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The 2021 Douglas County Fair drew thousands of people during its run Aug. 17-21. Rain Friday afternoon caused crowds to dwindle, but a preliminary estimate indicates that fair attendance topped 51,000, up from 48,000 in 2019.

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Two sheep share a nuzzle Aug. 19 at the Douglas County Fair.

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or four days, Douglas County turned out to eat pork chops, tour the animal barns, listen to live music, and soak in the smells and sounds they hadn’t experienced for two years. “I think the fair overall went very well,” said Fair Vice President Brad Brejcha. “The Friday night rain hurt us but Saturday’s weather made up for it.” Friday’s rains were welcome in the drought-stricken community. They also halted the rides, sent fairgoers scrambling for cover, and forced the cancellation of the evening’s entertainment, including the Viking Speedway demolition derby and the headliner band IV Play. This year’s fair drew a heavier

than normal attendance — 51,000, more than any other single year during the past 10 years, according to Fair President Don Kleine. Some food vendors ran out of items such as large drink cups, lefse and pulled pork, although some of them were able to restock. It’s been a common problem at county fairs throughout Minnesota this year, as people surged back into the fairgrounds after two years away. Tuesday’s soft opening offered a partial glimpse of the fair, included the Johnny Holm band, food, and a cash giveaway. “It’s something we tried for the first time,” Brejcha said. “People weren’t quite sure what it was.” Bumps should be ironed out by next year, he said. Brejcha said the fair board

always welcomes suggestions for future years, and that people can contact the fair through its website, dcmnfair.com. The weather on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17-19, was hot and humid with temperatures in the low 90s. Even though rain hit on Friday, the high temperature for the day was 85 degrees. Friday’s rain did bring near perfect fair weather on Saturday with temperatures in the 70s and plenty of sunshine. Saturday’s great weather created perfect conditions for America’s Got Talent finalist Jason Pritchett’s show that night, said Fair Board Member Darla Engstrom. “It doesn’t get better than that, to sit out at the fair on Saturday night, with hardly a leaf moving, under a full moon, with perfect temperatures and be entertained,” she said.

Apple pie takes the cake at the Douglas County Fair

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From left, judges Kris Valentine, Chelsea Lee and Brett Grinager taste several pies to decide the Douglas County Pie contest winner. Darla Engstrom hosted the contest, far right. Garfield took second and third, with her blueberry pie taking second and her cherry pie taking third. Her secret to a good pie is thick butter

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A SWEET JUDGING

The Douglas County Fair’s pie judging contest was a hit on Wednesday, Aug. 18. It took place on the Hubbard Radio Stage and was hosted by Fair Board member Darla Engstrom. The judges were Brett Grinager, also a Fair Board member, and Chelsea Lee and Kris Valentine from KIK-FM. The judges awarded first place to Sharon Vanderheiden, who was absent when the award was presented. Kathy Betterman of

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slices under the crust. Valentine went into the judging with a strategy to not play favorites. “I couldn’t just pick

the pie based off my favorite flavors,” he said. “I had to be objective.” Contact Thalen at: tzimmerman@echopress.com

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As a part of senior day at the Douglas County fair on Aug. 19, eight seniors were honored for their contributions to their community. From left, Emily Geris, Mary George, Chuck Wencl, Mandy Wencl, Anne Wild, Dennis Gronholz, Ron Buse, Lorraine Sellgren Davis, Cheryl Suchy, Clem Suchy and Samantha Beckman.

Eight Douglas County seniors honored at the fair By Thalen Zimmerman Alexandria Echo Press Eight Douglas County citizens, age 65 and up, were honored at the fair for their significant contributions to the community. Mandy and Chuck Wencl of Alexandria were the first to be recognized for their work in the community, which includes setting up the free music on the concerts on the courthouse lawn every Thursday. Dennis Gronholz from NSI, Nurtition Services Inc, was honored next for his work with delivering meals to homes, bringing daily nutrition to people’s doorsteps. Dennis also volunteers through Habitat for Humanity. Ron Buse from Evansville followed Dennis. Buess is the president of the Evansville Senior club and a manager at the Senior Center. He helps with setting up events for Lion’s Club, serves as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, and teaches youth how to build birdhouses. Mary George from Osakis, who also helps with home food deliveries through NSI, was also recognized. She is the president of the Osakis Women’s Association and president of the Nursing Home Auxiliary. Lorraine Sellgren Davis from Forada was another honoree. She won the Forada outstanding senior award,

