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2016 Princess for a Day information and registration

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PFAD Poster 2016

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PFAD Registration Form 2016 PDF

PFAD Waiver

2016 Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Nola Matheson

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NolaThe Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee is pleased to announce that the:

2016 Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Nola Matheson. The public announcement will be at the Northfield Historical Society at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 21st, 2016.

Nola is the 34th recipient of this very prestigious award. Nola will be honored on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 during the Defeat of Jesse James Days at the Northfield Ballroom.

The Defeat of Jesse James Days Heywood Nominating Committee is always looking for new possible candidates. Please send your name and phone number with your nominee’s name (must be a Northfield MN area resident) and their volunteer history to:
Jeanne Schnobrich, PO Box 23, Northfield, MN 55057

Mission Statement of the Heywood Committee

To honor a Northfield citizen who we feel exemplifies the commitment to public service, which Heywood lived. It is an award that reminds us of our past and our promise to improve ourselves, and our community for the future. An award that each of us would someday hope to be considered worthy of receiving.

Antique Tractor Pull 2015 Results

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3250
1. Sara Bultman
2. Audra Shaleen
3. John Keller

3500
1. Sara Bultman
2. Audra Shaleen
3. John Keller

4500
1. Carl Larisn
2. Brad Struck
3. Tim Chlan

5500
1. Tim Ellingson
2. Brad Struck
3. Sid Kasper

6500
1. Greg Knott
2. Tim Ellingson
3. Sid Kasper

7500
1. Greg Knott
2. Carl Larish
3. George Selvy

9000
1. Brandon Duban
2. Brian Duban
3. Carl Larish

11000
1. Brandon Duban
2. Brian Duban

Open Class

4600
1. Chad Vlasak
2. John Keller

5600
1. Sam Vlasak
2. Aaron Kes
3. Dominic Devine

6600
1. Jonny Kraling
2. Kevin Devine
3. Luke McNamara

7600
1. Jonny Kraling
2. George Selvy
3. Kevin Devine

8600
1. Mitch Tix
2. Greg Knott
3. Kevin Devine

9600
1. Curt Peine
2. Rick Peine
3. Cody Tix

11000
1. Marty Shambour
2. Curt Peine
3. Mike Tix

Antique & Classic

3250
1. Audra Shaleen
2. Sara Bultman
3. John Keller

3500
1. Sara Bultman
2. Audra Shaleen

4500
1. Greg Rodgers
2. Steven Rodgers
3. John Keller

5500
1. Steven Rodgers
2. Greg Rodgers
3. John Keller

6500
1. Jonny Kraling
2. Robert Skorczewski
3. Sid Kasper

7500
1. Zack Devine
2. Robert Skorczewski
3. Jonny Kraling

9000
1. Jason Skorczewski
2. Brent Thorfinnson

11000
1. Brian Duban
2. Brandon Duban

Inaugural DJJD Hockey Shootout a Success

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IMG_43331The Northfield Hockey Association hosted the inaugural Defeat of Jesse James Hockey Shootout in conjunction with the annual Defeat of Jesse James Days, September 11-13. The tournament consisted of U12 girls’ teams from Northfield, Apple Valley, Hastings, Farmington, Burnsville and Prior Lake. After a close 1-0 game against Burnsville on Saturday helped secure the hometown Northfield team’s spot in the championship game, they again faced
Burnsville for the championship Sunday afternoon in an action-packed 2-1 win for the trophy.

The idea for hosting a tournament at the ice arena during the Defeat of Jesse James Days weekend (three weeks before the start of the normal hockey seasons) came up last spring, after the city decided that it would be able to keep ice in the arena for most of the summer. This permitted several clinics to be held throughout the summer, keeping Northfield hockey players in the city for skill development, rather than having to travel to surrounding communities during the summer months, where ice is maintained year-round.

Planning began this spring and, while many roadblocks had to be overcome, the Defeat of Jesse James Days committee was very excited and supportive of the tournament. According to NHA Board President Chris Sorenson, “We were also very excited about this pre-season tournament, as we hope to continue to to demonstrate to the City of Northfield, with this tournament and with others through the hockey season, that youth hockey is alive and well in Northfield. With this tournament alone, 75 families were in Northfield over the weekend that likely were not otherwise planning to spend time here.”

