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Dawson County Fair 2010 schedule July 9-18 Friday, July 9: • 9:30 a.m. 4-H Superintendents meeting for 4-H Family and Consumer Science related and other miscellaneous static exhibit, 4-H Exhibit Building • 9:30 a.m. 4-H Livestock Superintendents meeting, 4-H cafe building • 10:30 - 11 a.m. State 4-H Horse Show bound exhibitors enter static exhibits - 4-H Exhibit building. 1 p.m. Work Day to set up shooting sports equipment. Saturday, July 10: • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 4-H cafe open • 9 a.m. 4-H Shooting Sports Competition at Stevens Arena • 1 p.m. Take down shooting sports equipment and set up for dog show • 2 p.m. Enter 4-H dogs • 3 p.m. 4-H Dog Show Monday, July 12: • 1:00 p.m. 4-H Livestock Area set up Tuesday, July 13: • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Set up commercial displays • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enter Open Class in Open Class Building Wednesday, July 14: • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enter Open Class in Open Class Building • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enter all 4-H Food, Misc., Ag, and Home Environment static (except livestock and small animals) • 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 4-H cafe open

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Dawson County Fair 2010 schedule NOON – Matt Sorenson, Rattle Tag Artist. Shows also at 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. • 1 p.m. Judge all Open Class exhibits • 5:00 p.m Drill Teams - Flag Corp Competition at Grandstand, Admission: $4 for adults, $2 for youth, 5 years and under free • 6 - 10 p.m. Open and Commercial buildings open to the public after judging is complete • 6 - 10 p.m. Commercial Exhibits open • 7:30 - 9 p.m. 4-H exhibits open to public after completion of judging. • Evening - Carnival open – FAMILY NIGHT • 7:00 p.m Calcutta and Cattle sorting - Stevens Arena, Admission: $4 for adults, $2 for youth, 5 years and under free

Thursday, July 15 • 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 4-H Cafe open • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. All 4-H buildings open • 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Enter 4-H Feeder calves and Bucket calves • 8 a.m. to NOON Enter 4-H beef, dairy, meat goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine NOON – Matt Sorenson, Rattle Tag Artist. Shows also at 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. • 12:30 p.m. 4-H Bucket calf show - Stevens Arena • 1 p.m. - 4-H Feeder calf show - Stevens Arena • 3 - 4:30 p.m. root beer floats courtesy of Homestead Bank • 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Open Class Exhibits open • 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. All Commercial Exhibits open • 4:30 p.m 4-H Dairy Show (or after Feeder Calf Show) Stevens Arena • Evening - Carnival open • 7:00 p.m. CRASHFEST: Demo Derby, Grandstand. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for youth, 5 years and under free.

Friday, July 16: • 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 4-H Cafe Open • 8 a.m. 4-H Beef Show in Stevens Arena • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. All 4-H buildings open NOON – Matt Sorenson, Rattle Tag Artist. Shows also at 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. • 2 p.m. PeeWee Lamb and Goat Lead • 2:15 p.m. 4-H Sheep Show • 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free watermelon feed courtesy of Plum Creek Market Place • 4 p.m. - Mechanical Bull Rides, $5 • 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Open Class Exhibits Open • 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. All Commercial Exhibits Open • 6 p.m. 4-H Sheep Lead Show (Wool Garment and Lamb) in Stevens Arena, West Bleachers • Evening - Carnival open • 7:00 p.m. Cross Canadian Ragweed Concert,, Grandstand, Admission: Advance Tickets $25, At the Gate $30. Call the Dawson County Fairgrounds office for tickets at 324-3600.