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is a VFW auxiliary member and works with the Senior Club and the Elder Network. Last but certainly not least was Clem and Cheryl Suchy from Miltona. They both work with the Miltona Lion’s Club, helped organize Miltona Tornado Days, and were involved with water quality activities. Each senior honored received a plaque and a gift bag for their contributions to their communities. Brad Brejcha hosted the event. Joyce McIntosh was also recognized for her commitment to serve seniors. McIntosh retired from her role as Douglas County coordinator for Senior Citizens. She was given a gift card, a cooler bag, and a plaque. Thursday, Aug. 19, was Senior Day at the fair and sponsored by Knute Nelson, which organized the Senior Recognition ceremony. “It’s been an honor and super fun to be a part of Senior Day,” said Samantha Beckman, vice president of marketing at Knute Nelson. Knute Nelson coordinated seniors’ activities and ran a prize drawing with each prize package valued at $250. The drawing was open to people of all ages, and the winners were announced at 5 p.m. Thursday. Reporter Thalen Zimmerman can be reached at tzimmerman@ echopress.com.


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4-H Results Aerospace ► Champion, Thomas Dutcher, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Corbin Brouns, Fancy Farmers Bicycle ► Champion, Sullivan Rooney, Lake Mary Troopers Cat Show Senior ► Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Marcus Wolf, Liberty Livewires Cat Show Junior ► Champion, Carter Jorud, Spruce Hill Rangers ► Reserve Champion, Brynnley Zeithamer, Lake Mary Troopers Cat Exhibit ► Champion, Lauren Thoennes, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Jackson Dutcher, Chippewans Overall Cat Show & Exhibit ► Champion, Lauren Thoennes, Moe Child Development ► Champion, Emily Barten, Go Bees ► Reserve Champion, Greta Fuglseth, Moe Computer ► Champion, Thomas Dutcher, Chippewans Consumer Education ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Crafts/Kits (Grades 3-5) ► Champion, Aubrey Wolf, Go Bees ► Reserve Champion, Hayden Lennes, Lake Mary Troopers Crafts/Kits (Grades 6-8) ► Champion, Reagan Lennes, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Carson Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires Crafts/Kits (Grades 9 & up) ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Hunter Walz, Lake Mary Troopers Overall Craft ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Dog Related ► Champion, Analise Schroeder, Independent ► Reserve Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires

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Electric ► Champion, Brock Manderschied, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Lars Dropik, Liberty Livewires Engineering Design ► Champion, Jacob Schaffran, Moses & Aaron ► Reserve Champion, Averie

Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Entomology ► Champion, Aidyn Meissner, Moe Exploring Animals ► Champion, Carter Jorud, Spruce Hill Rangers ► Reserve Champion, Analise Schroeder, Independent

The Dragon Wagon provided a mini roller coaster experience for fairgoers on Thursday.

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The Douglas County Agricultural Association and its Board of Directors wishes to thank the many businesses, organizations, and public entities that helped to make the 2021 Douglas County Fair a tremendous success. It is because of the attendance of fairgoers from Douglas County and the surrounding region that we are able to maintain our facilities and grounds and keep them in such great condition. Your fair continues to be one of the most popular summer events in central Minnesota.

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The Fireball ride provided upside-down thrills for brave fairgoers on Wednesday.

Kyrie Oates, 2, enjoys a refreshing drink at the Douglas County Fair on Saturday. Thalen Zimmerman / Alexandria Echo Press

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4-H Results Exploring the Environment ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Aleyna Taveirne, Liberty Livewires Fine Arts (Grades 3-5) ► Champion, Paisley Olson, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Jaylyn Lusty, Fancy Farmers Fine Arts (Grades 6-8) ► Champion, Julian Ramos, Working Wonders ► Reserve Champion, Gracianna Fuller, Christina Lakers Fine Arts (Grades 9 & up) ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires Overall Fine Arts ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Fishing Sports ► Champion, Andrew Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, Gavin Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers Forest Resources ► Champion, Julian Ramos, Working Wonders ► Reserve Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Geology ► Champion, Andrew Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, Rylee Bundermann, Lake Mary Troopers Health ► Champion, Analise Schroeder, Independent ► Reserve Champion, Seth Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers

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Susan and Cici Brown dance to the music of The Fabulous Armadillos on Aug. 18 at the Douglas County Fair. The band drew a big crowd that gathered in front of the Alomere Main Stage.

