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Everyone had a good time at Senecas Ridge and Valley Rally
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A SPECIAL PARADE MOMENT occurred in Senecas Ridge and Valley Rally Parade when longtime Seneca High School Band Director Bob Chambers was invited to march with his school band one more time. Without Chambers knowledge, an alumni band was assembled and marched in the parade. Son-in-law Keith Caspter in the white band directors suit, left, impersonated Chambers. Bob switched hats with Keith, and marched with the band for the last block-and-a-half.

As always, the Ridge and Valley Rally 2017 was a fine, family friendly festival. Offering tried and true favorites, the event was also graced by near-perfect summer weather.

Results from the 5K/10K Run/Walk, the Antique Tractor Pull and Volleyball are as follows:

5K/10K Run/Walk

10K results

Men’s results

1. Todd Komplin  44:54

2. Adam Froemming 50:57

Women’s Results

1. Taylor Boland                  52:13

2. Kathryn Miller 52:33

3. April Komplin                 55:54

5K results

Men’s results

1. Benedict Gallagher 18:22

2. Brandon Lee 18:51

3. Dominic Carstens 20:42

Women’s Results

1. Helen Carstens 22:10

2. Tara Adams 24:19

3. Sarah Bransky 24:35


Oldest Participant - Illene Olson

Youngest Participant - Clareen Kriel

Winners of the Road ID gift certificates:

Tammy Gilman

Adam Froemming


The results and some pictures are also posted on the event’s website.


Antique Tractor Pull

The results of the Ridge & Valley Antique Tractor Pull are as follows:

4,000 Pounds

1st: Dave Boylen, Case 300

2nd: Dylan Varo, JD 4020

4,500 Pounds

1st: Jim Sime, JDB

2nd: Anton Sime, JDA

5,000 Pounds

1st: Carter Sime, JDSO

2nd: Pete Romanowski, JDSO

5,500 Pounds

1st: Will Lamperich, JD60

2nd: Brian Sime, JD60

6,000 Pounds

1st: Dan Manders, Farmall Superior

2nd: Dan Wedeberg, Farmall Superior

6,500 Pounds

1st: Al Sime, JDG

2nd: Dan Manders, Oliver 770

7,000 Pounds

1st: Dan Wedeberg, JD702

2nd: Al Sime, JDG


The Ridge and Valley Rally Volleyball results:

First place: Sand Prairie

Second place: Garfoots

Third place: Curteez

Forth place: Johnsons One Stop