The NHA intends to continue to show, by example, through the hockey season that an ice facility, especially one with more locker, meeting, and ice space, could help to bring many more families to Northfield for games, for off-season clinics, as well as tournaments year-round. Mr. Sorenson further stated “in my view, with Youth Hockey, High School Hockey, and both St. Olaf and Carleton colleges, there is a thriving and robust demand in Northfield for the ice that we have, but so much more could be done, and should be done soon, with the Northfield Ice Arena.” Mr. Sorenson commented that he has seen some reference in the paper to plans underway for a new ice arena, as well as a feasibility study being conducted, “but I’m not sure where the City is with that effort at the moment. I’d love to see some City Council members at the arena this season, especially when we have multiple games occurring on the same night, with the mass of people trying to navigate the hallway to the locker rooms and the stairs to
the viewing area, as well as line up for coffee between games.”

2015 Parade Judging Results

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Overall Float Winners:
1st–Miss Mini Midwest
2nd–Brooklyn Park Ambassadors
3rd–Woodbury Ambassadors

Non-Profit Floats (school & organizations):
1st–Mill Town Haunt
2nd–Belielvet Canine Services
3rd–Northfield Girl Scouts

Commercial Floats:
1st–Little Lambs Pre School
2nd–Sema Equipment
3rd–Northfield Hospitals & Clinics

Entertainment Floats:
1st–Schell’s Hobo Band
2nd–Pan Handlers
3rd–Mn Jack Sparrow

Clown Clubs:
1st–St Paul Clown Club
2nd–Clowns Across The River

Floats:
1st–Miss Mini Midwest
2nd–Brooklyn Park Ambassadors
3rd–Woodbury Ambassadors

Non-Profit Floats (school & organizations):
1st–Mill Town Haunt
2nd–Belielvet Canine Services
3rd–Northfield Girl Scouts

Commercial Floats:
1st–Little Lambs Pre School
2nd–Sema Equipment
3rd–Northfield Hospitals & Clinics

Entertainment Floats:
1st–Schell’s Hobo Band
2nd–Pan Handlers
3rd–Mn Jack Sparrow

Clown Clubs:
1st–St Paul Clown Club
2nd–Clowns Across The River

Marching Bands:
1st–Simley High School
2nd–St Peter High School
3rd–United High School

Today’s Events – Sunday 2015

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JESSE JAMES 5K and 15K RUNS National Guard Armory
Registration: 6:30-7:30 a.m. (run begins at 8:00 a.m.)

JESSE JAMES 5K and 15K RUNS National Guard Armory
Registration: 6:30-7:30 a.m. (run begins at 8:00 a.m.)

DJJD YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, Sat and Sun. 6pm Start, Championship TBA. Nfld Ice Arena on South Hwy 3. Call Allison for details. 507-291-0464. New BUTTON EVENT

Bank Raid Re-Enactments
BUTTON EVENT = Buttons required for bleacher seating.  408 Division Street.  Friday 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Limited bleacher seating available for 12:30 raid).  American Sign Language Interpreted: Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m., (for ASL, check in at Info Booth 20 minutes before re-enactment). Spanish Interpretation Script available at all raids.

ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL Registration: 7:00 a.m. Tractor Pull at 9:00 a.m
Jeese James Arena, Hwy 3 South BUTTON EVENT

VFW BREAKFAST 7:30-11:00 a.m. Children under 10 $4, Adults $8

NORTHFIELD ARTS GUILD RIVERFRONT ARTS FESTIVAL
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m Cannon River Walkway

ROYALTY RECEPTION 10:00 a.m. Northfield High School

CRAFT SHOW 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Central Park, 4th and Winona Streets

CARNIVAL Highway 3 and 5th Street NOON-6:00 p.m.

BINGO ON BRIDGE SQUARE NOON-8:00 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER NOON-6:00 p.m. 5th and Water Streets
Watch NFL Football beginning at noon, Special Appearance after the Grand Parade by the “Minnesota Pipes and Drums”

GRAND PARADE 2:00 p.m. Division Street

RESCUE SQUAD DUCK RACE 4th Street Bridge
$5 tickets available at Bingo Stand. Race is 15 minutes after parade.

