* As for the Lumberjack Festival, it was a benefit for the Saw Mill Museum in Clinton, Iowa. It was a chance for the 2,000 spectators to get a glimpse of a sport not often seen around here, despite it being what many oj the area's ancestors have done. That would be logging and working in the timber industry. Soon the museum will be open to relive that experience. This competition took place in Clinton, Iowa, on July 16
along the banks of the Mississippi River on a hot, sun-drenched day. Those in attendance were treated to the feats of strength and endurance as the day progressed. If you have seen these competitions on ESPN, it was the same, sans the water events. More later.
Also in Iowa, a nice getaway is taking in and staying overnight at the Wild Rose Casino in Clinton, Iowa. The friendly hosts, fantastic rooms and great food and plenty of beverages, make for a delightful way to spend time. Oh, and there is that gambling with plenty of action to keep you up later than you might want.
Next up: Leroy "The Auctioneer" Van Dyke. I will talk with Leroy on Tuesday, July 19 on AM 1240 WSDR and rockriverradio.com between 1-2 p.m.