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Dawson County Fair 2010 schedule Saturday, July 17: • 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 4-H Cafe Open • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. All 4-H Buildings open • 8 a.m. 4-H Swine Show - Stevens Arena • 10:30 a.m. 4-H Meat Goat Show (or after swine show) • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Enter small animals and pets (release after show) NOON – Matt Sorenson, Rattle Tag Artist. Shows also at 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. • NOON Interview and judge small animals, cats and poultry in Stevens Arena at West Bleachers • 1 p.m. 4-H Cat Show • 1 p.m. Open Class Exhibits open • 1 p.m. All Commercial Exhibits Open • 1:30 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Show • 2 p.m. “Kids Day,” all afternoon • 2 p.m. Mutton Busting and Kids Ranch Rodeo, admission fee $4 adults, $2 for youth • 4:30 p.m. Nebraska Truck and Tractor Pullers, admission fee $10 for adults, $5 for youth • 5 p.m. Release 4-H Livestock, 4-H Family and Consumer Science and other 4-H exhibits • Evening Carnival • 8 p.m. Release all open class exhibits, commercial displays Sunday, July 18: • 7:30 a.m. Enter 4-H Horses • 8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 4-H Cafe Open • 7:30 a.m. 4-H Horse Show in Stevens Arena • 9 a.m to noon Remove commercial exhibits Evening Carnival open • 6:30 p.m. Stock Car Races - Grandstand, Admission: $10 for adults and $4 for youth, 5 and under free.


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Corn Bread 1 cup corn meal 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon soda 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3/4 teaspoons salt 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs, well beaten 3 tablespoons melted shortening

Picnic pork and beans Ice Cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 cups heavy cream OR heavy cream mixed with light cream or half and half, preferably not ultra-pasteurized. ¾ cup superfine sugar Salt Combine all ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately or freeze; use within a couple of days, “warming” in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes prior to serving.

2 cans (15 ½ oz each) pork and beans 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard ¼ teaspoon dry mustard 1 tablespoon molasses ¼ cup ketchup

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Cross Canadian Ragweed at the Dawson County Fair July 16 Cross Canadian Ragweed is a country/rock band that will hit the stage just after Jonathan Singleton, an up and coming country artist. The name of the band is a combination of three of the band members’ names, Grady Cross (guitar), Cody Canada (guitar, vocals), and Randy Ragsdale (drums). The band name also alludes to Cody Canada's surname and to Canadian County, Oklahoma, where the town of Yukon is located. Yukon, Okla., is where the band originally formed. None of the members are, in fact, from Canada. As an American Red Dirt band, Cross Canadian Ragweed frequently plays with country music star Dierks Bentley and other stars of the Red Dirt scene, including Stoney Larue, Micky amd The Motorcars, Reckless Kelly, Canada's brotherin-law, Wade Bowen, No Justice, Johnny Cooper and Brandon Rhyder. Bentley referenced the band in his song "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", singing that "Ragweed's rockin' on the radio". Minor League baseball player Adam Boeve uses "Anywhere But Here" as his intro music. Pittsburgh Pirates catcher, Ryan Doumit, comes to bat to their song "Alabama.” In 2004, the group’s album, Soul Gravy, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Country charts. In October 2005, the band released their album Garage followed by a double live CD and DVD in 2006, Back to Tulsa - Live and Loud at Cain's Ballroom. Their sixth album, Mission California, was released in October 2007. They spent 25 days in the studio; the first five cutting 15 tracks, the next 20 polishing each track. Recorded in San Diego, Calif., Lee Ann Womack laid down background vocals on four of the tracks. Ragweed's tenth album, Happiness and All the Other Things was released in August 2009, commemorating the band's 15th anniversary. It included 12 new studio tracks and three live tracks. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. with the gate opening up at 6:00 p.m. at the Grandstands. Tickets will be $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. See more at the band’s website:

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Open Class Competition: There’s a category for every type of creation behold. Entrants are rewarded with a ribbon or sticker on each exhibit and earn a modest premium, which is mailed in a lump sum check after the fair. Residents have their choice of two entry times for the 2010 Dawson County Fair. They may take advantage of the early entry night from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, or they may bring entries to the Open Class Building from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. This method of entering

Do you have a vibrant painting that would color Van Gogh a shade of envygreen? Or perhaps you’ve passed by the open class exhibits and gazed at a jar of perfectly packed and sealed jars of jams and peaches and thought, ‘I could do that!’? Or perhaps you’ve snapped an action photo at the Plum Creek Rodeo you think the whole county should see? Then get out those recipe

files, search the garden, dust off the camera and get to work as your chance to be a prizewinner is just around the corner. An integral part of any Nebraska county fair for decades has been the open class competition. It is open to any county resident who meets the qualifications for an exhibit as outlined in the county fair premium book. There is no entry fee in Dawson County’s open class competition, and entry is as

was started several years ago to allow county residents who work during the day to bring items during their free time. Open class entries are judged Wednesday afternoon and as soon as judging is completed the building will be opened to the public for viewing. So make your contribution to the 2010 Dawson County Fair a personal one and join in the fun as an exhibitor. It’s a timeless tradition!