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A group of 4H’ers walk by some cattle in the barn Aug. 18 at the fair.

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The Fabulous Armadillos interact with the crowd during the Aug. 18 performance from the Alomere Main Stage.

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4-H Results Home Environment ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Callie Taveirne, Liberty Livewires Needle Arts ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Carson Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires Pet Show Senior ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Abigail Fiskness, Liberty Livewires Pet Show Junior ► Champion, Josie Schaffran, Moses & Aaron ► Reserve Champion, Ethan Radil, Liberty Livewires Pet Exhibit ► Champion, Josie Schaffran, Moses & Aaron ► Reserve Champion, Lacie Lange, Liberty Livewires Overall Pet Show & Exhibit ► Champion, Josie Schaffran, Moses & Aaron Photography (Grades 3-5) ► Champion, Faith Hokanson, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Millie Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers Photography (Grades 6-8) ► Champion, Ellie Olsen, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Tahira Schaffran, Moses & Aaron Photography (Grades 9 & up) ► Champion, Ethan Wittmer, Spruce Hill Rangers ► Reserve Champion, Seth Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers Overall Photography ► Champion, Ethan Wittmer, Spruce Hill Rangers Safety ► Champion, Analise Schroeder, Independent ► Reserve Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Science of Animals ► Champion, Rylee Bundermann, Lake Mary Troopers Self-Determined ► Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Shooting Sports ► Champion, Tahira Schaffran, Moses & Aaron ► Reserve Champion, Andrew Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers Shop (Grades 3-5) ► Champion, Alden Eddy, Moses & Aaron ► Reserve Champion, Jacobo Ramos, Working Wonders Shop (Grades 6-8) ► Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Sullivan Rooney, Lake Mary Troopers Shop (Grades 9 & up) ► Champion, Callie Taveirne, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Ethan Wittmer, Spruce Hill Rangers Overall Shop ► Champion, Callie Taveirne, Liberty Livewires Small Engines ► Champion, Colin Anderson, Runestone Tractor ► Champion, Kyle Tvrdik, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Austin Baune, Christina Lakers Veterinary Science ► Champion, Ethan Radil, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Jacobo Ramos, Working Wonders Video ► Champion, Callie Taveirne, Liberty Livewires Water & Wetlands ► Champion, Rylee Bundermann, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Wildlife/Biology ► Champion, Carter Jorud, Spruce Hill Rangers ► Reserve Champion, Ayden Kapphahn, Chippewans Youth Leadership ► Champion, Rylee Bundermann, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Anakin Bosek, Chippewans Club exhibits 4-H Banners ► Champion, County Line Ramblers 4-H Club ► Reserve Champion, Chippewans 4-H Club Club Community Pride ► Champion, Moe 4-H Club ► Reserve Champion, Liberty Livewires 4-H Club 4-H Club Scarecrows ► Champions, Fancy Farmers 4-H Club ► Reserve Champion, Liberty Livewires 4-H Club 4-H Club Scrapbooks ► Champions, Moe 4-H Club ► Reserve Champion, Liberty Livewires 4-H Club

Top: Ella Steinle pets Danny the camel, a resident of the Chahinkapa Zoo of Wahpeton, N.D., who came to the Douglas County Fair as part of a presentation by the zoo. Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press

Middle: Audience members clap while watching the Princess Pageant on Wednesday. Bottom: As always, Calorie Lane was crowded with hungry fairgoers on Wednesday. Photos by Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

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Food and Gardening Breads ► Champion, Lacey Siira, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Jacobo Ramos, Working Wonders Corn ► Champion, Daryn Botzet, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, Derek Klimek, Lucky Star Dairy Foods ► Champion, Cody Tvrdik, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Ayden Kapphahn, Chippewans Flower Gardening ► Champion, Jaylyn Lusty,

