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Heat winners for the turtle races at the fair include from left, overall winner Anna McNair, Oliver Greene, Mylah Aeby, front Max Fanning, Lilly Ambrosek, Trace Terryberry, Kyson Vogt and Kadence Wallin. Back from left were sponsors Shawna Rusher, Jeff Rusher, Jason Anderson and Heidi Anderson. Not pictured Austin Norman, Kendra Kunkel, Isabella Crider, Conner Tyerman and Nevaeh Martin. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Joshua Kunkel shows off his turtle—by far the smallest one that competed at fair. Kunkel said his grandpa found the turtle. (Johnson Publications photo)

‘Teddy’ McNair wins fair turtle races

The turtle races drew a total of 74 turtles to the grandstand area at the Chase County Fair last week.

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Legacy Dance Team of North Platte won first place in the Dance Crew contest at the Chase County Fair. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The second place team was “Sweet Dreams” out of St. Francis, Kansas. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Taking third place in the contest were the Perkins County High School cheerleaders. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Stephen Ryan, a member of Legacy Dance Team of North Platte, was voted outstanding performer. (Johnson Publications photo)

Dance Crew contest participants entertain large crowd at fair

    Seven teams signed up for the Dance Crew Contest Aug. 17 during the Chase County Fair.

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The crowd filled the fairgrounds Saturday for the Josh Turner/Shenandah concert. The line stretched all the way to the front entrance on Park Street. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Austin Pursley does things a little different for the mutton bustin’ event at the Chase County Fair as he competes in the Aug. 14 fun. See inside for more on mutton bustin’ winners and other fair events. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The Josh Turner/Shenandoah concert drew young and old. Here, Logan Fitzgibbons, 9, of Goodland, Kansas was on the fence close up. (Johnson Publications photos)

Crowds strong at this year’s fair; Saturday concert one of biggest

    Chase County’s fair owns the reputation as one of the top county fairs in Nebraska and this year’s version did nothing to harm that.

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