QuickNewsNow Summer Concert Series - Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute To Armed Forces

Washington, Mo. - Saturday night an estimated 15,000 plus watched Lynyrd Skynyrd jam out on the Pepsi Main Stage, playing some of their greatest hits from Free Bird to everyone's favorite, "Sweet Home Alabama."

Tonight, we take you up close and personal with fans, leading up to Lynyrd Skynyrd rocking the Pepsi Main Stage and their tribute to the men and women of the armed forces while over 15,000 fans join in singing along to "Simple Man".

We hope you enjoy.

Missouri State Fair Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Lamb

Photos courtesy of Missouri State Fair
SEDALIA, Mo.– Bryce Schmidt, son of Steve and Rhonda Schmidt, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Lamb at the Missouri State Fair.

Bryce is a member of the Northwest Tech FFA Chapter in Maryville. His prize-winning Hampshire lamb weighed 137 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Lamb honor went to Tyler Jenkins, son of Terry Jenkins and Linda King, and Susan and Tim Pointer. His Crossbred lamb weighed 140 pounds. Tyler is a member of the Bizy Beavers 4-H Club in Marshall.

On Aug. 17, both Bryce Schmidt and Tyler

Leslie Resident Grabs Third in UTV Race at WashMo Fair

By Kaylin Bade.

Washington, Mo. – Chris Harrawood, Leslie, told Quick News on Saturday, “I just entered the race for fun, I never thought I would end up in the finals or the Top Three”. 

Harrawood raced against eight other UTVs in the finals, following an afternoon of qualifiers, and ended up taking Third Place in his class. 

REO Speadwagon Live From Washington T&C Fair And The Story Behind Their Return

Photo by Kyle Quick
Washington, Mo. - Friday night REO Speedwagon returned to the Washington Town and Country Fair after trying to ride out the storm that crashed last year's REO concert, there is a neat story behind REO coming back this year, making 2013 one of the best lineups ever seen in Washington.

Once the rain had slowed down enough, REO's lead singer Kevin Patrick Cronin noticed a past main stage manager walking outside and ran over to him and after a 20 minute conversation Cronin asked if the Fair Board would have them back this year.  Generally the process of booking an entertainer takes months, in less than a week the contract was signed.

So, if you couldn't make it to see REO or just want to relive some of the concert, sit back and enjoy, because this is for all you REO fans.

ProStock Tractor Pull Shootout Puts Washington MO On The Map

Pictured with Dennis Schnitker, champoin of the 10,000 pound Pro Stock Shootout; on left is Fair Board Chairman Allan Behr and Tractor Pull Chairman Lester Holdmeyer.

Exculsive story you will only read on QuickNewsNow.com and below you can watch the "Shootout".  By Kyle Quick

Washington, Mo. - After Last year's first ever "Shootout" in the history of tractor pulling, Lester Holdmeyer told QuickNewsNow, "I hope this grows and I think by word of mouth among pullers they will say, "You have to come to Washington, Mo."

Washington Town and Country Fair Field Class and Gateway Tractor Pull Results

By Kaylin Bade. 
Pictured left, Bryahna Steinbeck, New Haven.

Washington, Mo.
- Out of the Field Farm Class Tractor Pullers put on a great show yesterday at the Washington Town and Country Fair, despite the rain. 

Classes kicked off close to normal start time and with two tracks running, the classes went quickly. 

Results for the Field Class and Gateway Associations are as follows.