Orleans County Fair in Barton August 13-17

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Skads Winner, driven by Kenneth Martin, leads the field coming out of the first turn.  He was closely followed by Nanette’s Nordic in a race at the Orleans County Fair in 2013.  Harness racing is a long-running tradition at the fair in Barton.                                                                                                   Photo by Joseph Gresser

Skads Winner, driven by Kenneth Martin, leads the field coming out of the first turn. He was closely followed by Nanette’s Nordic in a race at the Orleans County Fair in 2013. Harness racing is a long-running tradition at the fair in Barton. Photo by Joseph Gresser

copyright the Chronicle August 6, 2014

by Tena Starr

BARTON — The harness racing program at the Orleans County Fair will be dedicated this year to Stanwood “Doc” Churchill of Orleans, who died on June 11.

“He was an avid racer in his time and avidly supported the program, along with his family,” said Pamela Tetreault of Lowell, who is doing promotional and other work for the fair this year. Her husband, Mike Tetreault, is president of the fair association.

Dr. Churchill, a veterinarian, bought his first standardbred in 1960. For the next 36 years, he bred, raised, and raced. He was also a stockholder and director of the fair.

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ETA releases self-titled album of originals

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The cover for the Evansville Transit Authority’s new CD of original music is nothing if not homegrown and simple.

The cover for the Evansville Transit Authority’s new CD of original music is nothing if not homegrown and simple.

copyright the Chronicle May 28, 2014

by Bethany M. Dunbar

The estimated time of arrival for the new ETA compact disc of original music is:  now.

The Evansville Transit Authority (ETA) band has been a local phenomenon for a dozen years and got its first paid gig when the boys were in high school. For the most part, they have played other people’s songs, from famous rock and country bands.

Their new self-titled CD is their own original music, and it’s good — good guitar playing, good singing, lyrics, and percussion.

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