Fancy Farmers ► Reserve Champion, Paisley Olson, Lucky Star Food & Nutrition (Grades 3-5) ► Champion, Aleyna Taveirne, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Abigail Boogaard, Fancy Farmers Food & Nutrition (Grades 6-8) ► Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Gracianna Fuller, Christina Lakers Food & Nutrition (Grades 9 & up)

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Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Indoor Gardening ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Paisley Olson, Lucky Star Lawn & Landscape ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Microwave Cooking ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Plant & Soil Sciences ► Champion, Averie Mounsdon, Liberty Livewires Potatoes ► Champion, Samuel Kalina,

Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Kendall Elmer, Moe Small Grains & Legumes ► Champion, Daryn Botzet, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, William Englund, Christina Lakers Vegetable Gardening ► Champion, Eva Olson, Christina Lakers ► Reserve Champion, Spencer Olson, Christina Lakers Largest Vegetable Cucumber ► Champion, Millie Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers

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Contestants in the Princess Pageant dance to some music at the start of the competition on Wednesday.

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4-H Livestock Results Horse

Hi Point Training ► Champion, Janoa Hedstrom, Hoofbeats Hi Point Novice ► Champion, Lilibelle Hokanson, Moe Hi Point Games ► Champion, Janoa Hedstrom, Hoofbeats ► Reserve Champions, John Sanden, Chippewans Hi Point Pleasure ► Champion, Alexis Johanson, Hoofbeats ► Reserve Champion, MaKena Hokanson, Moe

Poultry

Junior Poultry Showman ► Champion, Ethan Radil, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Carter Jorud, Spruce Hill Rangers Intermediate Poultry Showman ► Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Tahira Schaffran, Moses & Aaron Senior Poultry Showman ► Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Kjersten Nibbe, Runestone Champion Market Chickens ► Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Dominic Abell, Lucky Star Champion Breeding Chickens ► Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Marcus Wolf, Liberty Livewires Champion Egg Production ► Champion, Alisah Floding, Lake Mary Troopers Champion White Egg ► Champion, Alisah Floding, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Josie Schaffran, Moses & Aaron Champion Brown Egg ► Champion, Hunter Walz, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Aiden Cable-Muyres, Carlos Happy Helpers Champion Market Turkey ► Champion, Colin Ander-

son, Runestone ► Reserve Champion, Ethan Wittmer, Spruce Hill Rangers Champion Breeding Turkey ► Champion, Ethan Wittmer, Spruce Hill Rangers ► Reserve Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers Champion Market Ducks ► Champion, Ellie Olsen, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Ethan Radil, Liberty Livewires Champion Breeding Ducks ► Champion, Ellie Olsen, Chippewans Champion Market Geese ► Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers Champion Breeding Geese ► Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers Champion Pigeons ► Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires Champion Show & Hobby ► Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, William Englund, Christina Lakers

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Champion Dairy Market Goat ► Champion, Rylee Bundermann, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Kaleb Fuglseth, Moe Champion Meat Market Goat ► Champion, Ava Boesl, Moses & Aaron ► Reserve Champion, Damian Schlosser, County Line Ramblers Champion Meat Breeding Doe ► Champion, Rylee Bundermann, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Cora Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires Champion Junior Dairy Goat ► Champion, Jackson Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Kaitlyn Seibel, Hoofbeats Champion Senior Dairy Goat ► Champion, MaKena

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Greta Faber, bottom, gives her lamb a good scrubbing with the help of Rowan Boesl before judging on Thursday. Hokanson, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Jackson Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers Meat Goat Junior Goat Showman ► Champion, Jaylin Hennen, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Jaylyn Lusty, Fancy Farmers Intermediate Goat Showman ► Champion, Carson Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Isabelle Rangel, Chippewans Senior Goat Showman ► Champion, Rylee Bundermann, Lake Mary Troopers

► Reserve Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires Dairy Goat Junior Goat Showman ► Champion, Hunter Seibel, Hoofbeats ► Reserve Champion, Nathan Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers Intermediate Goat Showman ► Champion, Jackson Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Hayden Lennes, Lake Mary Troopers Senior Goat Showman ► Champion, Elly Baune, Christina Lakers