Today’s Events – Saturday 2015

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Bank Raid Re-Enactments
BUTTON EVENT = Buttons required for bleacher seating.  408 Division Street.  Friday 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Limited bleacher seating available for 12:30 raid).  American Sign Language Interpreted: Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m., (for ASL, check in at Info Booth 20 minutes before re-enactment). Spanish Interpretation Script available at all raids.

SEAN EMERY FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
7PM, 408 Division Street (on the street) – New Event

Visit SEAN’s Website.

JESSE JAMES BIKE TOUR Northfield Middle School
Registration, 6:30 a.m. More info www.JesseJamesBikeTour.org

RAIDER DERBY
Registration 7:30 a.m., Race begins 9:00 a.m.. Soapbox car racing. 3rd and Orchard St. (Longfellow School).
More info, allison.watkins@ci.northfield.mn.us

DEFEAT OF JESSE JAMES DAYS CAR SHOW
Sundowner Car Club 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Riverside Park
Admission: $2, 15 and under free with paid adult BUTTON EVENT

CRAFT SHOW 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Park, 4th and Winona Streets

KIDDIE PARADE 9:30 a.m. 6th and Division Streets

NORTHFIELD ARTS GUILD RIVERFRONT ARTS FESTIVAL
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cannon River Walkway

CARNIVAL Highway 3 and 5th Street, 11:00 a.m.

BINGO ON BRIDGE SQUARE NOON-MIDNIGHT

SNEAKY PETE’S GARDEN TRACTOR PULL
1:00 p.m. Sechler Park BUTTON EVENT
Participant Registration and weigh in 1 hour before pull starts, Off Lawn $10, Other $15

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER NOON-1:00 a.m. 5th and Water Streets
7:30-9:00 p.m. “8th Street Band” BUTTON EVENT
9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. “32 Below” BUTTON EVENT

VINTAGE BASEBALL 1:00 p.m. Northfield Silverstars vs. St. Croix
Base Ball Club (1870 Rules), 7th St. E. (Old Memorial Field)

P.R.C.A. PROFESSIONAL RODEO
2:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South (Advance tickets sold at EconoFoods). General Admission: Adult $14, Child $10 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free

“VAUDEVESQUE”
4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater Tickets $10

WESTERN STYLE STEAK FRY Northfield Cannon Valley Lions
5:00-8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South

DJJD YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, Sat and Sun. 6pm Start, Championship TBA. Nfld Ice Arena on South Hwy 3. Call Allison for details. 507-291-0464. New BUTTON EVENT

P.R.C.A. PROFESSIONAL RODEO 8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena,
“GIVE CANCER THE BOOT” NIGHT A fundraiser for Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care and Infusion Centers, wear lavender, donate and show your support. Highway 3 South. Reserved: $16; General Admission: Adult $14, Child $10 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free

Today’s Events – Friday 2015

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AMBASSADOR/JAMES GANG SCHOOL VISITS 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Bank Raid Re-Enactments
BUTTON EVENT = Buttons required for bleacher seating.  408 Division Street.  Friday 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. & 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Limited bleacher seating available for 12:30 raid).  American Sign Language Interpreted: Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m., (for ASL, check in at Info Booth 20 minutes before re-enactment). Spanish Interpretation Script available at all raids.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 4:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
5th and Water Streets BUTTON EVENT
7:30-9:00 p.m. “Mark Allen and the Key West Rejects” BUTTON EVENT
9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. “Hitchville” BUTTON EVENT

WESTERN STYLE STEAK FRY Northfield Cannon Valley Lions
5:00-8:00 p.m. Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South

CARNIVAL Highway 3 and 5th Street 5:00 p.m.