easy as taking the time to prepare the exhibit and filling out an entry tag. The categories are endless and any age can enter. There are divisions for flowers and vegetables, clothing, food and needlework. County artists may enter works in all types of media, ranging from oil to acrylic to sculpture. Photographers have several classes to choose from and the framed art pieces are always a wonder to

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Dawson County Ag Society board Behind the Scenes The 2010 Dawson County Agricultural Society’s board of members front from left, Vice President Bruce Rickertsen of Lexington, Treasurer Gary Rohde of Eddyville and Secretary Dave Muirhead of Overton. From the back left, Gary Hosick of Cozad, Pat Yeutter of Eustis, Craig Uden of Elwood, Charles Martin of Lexington and Scott Wolf of Gothenburg. Not pictured is President Scott Russman of Farnam.

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Dawson County Fair 2009 in photos

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Dawson County AK-SAR-BEN Pioneer Farm Family Award recipients OMAHA – The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau recent announced the 133 honorees for the 2010 Pioneer Farm Family Awards. In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years. Since its inception, 56 years ago, more than 8,000 families have been granted this award from across the region. Each honoree receives an engraved plaque and gatepost marker as permanent recognition of this milestone. The awards are presented during the

annual county fair in which the land is located. The following is a listing of the recipients for Dawson and Gosper counties: Dawson: Morris and Cora Devine, Gothenburg: Lester Keiser family, Pete Keiser, Nancy Keiser, Melody Gustafson, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lewis Torrey, Kearney; Ronald Longly, Lexington; Renee and Mike Holen, Loomis and Tom and Rhonda Jobman of Gothenburg. Gosper: Kevin Forster, Smithfield.

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- Foothill Farm John and Tena Siemering purchased the land now know as the Foothill Farm, from Union Pacific Railroad in 1887. It was then passed to Ted and Sophia Siemering. In 1945, Morris W. and Cora Devine inherited and farmed the land outside of Gothenburg until they retired in 2003. Cora and Morris raised their four children: Ronald, Bradley, Timothy and Linda, on the Foothill, which is located six miles north of Gothenburg along Hwy. 47. They still live on the farm today and in January of this year they celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

- Holen Family Farm On Dec. 29, 1886 Peter Brodine purchased the Dawson County Pasture161 10/60 A from H.T. Thompson for $1,127.70. Henry and Agnes Larson inherited the land on Oct. 20, 1937, and in 1968, Raymond and LaVaughn Larson became owners of the property in 1968. Today Renee and Mike Holen own the farm, as it was passed on to them in 2009.

The Ronald and Mona Longly Family farmland was acquired from David N. Shaw and wife Annie E. Shaw of Westmoreland County, Pa., in 1909-1910. Longly’s father William N. Longly was married Nov. 3, 1910, to Eva J. Lemmer and they occupied the home and built a new farm. They had two children: daughter Maxine who was born on Oct. 13, 1916, and son Ronald, born on Oct. 20, 1923. A new home was built on the farm and completed in 1927. Land development took place in the early 40s and after WWII. Irrigation in valley was on this farm from beginning with natural flow water directed from Platte River. Later, development of Sutherland Dam project in 1937 gave some water relief during summer months. The completion of the Kingsley Dam project in 1949 gave relief to all the irrigatable acres on farm during growing season. An irrigation well was placed on the farm in 1952 to supplement water if and when water crises occurred. Use of siphon tubes on farm started in 1947. The farm still has some original tubes from Cozad Plastic dated 1945, and are not modernized to current method. In the time that the farm has been in the Longly family’s possession, Ronald and Mona say they are proud to live in Lexington area and to have maintained and restored their homestead. Mona and Ronald have been fortunate to raise five children on this farm and are proud of their propogation and implement in community.

