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How do they do that?

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Buttonmaker12,200 Defeat of Jesse James Days buttons are assembled each year by 3 groups of special needs students through the Northfield School District. Approximately 30 kids from the High School and Middle School work from mid February into May assembling at least 100 buttons each weekday. Between 5 and 6 adults oversee each group. Lisa Lagergren said… “the students enjoy what they do and know what’s expected”.

Brooke is nearly 18, she’s assembled 600 buttons so far this year. With a bright lovely smile, she said she loves to do it. Brooke works the electric stamper while others work the hand operated one. The DJJD Committee pays a stipend which the students then use for a fun shopping day. The program has been in existence for longer than the adults who chaperone the kids could remember. Over 20 years. For the first time, incoming General Chair of the DJJD Committee, TJ Heinricy, wanted to recognize their efforts. Each student received a 2015 Defeat of Jesse James Days t-shirt with the designation “Official Button Maker” on the back.

Thank you so much for all your hard work!

2014 Winter Walk Gang Photos Available for Download Here

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Defeat of Jesse James Days Parade 2014 Judging Results

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ROYALTY

First Place: Defeat of Jesse James Days Junior Ambassadors(Will Marsh)

Second Place: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Ambassadors

Third Place: Fridley 49ers Ambassadors

NON­PROFIT

First Place: Vintage Band Festival

Second Place: Northfield Arts Guild

Third Place: Restored Randolph, MN Fire Truck

COMMERCIAL

First Place: Canine Design

Second Place: Wells Fargo Bank Stage Coach

Third Place: SEMA Equipment

 

CLOWN ENTERTAIMENT

First Place: St Paul Clown Club

Second Place: Clowns Across The River

 

ENTERTAINMENT

First Place: Schell’s Hobo Band

Second Place: Royal Order of Klondike Kate’s

Third Place St: Mill Town Haunt

 

HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BANDS

First Place: Simley High School

Second Place: St. Peter High School

Third Place: United High School

What’s Happening Today – Thursday 2014

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  • Golf Tournament 2:00 p.m. Shot Gun Start Northfield Golf Club BUTTON EVENT
  • Entertainment Center “Townie Night” 5:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 5th & Water Street. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. “8th Street Band (Russ Franek and Chad Johnson)” BUTTON EVENT
  • Giddy-Up Horse races.  Registration 5:00 p.m. Premier Bank 5th & Washington BUTTON EVENT
  • “TippeCanoe & Tyler Too” 7:00 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Tickets $12.50 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors, info@northfieldartsguild.org
  • Carnival Highway 3 & 5th Street 5:00 p.m. 6:00-10:00 p.m. “Wrist Band Night”
  • Pedal Tractor Pull 5:30 p.m. Between 4th & 5th Streets on Division
  • NORTHFIELD HISTORICAl SOCIETY. 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 408 Division St. Book signing by Johnny Boggs “Jesse James and Northfield in the Movies”
  • Bingo on Bridge Square 6:00 p.m.-Midnight

What’s Happening Today – Wednesday 2014

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  • Joseph Lee Heywood and Nicolaus Gustavson Graveside Memorial Service. Noon Northfield Cemetery, South Division across from High School.
  • Joseph Lee Heywood DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Award Banquet. 6:30 p.m. (doors open 5:00 p.m.) Northfield Ballroom, Highway 3 North. Prepaid Reservations BUTTON EVENT. $125 Pin Drawing, Auction of Defeat of Jesse James Days Collector Buttons Numbers 1 through 5

2014 Horseshoe Has Been Found!

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Facetune-20140828-1024168847Karen Roback and her daughter found the horseshoe at 10:15am this morning (Thursday) behind the “THE OLD SAFETY CENTER” in the area directly behind the current fire station (City property on 5th and Hwy 3). This area will be host to the firemen’s party/event next week during DJJD as they do every year.

Karen and her family deciphered the sidewalk poems throughout downtown Northfield this week gathering letters and unscrambling them to assist in leading them to this spot.

On Friday (tomorrow) hunters would have received the 3 more letters and Saturday they would receive the “wheel of fortune” like letter/word layout (giving the number of words and total letters in each word) along with the word THE. THE XXX XXXXXX XXXXXX.

Karen has registered her button and will receive the full $900 purse.

DJJD Horse Shoe Hunt 2014 – Clue Four

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The letters that make up the name of the hiding spot have been scrambled and you will be given 3 letters of the puzzle through a clue each day. The clues will lead you to locations downtown where you must walk to the cipher near the particular location and gather a particular letter as instructed in each clue.

The Purse is $900 this year thanks to cash donations by E&J Photography, US Federal Credit Union, Professional Pride Realty and Bursch Travel.

CLUE FOUR

Location 1. We’re moving right along! I hope you’re having fun exploring our city and sidewalk poems! When I hid away the shoe, I sat down for some Joe. Then I got up with swagger and left down the road. Find the letter located on line 3, word 5 and letter 3.

Location 2. When you arrive at the hiding spot, you can park in the back. Just look for the Gras near a 136 year Landmark that suffered from cracks. Find the letter located on line 4, word 2 and letter 2.

Location 3. And finally this building, you know the one. Just yell to the hunters, go get your guns. Find the letter located on the bottom line, word 6 and letter 2.

