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Combine derby, concert attracted biggest crowds

Love & Theft performs at the Boone County Fair.The Combine Demolition Derby/Two-Car Chain Races on Monday night, July 14, and the Love and Theft Concert on Tuesday night, July 15, were some of the entertainment highlights of the 2014 Boone County Fair.
Attendance at the Combine Demo/Two-Car Chain Races was estimated at 1,700 to 1,800 people, while the Love and Theft Concert attracted an estimated 1,400 to 1,500 people.
“We were pleased with the overall attendance,” said Dave Noble, fair board chairman. “The cooler temperatures helped out. We had quite a few people strolling around the grounds in the afternoons and evenings.”
Details and more photos in the July 23 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

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Fire departments battle blaze near Newman Grove

Area firemen battle a house fire near Newman Grove Tuesday.A rural farm house was extensively damaged in a fire Tuesday afternoon, July 22, along Highway 45 about 1 1/2 miles south of Newman Grove.
The home, owned by John Johnson, was occupied, but there were no injuries.
Newman Grove, Lindsay and Albion Fire Departments battled the blaze, which apparently started in the garage area and advanced to all levels of the home.
Albion News Photo by Bethany Rachow

Business

Rasmussen is new manager

Lynda RasmussenLynda Rasmussen recently became the new manager of the Albion Country Club.
She took over the position recently from Greg Packard, who resigned as manager after 4 1/2 years.

Sports

Albion Cornerstone in American Legion Class B Seniors State Tournament

2014 American Legion Class B Seniors State Tournament

July 26-30

Blair – Veterans Field

Sat., July 26 - Albion vs. Platte Valley, 11:00 a.m.

Sun., July 27 - With win Saturday, 5:00 p.m.,
With loss Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

Mon., July 28 - Albion game time could be 2:00, 5:00 or 8:00 p.m. depending on previous results

Tue., July 29 -
Game times are 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Wed., July 30 - Championship time is 5:00 p.m. (2nd game to follow if necessary)

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