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Dawson County AK-SAR-BEN Pioneer Farm Family Award recipients - Lewis J. Torrey Ranch Herbert Torrey owned several parcels of land in Dawson County during his lifetime. He and his wife, Jane and their family of five boys: Herbert “Bert” Torrey, Jr., Frank Torrey, George Torrey, Alvin Torrey and Ray Torrey and one daughter, Bertha Torrey Brown resided on a farm approximately four miles west of the property, which today is owned by the Purintun estate. This particular farm afforded a large two-story house and a large barn. Herbert Torrey, Sr., was a great horseman and at one time owned 500 head of horses. Herbert Torrey, Sr., or “Herb” as he was known was very generous and presented newly married couples in the community with a horse and buggy. Herb was well known throughout Dawson County and surrounding areas, as rodeos were in the larg barn many times during the year. He was also well know for his passion for sales whether at the sale barns or farm sales. The schoolhouse described in the indentified property has family related memories. Bert and his wife Ida usually boarded the schoolteacher. Dorothy Jane Torrey, daughter of Bert and Ida, taught school at District 43, as did daughter-in-law

of Bert and Ida, Arlys Saathoff Torrey, wife of Lewis J. Torrey. Herb departed this life on the 15th day of April, 1933, at the age of 77. He passed away at his home where the rodeos were held. Herb had a bad cold but went to a sale on a cold day, developed pneumonia and failed to recover. It was a shock to the community as he had been a very healthy man. Prior to his passing, Bert, employed James E. White, who was a well know builder in the area, to build a new house on the East Half of Section 11, Township 10 North Range 19 West of the 6th Prime Meridian in Dawson County, Nebraska, in 1920. Herb rented the land to Bert, who was married to Ida Emma Bertha Greutman, a schoolteacher from Miller, Neb., in 1921. Bert and Ida moved into the new house with their baby son, Lewis John Torrey in 1922. A daughter, Dorothy Jane Torrey was born July 17, 1926. Following the passing of Herb, the land reverted to the Herbert Torrey, Sr., estate. After seeing the family farm passed along to his father, Lewis Torrey moved his family to the family farm in rural Elm Creek, March 1, 1956. During the time before and during his residency on the land

Lewis and his wife, Arlis, became the parents of twins, Keith and Kay, daughter Barbara and son Douglas. Recognizing the hardship Lewis’ mother, Ida, experienced at the time of Bert’s death in calling her children to inform them of their father’s passing, Lewis decided to put in a telephone at the property. After some legalities were taken care of, Lewis was able to establish phone service from Overton. Lewis began one of the first Charolais herd in the area. He ordered Big Sam sperm from Kansas City and arranged for the cow to be inseminated. He continued with Charolais until relocating the cow herd to Riverdale when he established a second cow calf herd of Black Angus, however continuing with the Charolais so he has Charolais in one pasture and Black Angus in another. The Dawson County pastureland is an outstanding parcel of grass and the livestock do better in Dawson County than in the other Buffalo County pastures. In 1971, Lewis purchased a farm at Riverdale, Neb., and relocated his family from the Torrey House in Elm Creek to 3803 6th Ave., Kearney. In October 1971 Lewis sold the Torrey House in Elm Creek.

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Dawson County AK-SAR-BEN Pioneer Farm Family Award recipients - Jobman Family Farm The Tom and Rhonda Jobman Family farm came into existence when Adolph Kuhlman, Rhonda’s father, purchased the property from Lizzie Thelin, widow of Louis Thelin, in 1909. In 1932 Rhonda’s parents improved the existing home by moving in an old school house and remodeling it. In 1961 her father, Edwin, purchased the land from the family estate, and in 1993 the land was passed along to Rhonda and her siblings, after their parents died. Rhonda said that eventually the land will be passed along to her two sons, who currently farm the land. Rhonda recalled that during the 1960s her sister, Pat, and her husband, Gene Aden and their family lived on the farm for several years. “Tom and I moved to this farm on Sept. 25, 1970, and have raised our family her,” she said. During the last 100 years, Rhonda said many improvements have been made to the land. In the 1980s the land was leveled and Buffalo Creek straightened. In 1993 the Jobman’s added a center pivot to the farm, and although many changes have been made to the land since the Thelin family owned the property, the old schoolhouse remains part of the structure and part of the families history.

