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Iron County Fair honors Carolyn Alonen


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SAXON, WIS. — The Penokee Range 4H Livestock Club annual livestock auction was a somewhat solemn affair this year, as members of the community remembered Carolyn Alonen, a lifelong supporter of the Penokee Range 4H, and long time friend of the fair.

Alonen died in 2022, and fair officials honored her memory by naming the livestock show arena in her name. Organizers kicked off the annual livestock auction by auctioning off a quarter of beef to begin a scholarship in her memory.

The quarter went through not one, but two rounds of auctions, as the winner of...

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