Good weather, good times seen at Gogebic County Fair


August 17, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

DURING LAST Saturday's Livestock Auction at the Gogebic County Fair, Lori Maki walks her grand champion hereford steer named Paavi. He weighs 1,326 pounds. Standing to the right, from left, are ringman Lane Passuelo, auctioneer Dan Wanink and ringman Aaron Ruotsala.


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IRONWOOD - Despite ominous weather reports directly before the Gogebic County Fair, Mother Nature smiled upon what turned out to be a busy four days that were loaded with activity at the Ironwood site.

"We had a great weekend," said James Byrns, chairman of the county Fair Board, at a Monday meeting.

According to Fair Coordinator Marlene Saari, the daily and seasonal tickets sales totaled 5,091. That's a significant rise from last year's combined sales of 4,058.

In addition, Saari said that the Sunday pie auction resulted in $16,815 in sales, and a q...

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