BOURBON â€” Can a small community mount an effective festival? The Triton community â€” Bourbon, Etna Green, and Tippecanoe â€” can do it as the Triton Community Summerfest 2012 takes place Aug. 10, 11 and 12 in Bourbon. Area residents and visitors are invited to share a fun experience in small town Midwest America at the Community Park Friday evening, with the official opening of 6:30 p.m. There will be carousel rides open and vendors selling their wares. Stay for the Miss Triton pageant at 7:30. Admission is $1 or paper products for the food pantry.
ARGOS â€” Although the Marshall County Fair week (July 15-21) is just around the corner, the superintendents of the Open Class displays are still welcoming entries of craft, foods, and sewing projects. According to Jane Yochum, co-superintendent for the Open Class, they usually average 400-500 exhibits from 125-150 exhibitors. Yochum has been overseeing the exhibits for the past 8 years. Helping her is Co-superintendent Karen McCartney.