Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 30, 1998 · Page 7
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June 30, 1998

Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 7

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THE DAILY GLOBE, Irorrwood, Ml — Tuesday, June 30.1998 Page 2 Mercer great spot in summer Iron County Fair starts July 31 By UAROARET LEVRA Globe Start Writer MERGER, Wis. — The Mercer area is in full swing for the §um- roer. Local businesses and resorts are enjoying the influx of •«nn»l summer guests. The warm day* and cool nights are a delight for all. Thi* season's fishing opener got off to a great start, according to Dave Bean from Angler's Choice Bait and Tackle Shop on U.S. 51 in Mercer. Fishing (lowed during a cold (root and mayfly hatch several week* ago. But, tince then, fUh- ing action on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and inland lake* ha* been excellent, Bean »aid. Last week wa* particularly productive for musky, with a 48 inch lunker caught on Grand Portage Lake. Angler'* Choice is *pon*oring weekly fishing *«minar* at the •hop. These seminar*, to be conducted by profea*ional guide*, will be held on Wednesday*, Saturday* and Sunday*. Saturdays' »e**ion* will focus on walleye fishing; Sunday*' on fly fishing technique*; and Wedne*days', kid* and fishing. Seminar* are also being planned for women. For further information, contact Angler"* Choice at 715-4762526. Trap shooting i* in full awing at the North woods Shooting Range, »outhof Mercer on U.S. 51. The shooting range i* open on Wednesdays beginning at 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m., throughout the summer months, .Mercer and its reaidenU are preparing for this year's Loon Day Celebration on Auguttt 5. With 267 vendors already signed up. chamber officinln arc hoping to s«!e 10,000 "buyers" or more, said chamber director Maureen U-ibach. Vendor booths will b« *ct up throughout downtown Mercer, nnd highlighting the day'a festivities will be the annual loon calling contest, at 12:30 p.m. on the Kteptf of Heart of the North bar. August 2-8 has been declared Loon Week in the Stale of Wisconsin. Mercer Rental report* a busy start to the summer season, with penwna) watercraft*. pontoons, finhing boats and motors, canoe*, 8ki boaU and pedal boat* available at the recreational vehicle facility on U.S. 51. July 4 will again be a full and busy day in Mercer, with the 11:30 a.m. parade kicking offfea- tivitie*. The parade, which will motor through the downtown area, will feature bands, floats, equestrians, and motorized and marching unit*. Here i* the schedule of Event* for the 1998 Iron County Fair, scheduled July 31-Aug. 2 at Saxon, Wi*.: Friday, July SI Entry Day 9 a.m. — Entries received 12 p.m. — 4H Silent Auction begin* in Youth Building ' 6 p.m.-? — Lion* Club Fish Boil 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Jam ••••ion or group at grandstand if weather permit* ' 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Ag Olympic* 5:30 p.m. — Slow Pitch Softball Tournament begin* 6:30 p.m. — Opening ceremony by flagpole 8 p.m. — All entries must be in place Saturday, Aug. 1 Senior Citizens D«y (Ag» «5 and over admitted for W) 9 a.m. — 4H Silent Auction (All Day) 9 a.m. — Slow Pitch Softball (All Day) • 9 a.m. — Judging start* in all department* (except thoee indicated separately) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Kla&iic Krui*- er* Car Show 9 a.m. —Youth Hone Judging 10 a.m. — Dairy Cattle Judging 10:30 a.m. — Sand Lot Volleyball Tournament 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Registration for ATV Race 12 p.m.-2 p.m. — Registration for Red Clay Classic 1 p.m. — Swine and Sheep Judging 1 p.m. — Goat Judging 1 p.m. —Horse Shoe Tournament 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Thrashing demonstration 1:30 p.m. — ATV Race 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Will Johnaoo 2:30-6 p.m. — Ag Olympic* 3 p.m. — Red Clay Classic 4 p.m. — Pet Parade 5 p.m. ^~ De<iif atiVm ceremony of new horse barn 5 p.m. — Presentation of Senior Citizen Fair King & Queen 5:30 p.m. — Livestock Auction 5:30 p.m. — Youth game* 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — AT* Pit Stop (music) Sunday, Aug. X 8 a.m. — Open HOTM Show (All Ds.y) 9 a.m. — Slow Pitch Softball (All Day) 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. — 4H Silent Auction 10:30 a.m. — Sand Lot Volleyball Tournament 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Church services in Pavilion 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Will Johnson 12 p.m. — Tractor Safety Con- teat 1 p.m. — Cow Milking Contest 1 p.m. — Horse Shoe Tournament 1 p.m. — 4H Demonstration* 1:30 p.m. — Young Rider* 4H Parade by Grandstand 2p.m.—Ag Olympic* 2 p.m. — Draft Hone Pulling Conteat 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Ranch Boys (Music) 4 p.m.-5 p.m. — Thrashing Demonstration 4:30 p.m. — Pie Auction 5 p.m. — 4H Award* Presentation 5:30 p.m. — Youth games 5:30 p.m. — 4H Silent Auction Bids Awarded 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m, — Ranch Boy* 6 p.m. — Livestock exhibits released 7:30 p.m. — All other exhibit* released 7:30 p.m. — 50/50 Raffle Drawing—Pavilion (Borsetft Insurance & Real Estate Phone (906) 988-233* Lake Gogebic Hotline Evenings & Weekends (906) 575-3495 Gardeners shine SAXON, -Win. — The ninth annual Champion Gardener Award provides a special challenge for Iron County resident* with green thumbs. To compete for thi* Iron County Fnir^award, gardener* must enter exhibits in the open claw categories of vegetable production, fmit production, best display and flowers and house plants. The event begins July 31. Vegetable department participant* will be given point* for any winning entries in ctas*e» A-H, sweet and specialty corn, potatoes and herbs. Fruit department exhibits receive points for winning entrie* in th<! fruits and apple cla**e«. dmplftya Hnd even the best scarecrow. Entries in the flower and house plant department which count toward the champion gardener prize include potted plants, (lower specimen!*, cut .flower* and arrangements. A point system determine* the winner. Each entry receiving a ribbon i* worth 25, 20, 15 or 10 points. Best of show ribbons rate a bonus of 50 points. KastlerocK •|MJNJATU;t£'GOLJF 18 ffitoltoo Of Miniature Golf At A New Level! Come Join. The Fun And Excitement At Kaatlc Rock *>+r * i ~-ci^r?*^ ADMISSION: $4.98 OPEN? 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