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First place at the fair

Andrew Albert did indeed win first place for his hay at the Evergreen State Fair.

The 27-year-old Arlington farmer was featured in the newspaper on Aug. 17 for his ability to develop niche markets for his crops.

The owner of Andrew’s Hay, Albert set his sights on a blue ribbon, but he also earned a best of show ribbon and an award for excellence in management for his first-cutting Timothy hay and his second-cutting orchard hay.

“There were 10 or 12 entries, so I was very nervous,” Albert said. “Farmers around here produce a lot of nice hay.”

See Page B3 for more fair results.

In memory of Sept. 11: Planning an event in memory of Sept. 11, 2001?

Send your submissions to or call reporter Katya Yefimova at 425-339-3452.

Please include the time, date and address of the event planned, as well as a brief description and your contact information.

Register for Darrington event: It’s time to register for the annual walk-run-bicycle event to support youth activities in Darrington.

The Whitehorse to White Chuck Ride, with varying lengths for varying fitness levels, starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Darrington Bluegrass grounds on Highway 530, just west of Darrington.

Riders head into Darrington and then out to the Mountain Loop Highway.

For more information, call Darrington Family Support and Resources Center at 360-436-0309 or Darrington School District at 360-436-1323.

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