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T-R correspondant wins numerous awards at area county fairs

Times-Republican contributor Chuck Friend of Conrad recently won several ribbons at area county fairs for his photography.

He received two purple, four blue and two red ribbons at the Central Iowa Fair; one blue, two reds and two whites at the Hardin County Fair; and seven purples, five blues and three reds at the Grundy County Fair.

He also served as the official photographer for the Central Iowa Fair.

Friend contributes photos and stories for the regular edition, and has a column in the monthly Past Times special section.