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05/23/18
Howard-Winneshiek Teacher In-service

No school.

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05/23/18
FSQA Training

FSQA Training will take place at the Featherlite Center from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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05/24/18
Board Positions Available

Positions opening on July 1, 2018 for Park Board, Library Board, Board of Adjustments, Planning & Zoning, Theatre Commission, and Airport Commission. Interested applicants should submit their name and contact information to City Hall, 130 N Park Place, Cresco, IA 52136 or call 563.547.3101 or email cityhall@cityofcresco.com by May 31, 2018

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05/24/18
FREE Skin Cancer Screening

Thursday, May 24th, 7:30am - 3:00pm at the Cresco Medical Clinic is a free skin cancer screening with Jessica Dutka, ARNP. Appointments are required. Call 563.547.2022.

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05/24/18
Dog Agility Training

Thursday, May 24th, 6:00pm is Dog Agility Training at the Reicks View Ag Education Center. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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05/25/18
Voter Pre-Registration Deadline

Friday, May 25th is the deadline to pre-register to vote for the primary election. After this day, voter will follow election day registration procedures. This is also the last day to request an absentee ballot by mail.
 
The auditor's office is open until 5:00pm. Call 563.547.9203 for more information.

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05/28/18
Memorial Day

No school.

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05/28/18
 -05/29/18
Memorial Day Schedule for Garbage Pickup

Garbage pickups in Cresco normally collected on Mondays will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29th. One truck at the Rural Site in Elma will be on Monday, May 28th.
The offices of Hawkeye Sanitation and Hawkeye Recycling will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th.

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05/28/18
Quilts of Valor Presentation

Monday, May 28th, 10:30am on the courthouse lawn is a Quilt of Valor presentation. Service hosted by the VFW Post 4561. For more information, call Sandy Thorson at 319.240.6292.

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05/28/18
Dog Obedience Training

Mondays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 at the Reicks View Ag Education Center, 6:00pm is Dog Obedience Training.
Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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05/29/18
How to Turn Travelers into Customers

Tuesday, May 29th, 5:45pm - 7:45pm at the 10th Hole Bar & Grill is the workshop " How to Turn Travelers into Customers".
 
Participants are invited to tour the new motel at the conclusion of the training. The workshop is especially designed for small business managers, community tourism leaders, and front line employees who interact with community visitors, including retail businesses, convenience stores, restaurants, attractions, and lodging.
 
No fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is requested. Light appetizers will be served during the workshop. For more information or to register, contact Sue Barnes, Howard County Extension at skbarnes@iastate.edu or 563.547.3001.

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05/30/18
A&W Classic Car Night

It's Cruise Night at A&W/Long John Silver's in Cresco on the last Wednesday of the month from April through September from 5pm - 7pm.
 
Come out and see the cool cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great music, specials, and door prizes!

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05/30/18
Howard County Business & Tourism Banquet


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05/31/18
Board Positions Available

Positions opening on July 1, 2018 for Park Board, Library Board, Board of Adjustments, Planning & Zoning, Theatre Commission, and Airport Commission. Interested applicants should submit their name and contact information to City Hall, 130 N Park Place, Cresco, IA 52136 or call 563.547.3101 or email cityhall@cityofcresco.com by May 31, 2018

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05/31/18
Dog Agility Training

Thursday, May 31st, 6:00pm at the Reicks View Ag Education Center is Dog Agility Training. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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06/01/18
 -06/03/18
Sniff 'N Splash!


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06/01/18
Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group meeting

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.


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06/02/18
CUSB Bank celebrates 130 years!

You are invited Saturday, June 2nd with CUSB Bank's 'Kick-Off To Summer Bash' celebrating 130 years. Food and live entertainment featuring the Jim Busta Band and the Pork Tornadoes! See you there!

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06/02/18
Absentee Voting at Auditors Office

Auditor's office is open from 8:00am - 4:00pm for absentee voting. Call 563.547.9203 for more information.

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06/02/18
Howard County Energy District invites you to FEST(EV)AL!

Howard County Energy District invites you!

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06/03/18
Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman (Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre)

Sunday, June 3rd at the Cresco Theatre is Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman, an Audience-Participation Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre!
2 shows - one afternoon and one evening.

