HARTINGTON — Leanna Gubbels, 19, Laurel, answers judges’ questions during Saturday’s Rodeo Queen competition for the Cedar County Fair. This was her first year competing. Her sister, Emily Gubbels, was last year’s winner. Ally Bausch, 16, of Allen competes for the honor of being named the Cedar County Fair Rodeo’s queen. This was her third year in the competition. Bausch won the title. Kaylen Smith gets some wardrobe help before the event.
HARTINGTON — In his 36 years of playing music professionally, Danny Shirley always keeps one thing in mind — have fun.
Shirley, the founder and lead singer of the country music band Confederate Railroad, said his group puts on a little different type of show than a lot of performers.
“We’re not rehearsed. We never know what we’re going to play next. Oh sure, we’ve got to play our hits, but we play them when it feels right. We just kind of read the crowd and try to gauge what they’d want to hear,” Shirley said Monday from his Chatanoogo, Tenn., home.
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2012 FAIR SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, JULY 17TH
Noon – 3:00 PM School Exhibits Entered Quilt Bldg
5:00 – 7:00 PM Static Exhibits Entry 4-H Bldg
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH
7:30 – 9:30 AM 4-H Static Exhibits Entry 4-H Bldg
9:30 AM Judging Begins of 4-H Static Exhibits 4-H Bldg
1:00 – 6:00 PM Judging of School Exhibits Quilt Bldg
1:30 PM Register for Dog & Cat Show Small Animals Bldg
2:00 PM Dog & Cat Show Small Animals Bldg
6:00 – 8:00 PM 4-H Static Exhibit Bldg Opens 4-H Bldg
7:00 PM AK-SAR-BEN Awards Grandstands
7:00 PM Team Sorting Rodeo Arena
7:30 PM Talent Show Grandstands
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HARTINGTON — The annual Cedar County Fair will take place July 18-22, 2012.
The Cedar County Ag Society has already announced a partial line-up for the five-day extravaganza.
This year’s Fair will feature country recording artists Confederate Railroad Saturday night, July 21.
Confederate Railroad, first started performing in 1987, and has released 10 albums and had 10 Top 40 hits.
|CEDAR COUNTY’S FIRST FAIR
There seems to be a difference of opinion as to when the first Cedar County Fair was held. Some believe the fair was held for the first time in 1893; others say 1882. According to an article which appeared in the Cedar County News on August 29, 1929, the first fair in Cedar County was held in the fall of 1874. This fair was not an official county fair, however, but rather was the promotion of Col. Charles C. Van.
Mr. Van was one of Cedar County’s first land owners and a member of the company that developed the original town of St. James in 1857. The 1874 fair was held in a farm field south of St. James and east of where Wynot now stands.
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402-357-3357Open Class Departments include:
Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts
Domestic Science – baked goods, canning, etc.
Plants & Flowers
Fine Arts, Crafts & Ceramics – adult and youth
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Premium Books available at the Cedar County Extension Office in Hartington
HARTINGTON — Holly Kathol and Zach Wuebben picked up Cedar County’s top 4-H awards at the organization’s annual banquet.
Kathol earned the 2011 Cedar County Outstanding 4-H Achievement Award.
Kathol is currently a freshman at Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Cedar County Ag Society is charged with the task of organizing, running and promoting the annual Cedar County Fair. The organization is made up of a governing board that guides the group. Read more »
HARTINGTON — The Cedar County Fair Volunteers were treated to some food, fun and prizes on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
A meal was provided at the VFW Club in Hartington and fair volunteers enjoyed the humor provided by speaker Joan Burney.
Members of the Cedar County Ag Society handed out awards during the evening.
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