- Lester Keiser Family Farm Renke Keiser purchased the Lester Keiser Family farm Dec. 26, 1901 from Carl Kostman, who was deeded the land through the Homestead Act in July of 1889. Keiser then sold the land to his son George, Oct. 25, 1910. The land was farmed by George and his son Lester, who inherited it from George and his mother, Hanna. Melody Keiser-Gustafson, now owns the farm as it was passed along to her after her father, Lester “Pete” Keiser died in September of 1990.

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2010 4-H Superintendents Assistant, Chandler Mayour Assistant for Sheep Lead, Madi McKeone

Assistant, Dirk Rubenthaler Superintendent, Beef Muscle

General Superintendent of Agriculture Bruce Treffer Assistant, Alan Corr General Superintendent of Family & Consumer Sciences Andrea Nisley Assistant, Dawn Schroeder Superintendent, Beef Kayla Rubenthaler

Evaluation Contest Paul and Shannon Peterson Assistant, Scott Aden Superintendent, Feeder Calf Justin Lans Assistant, Mark Hanson Superintendent, Bucket Calf, Dairy & Meat Goat Annette Renken Superintendent Swine Kent Pieper Assistant Robb Stieb Superintendent, Hog Grade & Yield Sale Rick Benjamin Superintendent, Horses Keith Stombaugh Assistant, Mitch Ziebell Superintendent, Sheep Becky Gibbens

Superintendent, Rabbits & Poultry Doug LaFuze Assistant, Wynetta Brown Superintendent, 4-H Dogs Leigh Stieb Assistant, Judy Epp Superintendent, Herdsmanship Bruce Rickertsen Assistant, Craig Uden Announcers To Be Announced Ring Stewards To Be Announced Superintendent, Shooting Sports Jeff Lundgren Superintendent, Clothing Hope Kuhlman Assistant, Kris Loostrom

Superintendent, Foods Kristi Purintun Assistant, Cindy Finnegan Superintendent, Home Environment Tricia Maline Assistant, Carol Keiser Superintendent, Rocketry, Miscellaneous Ag & Home Economics Mike Wolff Assistant, Becky Costello Superintendent, Horticulture Kristi Kreuscher Assistant, Dana Ingalls Superintendent, Photography Angie Mannel Assistant, Sheila Rowe 4-H Café Manager Vicki Unterseher

Recognizing the board of directors DAWSON COUNTY FAIR AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: President Scott Russman, Farnam Vice President Bruce Rickertsen, Lexington Secretary Dave Muirhead, Overton Treasurer Gary Rohde, Eddyville BOARD OF DIRECTORS Scott Wolf, Gothenburg Charles Martin, Lexington

Pat Yeutter, Eustis Craig Uden, Elwood Gary Hosick, Cozad Extension Educator Bruce Treffer, Cozad Maintenance Supervisor Dave Jewett, Lexington Office Secretary Ann Johnson, Elwood

COMMITTEES Grandstand - Gary Hosick (Chairman), Charles Martin, Bruce Rickertsen, Gary Rohde, Scott Wolf Personnel - Charles Martin (Chairman), Pat Yeutter, Craig Uden Buildings & Grounds - Craig Uden (Chairman), Gary Hosick, Charles Martin, Dave Muirhead, Gary Rohde, Scott Wolf Raceway - Gary Rohde (Chairman),

Dave Muirhead and Ex-officio Dave Jewett 4-H - Bruce Rickertsen (Chairman), Craig Uden, Pat Yeutter By-Laws, Insurance and Legal Dave Muirhead (Chairman), Charles Martin Extension/Cy Committee - Pat Yeutter (Chairman), Bruce Rickerstsen, Craig Uden Ex-officio All Committees - Scott Russman