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06/03/18
Pork Dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church

Sunday, June 3rd is a pork dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Serving roast pork (plain or BBQ) sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, pasta salad and homemade pie/cake. Free will donation to go to Immanuel Youth to attend ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.

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06/04/18
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ages 1-18


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06/04/18
Absentee Ballot In-Person Deadling

Monday, June 4th is the absentee ballot in-person deadline. Last day to request and vote an absentee ballot in person at the auditor's office. For more information call 563.547.9203.

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06/04/18
I'm Ready Babysitting Clinic


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06/04/18
Crestwood Wisdom & Wellness Program


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06/04/18
Dog Obedience Training

Dog obedience training will take place June 4 and 11 at the Reicks View Ag Education Center starting at 6:00pm. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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06/05/18
Primary Election Day

Tuesday, June 5th is Primary Election Day and polls are open from 7:00am - 9:00pm.
Call the Howard County Auditor's Office, 563.547.9203, for more information.

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06/05/18
Children's Summer Story Hour with Farm Bureau's Rachel Myers

After last year's successful event, Rachel Myers, Farm Bureau Outreach Coordinator, returns for another Summer Story Hour in June.

She will present Summer Story Hours beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, Tuesday, June 12, Tuesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 26. The Summer Story Hours will focus on farm-related stories.


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06/05/18
VFW Post 4561 meeting

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06/06/18
Senior Shopping Day at Shopko in Cresco

The first Wednesday of every month is Senior Day at Hometown Shopko in Cresco. Stop in for specials and get % off your purchases.

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06/06/18
Children's Summer Reading Program: RAD Zoo: Reptile Rock!

The school year may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of activities for children and teenagers at Cresco Public Library this summer! Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program: ‘Libraries Rock’. Special entertainment events will take place free of charge at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, June 6, 10 a.m.: is RAD Zoo: Reptile Rock! Minnesota’s premier reptile destination, and opened in Oct. 2009 RAD Zoo is already one of the world's largest reptile displays.
 

According to their website, www.theradzoo.com:

'Our presentations are fun, engaging, and interactive. We provide an enjoyable experience for our audience, while instilling a greater understanding of these unique animals and the incredible lives they live.

'Our programs are designed to be age appropriate.

'A typical program will include ten different kinds of fascinating reptiles and amphibians, which could include frogs, a salamander, turtles, lizards, snakes, and a small alligator (We welcome your suggestions on which animals will be used in our presentation) .

'We offer an opportunity for our audience to touch some of our animals in a controlled setting, after which we provide hand sanitizer.'

 

Upcoming 'Libraries Rock' events:

Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m.: Cresco’s own Singing Sopha Sisters. Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m.: Science Sings with the Grout Museum. Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m.: Magician Jonathan May. Also: Bring your painted rocks to the library; display them and win prizes June 6-June 20. Read, read, read and win a free pool party at the Cresco Fitness Center.





 

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06/06/18
Alphabet Art Photography

Whether it’s your family name, a word that sums up your life philosophy, or a descriptive label, join us to create alphabet art with your camera and some imagination.  First we’ll take a walk around the Cresco community on a scavenger hunt to photograph alphabetical images in objects or buildings you see. Next, you will edit, crop, resize and prepare your photos to spell out your chosen word.  Finally, at the last session we’ll help you complete your art piece by mounting your photos in a frame, ready to display with pride! The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class.

Wednesdays, June 6th, 13th, and 20th from 6-7:30pm at NICC Cresco Center. Fee: $35.00. Please read:  The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class. Sign up at nicc.edu/cresco/ for class #59828 or call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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06/06/18
Horse workouts at Cresco Saddle Club arena

Horse workouts will be Wednesday, June 6th and 13th, 6:00pm at the Cresco Saddle Club arena. Call Sue Barnes for more information.

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06/08/18
 -06/09/18
Quilts of Valor workshop

Friday, June 8th (9am-8pm) and Saturday, June 9th (9am-6pm) is the Quilts of Valor workshop at the Weed Patch Retreat Center. 
Bring sewing machines, fabric, patterns, or just yourself. Lunch is on your own, but some snacks are provided and you may bring some with you. 
Questions: Sandy Thorson, 563.240.9266.