CLUE THREE

Location 1. This building recently had something removed from it. This large structure was used extensively when it was a restaurant in the 90’s. Find the letter located on line 1, word 3 and letter 2

Location 2. This spot in the middle of town has always been a popular talker. Grab a snack and take a break. Seating provided by Schjeldahl. Find the letter located on line 1, word 2 and letter 1

Location 3. Bring a net for this one. Built in 1893, this structure replaced that Dampier House which is where Henry Wheeler was positioned during the 1876 raid. Find the letter located on line 4, word 2 and letter 6

CLUE TWO

Location 1. This cipher lays close to the original 1885 YMCA in Northfield but you’ll need to look High, not at the horseshoe up there, but near the prominent half circles to the south. Find the letter located on line 4 of 7, word 2 and letter 1

Location 2. What was your favorite item at the Ideal Cafe? Work as a pair and you’ll find these two circles. Find the letter located on line 1 of 3, word 2 and letter 2

Location 3. Ryan would be lying if he said this would be a piece of cake. Find the letter located on line 2 of 4, word 3 and letter 1

CLUE ONE

Location 1. This building was built the same year “Jesse James Day” began and was the first Medical Arts building in Rice County. Look on the “mural” side and pass each other on the ground. Find the letter located on line 2 of 5, word 1 and letter 3

Location 2. This public building was constructed by money donated by Andrew Carnegiein the winter of 1908. Look at the bottom on Division. Find the letter located on line 1 of 4, word 2 and letter 5

Location 3. Opened in 1877 this Stuart from Dallas was the second of its kind in Northfield. Find the hot letter located on line 1 of 7, word 4 and letter 1


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DJJD Horse Shoe Hunt 2014 – Clue Three

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The letters that make up the name of the hiding spot have been scrambled and you will be given 3 letters of the puzzle through a clue each day. The clues will lead you to locations downtown where you must walk to the cipher near the particular location and gather a particular letter as instructed in each clue.

The Purse is $900 this year thanks to cash donations by E&J Photography, US Federal Credit Union, Professional Pride Realty and Bursch Travel.

CLUE THREE

Location 1. This building recently had something removed from it. This large structure was used extensively when it was a restaurant in the 90’s. Find the letter located on line 1, word 3 and letter 2

Location 2. This spot in the middle of town has always been a popular talker. Grab a snack and take a break. Seating provided by Schjeldahl. Find the letter located on line 1, word 2 and letter 1

Location 3. Bring a net for this one. Built in 1893, this structure replaced that Dampier House which is where Henry Wheeler was positioned during the 1876 raid. Find the letter located on line 4, word 2 and letter 6

CLUE TWO

Location 1. This cipher lays close to the original 1885 YMCA in Northfield but you’ll need to look High, not at the horseshoe up there, but near the prominent half circles to the south. Find the letter located on line 4 of 7, word 2 and letter 1

Location 2. What was your favorite item at the Ideal Cafe? Work as a pair and you’ll find these two circles. Find the letter located on line 1 of 3, word 2 and letter 2

Location 3. Ryan would be lying if he said this would be a piece of cake. Find the letter located on line 2 of 4, word 3 and letter 1

CLUE ONE

Location 1. This building was built the same year “Jesse James Day” began and was the first Medical Arts building in Rice County. Look on the “mural” side and pass each other on the ground. Find the letter located on line 2 of 5, word 1 and letter 3

Location 2. This public building was constructed by money donated by Andrew Carnegiein the winter of 1908. Look at the bottom on Division. Find the letter located on line 1 of 4, word 2 and letter 5

Location 3. Opened in 1877 this Stuart from Dallas was the second of its kind in Northfield. Find the hot letter located on line 1 of 7, word 4 and letter 1


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No Parking Zones During Celebration (Maps)

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Please observe the no parking zones during the Defeat of Jesse James Days per the Northfield Police.

2014 No Parking Friday during DJJD

2014 No Parking Saturday during DJJD

2014 No Parking Sunday during DJJD

DJJD Horse Shoe Hunt 2014 – Clue Two

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The letters that make up the name of the hiding spot have been scrambled and you will be given 3 letters of the puzzle through a clue each day. The clues will lead you to locations downtown where you must walk to the cipher near the particular location and gather a particular letter as instructed in each clue.

The Purse is $900 this year thanks to cash donations by E and J Photography, US Federal Credit Union, Professional Pride Realty and Bursch Travel.

CLUE TWO

Location 1. This cipher lays close to the original 1885 YMCA in Northfield but you’ll need to look High, not at the horseshoe up there, but near the prominent half circles to the south. Find the letter located on line 4 of 7, word 2 and letter 1

Location 2. What was your favorite item at the Ideal Cafe? Work as a pair and you’ll find these two circles. Find the letter located on line 1 of 3, word 2 and letter 2

Location 3. Ryan would be lying if he said this would be a piece of cake. Find the letter located on line 2 of 4, word 3 and letter 1

CLUE ONE

Location 1. This building was built the same year “Jesse James Day” began and was the first Medical Arts building in Rice County. Look on the “mural” side and pass each other on the ground. Find the letter located on line 2 of 5, word 1 and letter 3

Location 2. This public building was constructed by money donated by Andrew Carnegie in the winter of 1908. Look at the bottom on Division. Find the letter located on line 1 of 4, word 2 and letter 5

Location 3. Opened in 1877 this Stuart from Dallas was the second of its kind in Northfield. Find the hot letter located on line 1 of 7, word 4 and letter 1


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