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The New Blue Denim Farmers' float in the Chatfield Western Days parade featured two-thirds of the longtime polka band. Shown are Ron Vorwerk and Larry Meeker, while Wayne Bicknese took the day off to enjoy a slower pace.
The New Blue Denim Farmers' float in the Chatfield Western Days parade featured two-thirds of the longtime polka band. Shown are Ron Vorwerk and Larry Meeker, while Wayne Bicknese took the day off to enjoy a slower pace.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:01 PM
The three members of the New Blue Denim Farmers are accustomed to being at the fire hall as the official German beer keg-tapping band, rousing the audience with lively polkas, but this year the band will be riding a parade float as the grand marshals of the 2016 Wykoff Fall Fest grand parade. 
  • Dedication of memorial for veterans Saturday culmination of three-year project

    The Wykoff Veterans’ Memorial Committee has spent the past three years working to raise flags over Wykoff to commemorate the service of its residents who gave their time and quite possibly their lives to the United States in the six branches of the military.  A special dedication ceremony is set to take place during this year’s Wykoff Fall Fest celebration to make the memorial an official installation of recognition for veterans deceased and still living.

  • Pumpkin baked goods for judging Saturday, eating Sunday
    The first-ever Wykoff Fall Fest Pumpkin Bake-Off will pit the pumpkin-baking skills of area residents against one another, but ultimately it is meant for bringing them together to raise funds for the 2017 Fall Fest celebration. 
  • Pickles, jellies head lineup of harvest events
    “People should enter the contest because it’s that time of year to taste the harvest and the fruits of our labors, and there are prizes — $25 gift certificates from Goodies & Gas and from the Gateway,” related Eva Barr, organizer of the 2016 canning contest, this year featuring cucumber pickles and jellies, though Barr imagined that a few accidental jams might appear as well.
  • Polka band with long ties to Wykoff named grand marshal of Fall Fest parade
    The three members of the New Blue Denim Farmers are accustomed to being at the fire hall as the official German beer keg-tapping band, rousing the audience with lively polkas, but this year the band will be riding a parade float as the grand marshals of the 2016 Wykoff Fall Fest grand parade. 
  • All-school reunion to bring many former students back to Wykoff
    “Anybody who ever attended Wykoff Schools during any time of their lives, and any and all people in our surrounding communities who would like to join in the fun is invited,” stated Wykoff schools alum and Wykoff all-school reunion co-organizer Mary Sackett, issuing an invitation for all former Wykoff WyKats to attend the reunion set to take place during Wykoff’s 2016 Fall Fest, this year on the weekend of Sept. 23 through 25. 
  • Groundbreaking Saturday for  Wykoff Veterans Memorial Park

    After a year of planning, the Wykoff Veterans Memorial Park Committee will be holding a groundbreaking event on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. just prior to the Fall Fest parade.

  • “It’s our fifth annual treasure hunt, and there are eight clues.  Hopefully the treasure will be found…the winner gets $100 in Wykoff dollars,” said Mary Sackett, speaking of the annual Wykoff Fall Fest treasure hunt which brings families and friends together to search for the “treasure” for which Sackett leaves clues around town, all so that the hunters can win the big bucks courtesy of the Wykoff Business Association.

  • “We are inviting Wykoff businesses and social clubs to tell their start-up stories in three-minute slots during the third annual ‘Strut Your Stuff’ talent show as a means of not only involving more people in the show, but informing people of what exists in Wykoff and why,” said “Strut Your Stuff” talent show co-organizer Eva Barr, anticipating hearing how local businesses planted their roots in Wykoff.

  • The Wykoff school stood tall and proud in 1914.
    Edwin Julius Krueger not only was an avid collector of Wykoff memorabilia, he also kept detailed lists, starting with his graduation 99 years ago, all of which are helpful for organizers of an all-school class reunion in 2016.
  •   Get ready to pickle beets or make sauce out of apples at Wykoff’s Fall Fest.
  • Wykoff parade marshals have deep roots in area
    “You make a commitment and stick with it.  It’s what God wants us to do,” said 2015 Wykoff Fall Fest parade grand marshal Ernest Meyer, Jr., speaking of his 60-year marriage to his wife and parade co-marshal Carol Jean.
  • Landmark cannon to go on  the road for Fall Fest parade

    “We’ll be pulling the cannon in the parade. Rod Thompson will probably load it up on to a trailer, and it will be in the parade,” said Wykoff Fall Fest grand parade organizer Lynn Kidd, speaking of the World War-vintage cannon that has sat in the Wykoff Community Hall park for the past several decades and will now be relocated to the newly-formed veterans’ memorial park just to the south after the parade.

  • A bowl of warm chili Sunday night in the Wykoff Community Center may help put out the flames for someone in the future.

  • Alumni get back together for Fall Fest

    Or, maybe, the view changes after 55 and 50 years out of school…when your cat-eye glasses seem a little pointy and your slicked back comb-over ‘do is worth a handsome giggle, or oh, holy cow…look at that behemoth homecoming crown befitting only the late ‘50s and early ‘60s…this was you, Wykoff 1959 and 1964.  

  • “Lynn Kidd is the emcee again this year – he’s ‘The Big Kidd,’ and Roger Svebakken will be coming to sing, too,” stated Wykoff resident and talent show participant Lois Suckow, who is excited to see the talented people of the Wykoff area take the stage at the middle school once more as part of the “Strut Your Stuff Talent Show,” an opportunity to show off any family-friendly talent one might have. 

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