Jackson Steinkuehler, of Schleswig, shows the determination that won first place in the 9-10 boys’ division of the pedal tractor pull at the Charter Oak Achievement Days on Sunday evening. Rabbit, poultry and swine shows were on Monday evening and beef and sheep shows were features Tuesday evening, as well as a petting zoo, pony rides and bingo. Wednesday’s events include a style show and the livestock sale. Photo by Gordon Wolf
...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON... STRONGER SOUTHWEST WINDS WITH GUSTS TO OVER 40 MPH AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REGION AS WARMER AIR MOVES RAPIDLY NORTH THROUGH IOWA TODAY. TRAVELERS, ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST WEST ROADS, HIGHWAYS AND INTERSTATES MAY EXPERIENCE SOME DIFFICULTY HOLDING THE LANE. THE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO LESSEN IN STRENGTH BY THE EARLY EVENING. USE EXTRA CAUTION IF TRAVELING TODAY.