46 State Fairs and What Makes Them Special

46 State Fairs and What Makes Them Special
One of the most quintessentially American traditions of all is the State Fair. New Englander Elkanah Watson is credited with creating the first agricultural fair in the U.S.: the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Cattle Show in 1811, which exhibited animals and …
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Oregon County Fairs Evolve Traditions To Attract Attendees
Janeen Kressly nervously climbed up to a platform atop a monster truck, 20 feet above the ground. The truck, a main attraction at the Malheur County Fair, was painted as an American flag. The engine roared to life. Kressly tightened her seat belt and …
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Grants could mean big improvements for Michigan county fairs
Julia Arian had to look hard to find great food the last time she visited a county fair. There was only one dingy shelter that had a line that stretched out of the door serving food, said Arian, a longtime fair enthusiast from Lansing, Michigan.
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Sam Loera looks to add state wrestling championship

Sam Loera looks to add state wrestling championship
Sam Loera began the CIF Wrestling Tournament with a pair of state medals already to his credit. Now the Bakersfield High senior wants to add the ultimate prize, a state championship medallion, to the collection he owns. Loera can accomplish that with two …
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Luxemburg-Casco Opens Team State Tournament Against Lomira On 96.7 WBDK
For the first time since 2014, the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans will travel to Madison as a team for the state tournament on Saturday. The Spartans have already had success in the state capitol, boasting seven medalists. Senior Phil Rasmussen (285) and …
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The Cards For EVOLVE & WWN’s WrestleMania Weekend Events, Zack Sabre Jr. Note + Lots Of Various News
The following matches are confirmed for the EVOLVE & WWN events during WrestleMania 33 weekend in Orlando, FL. You can watch the shows live via Floslam EVOLVE 80 Thursday, March 30th 8pm * EVOLVE Championship Match: Zack Sabre Jr. defends vs.
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Smith’s 30 pts leads NC State past Loyola of Chicago, 79-77.

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Smith’s 30 pts leads NC State past Loyola of Chicago, 79-77.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Dennis Smith Jr. is back to playing like himself. Still, he looked like someone else to the opposing coach. Smith scored a career-high 30 points to help North Carolina State beat Loyola-Chicago 79-77 on Saturday. Torin Dorn added 20 …
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Syracuse drops in Associated Press college basketball poll
Syracuse, N.Y. — The Syracuse Orange, which was ranked 18th in last week’s Associated Press college basketball poll, fell four spots after suffering its first loss of the season on Saturday. Syracuse, which lost 64-50 to South Carolina on Saturday at the …
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Duquesne Holds Off Cleveland St. Rally In 78-71 Win
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Lewis II scored 20 points while Darius Lewis and Josh Steel each scored 13 and Duquesne held off Cleveland State for a 78-71 win on Sunday to conclude the Bluegrass Showcase. Eric James made a pair of free throws to put Duquesne up …
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Iowa State president’s pal, NRA official among plane users

trendIowa State president’s pal, NRA official among plane users
Many of those whose identities the school is shielding have ties to hunting, which is among Leath’s favorite hobbies. Leath has defended his travel and hunting outings as critical to fundraising. “President Leath’s use of university aircraft as well …
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Norman K. Flugum, 91
He had a wonderful marriage and family and enjoyed his hobbies of motorcycles and flying planes. Following Nancy’s death Norm remained in Austin, living at Reflections Assisted Living, St. Marks Lutheran Home and more recently at the Adams Health Care …
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Maintaining Best Practices for SEO
There is no more perfect example than the Penguin update that just went live. It is important that Sandra Wallace and her business, Wally’s Hobbies, keep up to date with all these changes. Remember, SEO is about working within Google’s algorithm …
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9 seniors to lead Ohio State women’s lacrosse into the 2016 season

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9 seniors to lead Ohio State women’s lacrosse into the 2016 season
With its home opener on Feb. 13 approaching, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is looking to enter the 2016 season with the strong leadership and influence from nine seniors guiding the way. Alexis Venechanos, the sixth-year coach of the Buckeyes, …
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NCAA hosting boys and girls youth tournaments duing lacrosse championship weekend
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA is adding a pair of youth tournaments to the excitement around the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships in Philadelphia. “This is another exciting opportunity for young lacrosse players to participate in one of …
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Hopewell Valley’s Sabrina Schrader, a Division I lacrosse commit, balances her
“I have a fall lacrosse season, plus school soccer, so that’s the one that conflicts the most,” said Schrader, who has come to embrace her nickname ‘Beans’ after admitting she initially didn’t like it. “Once I committed, it was a little bit easier, but …
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World Class Soccer Tournament Returns to Sunshine State

sportWorld Class Soccer Tournament Returns to Sunshine State
The second edition of the Florida Cup soccer tournament returns to the Sunshine State with a stellar lineup of world class soccer clubs including South Florida’s very own Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The Strikers join teams from Brazil, Germany, Spain and …
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US soccer star Carli Lloyd is kicking next phase of career into high gear
For more than a decade she had played with a chip on her shoulder the size of a soccer ball, driven more by a desire to prove others wrong rather than to prove herself right. And even scoring three goals in a World Cup final, bringing the U.S. its …
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Kobe Bryant Discusses How Soccer Has Influenced His Basketball Game
Kobe Bryant has become one of the greatest basketball players to ever walk the earth, but growing up in Italy, he also developed a love for soccer. Even though he is far removed from his soccer days, the things he was taught growing up impacted how he …
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Du Quoin State Fair Manager Shannon Woodworth dismissed by Gov. Rauner

trendDu Quoin State Fair Manager Shannon Woodworth dismissed by Gov. Rauner
Just shy of a year into his tenure as manager of the Du Quoin State Fair, Shannon Woodworth has been dismissed by newly sworn-in Gov. Bruce Rauner. Woodworth had worked with the fair for about 14 years, mostly overseeing media and public relations, …
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Lebanon’s state fair ‘fairest’ to compete in statewide pageant
The Tennessee Association of Fairs is comprised of 60 county or area fairs, including the Tennessee State Fair. The group’s annual convention, traditionally held in Nashville, is scheduled for Jan. 22. The pageant, regarded as one of the highlights of …
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Everhart’s dream continues
During the weekend, she found a way to top that feeling. The Paint Valley High School graduate was named 2015 Ohio State Fairs’ queen by the Ohio State Fair Managers Association in Columbus. The state pageant is designed to honor the traits of honesty, …
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