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Winners announced in Ellsworth's Battle of the Bales

The Gruis family won first place with their display of a Case-IH tractor.

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First place winners in the Ellsworth bale contest were the Gruis family.
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ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Community Club announced the winners in its first-ever Battle of the Bales Saturday evening, during the club’s Halloween party.

Jenni
Second place winners were the Jenniges family of Ellsworth.
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Local businesses, youth groups and families were invited to compete in the challenge to make the best hay bale design.

Winning first place was the Gruis family with their 420 Case IH tractor display, while second place went to the Jenniges family with their creation of a Minion. The third place winner was the Zion Sunday School group, who created a camper.

Zion Sunday School
Winning third place was the camper entry completed by members of the Zion Presbyterian Church Sunday School program.
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Participants could use round or square bales — or a combination — to create the shape, and then decorate the bales with paint or other art materials.

The entries were on display in the community last week.

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