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Lisa Allmendinger on November 15th, 2016

By Lisa Carolin Eileen Katakowski has been involved with the Chelsea Community Fair for 10 years, including her role as a fair superintendent. Now she is retiring to babysit her granddaughters, who live in California. But she promises that she will return to the fair. “We have had a great bunch of people to work […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 2nd, 2016

(Publisher’s note: I tried. Really I did. But not everyone who was at the meeting can be seen in this photo. I’m so sorry to those who were hidden from sight in this photo.) Earlier this week, Rick Boham, president of the Chelsea Community Fair Board and Jeanne Trinkle, fair board treasurer, attended the Chelsea […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 18th, 2016

During the last couple of months, readers may have noticed that I wasn’t at some meetings, missed some stories, and wasn’t publishing as much information on Chelsea Update as I normally do. I responded to folks personally who inquired about what was going on, but thought I should explain what happened to everyone. I was […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 11th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Rich Kinsey for the fair photos at night above.) (Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for the Run for the Rolls photos above.) (Please enjoy some of the photos I took inside the green barn during fair.) (Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for braving […]

Continue reading about A look back: unseen photos from the 2016 Chelsea Community Fair

By the time you read this, the last of the hay and straw will be swept out of the livestock barns. The rides will have headed to their next location. The Merchant Barn will no longer be filled with merchants and the last of the premium checks have been handed out. In other words, the […]

Continue reading about Publisher’s column: Chelsea Community Fair, all over (but the clean-up) until next year

In the last youth competition of the 79th Chelsea Community Fair, Rachel Rabideau of Dexter and Mason Trinkle of Chelsea were the top two finishers in the sweepstakes showmanship competition held Saturday night in the multipurpose building. Rabideau, 15, was the senior showmanship winner in chickens and Trinkle, 15, was the winner of the senior […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 28th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for the photos in this slideshow.)

Continue reading about 2016 Chelsea Community Fair: draft horse pull in photos by Burrill Strong

Lisa Allmendinger on August 28th, 2016

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Burrill Strong for the photos in this gallery.)

Continue reading about 2016 Chelsea Community Fair: Figure 8 derby in photos by Burrill Strong

Lisa Allmendinger on August 27th, 2016

By Crystal Hayduk Friends Jane Kalmbach Bryan and Kathy Cavender arrived before dawn to ensure choice seating in the Multipurpose Arena for the popular Ladies Day event on Friday, Aug. 26. When the doors opened at 8 a.m., the 228 ladies who rose early were rewarded with muffins, juice, and hot coffee. Women shared their […]

Continue reading about 2016 Chelsea Community Fair: Homemaker Champions Crowned at Ladies Day Event

Lisa Allmendinger on August 26th, 2016

Jada and Bria Van Riper had a fun morning in the dairy cattle ring Thursday morning, taking home the champion and reserve champion trophies. Although it was a small entry this year, Judge Zeke Breuninger had a number of positive things to say about all the entries. Sloan Steele was the winner of the young […]

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