148th Nuckolls County Fair overcomes weather challenges

Drought, triple digit temps, thunder storms overcome


August 3, 2023

Some wondered what would happen at the Nuckolls County Fair. With extreme drought affecting much of Nuckolls County and heat index above 100, would people come?

Friday, Jean Sticka, longtime Nuckolls County Extension secretary, reported overall exhibits were up more than 200 entries.

“It feels like we are back to the old times before COVID,” she said.

Friday mid-afternoon, a cold front moved through the area and the temperature dropped 20 degrees. John Druba reported, “We had planned to stay home, but when the temperature dropped, I said to Cheryl, his wife, “Let’s go to the...

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