Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Read It Now, Watch It Later – Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge is set to be a 4-hour miniseries on HBO featuring Frances McDormand and Bill Murray starting Sunday, November 2nd.  Check out a copy today and read it before it hits the screen.

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This Week at Eckhart Public Library: September 29-October 4

We’re back! Eckhart Public Library staff and volunteers got a lot of work done while we were closed (and most of us ate a lot of fried food at the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair, too!), but we’re ready to … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Fair: On Exhibit

Since its humble beginnings in 1850, an important part of DeKalb County’s fair has always been its exhibits, which include everything from baked goods to farm animals to artwork. Entries are judged throughout the week of the fair, and winners … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Fair: Let Us Entertain You!

The entertainment at the DeKalb County Fair has changed quite a bit over the years. Horse races were common in the 1800s, and the early 1900s was a popular time for acrobatic acts such as “The LaCroix,” and the well-loved … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Fair: Let’s Get Married!

According to John Martin Smith, a couple was married every year during the DeKalb County fairs of the 1930s and 1940s: “Couples applied to a committee for the honor. The couple chosen was married from the stage at the fair … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Fair: It’s A Parade!

The excitement of watching (or being in!) a parade is most certainly a part of the DeKalb County Fair. Although it’s not definite when these parades became a tradition, they’ve at least been around since the late 1800s, and have … Continue reading

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