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Kishwaukee Fest

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:30 p.m. CDT
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Balancing a streamer-covered limbo pole on her head, Sue Erickson hula-hoops in Van Buer Plaza during the Kishaukee Fest Youth Challenge and Skateboard Event July 24.
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Luis Fulgencilo, 14, jumps onto a box at Skate Street in Van Buer Plaza Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
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About 100 skateboarders from throughout northern Illinois came to try out the new mini-ramp at the first Youth Challenge and Skateboard Event Wednesday, July 24, at Van Buer Plaza in downtown DeKalb. Ariel Ries, owner of Smltwn Sk8 Shop, which sponsored the event, said the ramp was designed by co-owner Jason McLemore. "It took a lot of time, wood and measurements to get it right," Addison Milhorn said. The ramp will be stored and reused for future events.
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Jay Lerette (left) of Compton and Mark Manning of Durand carry the flags before the start of the Northern Illinois Outlaws' cowboy mounted shooting event at Amber Sun Acres in Malta, Ill., on Saturday, July 27, 2013, as part of Kishwaukee Fest.
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Lisa Zach (right), of Ottawa, Wis., loads a .45 Colt before the start of the Northern Illinois Outlaws' cowboy mounted shooting event at Amber Sun Acres in Malta, Ill., on Saturday, July 27, 2013, as part of Kishwaukee Fest.
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Samantha Torres, 16, with the Rietos del Sol, whirls her skirt as part of the Kishwaukee Fest Parade in Downtown DeKalb on Friday, July 26, 2013.
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Justin Burke and Shannon Lindsey of DeKalb share their first-ever bacon doughnut at Baconpalooza.
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Seth Wickens-Walther (left) and Ryan Kothrade of Boy Scout Troop 33 sold a variety of bacon goodies, including chocolate-covered bacon, bacon funnel cakes, bacon cheeseburgers and bacon hot dogs at Baconpalooza.
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More than 500 cars were on display at the 14th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show in Sycamore on July 28.
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More than 500 cars were on display at the 14th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show in Sycamore on July 28.
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(Debbie Behrends – dbehrends@shawmedia.com)
More than 500 cars were on display at the 14th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show in Sycamore on July 28.
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More than 500 cars were on display at the 14th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show in Sycamore on July 28.
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(Debbie Behrends – dbehrends@shawmedia.com)
More than 500 cars were on display at the 14th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show in Sycamore on July 28.
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(Debbie Behrends – dbehrends@shawmedia.com)
Ernie Sarley of Downers Grove discusses the inner workings of a Dodge Challenger engine with his son, Zack, at the 14th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show during Sycamore's Turning Back Time Weekend.

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