Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 30, 1973 · Page 20
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 20

Estherville, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 30, 1973
Page 20
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Estherville to Dogs for Races Approximately 70 sled dog teams are expected to participate in the Sled Dog Races, a feature of the Estherville Winter Sports Festival, and scheduled for Feb. 10 and 11. Forty-four teams competed in the first races last year, this year's pre-registration already showing a considerable growth over a year ago, according to festival officials. The sled dog races are sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association and are staged under the auspices of the North Star Sled Dog Club, an organization of some 200 members. Participants in the races will be coming from five or six states and will be competing for $1,700 in prize money. As in 1972, the races will be staged on the Des Moines river, where committee members will clear the course of all obstacles. Adequate spectator areas will be provided along the course. The Class B race, along a 10-mile course, will be run at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11; Class A, 18 mile run, 12:15 p.m.; Junior Class, 12:45 p.m. Class C, 5 mile race, 2:00 p.m.; and Novice Class, 2 miles, 2:45 p.m. The Class A entrants may use an unlimited number of dogs, while Class B is restricted to five to nine dogs; Class C, three to five dogs; and Novice, two to three dogs. With many of the team owners staying at the Villa Motel, it has been arranged that the public may see the dogs on Saturday at the motel and may have an opportunity to visit with the owners about their teams and about sled dog racing. Heading the committee planning the sled dog event is Dr. Hiram Leonard, other members being Jerry Hood, Doug Brandt, Malvern Moller, Al Ringham, Harold Reese, and Al Conlee. Pat Donovan, representing the Jaycees, is in charge of concessions. Husky Display at Villa Motel TOMORROW IS a good reason for saving TODAY ESTHERVILLE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION 121 NORTH SIXTH STREET ESTHERVILLE. IOWA 51334 "Come Save With Us— Come Grow With Us" MINER MOTORS WILL CHANGE ALL THAT WITH ^FM American r •Motors Buyer Plan

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