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2010 Dawson County Fair Sponsors Cozad ADM Alliance Nutrition Cozad State Bank Cozad Veterinary Clinic Culligan Water System Darr Feedlot, Inc. David McNally CPA Dr. Michael Hecox Feed Store First Bank and Trust Co. Garrett Tires and Tread H&H Salvage Homestead Bank – Cozad Hueftle Farms, Inc. Johnny On The Spot Mid State Aviation, Inc. Nebraska Ag and Irrigation Nebraska Plastic, Inc. Paulsen, Inc. Security First Bank of Cozad Staton Insurance, Inc. State Farm Insurance – Heidi Bazata Tenneco Tri-City Tribune Zook’s Welding Shop, Inc. Farnam First State Bank Gothenburg All Points Co-op Baldwin Filters Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel Brott Auction Service D & D Feeding Dawson Tire Service First State Bank and Trust First State Insurance Five Star Flooring

Gothenburg Livestock Gothenburg State Bank Gothenburg Times Horizon Ag Laird Feed Nebraska Salt & Grain Co. Pony Express Schnacker Automotive Service Holdrege Central Valley Irrigation Lexington Anthony Land & Cattle Barmore Drug Store Biehl Cattle Company – Jim Biehl Bill’s Volume Sales CarBar Cattle Co. Contryman and Associates Designer Craft Woodworking Downey Drilling, Inc. Eilers Machine & Welding Eustis Body Shop Fagot Refrigeration & Electric Fairbanks International Fairview Veterinary Clinic Holiday Inn Express Home Federal Savings & Loan Homestead Bank – Lexington KRVN Landmark Implement Lexington Animal Clinic Lexington Clipper-Herald Lexington Livestock Market Lexington Visitor & Tourism Committee M R K, Inc. Martin Electric Company Nebraska By-Products, Inc. Nebraskaland Tire Co., Inc.

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Orthman Manufacturing, Inc. Pinnacle Bank Platte Valley Auto Plum Creek Market Place Plum Creek Motors R.T. 9020, Inc. – Rick Trampe Shamrock Agriculture Consulting Shotkoski Hay Co. Sign Pro TierOne Bank Tri-County Hospital Tyson Fresh Meats U-Save Pharmacy Walmart Supercenter White Land & Cattle Company North Platte KELN Mix 97.1 Overton Central Feeders, Inc. Muirhead Auction Co. Overton Veterinary Clinic Sumner Five Points Bank Tub’s Pub

The above sponsors are only a partial listing as this booklet goes to press.

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Dawson County Fair July 14-18 • Da wson Coun t y Fairgr ounds Friday, July 9

Thursday, July 14

Saturday, July 17

10:30-11:00 am State 4-H Horse Show bound exhibitors may enter static exhibits - 4-H Exhibit Building 1:00 pm Set up shooting sports equipment

8:00 am - 7:30 pm 4-H Cafe open 8:00 am - 9:00 pm All 4-H Buildings open 8:00 am - 10:30 am Enter 4-H Bucket Calves and 4-H Feeder Calves 8:00 am - Noon Enter 4-H Beef, Dairy, Meat Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep and Swine. Use northeast gate only to bring in livestock - park trailers in North Parking lot 1 hour show Matt Sorensen, Rattle Tag Artist (Noon - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm) 12:30 pm 4-H Bucket Calf Show - Stevens Arena 1:00 pm 4-H Feeder Calf Show - Stevens Arena 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Root Beer Floats/Courtesy Homestead Bank 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Open Class Exhibits open 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Commercial Exhibits open 4:30 pm 4-H Dairy Show - Stevens Arena Evening Carnival open 6:30 p.m. Pioneer Farm Family Awards 7:00 pm “Crashfest” Demo Derby - Grandstand Admission: Adults - $10.00; 6-12 Years - $5.00; 5 and under Free

