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Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

On Oct. 9, local Pastor Wes Rediger — whose goal is to raise money for Syrian refugees — will be among thousands of runners participating in the Chicago Marathon.

Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

Hartford City Police Chief Scott D. Mealy’s “The Cop’s Special” wins most original pizza during charity cook-off Monday at Casey’s General Store.

Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

Staying true to tradition, Memorial Pool’s final open hours of the season on Sunday were used for a splash day for dogs and their owners.

Everett (Vic) Carney, 86, runs a fruit and vegetable stand along Ind. 3 in Hartford City, but his outlook on life wasn’t always so promising.

Karen gives you a look into the fun, family-friendly activities she encounters while out and about in Hartford City.

Saturday’s annual Relay For Life event at Blackford High School featured 15-year participant Peggy Sharp, who has fought and won against cancer three times.

Katy Williams Guyer, the owner of Katy’s Place, gives her memories of a life spent in Hartford City, a place she has seen transition over her 78 years.

Sponsored by Old 22 Storage, numerous awards were given at last week’s Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull at the Blackford County 4-H Fair, divided into four categories based on weight.

The Blackford County 4-H and Open Fair concluded activities over the weekend, ending with a barn dance for the kids who participated in 4-H activities over the past week.

Sponsored by Steve Weschky of Old 22 Storage, the Kiddie Tractor Pull event on Tuesday night brought smiles and squeals of delight to the numerous children participating in the event, that required the children to pull weights attached to small peddle tractors.

While keeping in theme of this year’s Blackford County 4-H parade — Honoring Veterans, Past, Present and Future — members of the Blackford County 4-H Fair Board invited area veterans, in particular World War II veterans, to serve as grand marshal for the 2016 parade.

Blackford High School graduate Bailey Cline was crowned as Miss Blackford County 2016 fair queen during a pageant held Sunday at the Blackford County 4-H and Open Fair.