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By DAVE MCMILLION | August 18, 2008
LEETOWN, W.Va. -- The first time was a charm for Jennifer Paige Jones. Jones won the Miss Jefferson County Fair contest Sunday night and she said it was her first time entering such an event. Jones said her grandmother was a big fan of the contest. "I figured I might as well give it a shot. It was my last year," Jones said. Jones is 18, the oldest a contestant can be in the pageant. Jones, a sophomore at Shepherd University, is the daughter of Loretta and John Paul Jones of Charles Town, W.Va.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 14, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The arrest of a Shepherdstown, W.Va., woman at the Jefferson County Fair last month might have outraged some people, but Jefferson County Sheriff Everett "Ed" Boober has concluded there was no wrongdoing in the incident. After investigating the arrest of Lissa Brown Janssen, Boober said in a letter to Shepherdstown Mayor Peter Wilson that all the police officers involved in the Aug. 23 arrest during a demolition derby "performed in accordance with their trainings.
NEWS
August 29, 2011
Franklin County (Pa.) Fair officials are compiling data from last week's fair, but they expect they reached the 20,000 visits of an average year. The total number of visitors will be finalized by midweek, Fair Board chairman Robert Eckstine said Sunday. “Things went pretty well until Saturday night when we were rained out,” Eckstine said. The fair, which was held from Aug. 21 to 27, switched to a $10-per-carload fee this year, rather than per-person admission. Eckstine said revenue was down, but attendance appeared to be up. “The food stands seemed to have more revenue,” he said.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 19, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - From livestock exhibits to live entertainment, the 52nd annual Jefferson County Fair offers attractions and activities for the entire family. The weeklong event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near Charles Town draws as many as 35,000 visitors, said Locke Wysong, publicity committee member. "It's still family-oriented; it's still volunteer-run; and it still holds, after 52 years, its roots of agriculture and community," Wysong said.
NEWS
May 17, 2004
YOUTH LEAGUES Wash. Co. Girls Softball Middle School Division B.J.'s Custom Embroidery 9, William Gower & Sons 1: Marla Delamaeua had four hits, including a home run, to lead B.J.'s, while Ashley Ernde had two hits and Amelia Plank homered. Larry Allen 17, William Gower & Sons 4: Britni Smith homered and Katie Cronise had three hits to lead Larry Allen. Lauren McVicker, Sarah Hoover, Jessica Berry and Jenna Doggett had two hits each in the win. Mid-Atlantic Ortho 12, Taylor's Sluggers 11: Alyssa Collier, Christen Brown, Carrie Johnson and Caroline Krieger each had two hits for Mid-Atlantic.
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August 16, 2007
Sunday, Aug. 19 Fair hours are 10 a.m. to midnight. · 1 p.m. - 4-H rocket launch · 1 to 3:30 p.m. - Timber sport competition, arena · 2 to 6 p.m. - Jefferson County Fair Summer Cruise-in · 5 p.m. - Kiddie tractor pull, antique tractor area · 5 p.m. - Lawn mower racing exhibition, arena · 7 p.m. - Miss Jefferson County Fair contest, stage · 7:30 p.m. - Slow tractor race,...
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 21, 2007
LEETOWN, W.Va. - Thunderstorms are rolling through, turning the Jefferson County Fairgrounds into mud. Wrong night to go to the fair? Not if you're heading to the demolition derby. The popular event went on as planned Monday night, despite a storm that moved through the county earlier in the evening then again during the event. Several hundred people turned out to see the cars struggle through the mess. It was a slow-going process as the cars tried to gain traction in the mud to ram their colleagues and knock them out of the action.
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July 21, 2006
If you don't have much occasion to leave Washington County, you just might take the area's natural beauty for granted. But as those who commute to the metropolitan areas can tell you, if there's any open space down there, it's either a crowded county park, or the private lawn of some corporation's headquarters. It's only when you come west across South Mountain that you routinely see working farms with real livestock in the pastures and crops growing in the fields. There are noises and smells associated with these activities, but compared to what city dwellers face - the roar of thousands of engines and the smell of air pollution - this area is indeed blessed.
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by TAMELA BAKER | July 31, 2004
tammyb@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - Call it 21st century jousting. Helmeted men speeding down the list, aiming for each other, each hoping to be the last man standing. The tension was enough to send Sandy Mason sprinting from her sideline seat. "I can't stand it," she declared, flying down the steps from the stands. Maybe it was the crunching metal. Or the flying bumpers. The annual Washington County Ag Expo was off to a roaring start Friday with a demolition derby at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 19, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com LEETOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Fair fans who were lucky enough to get some time away from work Monday afternoon were in for a relaxing time at the beef judging contest. It was practically perfect fair weather. The sun was out, but not overbearing, and a cool, shady seat could be found in the barn for the Beef Showmanship and Judging. The event was a culmination of months spent raising beef cattle. Youths like 15-year-old Warren Cogle often juggle school work with the responsibilities of raising livestock.
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