Society News

Published 5:25 pm Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mower County Fair talent contest produces state fair winners

The Mower County Fair talent contest produced Minnesota State Fair winners.

The Open division at the county level was won by a group performing a string quartet; the group included Braun Oldenkamp, Jacob Crosby, Martha and Olive McDermott. After taking first place again in their divison at the Minnesota State Fair, they went on to perform in the finals held on Saturday night and came home with the third place money and trophy.

Congratulations to this fine group that did such a great job in representing Mower County at the Minnesota State Fair.

 Duplicate Bridge

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Tournament results for Sept. 5 with six tables: First, Bud Higgins and Loren Cleland; second, Tom Flaherty and Gus Brandt; third, Marilyn Gesme and Romelle Enderson; fourth, Orrion Roisen and Dave Ring; fifth, David MaGee and Stan Schultz.

Duplicate Bridge is played each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Village Cooperative in Austin, 2301 10th St. NW, Exit 177 off I-90, two blocks north of Walmart. All Bridge players are welcome. Call Dave Ring at 434-4189 for partnership assistance or additional information.

 Randy Krulish book signing

Recently published author Randy Krulish will be at the Austin Public Library for a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22.

Krulish released “Walk,” several months ago — a story of his life after paralysis, coping with being a quadriplegic, his faith and family struggles. Books will be available for purchase, and Krulish will sign the books with a stamp of his signature that he created with years of practice of using a mouthstick to perform everyday tasks.