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Pony Express Re-ride Rescheduled

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The National Pony Express Re-ride has been rescheduled. Jim Swigart, the national president of the Pony Express Riders said the re-enactment was postponed due to the outbreak of a deadly horse virus. According to Swigart this is the first ride postponed in the 32 year history of the event. The re-ride will now begin in St. Joseph Missouri on August ... Read More »

Washington County Fair gets underway.

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The Washington County Fair really gets rolling Wednesday morning, with events all day long. At 8 a.m. is the 4-H horse show with open class foods judging to follow. At 9 a.m. is the Poultry show, along with Electric and poster judging. At 9:30 is Photography, horticulture, and flower judging along with open class clothing, textiles, and hobbies and crafts. ... Read More »

Waterville Barn Destroyed by Fire

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Fire destroyed a large horse barn north of Waterville midday Monday.  Waterville and Blue Rapids Fire Departments responded to the David Smerchek farm located at 422 Temple Road.  A large horse barn was completely engulfed destroying thousands of dollars in horse tack and related equipment.  The barn was a total loss and one horse did have to be euthanized due ... Read More »