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Memorial tractor pull draws many participants

Posted September 25, 2013 at 7:42 pm

THE KIDS…Matt, left, and Mike, middle, Christopherson, and Nicole Christopherson Biever, right.

The Randy Christopherson Memorial antique tractor pull was held Saturday, Sept. 14 at the American Legion grounds in Miller. The Christopherson family, Matt, Mike and Nicole, honored their father’s memory by sponsoring the pull. There were 86 total pulls.

Results follow, by weight class, then position, puller, make, model, year, feet/inch.

2,700 lb. class

1. Jane Worlie, AC CA, 1951, 194/0

2. Connie Johannsen, IHC Super C, 1953, 151/6

3. Rose Schatz, Ford Golden Jubilee, 1953, 146/11

4. Gary

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    Polo Legion members host varmint hunt

    Polo’s Legion Richard Clement Post 299 sponsored their first annual Varmint Hunt January 27 through 29. The hunt was

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    Hunting Success


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