► Reserve Champion, Kaitlyn Seibel, Hoofbeats

Dairy Cows

Spring Calf ► Champion, Millie Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Nathan Saulsbury, Working Wonders Winter Calf ► Champion, Derek Klimek, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Lexi

Klimek, Lucky Star Fall Calf ► Champion, Lexi Klimek, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Cohen Jahnke, County Line Ramblers Spring Calf ► Champion, Millie Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Nathan Saulsbury, Working Wonders

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LIVESTOCK From Page 6 Junior Yearling Calf ► Champion, Millie Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Sam Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers Senior Yearling Calf ► Champion, Derek Klimek, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Lexi Klimek, Lucky Star Champion Cow ► Champion, Nathan Saulsbury, Working Wonders ► Reserve Champion, Emma Saulsbury, Working Wonders Junior Champion Dairy ► Champion, Derek Klimek, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Derek Klimek, Lucky Star Grand Champion Dairy ► Champion, Nathan Saulsbury, Working Wonders ► Reserve Champion, Emma Saulsbury, Working Wonders Junior Champion Showman ► Champion, Millie Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers Intermediate Champion Showman ► Champion, Samuel Kalina, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Derek Klimek, Lucky Star Senior Champion Showman ► Champion, Lexi Klimek, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Hailey Klimek, Lucky Star

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The Tilt-O-Whirl was just one of many spinning and twirling rides that could be enjoyed during the fair.

Rabbit

Fryers Single Pen ► Champion, Seth Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers Market Rabbits ► Champion, Seth Engelbrecht, Lake Mary Troopers Breeding Rabbits ► Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Eva Olson, Christina Lakers Junior Rabbit Showman ► Champion, Ethan Radil, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Dominic Wunderlich, Lake Mary Troopers Intermediate Rabbit Showman ► Champion, Eva Olson, Christina Lakers ► Reserve Champion, Tahira Schaffran, Moses & Aaron Senior Rabbit Showman ► Champion, Seth Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, Andrew Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers Best of Breed Havana ► Alisah Floding, Lake Mary Troopers Mini Rex ► Eva Olson, Christina Lakers Mini Lop ► Corbin Brouns, Fancy Farmers Netherland Dwarf ► Eva Olson, Christina Lakers

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Live music was enjoyed by many on senior day at the Douglas County Fair on Thu, Aug. 19. Polish ► Ethan Radil, Liberty Livewires Other Purebred Small ► Eva Olson, Christina Lakers Other Purebred Large ► Andrew Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers Wool Breed ► Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires Best of Opposite Sex Havana ► Alisah Floding, Lake Mary Troopers Mini Rex ► Andrew Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers

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Mini Lop ► Bree Sansness, Carlos Happy Helpers Netherland Dwarf ► Owinn Cimbura, Hoofbeats Polish ► Ethan Radil, Liberty Livewires Other Purebred Small ► Elly Baune, Christina Lakers

Sheep

Lamb Lead Senior Lamb Lead ► Champion, Wesley Siira,

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People stand in line to get tickets for rides on Wednesday at the fair. Moe ► Reserve Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires Champion Wether ► Champion, Greta Faber, Hoofbeats ► Reserve Champion, Nicole Skindelien, Lake Mary Troopers Champion Ewe ► Champion, Nicole Skindelien, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Jaylin Hennen, Chippewans Market Lamb Black Face ► Champion, Greta Faber,

Hoofbeats ► Reserve Champion, Harlan Rehm, Chippewans Market Lamb White Face ► Champion, Wesley Siira, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Lacey Siira, Moe Market Lamb Speckled Face ► Champion, Nicole Skindelien, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires Ewe Lamb Commercial White Face

► Champion, Wesley Siira, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Tyler Siira, Moe Ewe Lamb Commercial Speckle Face ► Champion, Nicole Skindelien, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Wesley Siira, Moe Yearling Ewe Commercial Black Face ► Champion, Jaylin Hennen, Chippewans

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LIVESTOCK From Page 7 Yearling Ewe Commercial White Face ► Champion, Tyler Siira, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Wesley Siira, Moe Yearling Ewe Commercial Speckle Face ► Champion, Wesley Siira, Moe Junior Sheep Showman ► Champion, Harlan Rehm, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Angelica Rangel, Chippewans Intermediate Sheep Showman ► Champion, Greta Faber, Hoofbeats ► Reserve Champion, Nicole Skindelien, Lake Mary Troopers Senior Sheep Showman ► Champion, Wesley Siira, Moe ► Reserve Champion, Kendra Massmann, Liberty Livewires

