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29 years and counting for annual Rae Valley Show

August 30, 2011

Threshing at Rae Valley Show
Threshing at Rae Valley Show
Rae Valley Heritage Association, Inc. held their 29th year of the Nebraska State Antique Tractor and Horse Plowing Contest last Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, at the Charlie Huisman farm west of Petersburg.

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.

Kids events among Rhythm & Ribs highlights

August 30, 2011

Tony DeWitt
Tony DeWitt
Children’s events were among the highlights of Rhythm & Ribs in Albion last weekend. Above, four-year-old Tony DeWitt enjoys making bubbles at the event.

State antique tractor, horse plowing event set Aug. 27-28

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.

Rhythm & Ribs set Aug. 27 in Albion

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.

‘Bash in the Burg’ set for Saturday, Aug. 13

August 2, 2011

Slim Stuhr, a contestant in last year’s ‘Bash in the Burg’
Slim Stuhr, a contestant in last year’s ‘Bash in the Burg’
Petersburg Community Club is planning its third annual “Bash in the Burg” on Saturday, Aug. 13, in the downtown area.

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.

Three major events coming up at Petersburg in August

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.

Albion businesses planning ‘Stinker Days’ this Friday, Saturday

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.

Local fireworks highlight July 4 weekend

July 5, 2011

Fireworks in Albion.
Fireworks in Albion.
July 4th weekend was active in Albion with both public and private displays.

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.

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