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Lake County has a Fair time

Ethan Swartout of Two Harbors and his horse, Snickers, practice for the 4-H Horse Show on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Lake County Fairgrounds. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 6
Faith Williams attempts to guide a blindfolded Rena Ross through the cones during the blindfolded lawnmower races. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)2 / 6
Jennifer Kangas directs her blindfolded son, Alec, as he drives a lawnmower through a series of cones during the blindfolded lawnmower races Sunday, Aug. 19. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)3 / 6
Miles Woodruff tosses a hay bale in the adult section of the contest, earning first place in the toss Sunday, Aug. 19. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)4 / 6
Kyler Johnson (left) and grandpa Kalen Johnson (center), both of French River, play with some toys in the Lake County Fairgrounds livestock barn as Lainey Carlson of Two Harbors looks on. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)5 / 6
Musician Paul Imholte fiddled his way around the Lake County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 16, before taking the stage early in the evening. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)6 / 6

An estimated 3,200 people attended the Lake County Fair in Two Harbors on Aug. 16-19, according to organizer Rachel Bailey.

"We actually broke an attendance record on Friday," Bailey said. "But then we saw less people on Saturday and Sunday, so it was about normal overall."

Bailey credits dry weather for the Fair's success.

"That never happens. It's so rare to not have it rain on us at the Fair, but it really helped," Bailey said.

McMahon, Manning named 'Outstanding Seniors'

Lake County residents Coral McMahon and Morris Manning were named winners of the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Lake County Fair.

McMahon spends countless hours volunteering with Sons of Norway, the Age-to-Age program, Community Partners, Salvation Army and Bassett Church near Brimson.

Manning has dedicated hundreds of hours of volunteer work to the Northern Lake County Arts Board, Friends of Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay Public Library, Silver Bay Strategic Planning Committee and the Clair Nelson Intermodal Transportation Center in Finland, as well as serving as an election judge in Lake County.

McMahon and Manning will represent Lake County at the Minnesota State Fair's Senior Day on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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