Crawford County News

Rain dampens fair on Saturday, but overall a good week

Another fair week in Crawford County has come and gone. Last week’s fair, featuring a “Barrels of Fun” theme, was the 72nd anniversary of the Crawford County Fair, which first began in 1946. Starting on Tuesday and ending on Saturday, the fair at Hood Park was filled with entertainment for both children and adults alike, ranging from youth livestock exhibitions and a horse show on one end of the fairgrounds to truck and tractor pulls, an ATV rodeo, and bull riding on the other. The main stage was home to the fair queen coronation, prince and princess contest, children’s pageant, and a range of musical entertainers throughout the week.

Fair auction nets over $200k for local youth

Livestock sales at the 2018 Crawford County Fair were down from 2017, although there were nearly the same number of animals auctioned on Saturday as there the preivous year. There were 129 animals sold by 4-H and FFA members, for overall total sales of $202,380. In 2017, 127 animals sold for a total of $212,983.74. This year’s total sales were closer to 2016 figures, when 135 animals were auctioned for total sales of $201,144.

Man attempts to ram deputy, charged with assault

First degree assault charges have been filed against a Sullivan man who allegedly attempted to hit a Crawford County deputy with his truck. Randy L. Ash, 51, faces the class A felony assault charge, along with a class E felony charge for resisting arrest, as a result of the July 4 incident.

County fair parade winners announced - PHOTO GALLERY

This year’s Crawford County Fair parade winners were as follows:
    Queen floats: first place, FCNB - Tatum Pennock; second place, Shelter Insurance-Dana Richter - Timber Adams; third place, Towne & Sinks Pharmacy - Grace Horsefield.