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06/10/18
Ranch Breakfast - All are welcome!

Sunday, June 10th is a Ranch Breakfast at the Cresco Country Club. All are welcome; members or not.

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06/10/18
A&W Race Car Show

Get up close and personal with race cars and their drivers at A&W/Long John Silver in Cresco, Saturday, June 10th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Take your picture with your favorite drivers and at 4:00pm watch the parade of cars as they head off to the Fairgrounds. Get ready for some fun and prizes!

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06/10/18
Cresco Speedway Races

Sunday, June 10th is the Cresco Speedway Races at the Howard County Fairgrounds.
$15 (14 yrs and up) -- $7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under -- Pit Pass, $30

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06/11/18
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ages 1-18


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06/11/18
Crestwood Wisdom & Wellness Program


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06/11/18
Dog Obedience Training

Dog obedience training will take place June 4 and 11 at the Reicks View Ag Education Center starting at 6:00pm. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

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06/12/18
Children's Summer Story Hour with Farm Bureau's Rachel Myers

After last year's successful event, Rachel Myers, Farm Bureau Outreach Coordinator, returns for another Summer Story Hour in June.

She will present Summer Story Hours beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, Tuesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 26. The Summer Story Hours will focus on farm-related stories.


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06/12/18
VFW Auxiliary Meeting

VFW Auxiliary meeting, 1:30pm at VFW Hall.

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06/12/18
American Legion meeting

American Legion Post 135 meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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06/13/18
Children's Summer Reading Program: Cresco's Singing Sopha Sisters

The school year may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of activities for children and teenagers at Cresco Public Library this summer! Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program: ‘Libraries Rock’. Special entertainment events will take place free of charge at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

Cresco’s own Singing Sopha Sisters will entertain children Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

Addie, Josie, Ella & Gwen are described on their Facebook page as ‘just four country girls who love to sing.’ The sisters brought their four-part harmonies to events in Cresco and nearby communities, such as Lanesboro, Minnesota’s "Over the Back Fence" variety/radio show. Other area performances include singing at the Hoyt Sherman Place and the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. The sisters placed in the top seven of the Sprouts Division in 2014 and in 2015, they made it to the semi-finals in the Senior Division.

For more information, visit the sisters’ Facebook fan page @sophasisters.

 

Upcoming 'Libraries Rock' events:

 Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m.: Science Sings with the Grout Museum. Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m.: Magician Jonathan May. Also: Bring your painted rocks to the library; display them and win prizes June 6-June 20. Read, read, read and win a free pool party at the Cresco Fitness Center.


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06/13/18
Alphabet Art Photography

Whether it’s your family name, a word that sums up your life philosophy, or a descriptive label, join us to create alphabet art with your camera and some imagination.  First we’ll take a walk around the Cresco community on a scavenger hunt to photograph alphabetical images in objects or buildings you see. Next, you will edit, crop, resize and prepare your photos to spell out your chosen word.  Finally, at the last session we’ll help you complete your art piece by mounting your photos in a frame, ready to display with pride! The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class.

Wednesdays, June 6th, 13th, and 20th from 6-7:30pm at NICC Cresco Center. Fee: $35.00. Please read:  The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class. Sign up at nicc.edu/cresco/ for class #59828 or call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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06/13/18
Horse workouts at Cresco Saddle Club arena

Horse workouts will be Wednesday, June 6th and 13th, 6:00pm at the Cresco Saddle Club arena. Call Sue Barnes for more information.

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06/14/18
 -06/16/18
City-Wide Garage Sales

Don't miss this popular weekend event in Cresco. Sponsored by the Cresco Shopper who will have the locations printed in their publication. Call 563.547.2025 to reserve your spot on the Shopper's map.

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06/15/18
Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support meeting

The Howard County  Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first and third Friday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cresco Public Library Program Room (downstairs).

Cresco Public Library is handicap-accessible.

The Howard County Dementia Caregiver Support Group is available for people to build a support system with people who understand the challenges inherent in dementia care-giving. The Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on care-giving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.

This program is presented by the Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter. For more information, please contact their office at: 319-294-9699.

