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Counting down to fair: hog champions and buyers 2000-2011

2000: Valerie Schiller, Push Shows, $13.50 2001: Jared Powers, Staffan-Mitchell, Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, $4.25 2002: Joel Powers, North Face Farm, Jacob Haas, $8.50 2003: Joel Powers, Dr. Greg Golladay, $5.25 2004: Hilary Herrst, North Face Farm, Jacob Haas, $8 2005: … Read more

Counting down to fair: Ladies Day, Friday, Aug. 24

As superintendent of the event, Mary Tobin says,”Ladies Day is a chance to hang out with your mom, your sisters, your aunts, and your friends, drink coffee, eat muffins, sit down and just laugh.” Plus, there will be some rockin’ … Read more

Counting down to fair: a look back to 1950-1959

Another installment of the history of the Chelsea Community Fair, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and takes place from Aug. 21-25. 1950: Door Whitaker, Everett Van Riper, Paul Schaible and Reuben Lesser designated as a committee to investigate … Read more

Counting down to fair: 1937-1949 (with photos from 2011)

According to a chronology supplied by Lloyd Grau, here is more fair history. 1937: Chelsea’s first Community Fair held Saturday, Nov. 13, 1937 in the high school gymnasium sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea and the Future Farmer Club … Read more

Counting down to fair: 1891-1899 (with photos from last year)

Here’s the second installment of the past history of the Chelsea Community Fair, which takes place this year from Aug. 21-Aug. 25 and will celebrate its 75th anniversary. 1891: Second annual fair of Chelsea Union Agricultural Society opened Tuesday, October, … Read more

Counting down to fair: Livestock Auction Thursday, Aug. 23

MEMBERS OF THE CHELSEA-DEXTER STEER, LAMB, SWINE AND FEEDER CALF CLUBS  INVITE EVERYONE TO THEIR ANNUAL PRIZE LIVESTOCK AUCTION THURSDAY, AUGUST 23TH, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. FOR MORE BUYER’S INFORMATION CONTACT: JOE WESOLOWSKI 475-9538, RON STOFFER 475-8153 OR AUCTIONEER LOREN … Read more

Fun Fair Facts: Behind the scenes at the fairgrounds

On Thursday evening, Aug. 3, fair board members were hard at work preparing the grounds and buildings for the 75th edition of the Chelsea Community Fair. Each year, fair board members discuss ways to make the fair even better than … Read more

Turtles and friendship at crux of The Turtle Club

Tiny. Littlefoot. Hearty. Piper. These are the names of just a few turtles that belong to the six members of The Turtle Club – a group of young ladies and best friends who created a special friendship club while students … Read more

Welcome to the relaunch of ChelseaUpdate.com

As its publisher, I’d like to welcome you to the relaunch of ChelseaUpdate.com. This Chelsea-focused news site got its start with my neighbor, Heather Newman, who has entrusted me with “her baby” by letting me buy it and relaunch it … Read more