amazed at the
July 29, during the 2017 lar auction supports ments, ear
Jackson County place an- outpouring of support
Jackson County Fair 4-H exhibitor If you go . . . educa- tag ap- 4-H sitting in nually as from the community for
Livestock Premium and Madelyn tional, out- plicators the stands a means the livestock premium
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a.m. that day at the Olson ers invest in auctions for the said.
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Pavilion. the future of When: Saturday, July more than Twenty supporters help port for all into the auction ring and
The money donated agriculture 29, 8:30 a.m. 275 Jack- percent of Jackson County Jackson seeing so many support-
through the livestock pre- with their Where: Olson Pavilion son Coun- any dona- 4-H to continue County ers of Jackson County 4-H
mium auction benefits donations, ty 4- H tion made 4-H mem- sitting in the stands with
individual 4-H members she and her members. at the live- to grow in many bers who bidding numbers,” she
and Jackson County 4-H fellow ben- The mon- stock pre- ways.” will par- said. “Auction support-
as a whole, said Sarah Ja- eficiaries invest in the ey stays local, Jacobs mium auc- ticipate in ers help Jackson County
cobs, Jackson County 4-H said, and supports posi-
Ashley Wagner 4-H to continue to grow
future of their projects. tion is tax the Minne-
program coordinator, with “The support received tive youth development deductible, sota State in many ways.”
80 percent of any contri- is helpful for purchases for Jackson County 4-H Jacobs added. Fair — whether showing

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Big changes set for
children’s barnyard
by LAURA DeKOK and larger cages for the few new animals. This
Staff Writer baby ducks and chicks to year, fair-goers can look
be in when they are not in- forward to seeing tea-cup
A newly expanded and teracting with the public. pigs and miniature Her-
restructured space will Kim and Michelle Ho- efords. There will also be
house a newly stocked henstein, who oversee the baby goats, rabbits, a com-
children’s barnyard at children’s barnyard at the mercial hog and a dairy
this year’s Jackson County fair, said the changes will calf. There may even be
Fair. allow for more room in a few other surprises, the
Thanks to a grant from the building for those who Hohensteins said.
Compeer Financial and want to spend more time Children who visit the
donations from others in with the animals. In the barnyard will receive a
the community, the chil- past, they said, there was coloring book and other
dren’s barnyard building some issue with conges- goodies thanks to gener-
at the fairgrounds in Jack- tion within the building ous sponsors, in addition
son is being restructured due to people stopping, but to information allowing
and expanded. Being add- they said with the extra them to learn more about
ed is a double carport with room, this will no longer the animals they meet.
gates around the frame be a problem. The children’s barnyard
and a walkway that will Along with the new is open from 10 a.m. to 8
add more room for the ani- space and fixtures, this p.m. each day of the fair.
mals. Also to be added are year’s children’s barn-
new tables and some new yard will also feature a

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Jackson ALL DRESSED UP
County Sharon Anderson shows her pig dressed as a fairy during the inaugural Celebrity
Hog Drive at last year’s Jackson County Fair. The Celebrity Hog Drive, a fundraiser
for the Jackson County Food 4 Kids Program, returns to this year’s fair, starting
at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, in the Olson Pavilion.

THURSDAY, JULY 27
Pork Chop Supper
Includes a pork chop, scalloped potatoes,
corn, roll, and milk or coffee
• Serving from 5–7 p.m. at the 4-H food stand
Sponsored by the
Jackson County Pork Producers

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Includes a ribeye steak, baked potato,
green beans, roll, and milk or coffee
• Serving from 5–7 p.m. at the 4-H food stand Hundreds
• Net proceeds to go to the Jackson County 4-H
Andrea Ruesch Endowment Fund and are grilled of Winners!
by Jackson/Cottonwood Beef Producers
SATURDAY, JULY 29
Made-to-order Omelets
• Serving from 7 a.m.–noon at the 4-H food stand
• Sponsored by the Jackson Knights of Columbus

~ PEACHES ~
Tree-ripened peaches from
the state of Washington
10-pound box: $17 20-pound box: $27
Orders due Saturday, July 29, to the County
Extension Office in Lakefield or the 4-H Office at the
Jackson County Fairgrounds in the Olson Pavilion
DELIVERY ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
• Lakefield: Extension Office, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
• Jackson: Fairgrounds, Cattle Barn, 8–10 a.m.

Thanks for
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Longtime fair board member
looking forward to milestone
by LAURA DeKOK ty can be proud of,” Yon- county engineer, take a
Staff Writer ker said. look at the problem and
His concern is over see if he can come up with
Though this year ’s the portion of the road a way to fix it.
J a c k s o n C o u n t y Fa i r near the entrance to the Commissioners said
hasn’t even gotten un- fairgrounds in Jackson they have seen issues
der way yet, a longtime that was with the
fair board member is al- damaged “Next year is 150 water, and
ready looking forward to by recent agreed the
next year’s great Jackson construc-
years for the problem
County get-together. tion activi- fair, and that’s needs to be
E d Yo n k e r, f o r m e r ties. Water something addressed.
county commissioner and flows from Jackson County Stahl con-
current member of the various lo- curred,
fair board, approached cations on can be proud of.” and said he
the current board of com- the prop- Ed Yonker would be
missioners earlier this erty in one more than
month with some con- direction, happy to
cerns regarding grounds Yonker said, and it pools look at the property and
and adjacent roads he to the point it covers the see what can be done.
feels need to be address road at times and makes While there will not be
prior to next year’s 150th it impossible to mow. Yon- an immediate fix, com-
File photo
annual Jackson County ker said he feels the road missioners said, they are
Fair. needs to be paved, though hopeful a solution can be PEDAL PUSHER
“Next year is 150 years he admits that will not found before next year’s Logan Bretzman gets into his portion of the pedal tractor pull during last year’s
for the fair, and that’s solve the water problem. milestone fair. Jackson County Fair. The kid’s pedal tractor pull returns to the 2017 Jackson County
something Jackson Coun- He suggested Tim Stahl, Fair, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, in the fair village.

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SWEET STUFF CRAZY KIDS
Ben Dahlin gets help from Jackson firefighter Galen McCarthy while spraying
Little Auggie Henning enjoys a tasty bite of sweet corn with mother Kim Henning
the fire hose during Kid’s Day at the 2016 Jackson County Fair. Kid’s Day returns
during the free sweet corn feed at the 2016 Jackson County Fair. Free sweet corn,
to the 2017 great Jackson County get-together, running from 9 a.m. to noon on
sponsored by the Corn Cob Open, will again be served at this year’s fair, starting at
Wednesday, July 26.
6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, and running until it’s all gone.

The fair prepares for its 150 anniversary
by JESSICA OYE the Jackson County Fair stock shows. from years gone by they
th
encouraged to submit ning committee members.
Staff Writer at the end of the month. Mulder said she is un- would like to share are them to any of the plan-
Banners advertising next sure of what the 150th cel-
Even though the 149th year’s special occasion ebration might look like
annual Jackson County will be hanging around right now; it may be the
Fair has yet to begin, the grounds this year with focus of one day or the en-
people are already talking suggestion boxes placed tire week. She added they
about next year’s mile- in multiple locations for will be honoring the his-
stone 150th annual fair. people to submit their tory of the fair and hope
Planning efforts are ideas. They also plan to people will join them.
already underway, with have special announce- Mulder said anyone
a half-dozen local 4-H ments made during live- who has photos of fairs
alumni and long-time
supporters of the fair

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