Jake Murray, 14, Pillager, found the hidden Nisswa Winter Jubilee medallion on Saturday, Feb. 16, winning $200. Murray found the medallion along the Paul Bunyan Trail fence line behind Nisswa Square. Three clues were written to lead seekers to the medallion’s hiding spot.
The theme of the 41st annual Jubilee was “Candyland Edition.”
In other Jubilee contests, Mary Groe won the adult division of the snow sculpture contest. Her sculpture of Queen Frostine was near the public restrooms on Main Street.
The Dullums were second with their sculpture located across the street from the Pickle Factory, and the Wallins were third were their sculpture in front of the mini doughnut stand on Main Street. The sculpture near the stoplights was fourth.
In the youth division, a sculpture near the turtle track by the Northern Stars 4-H Club of southern Cass County and based in Pequot Lakes placed first.
Carlson Hardware had the first-place float in the parade, followed by the Nisswa Lions Club, second, and Pine River Riding Stables, third.
The wood-splitting contest drew just three competitors this year: Cody Carlson of Nisswa was first, followed by David Finkle of Nisswa, second, and Heath Foss of Nisswa, third.
Jubilee raffle winners were: $500 in groceries at Schaefer’s Foods, Josh Rudbeck; original painting by Heath Foss, bob Cullinan; foursome of golf at Grand View Lodge, Ashley Zimmerman; four tickets to the Gull Lake Frozen Fore, Molly Radtke; and $100 in cash, K. Boche.
Nisswa Fire Department Fishing Derby winners were: first, Katie Breitbach; second, Peter Breitbach; and third, Jeff Nightquist.