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Pam Tillis show draws 250

September 21, 2010

Pam Tillis
Pam Tillis
A crowd of about 250 people turned out on Tuesday night, Sept. 14, for an acoustic concert by Pam Tillis and friends in the Boone County Event Center.

“We had less of a crowd than we expected, but it was still a good show,” commented Chuck Rolf, fair board chairman. “We now have a better idea of the capacity of the Event Center for a show like this.”

Tillis and her two accompanists performed many of her hit songs for an appreciative crowd.

Fire, rescue personnel take training here

September 14, 2010

Firemen enter “live burn” trailer for interior attack training.
Firemen enter “live burn” trailer for interior attack training.
Fire and rescue personnel from 13 area communities gathered at the Albion Fire Station Saturday, Sept. 11, for a full day of training.

Firemen were able to participate in a “live burn” class using a special simulation trailer from the Columbus Fire Station. There were also two EMS classes and a special farm extrication class.

Complete story and more photos in the Sept. 15 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.

‘Freedom Walk is Saturday at Petersburg

September 7, 2010

Boone County American Legion and Auxiliary is sponsoring the annual Boone County Freedom Walk this Saturday, Sept. 11, at Petersburg, starting at 8 p.m.

The walk will start at the Petersburg Park and proceed into the downtown area, ending at the Legion Club. A brief ceremony is planned, and will be followed by snacks and drinks.

The annual event is held in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks on America in New York City, The Pentagon and aboard American Airlines Flight 93. The event is also a time for all ages to show appreciation for freedom, and to ensure and preserve future freedoms.

Pam Tillis looks forward to Boone County concert

September 7, 2010

Pam Tillis
Pam Tillis
Grammy award winning artist Pam Tillis will be performing an acoustic concert next Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Event Center at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion.

Although Tillis has toured Nebraska before, this will be her first time performing in Albion. She recently returned from touring in Sweden and Denmark.

“I have traveled a million miles in my career,” says Tillis. “The next million don’t scare me a bit.”

Tillis says what she enjoys most about performing in small towns such as Albion is that she is fortunate to play the towns other big stars skip over.

Antique and horse-drawn farming featured this weekend

August 24, 2010

Antique and horse-drawn farm machinery will be featured in the 28th annual Nebraska State Antique Tractor & Horse Plowing Bee on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-29, near Petersburg.

The event is sponsored annually by the Rae Valley Heritage Association at the Charlie Huisman farm west of Petersburg.

Attractions will include steam engines, gas engines, shingle and saw mills, antique tractors and operating antique machinery.

The 23rd annual stock antique tractor pull will be held on Saturday at 12 p.m.

The events will include antique parades, a tractor pull, open music jam and dance, a consignment auction, a Civil War living history demonstration, working blacksmith, authentic working displays, flea market antiques.

Additional details in the Aug. 25 Petersburg Press Print and Electronic Editions.

Albion hosting Rhythm ‘n Ribs Saturday

August 24, 2010

A big crowd is expected in downtown Albion this Saturday for a new event, “Rhythm ‘n Ribs,” sponsored by the Albion Chamber of Commerce.

The activities will be on Fourth Street between Main and Church Streets, and will feature a barbecue competition, music and other attractions for all ages.

A total of 12 barbecue teams had reserved spots in the competition as of Monday, and as many as 15 teams are expected to reserve before Saturday. Grillers will be coming from Lincoln, Fremont and Norfolk, as well as the Boone County area.

There will be an admission charge at the gate, and arm bands will be required for the beer garden.

Everyone is invited to take part in a “People’s Choice” judging of the various barbecued foods, other than ribs, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

The beer garden opens at 10 a.m., and live music begins at 1 p.m.

Musical entertainment starts with “Slingshot,” a country/classic rock band from Hastings, from 1 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 9 p.m., a one-man band, Dave Merkel of Lincoln, will perform. Closing out with a concert and dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., will be “Monkey Puzzle,” rock band from Omaha.

Additional details in the Aug. 25 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.

Petersburg ‘Bash’ attracts 500

August 17, 2010

Overall barbecue grand champion Nick Wolfe of Norfolk (front) with ‘Bash in the Burg’ committee member Larry Temme.
Overall barbecue grand champion Nick Wolfe of Norfolk (front) with ‘Bash in the Burg’ committee member Larry Temme.
Mother Nature cooperated with the Petersburg Bash in the Burg committee by cooling the temperature down and reducing humidity for a ‘picture perfect’ day last Saturday, Aug. 14. It was estimated that the crowd for the event was around 500 people.

Two Albionites were winners in the men’s fun run. Kevin Carder placed first and Brody Kelly came in second. Halley VanLaningham of Lincoln placed first in the women’s fun run, and Candace Clow of Omaha placed second.

There were 10 competitors in the BBQ Challenge, and 30 entries in the Home Brew contest.

Overall BBQ grand champion was Nick Wolfe of Norfolk. Reserve champion was awarded to Out of the Blue BBQ, Jim Casper of Petersburg. Third place winner was Dean Blecher of Norfolk, 94 Rock. Randy Stuhr, Slim’s Beer & Butt BBQ, of Albion was chosen as the fourth place winner. People’s Choice Award went to Out of the Blue BBQ from Petersburg.

See the Aug. 18 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions for complete list of winners.

‘Bash in the Burg’ this weekend at Petersburg

August 10, 2010

Food, fun, competition…a day you won’t want to miss… is coming up this Saturday, Aug. 14. Petersburg’s “Bash in the Burg”–Pits, Sips and Chips– will provide entertainment for all age groups.

Grilling for the barbecue cookoff will being at 8 a.m. Competitors will get their meat package of ribs, pork butt, beef brisket and chicken to season and cook during the day on their own grills.

Judging will start at 3:30 p.m., with a sampling of entries to follow at 5 p.m. Prizes for the barbecue challenge were sponsored by the Petersburg Community Club and Petersburg State Bank. Sentinel Building Systems sponsored the plaques.

Complete details in the Aug. 11 Petersburg Press and Albion News Print and Electronic Editions.

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