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Obituaries

Kitchel, Clifton “Jay,” 78, of Logansport, a celebration of Jay’s life will take place at 8 p.m. today in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Jay’s brother, Mike, will officiate at the service. Burial, in Ever Rest Memorial Park, will take place at a later date. Family and friends are invited to gather f…

Kitchel, Clifton ‘Jay,’ 78, of Logansport, A celebration of Jay’s life will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Jay’s brother, Mike, will officiate at the service. Burial, in Ever Rest Memorial Park, will take place at a later date. Family and friends are invit…

Kitchel, Clifton ‘Jay,’ 78, of Logansport, A celebration of Jay’s life will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Jay’s brother, Mike, will officiate at the service. Burial, in Ever Rest Memorial Park, will take place at a later date. Family and friends are invit…

The 10 lines at the Dairy Bar around dinnertime usually stretch to the street from the round-barn building, with more than 100 people waiting to get their relatively inexpensive milkshakes and grilled-cheese sandwiches.

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Three-year-old Journey made her own fun instead of riding the roller coasters in Kiddie Land Wednesday night at the Indiana State Fair by dancing and jumping around with friends. ALLISON COFFIN / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Sixteen-month-old Gracynn Carey enjoyed running around Kiddie Land with her friends Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at the Indiana State Fair. ALLISON COFFIN / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Ben Miller, the owner and creator of Ben’s Pretzels, graced the Indiana State Fair with his presence when he worked in the booth Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. ALLISON COFFIN / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Tylan Antrobus and his 3-year-old son, Myles, visited Indiana State Fair for a second time this summer on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, due to the cool temperatures of the day. ALLISON COFFIN / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Madison Thornton, 28-year-old from Indianapolis, spends her break from Hot Wisconsin Cheese to read a book by the Midway. BRITTANY CRIPE / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Ruben Svrisky, 1-year-old from Indianapolis, plays with the rubber ducks while his sister plays the fishing game. BRITTANY CRIPE / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Daphne Davies of Indianapolis feeds the Nigerian Dwarf Goats at Goat Mountain in memory of her late husband. He inspired her love for goats. BRITTANY CRIPE / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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A Nubian goat at Goat Mountain seems to smile while fairgoers offer carrots on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BRITTANY CRIPE / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Royal Bontrager, 19-year-old from Michigan, fills up a boy’s bottle at the U-Do-It Slush Factory. Wasps swarm the machine, making many customers frightened. BRITTANY CRIPE / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Ash Waldron, 3, of Indianapolis, waves to one of the cows at the Pioneer Village on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. Waldron kept saying, “I love cows.” BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Spencer Wells, 3, of Indianapolis, sits in one of the mowers near Pioneer Village on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Kimi, a 6-day-old calf, drinks milk from her mother Betsy at the Nursery Barn on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Dolly eats hay in the Nursery Barn on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Jennifer Locke of Indianapolis, a volunteer in the DNR Building, shows a child a log at the National Park booth on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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The Indiana State Flag flies near the Normandy Barn on Thursday at the Indiana Show Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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A woman sleeps on a porch in the Pioneer Village on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Georgia Stone from Avon Georgia's Kitchen The Indiana State Fair

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Jami Warren of Kokomo Ben's Soft Pretzels The Indiana State Fair

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Dane Beachler of Tampa, Fla. Island Noodles The Indiana State Fair

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Jordan Gentry of Remington, Indiana shows his Duroc Boar Swine at the Indiana Duroc Show Auction in the Swine Barn Thursday. The Grand Champion was sold for $1,800. KAYTEE LORENTZEN / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Auctioneer Kevin Wendt starts out the Indiana Duroc Show in the Swine Barn Thursday. The Auction started out with the Grand Champion Boar Duroc by Jordan Gentry. KAYTEE LORENTZEN / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Patricia Bontrager of Kokomo, Indiana paints on porcelain. She has painted on dishes, vases, and tiles and specializes in nature. MEGAN HILAIRE / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Ross Kaus performs a trick during the XPogo Stunt Team's performance on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Caitlyn Clark, 3, of Noblesville stands with Tone Staubs while Dmitry Arsenyev bounces over them during the XPogo Stunt Team's performance on Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Early in the morning, a few workers arrive to do final clean ups before the fairgrounds open for the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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The YoYo spins its riders Tuesday on the Midway at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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A family lines up at the Candy Land booth on the Midway Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair. Various food booths offered deals for $2 Tuesday. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Rhonda Cleveland, 40, of Indianapolis, plays a water gun game with Milan Cleveland, 3, and Bobby Cleveland, 5, on the Midway Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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The Ferris wheel was one of many rides offered to fairgoers on the Midway Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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State Police officers stand outside a booth to monitor the Midway Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair. The officers were there to make sure everybody got out safely. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Adam Neidlinger, 21, and Claire Gerwig, 21, both of Carmel, and Beverly Wells, of Indianapolis, play skee ball Tuesday on the Midway at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Fairgoers started to thin out as the night continued Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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All rides and music were turned off at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair. This caused large groups of people to start leaving the Midway at once. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Children play with inflatable toys at the Murat Shrine Toy Store Tuesday just outside the Midway at the Indiana State Fair. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Indiana State Police officers drive through the Midway Tuesday after the rides were shut down. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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One of the fair workers stocks bags of cotton candy for the next day Tuesday after the Midway closed. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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A fair worker pauses for a photo with his dog, Muffin, after the Midway closed late Tuesday/early Wednesday. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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One of the fair employees works on the bumper cars after the Midway closed late Tuesday/early Wednesday. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Fair workers prepare their stall for the next day by putting up stuffed animals above the basketball goals after the Midway closed late Tuesday/early Wednesday. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Crew members in the Pizza by the Slice food stall clean the booth after the Midway closed late Tuesday/early Wednesday. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Employees work on putting dirt back into the Grandstand early Wednesday morning after the Indiana State Fair was closed to fairgoers. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Workers were replacing dirt that was used for an indoor rodeo in another building on the fairgrounds. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Replacing the dirt takes the team about five hours to complete. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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The grand champion sow and litter were one of the few awake in the Swine Barn early Wednesday morning after the Indiana State Fair was closed to fairgoers. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Daniel Hieatt, of Alexandria, is the owner of the grand champion sow with her litter of 11 piglets. The average sow has 10 piglets. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR

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Daniel Hieatt enjoys watching the piglets grow. He also spends this time to bond with them so they know who he is. BREANNA DAUGHERTY / BSU JOURNALISM AT THE FAIR