Radisson holds 95th agricultural fair

Congratulations to Savannah Sutherland who competed in Legion National Track and Field in Montreal on Aug. 5-7 in midget races. In 100m dash midgets, she placed seventh out of 26 and in the 100m dash medley, she placed sixth. She placed 10th out of 28 in the 300m dash. In the 200m dash preliminaries, she placed seventh in heat one, she placed 10th and alternate in the 200m dash Sunday and was the lead runner in the relays, where Saskatchewan placed fourth in the 4 x 100m  and fourth in the 1600m sprint medley. Savannah turned 13 while at the competitions and she was running against girls up to 16 years of age, so she did very well.

Condolences to Martin and Janice Whitbread and family of Borden on the passing of Pat Whitbread at the age of 91 (she would have been 92 on Aug. 9). Her service was in North Battleford at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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Radisson's  95th Agricultural Fair kicked off Aug. 6 with the parade. Leading the entries was the RCMP, then a float carrying Audrey Friesen, Miss Western Saskatchewan Teen Queen, the mayor and councillors, a vehicle for CIBC and Breast Cancer research, four horseback riders carrying the  Hafford flag, and a float from the Radisson Swimming Pool. K Bottle & Water supplies from Hafford float was followed by Radisson Library float, bike riders and Node Elektryk Ltd., then the Nutting family float was led by the Olympic flag bearer, tree bearer and athletes wearing medallions. Radisson Antiques and General store float, quads, Discovery Co-op truck and a Volkswagon Beetle car followed, then Radisson Ag Society IH Farmall tractor driven by Daryl Amey and Art Flath driving a vintage Ford tractor. Classic cars came next with a Mustang convertible driven by Barb Cousins, a 1955 Mercury driven by Norm Heibert, 1961 Chrysler New Yorker owned by Russ Fountain and a 1957 Cadillac driven by Cliff Wilkie. Bringing up the end were the Borden Firefighters with the grass fire truck, rescue truck and fire truck, then the Radisson fire and rescue truck, fire truck and the fire/water truck spraying everyone. 

During the day, slo-pitch went on with 24 teams entered and the gymkhana horse show was held in the afternoon along with the petting zoo in the curling rink . The Royal Purple ladies sold ice cream sundaes and cones. Beeper the clown entertained the kids with balloon animals then a magic show was followed by the kids tractor pull. 

Winning tractor trophies in the kids tractor pull were: Age 3 and 4, Violet Flath, Saskatoon; 5 and 6 years, Reezon Flath; 7 and 8 years, Dalton Friesen; and 9 and 10 years, Cooper Flath, Radisson. 

In the Grain and Forage Sheaves category Carter Amson was first, winning the Co-op Hail and Insurance special, and Shantel Amson was second.

In Grains for Seed, Carter was first, winning the Daryl Amey special, and Shantel was second.

In Roots and Vegetables, Mary Bennett Hi Point special went to Gail Schoenroth, first, Sylvia Crabb, second and Delores Hawkins, third.

In Garden Fruits, winning the Radisson Ag Society special was Delores Hawkins, with second going to Doris Hamp and third to John Hawkins. 

In Section 6 Canned Goods, the Bronsch Auctions special went to Martha Lessing, first, Doris Hamp, second, and Loretta Flath, third.

The Vera Hamel special for canned tomatoes went to Martha Lessing, first, Sylvia Crabb, second, and Doris, third.

In Domestic Products, the Bronsch Auctions special went to Linda Yuskiw, first, Angie Hamp, second, and 

Darlene Kindt, third.

Novelty cake special was won by Julia Siebert, Wenner’s carrot cake special by Linda Yuskiw, B. Buell chocolate cake special by Darlene Kindt. 

In Needlework, the Ruzesky special high points went to Shirley McKellar, first, Melanie Pain, second, and Linda Hosegood, third.

Shirley McKellar won the Norma Amson special for table runner, won second in quilts and won the Joyce Schultz special for embroidery, while Janet Lowis won the Norma Amson quilt special. 

In Outdoor Flowers, the Kay Garnett/Royal Purple special was won by Cathy Miller of Langham. Second went to Martha Lessing and third to Darlene Kindt. The Ruby Yuskiw special for outdoor planter was won by Delores Hawkins, with second going to Cathy Miller and third to Darlene Kindt. Delores showed the only house plant so won the Prairie Pottery special.

Following are the School Work prize winners

In Kindergarten, the Linda Yuskiw special first prize went to Carter Miller with second going to Sterling Johnson and third to Cace Donaldson

In Grade 1 the Gus Kindt special first prize went to Same Failler, with second going to Libby Bellrose and third to Justin Worona.

In Grade 2, Don Condon special first prize went to Treyton Schmidt with second going to Parker Miller and third to Keona Lough.

In Grade 3, the Gus Kindt special first prize went to Darbi Werezak and Steele Johnson and second went

to Cash Bzdel.

For Grade 4 the Borden Farmers’ Market special first prize went to Hannah Bellrose and Sean Lough and third went to to Myleigh Seward.

For Grade 5 the Doggie Clip’n Styles special went to Sydney Schmidt, first, Karter Johnson, second, and 

Katelyn Worona, third.

In Grade 6, the Gus Kindt special went to Spencer Flath, first, Tristen Flath, second, and Cooper Flath, third.

In the 4-H class the only entry was Darbi Werezak in Cloverbud record book, winning the Susan Baker high point special. In the open class crafts the Royal Purple special went to Chris Donaldson, first, Nick Siebert, second, and Ella Failler, Reese Johnson and Janet Lowis, third.

In the Vintage Tractor Pull, winners were: 5,000 lbs – first to Claire Weir and second to Bill Hooghiem; 6,000 lbs – first to Terry Box and second to Morgan Attrux; 7,000 lbs – first to Russ Schultz, beating his dad Chris who was second; 8,000 lbs – first to to Scott Weir and second to Chris Schultz; 9,000 lb class – first to Larry Urich and second to Scott Weir; 10,000 lbs – first to Jim Attux and Russ Schultz (tie); 12,000 lbs – first to Claire Weir and second to Nolan Loessin. Claire also won the Bernard Wilkie Memorial trophy for the class with the most entries. The first and second place winners all received cash for their efforts.

Next week, look for the results from art and photography, junior work, gymkhana and slo-pitch.

Correction – In the Larry and Pat Trischuk 50th anniversary report, it should be son Robert and wife Renee (not John). Sorry for the mistake.

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