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Soldiers Grove Dairy Days event results
AVA HADY, daughter of Adam Hady of Soldiers Grove competed valiantly in the six-year-old division of the Kindschi Pedal Pull at Soldiers Grove Dairy Days. Hady was one of two full-pullers who made it to the end of the mat in the first round of competition. Their division was the only one to have two full-pullers, and Hady and Reed Johnson of Iowa faced off in a pull off, with Johnson walking away with first prize.

SOLDIERS GROVE - Event results from Soldiers Grove Dairy Days Parade, raffle, pedal pull, and horsehoes, volleyball and softball tournaments are listed below:


The winning floats in each category were as follows:

Best Youth Float: Orchard View Daycare

Best Adult Float: Greg Jerrett Lawncare

Best Commercial Float: R&K Campbells One Stop

Best Dairy Float: North Clayton Cardinals 4-H

Participants in the parade included: Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick, American Legion Posts 308 and 220, the American Legion Auxiliary, Colors – Rod and Don Olson, 2018 Parade Marshalls, Crawford County Dairy Princesses and Little Miss Squirt, Katelyn Nolan, Rachel Kramer, and Rita Sime, Brockway Trucking/Travis and Lori Williams, North Crawford Rescue Squad/Emily Swiggum, Soldiers Grove Fire Department – Ben and Harmony Clason/ Charlie Strait/ Cameron Steyer/ Jeannette McCormick/ Angie Visgar/ Paul Kinserdahl/ Anthony France, Paul Buhr for Assembly, Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Orchardview Childcare, Forkash Electric, Loren Oldenberg for Assembly, R&K Campbell’s One Stop, Ocooch Mountain Rescue, Gays Mills Fire Department, Alicia Leinberger for Assembly, McCormick Bar & Grill, Crawford County Fair – Cali Cauffman and Michaela Cauffman, Gays Mills Apple Princess Tiana Sidie, Larry Olson, Greg Jerrett Lawn Mowing, North Clayton Cardinals “Hooked on Dairy,” and Adams Real Estate.


Raffle tickets for the 2018 Dairy Days in Soldiers Grove were recently sold through Lions Club members and local businesses. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated. This year’s winners are shown below:

1-       $2,000 Phyliss Oelke, Prairie du Chien

2-       $500 Kenny Tainter, Gays Mills

3-       $250 Kelly Randall

4-       $250 Kathy Olson, Soldiers Grove

5-       $50 gift cert at Shear Heaven in Soldiers Grove, Kate Davenport, Soldiers Grove

6-       $20 gift cert at TazZees in Soldiers Grove, Wanda Davidson, Soldiers Grove

7-       $20 gift cert at TazZees in Soldiers Grove, Bernice Lund, Soldiers Grove

8-       $20 at Kickapoo Orchard, Gary McCormick, Rolling Ground

9-       $20 at Kickapoo Orchard, Jeannette McCormick, Rolling Ground

10-     $20 at Kickapoo Orchard, Dick Lorang

11-     $10 KK Bar & Grill in Boscobel, Ray Fortney, Soldiers Grove

12-     $10 No Bull Party Place in Seneca, Jim M. Gorman, Soldiers Grove

13-     $10 No Bull Party Place in Seneca, Donna Olson, Gays Mills

$10 No Bull Party Place in Seneca, Ray Fortney, Soldiers Grove

Pedal pull

A total of 29 youth participated in the Kindschi Pedal Pull event at Dairy Days in Soldiers Grove on Sunday, June 17. The winners in each age group are as follows:


First - Carson Hady, Soldiers Grove

Second – Liam Oacobes, Soldiers Grove

Third - NONE


First – Hannah Everson, Viroqua

Second – Alexis Byle, Soldiers Grove

Third – Paige Carnopp, Boscobel


First – Reed Johnson, Iowa

Second – Ava Hady, Soldiers Grove

Third – Bentley Byle, Soldiers Grove


First – Stella Everson, Iowa

Second – Harmony Clash, Soldiers Grove

Third – Carl, Michigan


First – Reid Stalsberg, Fennimore

Second – Landrie Stulka, Soldiers Grove

Third – MaKayla Carnopp, Boscobel


First – June Odell, Gays Mill

Second – Matthew Normer, Boscobel

Third – Cara Jacobs, Soldiers Grove


First – Jake Odell, Gays Mills

Second – Elizabeth McCormick, Boscobel

Third – Cullen Jacobs, Soldiers Grove


First – Skyler Humphrey, Mt. Horeb

Second – Olivia Johnson, Iowa

Third – NONE


First – Gavin Jacobs, Soldiers Grove

Second – Sydney McCormick, Boscobel

Third – NONE


The Kickapoo Ringers held a Horseshoe Tournament Saturday at Dairy Days in Soldiers Grove. The heat of the day didn’t keep these diehards from enjoying a good old- fashioned past-time. This year’s winners are as listed below.

First Round

1st Place – Rick Swenson and Rick Bell

2nd Place – Jim Maybee and Amanda Hochhausen

3rd Place – Tom Sprott and Ben Lathrop

Second Round

1st Place – Jim Maybee and Tom Spratt

2nd Place – Dennis Tonne and Rick Swenson

3rd Place – Amanda Hochhausen and Rick Bell


The volleyball tournament at Dairy Days in Soldiers Grove on Saturday, June 16 attracted a total of 14 teams, with a $60 entry fee and 100 percent payback. The first games started at 8 a.m., and the final championship was finished at approximately 8 p.m.  Each team played four matches in pool play to determine seeding for the tournament(s).

In the end, there was a championship double elimination tournament (top eight teams) with the following results:

First: Katelyn (Sparta)

Second: Mike Murphy (Richland Center)

Third: Ray Cruz (Sparta)

Fourth: Nate Beier  (Wilton)

There was also had a single elimination consolation tournament (remaining six teams) with the following result:

First: Angel Ley (Cashton) 


Dairy Days in Soldiers Grove brought softball teams from all around for the annual co-ed and men’s slow-pitch softball tournament. The park supplied shade from the heat for the teams as they waited for their turn to play ball. Listed are the first and second place teams.


1st- Mike Benson

2nd-Jeff Faulkner


1st-Ben Gald

2nd-Jeff Faulkner