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Winners of vehicle parade at Mankato's 150th birthday


The Babson family each had a motorcycle entry in the Car and Motorcycle Show in Mankato. Pictured are Andrew Babson (son), Burgundy Babson and Josh Babson. Photo by Sheila Lorence.

Winners of the Mankato automobile and motorcycle parade included the following: Sheriff's choice. Dave Conway, 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne; Motorcycle, Josh Babson, 2005 Triumph Rocket 3; and Mayor's Choice, Roger Hagman, 1955 Chevrolete Belair.

Entries placing in the top ten but not ranked in order were Mahlon McDill,1935 Pontiac sedan; R L. Dusin,1962 Cadillac Deville; Mick and Dodie Franklin 1947 Hudson pickup; Mike Wanklyn, 1974 Pontiac GTO; Ray Mace,1958 Chevy Impala; Ron Griffith; 1937 Ford sedan humpback; Bruce Zahn, 1946 Chevrolet pickup;

Greg Hersh, 1967 Pontiac GTO; Allen Wanklyn, 1928 Ford Model A; Dick and Carol Eckles, 1970 Chevy Chevelle.

Entries in the Mankato parade included the following: VFW Color Guard; Alethia Loomis; Raymond Wakefield; Kenny Meier,1958 Impala Convertible; John and Karen Ross; Daniel McDill, 1929 Pontiac sedan; Galen Pahls, 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Car; Mahlon McDill, 1935 Pontiac sedan; Philip and Sue Walton,1975 Chevrolet K10; Don Koester, 1977 Chevrolet Corvette; Mick Franklin, 1947 Hudson pickup; Robert Wakefield, 1929 Model A; Ray Mace, 1958 Chevrolete Impala; Ron Griffith, 1937 Ford humpback; Marvin McDill, 1928 Model A pickup; Paul Garst, 1937 three window Studebaker coup;

Garrett Barry, 2014 Dodge Challenger; Gavin Garst, 1971 Honda Trail 70; Spencer Lindberg, dirt bike; Andrew Babson, 2018 Honda CRF 250 Rally; Central National Bank, 2022 Ford Bronco; Burr Oak Fire Department, two quick attack fire trucks; Randall Fire Department, two fire trucks; Jewell Fire Department, two fire tire trucks;

Jewell County Historical Society,1947 Case D tractor pulling a Woods threshing machine; Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, digger truck; Ionia Regulators, poker game float; Brett Ernst,1946 CJ 2A Jeep; JW Wilson, pickup; Jewell County Historical Society, 1937 Case L tractor; Hooley Alcorn Family, 1948 Oliver 77 tractor; Brent Beck, 1955 Ford Fairlane; Butch and Betty Thompson, 1956 Chevrolet Belair; Formoso fire department, mini-pumper; Jewell County Historical Society, 1946 Farmall H tractor, 1950 M Farmall, 1954 Farmall M and1956 Farmall 400; Pierce Electronics-Country Roots Salon, 1951 Willy's Jeep pickup;

Jewell Co. Sheriff's Office, Sheriff office pickup; Mankato Garden Club, car and float; Kelly McNichols, handmade roadster; Nuthin Fancy Bakery, float; Mankato Professional Pharmacy, truck and float; Mankato Golf Course, two golf carts; Girl Scout Troop 20470, walking; Ost Furniture & Cabinetry LLC, float; Mankato Livestock Inc., pickup; Darrell Miller Family, Yamaha pulling float; Evangelical Lutheran Church, float; White Rock Taxidermy, side by side; Bob's of Mankato, float; Mankato Class of 1975, float; Pamela Wirth Agent with Farm Bureau & Jewell Co Farm Bureau, 2022 from Ford Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza; Sweden Crème, float;

Esbon Fire Department, fire truck and fire truck No. 74; Jewell Co Towing & Kansas Mammoth Festival, tow truck and float; Burt and Evelyn Warne, 1950 Plymouth; State Exchange Bank, pickup with trailer; Jewell County EMS, 2021 Ford Med-tech ambulance; Steven Walker, John Deere A; West Bruns, custom mini bike; Lehrling Chevrolet (1965-80), 1950 Chevy 2 door hardtop; MHS Class of 1968, black pickup; Waude Underwood, 1948 JD G; Clayton Dobs, 1951 R JD; Tyler Cummins, 1948 Farmall H; Mankato Class of 1976, car and walking; Mankato Splash Pad, truck and boat;

Mankato Class of 1972, white pickup; Don Frasier, 1999 Harley Davidson Softail; Mahin Insurance, Model A tractor; Mankato Chamber of Commerce, pickup with float; Mankato Volunteer Fire Dept.and Rescue, fire trucks; Justin Schoonover, red convertible; Travis Koester, 1968 Jeepster Commando; Trevor Elkins, 1938 Model A; Warren McElroy, 2019 Tesla Model 3; Gordon Murray and Donna Ramey, horse and bain high wheel wagon; Gordon Murray, 1977 Ford Thunderbird; Darlene Walker, 1969 Chevy truck; Kenny and Monica Walker, 2021 Polaris; Jewell County Historical Society, 1947 Case DC; and Hayes Auto Sales, 2021 Chevrolet Corvette.


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