8:00 am - 5:00 pm All 4-H Buildings open 8:00 am 4-H Swine Show - Stevens Arena 10:30 am 4-H Meat Goat Show (or after swine show) 10:30 - 11:30 pm Enter small animals, pets & cats (release after show) 1 hour show Matt Sorensen, Rattle Tag Artist (Noon - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm) 12:00 noon Interview & judge small animals, pets, cats, and poultry - Stevens Arena - West Bleachers 1:00 pm 4-H Cat Show 1:00 pm - 8:00 pmOpen Class Exhibits open 1:00 pm - 8:00 pmCommercial Displays open 1:30 pm 4-H Rabbit Show 2:00 pm “Kid’s Day” all afternoon, more events to come 2:00 PM MUTTON BUSTING & KIDS RANCH RODEO DAWSON COUNTY ARENA. ADMISSION: ADULTS $4.00; 6-12 YEARS - $2.00; 5 AND UNDER FREE NO ENTRY FEE FOR CONTESTANTS 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Farm Family Awards 4:30 PM NEBRASKA TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULLERS ADMISSION: $10.00; 6-12 YEARS - $5.00; 5 AND UNDER FREE 5:00 pm Release 4-H Livestock, 4-H Family & Consumer Science, other 4-H Exhibits Evening Carnival Open 8:00 pm Release all Open Class Exhibits 8:00 pm Release Commercial Exhibits

Saturday, July 10 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 4-H Café open 9:00 am 4-H Shooting Sports Competition - Stevens Arena 1:00 pm Take down shooting sports equipment and set up for dog show 2:00 pm Enter 4-H Dogs 3:00 pm 4-H Dog Show

Tuesday, July 13 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Set up Commercial displays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Enter Open Class in Open Class Building

Wednesday, July 14 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Enter Open Class in Open Class Building 9:00 am - 7:30 pm 4-H Cafe open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Enter all 4-H Food, Misc. Ag, & Home Environment static exhibits (except livestock & small animals). 1 hour show Matt Sorensen, Rattle Tag Artist (Noon - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm) 1:00 pm Judge all static 4-H exhibits 1:00 pm Judge all Open Class exhibits 5:00 PM DRILL TEAM/FLAG CORP/CHEERLEADING COMPETITION - GRANDSTAND; ADMISSION: ADULTS - $4.00; 6-12 YEARS - $2.00; 5 AND UNDER FREE 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Open Class open to the public after judging is complete 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Commercial Exhibits open 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 4-H exhibits open to public after completion of judging 7:00 PM CALCUTTA/CATTLE SORTING - STEVENS ARENA ADMISSION: ADULTS - $4.00; 6-12 YEARS $2.00; 5 AND UNDER FREE Evening Carnival open - Family Night

Friday, July 16 8:00 am 4-H Beef Show - Stevens Arena 8:00 am - 9:00 pm All 4-H Buildings open 1 hour show Matt Sorensen, Rattle Tag Artist (Noon - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm) 2:00 pm PeeWee Lamb and Goat Lead 2:15 pm 4-H Sheep Show 3:00 - 4:30 pm Free Watermelon Feed/Courtesy Plum Creek Market Place 4:00 pm Mechanical Bull Rides ($5.00 per ride) 4:00 - 10:00 pm Open Class Exhibits open 4:00 - 9:00 pm All Commercial Exhibits open 6:00 pm 4-H Sheep Lead Show (Wool Garment & Lamb) Stevens Arena - West Bleachers Evening Carnival open 6:00 pm Gates Open for Concert 7:00 PM CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED CONCERT GRANDSTAND; ADVANCE TICKETS: $25.00 AT THE GATE: $30.00 CALL THE DAWSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FOR ADVANCE TICKETS (308) 324-3600

Cross Canadian Ragweed Live in Concert! Friday, July 16th 7:00 p.m. Grandstand Advance Tickets: $25 • At Gate: $30 Tickets on sale at the fair office 308-324-3600 or

Sunday, July 18 7:30 am Enter 4-H Horses (Working Ranch Horses begin registering at 7:00 am) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 4-H Café Open 7:30 am 4-H Horse Show - Stevens Arena and Dawson County Arena. Use northeast gate only to bring in livestock - park trailers in North Parking lot 9:00 am - 10:00 am Release Open Exhibits 9:00 am - Noon Remove Commercial displays Evening Carnival open 6:30 pm STOCK CAR RACES ADMISSION: ADULTS - $10.00; 6-12 YEARS - $5.00; 5 AND UNDER FREE RACETRACK NUMBER (308)324-5000

2010 Dawson County Fair  

A look at upcoming events at the 2010 Dawson County Fair, held from July 14th-18th.

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