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Sunday at the Ogle County Fair: Barnyard Olympics

Published: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:04 p.m. CST
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Bambi Dillavou, Barb Sweeney, Deb Sweeney, and Sarah Craig, members of the Crazy Volunteers team, push a wheelbarrel with a passenger and a bucket of water in it during the Barnyard Olympics at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. The event also included catching raw eggs and pushing the wheebarrel through a gate. Also pictured is Harlan Holm, president of the Ogle County Fair Board. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Members of the Black Hawk Crossing #1 4-H team, Mariah Drake, Mallory Bergstrom, Cane Halverson, and Waylon Hanke, competed in the Barnyard Olympics at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. Teams had to carry/drag a log chain and then put it in a bucket. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Joel Marquardt, a member of Team Bacon, tips over and spills his bucket of water as two of his teammates Anna Marquardt, right, and Elisabeth Mois react during the Barnyard Olympics at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Nine-year-old Matt Eaton, Mt. Carroll, talks to his entry in the open junior show before entering the judging ring on Sunday at the Ogle County Fair. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Kaitlyn Bowers, pours water from a bucket while her teammates Black Hawk Crossing #2 teammates Samantha Bowers, and Taylor and Allison Sheely react as volunteer judge Kayla Mingus watches during the Barnyard Olympics at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Donta Yocum, age 16, Mt. Morris, dries off his shorthorn heifer before showing her at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Evan Kosick, age 10, Mt. Morris, shows John the holstein during the junior open show at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. John weighs 1,420 pounds and is 18 months old. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Austin Risley, age 12, Esmond, shows his steer during the open junior show at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Earleen Hinton
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Grace Mongan, Oregon, turns her heifer during the junior beef open show at the Ogle County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Our staff was busy taking photos and writing stories about the 161st Ogle County Fair.

Here are just some of our photos from the open beef show and the Barnyard Olympics.

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