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Friday, 26 August 2016 10:40

What's new at the Walworth County Fair

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- In between the creampuffs and the kiddie rides, people may notice some changes at the Walworth County Fairgrounds during the annual six-day spectacle.

Several additions and renovation projects have been completed over the past few months, just in time for the fair, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 31, and continues through Monday,

Sept. 5.

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The Coburn Company’s new location has some mooving and udderly quality artwork hanging on its walls, thanks to some talented local artists.

The company, which manufactures milking equipment and agricultural supplies, recently commissioned Studio 84 students to produce cow artwork to be featured in a hallway gallery. Thayer Coburn, co-owner, said they commissioned the students to submit artwork because of their support for Studio 84, which offers art programs for people with disabilities.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team returns 14 starters from a squad that reached the NCAA Division III national semifinals for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons, finishing 12-2 overall in 2015.

UW-Whitewater has won nine of the last 11 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles and six of the past nine NCAA Division III championships.

League coaches and athletic communications personnel have anointed the Warhawks league favorite again after they finished 6-1 last year and a game behind UW-Oshkosh in their first year under coach Kevin Bullis.

Such winds would have wreaked havoc for many other sports and activities. But the hundreds of sailors -- on more than 200 boats -- that competed in the 2015 Inland Lake Yachting Association championships welcomed Mother Nature’s bluster.

F. Terrance Blanchard is a co-chairman for the regatta and immediate past commodore — Rod Rieger is the current commodore. Blanchard said a repeat performance would be ideal.

“By regatta standards, we could not have asked for better conditions than we had in 2015,” Blanchard said. “We had some variety and finished on Sunday with the A scows sailing in about 20 mph. There is simply nothing better than A scows sailing in 20 to 25 mph. We were fortunate to not encounter any days with less than 5 mph. Less than 5 is not uncommon for mid-summer conditions, like we had this past weekend, and are simply unsailable.”

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- About 20,000 boats travel on Geneva Lake throughout the summer. Besides the boaters, the lake also is busy with swimmers, sail boaters, wakeboarders and water skiers.

With all that activity, someone has to make sure the lake remains safe for users. That’s where the Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency comes in.

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