MC Fair is a success

thumb

BELOIT –  The Mitchell County Fair went off without a hitch except for maybe the one used by the Beloit FFA Club to pull a trailer load of spectators around the grounds. 

A cool front arrived just in time for fair week with the carnival opening night on Wednesday showing a large crowd of comfortable spectators. The remainder of the week cooled off in the evening hours for another successful year.

The 4-H events showed talented youth throughout the fair dedicated to their clubs and earning high award Grand and Reserve Championships in their fields after countless hours of hard work that paid off.  

Several new events occurred this year with a crowning of the Mitchell County Pagent Queens as participants also served over 100 hours of community service in the area.  A 3-D archery tournament and a kids free fun shoot also made an appearance with several attending. Laser tag was a hit with the younger and older fair-goers alike as they found hiding places in the outside arena, awaiting their moment for the attack on their opponents. 

Several entertainers took to the stage with free entertainment for all, and a milking demonstration let individuals participate in the process and also in butter making. The "Treeslayer" created carvings in wood throughout the fair and sent home some happy individuals with several of his masterpieces.

As always, the petting barn was a highlight as well as mutton bustin', the demo derby, the Enduro races, food vendors and many other events.

Behind the scene volunteers, parents and donating businesses helped make end another successful year at the Mitchell County Fair.  

"All went well," said Mitchell County Fair board President Charlie Mears. "We had nice weather, good 4-H and FFA participation and a good carnival."

See more results and photographs of the 2017 Mitchell County Fair in the upcoming "After the Fair" edition. 

NEWS

Pahls attends Presidential ceremony / Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor, for his service to the country as a "soldier, legislator and statesman. United States President Trump presented the award to Dole on  Thursday, Jan. 18, at Capital Hill. ... [More]

Man shot in Tipton

TIPTON – According to a Mitchell County Sheriff's Office press release, authorities responded to a call  at 10:47 p.m. on Sunday night, Jan. 21, for a report of gun shots fired at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton.  After further investigation, Randel... [More]

Osborne county jail inmate still at large

thumb

OSBORNE – On Friday, Oct. 19 at approximately 2:42 p.m., Joel W. Wagoner escaped from the Osborne County Jail. According to the county authorities, as of Monday morning, he is still at large and was wearing standard orange pants and shirt and a dark blue cotton blanket... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Trojan wrestlers place three at Beloit Invitational

BELOIT – The Beloit Trojans wrestling team was host to the 48th Annual Beloit Invitational on Friday and Saturday.  Beloit placed 17th overall as a team scoring 49 points out of 21 teams as they struggled during a tough fought tournament. Blue Valley Southwest... [More]

Sterling tops Lady Trojans in tournament championship / Johnson and Hubert named to all-tournament team

STERLING – The Beloit Lady Trojans finished out the 2018 Sterling Invitational Tournament on Friday night as the runner-up as they fell to the host Sterling Lady Black Bears 59-48. Beloit earned their way in the final with a 63-51 victory over Remington on Thursday.... [More]

More Sports

OPINIONS

RFL redirects efforts to Breast Friends Foundation

Dear Editor,  The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (RFL) event has been an important part of our community over the past several years for our loved ones who have fought cancer as well as a fundraiser for cancer research. Each year our group of volunteers... [More]

More Opinions