BINGO ON BRIDGE SQUARE 6:00 p.m.-MIDNIGHT

“VAUDEVESQUE”
7:30 p.m. Northfield Arts Guild Theater Tickets $10

DJJD YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, Sat and Sun. 6pm Start, Championship TBA. Nfld Ice Arena on South Hwy 3. Call Allison for details. 507-291-0464. New BUTTON EVENT

P.R.C.A. PROFESSIONAL RODEO 8:00 p.m.
Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South. Advance Reserved: $16 (sold at Dokmo)
General Admission: Adult $14, Child $10 (ages 4-12), Under 3 Free. (sold at EconoFoods Northfield)
RODEO GROUNDS BEER GARDEN open before and after rodeo

SQUARE DANCE 7:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m. On Division between 4th and 5th Streets

NEW EVENT: DJJD YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday, September 11-Sunday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. start – Championship TBA.
Hockey vendors and concessions available.
Northfield Ice Arena – Hwy 3 South Contact: Allison Watkins 507-291-0464. BUTTON EVENT

Today’s Events – Thursday 2015

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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.-12:00 a.m. 5th & Water Street
7:30-9:00 p.m. “The Counterfactuals” BUTTON EVENT
9:30-11 p.m. “TV and the Bellard Yellers” BUTTON EVENT

GIDDY-UP HORSE RACES
Registration 5:00 p.m. Premier Bank 5th and Washington BUTTON EVENT

CARNIVAL Highway 3 and 5th Street 5:00 p.m.
6:00-10:00 p.m. “Wrist Band Night” See www.djjd.org for ticket sale locations

PEDAL TRACTOR PULL 5:30 p.m. Between 4th and 5th Streets on Division

NORTHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Open House 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 408 Division St.

BINGO ON BRIDGE SQUARE 6:00 p.m.-Midnight

Entertainment Center

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(Bridge Square – Water Street – Big top event tent) – Button required for music acts


Thursday – “Townie Night”

Doors at 5pm. Close: 12:00am. Entertainment 7:30pm- 11pm

7:30pm-9pm. “The Counterfactuals”

9:30-11pm. “TV and the Bellard Yellers”


Friday

Doors: 4pm.  Close: 1am.

7:30-9pm “Mark Allen and the Key West Rejects”

9:30pm – 1am “Hitchville”

Hitchville Full Band

Hitchville has quickly solidified themselves among the upper echelon of regional talent. Under the leadership of dynamic lead vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe, the group’s trademark harmonies are hardly the last thing attending “Hitchville Residents” are talking about long after the smoke has cleared and the group has left the stage. The combination of face-melting vocals and “don’t try this at home” instrumental solos leads to an unforgettable live show in which the band has worked tirelessly to produce.


 

Saturday

Doors: Noon. Close: 1am. 

The 8th Street Band from 7:30-9pm

8th StreetOne of the most promising country rock artists/bands in the upper Midwest, Chad Johnson, Russell Franek and The 8th Street Band are the very definition country rock. Telling stories of the everyday working men/women with voice and musicianship as honest as the words they are singing. Blending country, rock, soul and blues to build a sound that is familiar yet completely their own, It is no wonder this group of seasoned pros have built one of the largest followings in their region and beyond.

Between Chad, Russ and the band they have released four studio albums; have independently sold more than 15,000 CD’s; have shared the stage with Collin Raye, Allison Scott, Mark Joseph and The American Soul, The Jason Paulson Band and more; have played festivals throughout the Midwest including Moondance Jam, Jamming Country Fest and more; and are currently recording their 5th album (Untitled) with Nationally recognized Producer, and recording artist Gary Sadker (Owner of Magenta Records & Red Ridge Entertainment. Credits include Collin Raye, Buddy Jewell, Eric Heatherly, Payton Lynn, Cole Washburn, Ben Swing, Skinny Molly, Chris Webb, Kyle Whitaker, and Hope)

Weather you see Chad & Russ play their duo acoustic show (The 8th Street Duo) or the full 8th Street Band it will be a night not easily forgotten.

32 Below 9:30- 1:00 a.m. 

32 Below

On stage 9:30pm-1am. 32 Below takes no breaks. As a result of their hard-working roots and their respect for the crowd, when this band takes the stage the music does not stop. Combining their inspired original music with songs by artists they love, 32 Below has rolled their spectacle to venues across the country, leaving behind only wide eyes and dropped jaws. The combination of over three hours of unparalleled energy in their relentless show, nationwide airplay, and 25,000+ albums sold has opened many ears to the sound of the boys from Fargo, ND. Ever-changing for better than a decade, 32 Below has always made music that can only be described as all their own.


Sunday

Special Appearance after the Grand Parade by the “Minnesota Pipes & Drums”