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06/16/18
Davis Corners Auction

Saturday, June 16th starting at 9:00am is a Farm Machinery Consignment Auction.
Call Dan at 319.240.9984 or 563.547.1018 for more information.

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06/18/18
FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ages 1-18


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06/18/18
Crestwood Wisdom & Wellness Program


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06/19/18
Children's Summer Story Hour with Farm Bureau's Rachel Myers

After last year's successful event, Rachel Myers, Farm Bureau Outreach Coordinator, returns for another Summer Story Hour in June.

She will present Summer Story Hours Tuesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 26. The Summer Story Hours will focus on farm-related stories.


more info...
06/19/18
American Legion Rider meeting

The American Legion Rider meeting is the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00pm at the Legion Hall.

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06/20/18
 -06/24/18
The MIGHTY Howard County Fair

Join us June 20-24, 2018 for a great Fair experience! Fair buttons can be purchased up to Wednesday at various Howard County businesses including the Cresco Welcome Center. Buttons are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Buttons admit all Fairgoers to Grandstand entertainment. Get yours today! Click on the website link and see all the great entertainment, events, and activities lined up for this year - there is something for everyone and then some!

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06/20/18
Children's Summer Reading Program: Science Sings with the Grout Museum

The school year may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of activities for children and teenagers at Cresco Public Library this summer! Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Children’s Summer Reading Program: ‘Libraries Rock’. Special entertainment events will take place free of charge at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

‘Science Sings with the Grout Museum’ takes place Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Cresco United Methodist Church.

According to the museum website: ‘The mission of the Grout Museum District is to provide a better understanding of our world by collecting, preserving and interpreting history and illustrating scientific principles.’

The Grout Museum collects, preserves and interprets cultural and natural history of the region; the Rensselaer Russell House Museum and the Snowden House preserve and interpret elements of the Victorian age; the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium provides exhibitions and programming that inspire the study of the sciences. And the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors the service and sacrifice of Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present.

For more information, visit their website at: https://www.groutmuseumdistrict.org/education/

Upcoming 'Libraries Rock' events:

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m.: Magician Jonathan May. Also: Bring your painted rocks to the library; display them and win prizes June 6-June 20. Read, read, read and win a free pool party at the Cresco Fitness Center.


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06/20/18
Alphabet Art Photography

Whether it’s your family name, a word that sums up your life philosophy, or a descriptive label, join us to create alphabet art with your camera and some imagination.  First we’ll take a walk around the Cresco community on a scavenger hunt to photograph alphabetical images in objects or buildings you see. Next, you will edit, crop, resize and prepare your photos to spell out your chosen word.  Finally, at the last session we’ll help you complete your art piece by mounting your photos in a frame, ready to display with pride! The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class.

Wednesdays, June 6th, 13th, and 20th from 6-7:30pm at NICC Cresco Center. Fee: $35.00. Please read:  The frame is not included in the cost of the class, but the instructor will provide guidance for purchasing an appropriate frame/mat. A supply fee of $2 per 5X7 photo will be due to the instructor the night of class. Sign up at nicc.edu/cresco/ for class #59828 or call 563.547.3355 for more information.

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06/20/18
ECIPA Truck & Tractor Pull at the Howard County Fair


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06/20/18
Tractor & Truck Pull

Wednesday, June 20th at the MIGHTY Howard County Fair is the Tractor & Truck Pull.
Grandstand Admission with Fair Button or $15 (14 yrs and above) $7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under.
 

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06/21/18
Cresco Speedway Races

Thursday, June 21st during the MIGHTY Howard County Fair is the Cresco Speedway Races.
$15 (14 yrs and up) -- $7 (9 yrs to 13 yrs) -- Free 8 yrs and under -- Pit Pass, $30

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06/22/18
Fun At The Fair Camp For Grades K-3

Friday, June 22nd, is Fun At The Fair Camp for grades K-3. Parents are now able to pay online at http://bit.ly/howardcounty-camps
Or you can fill out registration form and health statement and bring to Extension Office in Cresco. Call Sue Barnes for more information, 563.547.3001.

Camp hours are 9:00am - 3:00pm and registration is due one week prior to camp ($15 registration fee).

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