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Electrification in Delaware County

For thousands of years, human beings the world over relied on the rays of the sun and open fires to provide heating and light. Gradually, however, over the course of many centuries, lighting in homes … more

2023 Delaware County Fair

Exotic animals featured at the 136th Delaware County Fair

WALTON - The 2023 Delaware County Fair showcased more than just domestic agriculture animals. Exotic animals such as kangaroo, camel and African spurred tortoise were exhibited. Chewy the Camel … more

4H Showcase: youth interests featured at Delaware County Fair

WALTON - The 2023 Delaware County Fair is not only about midway rides, funnel cakes, or demolition derby, it’s about kids. Delaware County 4H members showcased their interests and skills in … more

Blossoming Bites: edible flower education

WALTON - Delaware County fairgoers viewed an explosion of color, not from typical floral arrangements but from an array of edible flowers and herbs, artistically showcased in the Cornell Cooperative … more

2023 Delaware County Fair Open Horse Show Champs Named

WALTON - Open horse show competition at the 136th annual Delaware County Fair got underway Sunday, Aug. 13 with open hunt seat, saddle seat, western, driving and miniature horse classes, with day-end … more

Equestrian Euphoria: A blueprint for horse show passion

WALTON - After more than 20 years as the Delaware County Fair’s volunteer open horse show superintendent and secretary, Bill and Terri Sherman of Sidney Center, are hanging up their hats and … more

Sidney contestant crowned 2023 Miss Delaware County Fair

WALTON - Sidney Central School senior Lillie Schmitz, 18, was crowed 2023 Miss Delaware County Fair, succeeding her cousin - 2022 Miss Delaware County Fair Chloe Davis of South Kortright, following a … more

Fleece and fiber: the quest for quality wool

WALTON - Sheep are among the most versatile livestock animals, offering a multitude of resources - from meat and milk to wool. For centuries, sheep have been the epicenter of many rural economies, … more

Destined by a Dairy Cow

At the 1957 New York State Fair, a chance encounter between two Holstein enthusiasts sparked a bond that has traversed decades. Don Smith and Janice Perkins were two strangers at that fair but 12 … more

Echoes of ‘44:

Ralph and Alice Taylor of Walton are experienced - now retired, dairy farmers. They grew up on neighboring family farms - he with Holstein cows and she with a Jersey herd. Ralph starting showing … more
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