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Rose Brunner is the summer assistant in the Pierce County Fair office. The rest of the year, Brunner teaches in the Durand School District. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)

Long around fair, now Brunner’s behind scenes

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Rose Brunner remembers coming to the Pierce County Fair when she was growing up.

As a member of the Rock Elm Skyrockets, Brunner submitted entries in sewing, crocheting, crafts and baking, she said. More recently, her children have shown animals, including a son bringing steers and two daughters with pigs.


Brunner said she first got a taste of fair management last year.

“I helped with ticket taking and parking cars,” she said.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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