August 30, 2011
Above, threshing was a primary activity on Sunday afternoon with two threshing machines operating.
Details and more photos in the Aug. 31 Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions.
August 30, 2011
August 16, 2011
Rae Valley Heritage Association is making preparations for its 29th annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee to be held Aug. 27 and 28, 2011 at the Charlie Huisman farm west of Petersburg.
A full slate of activities are scheduled both days. Saturday begins with a consignment auction at 9 a.m. on the north portion of the grounds. Working events and plowing start at 11 a.m., followed by tractor games and the good old time antique tractor pull at 12 noon. The tractor pull features four classes of tractors.
A “Parade of Power” begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Sunday’s schedule begins an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a variety of special events to include horse and mule plowing at 12:30 p.m.
Complete schedule in the Aug. 24 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions.
August 9, 2011
Albion’s second annual Rhythm & Ribs event will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, on Fourth Street downtown. A wide variety of food and entertainment will be featured.
Registration of grillers will begin at 8 a.m., and the beer garden opens at 10 a.m. Food sampling and “people’s choice” judging begins at 12 noon, and music starts at 1 p.m. Children’s events will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., grilling awads at 4 p.m. and the rib dinner starts at 5 p.m.
Bands to be featured at the Rhythm & Ribs Concert will be “The Relics” of Battle Creek, “Matt Gagne and the Blues Experience” of Omaha, and “Conspiracy Theory” of Omaha.
August 2, 2011
The event includes a BBQ Master Challenge contest. Grillers will begin at 8 a.m., and judging starts at 4 p.m. Sampling/People’s Choice begins at 6 p.m. and continues until the food is gone.
The “Bash” will also include a wine/beer/other concoction competition. Judging for this event also starts at 4 p.m., and sampling for adults begins at 6 p.m.
A homemade bread competition will also be held, with judging at 4 p.m. and sampling at 6 p.m.
July 26, 2011
If you think you are having a boring summer, then you’d better be prepared for the upcoming few weeks in the Petersburg area.
There are three major events slated, involving many volunteers and organizations.
Petersburg Community Club’s Third Annual “Bash in the Burg” is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. The third annual Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department Trail Ride is planned for Aug. 19-21; and the 29th annual Rae Valley Heritage Association’s Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Bee is Aug. 27 and 28.
Details in the July 27 Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions.
July 19, 2011
Albion merchants have scheduled their annual “Stinker Days” sidewalk sales this Friday and Saturday, July 22-23.
This year, Stinker Days includes a “Find the Skunks” Contest where skunks wil be posted inside the partiipating businesses. The Albion News also has a “Count the Skunks” contest running in its print edition this week.
Read this week’s Albion News for special values.
July 5, 2011
Above, the big Community Fireworks Display was held late Friday night, July 1, and another fireworks show followed Saturday night’s Gateway to the Sandhills Bullride.