Iowa State Fair

Like father like son

Congratulations to Nolan Abel (right) of Linn Grove, who won first place in the senior division of the sheep shearing contest at the Iowa State Fair. Abel also won Best Pen and Fastest Time. Abel’s father, David Abel (left) of Royal, won first place in the Golden Age division in shearing and Best Pen. He won second in Fastest Time. […]

Exhibitors shear to please judges

Nolan Abel of Linn Grove won first place in the Senior Division of the Sheep Shearing contest judged at the 2021 Iowa State Fair. Abel also won Best Pen and Fastest Time. Other area winners include: Quentin Ackerman, Sac City, fourth place in Shearing and second place in Best Pen.

Kris and Steve Gunderson named Iowans of the Day

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are pleased to present Kris and Steve Gunderson of Odebolt as Iowans of the Day for the 2021 Iowa State Fair. The Gunderson duo demonstrates the epitome of service. After Kris retired from teaching in 2012, she became a founding member and chairperson of the Community Basket, a traveling […]