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Without any pomp and circumstance, bidders at the 2021 Washington Town & Country Fair’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction quietly set a new sales record for market lambs on Saturday and more than doubled last year’s sales total. 

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If you don’t think gardening is a family activity, just look at some of the “best of show” winners at Friday’s Horticulture and Floriculture Show at the Washington Town & Country Fair.

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It was a record year for the dairy portion of this year’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction at the Washington Town & Country Fair, which was held on Saturday. 

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Mike Carey, who was an avid sheep showman in his youth and early adulthood and who judged the market lamb show, described the depth of this year’s class of market lambs as one of the best classes in his memory. 

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It has been 45 years since a Washington Town & Country Fair queen has reigned as the Miss Missouri State Fair queen, but Rachel Licklider is hoping to end that streak when she competes in the pageant held on the state fairgrounds in Sedalia. 

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There’s no ceiling on bidding or community support when it comes to the Washington Town & Country Fair Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction. Just ask Joyce Couch, the co-chair of this year’s fair, and she’ll tell you — “We live in an incredible community.”

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“I am proud to win here because I know that there is more competition. There’s more steers here, and that makes it a higher quality show,” said Kaitlynn Van De Wiele.

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Sitzes said the department answered 54 calls, including five calls about missing children — all of whom were promptly found and returned to a parent or guardian, Sitzes said — and numerous parking issues.

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When Union resident Lois Bahr sat down to eat a rib-eye steak sandwich Thursday evening at the Washington Town & Country Fair, it was not her first go-around.

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If you don’t think gardening is a family activity, just look at some of the “best of show” winners at Friday’s Horticulture and Floriculture Show at the Washington Town and Country Fair.

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Entering the ring on Wednesday for the market lamb show, Conner Briggs didn’t think he would be walking out of the livestock arena clutching the grand champion plaque. Yet, that is exactly where the Jeffriesburg 4-H Club member found himself following a decision by judge Mike Carey, who work…

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Children who want to learn to quilt face a particular problem: They are often too short to reach the sewing machine pedal.

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With its performance Thursday night, 38 Special became the first musical entertainer to take the main stage of the Washington Town & Country Fair since David Lee Murphy finished his set in 2019.

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If fairgoers thought it seemed like the Washington Town & Country Fairgrounds were filled with more people this year than in previous years, they weren’t imagining things, according to Washington Town & Country Fair Board Chairman Jon Ballmann.