Beef

Champion Dairy Steer ► Champion, Ethan Wittmer, Spruce Hill Rangers ► Reserve Champion, Bentley Wittmer, Spruce Hill Rangers Market Beef Class Champion Lightweight Market Beef ► Champion, Cora Boesl, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Anakin Bosek, Chippewans

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Gavin Hjelle, 14, of Alexandria gives the crowd a fist pump while driving his vehicle in the Riding Lawn Mower Demolition Derby on Aug. 18 at the Viking Speedway. The derby, which was a hit in its fourth year at the fair, was sponsored by Alex Power Equipment. Class Champion Heavyweight Market Beef ► Champion, Brenden Bryce, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Briella Bryce, Chippewans Champion Market Beef ► Champion, Cora Boesl, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Brenden Bryce, Lake Mary Troopers Champion Cow/Calf ► Champion, Eva Boesl, Chippewans Class Champion Spring Calf ► Champion, Paisley Olson,

Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Peyton Boesl, Chippewans Class Champion Fall Calf ► Champion, Rowan Boesl, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Aiden Cable-Muyres, Carlos Happy Helpers Class Champion Summer Yearling ► Champion, Quiyn Craig, Lake Mary Troopers Class Champion Junior Yearling ► Champion, Charlie Johnston, Chippewans

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Participants in 4-H sheep judging try to keep their entries in line on Aug. 19. ► Reserve Champion, Peyton Boesl, Chippewans Champion Heifer ► Champion, Paisley Olson, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Charlie Johnston, Chippewans Overall Champion Prospect Market Calf ► Champion, Dylan Boesl, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Connor Hawkins, Chippewans Class Champion Prospect Calf Dairy Steer ► Champion, Lexi Klimek, Lucky Star ► Reserve Champion, Hailey Klimek, Lucky Star Junior Beef Showman ► Champion, Connor Hawkins, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Paisley Olson, Lucky Star Intermediate Beef Showman ► Champion, Brenden Bryce, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Eva Boesl, Chippewans Senior Beef Showman ► Champion, Cora Boesl, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Quiyn Craig, Lake Mary Troopers

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A rabbit has a little snack Aug. 19 at the Douglas County Fair.

Champion Barrow ► Champion, Quiyn Craig, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion,

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Anakin Bosek, Chippewans Champion Breeding Gilt ► Champion, Anakin Bosek, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Ellie Cronquist, Carlos Happy Helpers Champion Market Gilt ► Champion, Liesel Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Reagan Lennes, Lake Mary Troopers Class Lightweight Barrow ► Champion, William Englund, Christina Lakers ► Reserve Champion, Olivia Otto, Moses & Aaron Class Middleweight Barrow ► Champion, Quiyn Craig, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Madalynn Otto, Moses & Aaron Class Heavyweight Barrow ► Champion, Anakin Bosek, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Carson Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires Class January Gilt ► Champion, Anakin Bosek, Chippewans ► Reserve Champion, Quiyn Craig, Lake Mary Troopers Class February Gilt ► Champion, Ellie Cronquist, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, Brynn Fernholz, Runestone Class March Gilt ► Champion, Joey Hoppe, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, Blair Piere, Lucky Star Class Lightweight Gilt ► Champion, Reagan Lennes, Lake Mary Troopers ► Reserve Champion, Riley Fernholz, Lake Mary Troopers Class Heavyweight Gilt ► Champion, Liesel Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Carson Bumgarner, Liberty Livewires Junior Swine Showman ► Champion, Luke Sprengeler, Liberty Livewires ► Reserve Champion, Briella Bryce, Lake Mary Troopers Intermediate Swine Showman ► Champion, Ellie Cronquist, Carlos Happy Helpers ► Reserve Champion, Brenden Bryce, Lake Mary Troopers Senior Swine Showman ► Champion, Grace Otto, Moses & Aaron ► Reserve Champion, Anakin Bosek, Chippewans

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