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Grand Marshals

The Caribou County Fair and Rodeo holds a special place in our hearts for a number of reasons. Glenna showed steers when she was young. Lawrence Mickelson taught 4H and taught her how to show. She was active in 4H sewing and cooking. She went on to work at the court house for Cecil Aldafer and Ed Duren. She sent out 4H newsletters and helped organize 4H trips to Alpine, Wyoming. Her favorite memory of the fair is riding in the Jr. and Sr. posse, which Mae Wheatley taught.

She rode the outside spoke of the wagon wheel and it was so thrilling as she set the speed of the wheel. She remembers performing at the local rodeos with her cousin Mark Steele. What fun! Glenna can still remember meeting Lynn at the fair and said he fell for her horse…not her! Lynn and Glenna attended Grace High School, where Lynn was active in football, basketball and on the state champion wrestling team. They were high school sweet hearts and graduated together the same year from Grace High. That fall they both enrolled in college at Ricks. Lynn attended Ricks on a football scholarship. He participated in football and wrestling and the team went undefeated.

After graduating from Ricks, Lynn and Glenna were married and enrolled at ISU. They both received their Bachelor degrees, Lynn graduated in Science and Physical Education and Glenna in Elementary and special Education. Eventually, they made the decision to move back to the ranch and help work as Glenna’s father, Val Steele’s health was deteriorating from wounds from WWII. Settling in Lago, they built a home and raised their children are Billy, Danny, Jared, Cami Taggart and Jeni Burr. They also became the proud grandparents to 17 grandkids. A favorite memory of the fair was when Alice Smith asked Lynn and Clinton Peck to be pick up men at the Little Buckaroo Rodeo, they did this for many years until it ended. They enjoyed supporting all five of their children picking out their steers out of their cattle herd in Diamond Creek and raising them to take them to the fair, they even had a few Grand Champions!

They have also enjoyed watching their grandkids raising steers for the fair. They have loved to go support them and see old friends and make new ones! They wish to compliment the fair board on the outstanding job they do! It is an exhausting job and requires long hours of work. Thank you for allowing them to be this year’s Grand Marshals, they are deeply honored.

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