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Walking to his job at\u00a0Augustana College in Rock Island, Brandon Tidwell often found himself staring at\u00a0a \"really different looking house\" on 7th Avenue near Old Main.

He thought of it as the\u00a0\"bathtub house\" because it was made of square panels resembling the\u00a0tiles of bathroom walls, and he\u00a0and wondered \"what the story was.\"

Interested in history and architecture, Tidwell began doing research and learned that what he was seeing was one of the 15 Lustron homes known to exist in the Quad-City region.

Lustrons were\u00a0an\u00a0all-steel, prefabricated home that was produced in a Columbus, Ohio, factory in a 24-month period from mid-1948 to mid-1950 as one man's answer to the post-World War II housing shortage.

After\u00a0concrete floor slabs were poured, the homes could be built in about two weeks, or 250 to 300 hours, and they would \"never need repainting, refinishing or\u00a0reroofing,\" according to the promotional brochures.

As a student of history and the\u00a0new president of the Moline Preservation Society, Tidwell, 36, also was excited to\u00a0learn that\u00a0Lustron founder Carl Strandlund grew up in Moline, was\u00a0a\u00a0Moline High School graduate and had a noteworthy career in industry.

Tidwell further discovered\u00a0that Lustrons have something of a cult following on the East Coast, with a Facebook page and numerous blogs, and that they are \"becoming relevant again\" as part of the\u00a0\"tiny house\" movement. About 2,500 were made and, of those,\u00a0about 2,000 are still accounted for, he said.

He cites \"The Lustron Home: The History of a Postwar Prefabricated Housing Experiment,\" by Thomas Fetters as his \"bible\" on company history.

A Westchester Deluxe in\u00a0Moline

One of the Quad-Citians who bought a Lustron\u00a0back in the day was Columbia Larsen, of Moline, who\u00a0had a two-bedroom\u00a0Westchester Deluxe built in 1952. At\u00a01,021-square-feet, the latter was the most popular\u00a0of\u00a0four models offered. Larsen chose\u00a0panels of\u00a0surf blue. Other color options were\u00a0yellow, gray and tan.

The\u00a02x2-foot square panels are made of\u00a0interlocking\u00a0porcelain-enameled steel in which a layer of glass is fused onto a metal base. \"It is not like paint or brushed enamel in any way,\" the promotional brochure explains. \"It will never weather or stain.\"

Compressed between the panels are permanent plastic sealing strips that form a gasket to\u00a0assure\u00a0an air-tight, weather-tight enclosure.

Larsen lived in the home\u00a0until her death in 1981, single-handedly supporting a\u00a0family of five boys by making and selling rag rugs and canned produce, according to her grandson, Marty Mahieu.

The home was sold\u00a0out of the family after her death, but\u00a0two years ago, Mahieu, a Moline High School health teacher, bought it back\u00a0to\u00a0rent out as income property.

A feature that distinguishes the\u00a0Mahieu home\u00a0is that it also has a two-car,\u00a0 Lustron garage.

Steel construciton, pros and cons

More than 12 tons of steel went into the home, and it arrived on site with 3,000 different parts.

The roof tiles are\u00a0made of steel, as is everything inside \u2014\u00a0wall panels, ceiling panels,\u00a0built-in cabinets, shelves, dressing tables, closet doors and room doors. The framing also is steel, held together by nuts, bolts and screws.

Mahieu says the steel construction has lived up to its selling point of needing very little maintenance \u2014 the roof is still leak-free after 65 years and the exterior has not faded. But there are\u00a0drawbacks.

While the manufacturer promoted the idea that Lustrons\u00a0would never need refinishing, the reality is that homeowners generally like to change things as tastes change and accomplishing that in a home of steel and concrete isn't easy.

A previous owner, for example, remodeled the bathroom and,\u00a0to meet today's codes, had to add an exhaust fan. The electrician \"had to cut into the metal,\" Mahieu said. \"He said it took him hours.\"

Hanging pictures on the wall is a matter of using\u00a0heavy-duty magnets.

Central air-conditioning would be nice, but installing it would be\u00a0cost-prohibitive, Mahieu said. On the plus side, the home's construction is such that\u00a0\"the gas and light bills are almost nothing,\" he added. The home also is\u00a0sound-proof.

Original features, changes

Among the original features that remain in the home are the built-in shelf with mirror in the living room, built-in drawers and dressing table with mirror in one of the bedrooms and front and back doors with frosted glass in a reed pattern. The homes also had\u00a0metal pocket doors that\u00a0maximized space because there was no door to swing out. As Mahieu\u00a0attests: \"They used every inch of space they could.\"

In addition to remodeling the bathroom, a previous owner\u00a0remodeled the kitchen, removing a\u00a0divider/china cabinet between the kitchen and dining room. She also removed the\u00a0original steel cabinets, replacing them with wood and a laminate countertop. And despite the challenge of working on the steel ceilings, she had recessed lights installed.

Lustron legacy

In its heyday, Lustron had 234 dealers in 35 states, selling a total of about 2,680 homes, according to author\u00a0Fetters. The prototype was built in Hinsdale, Illinois, but it is no longer standing. About 2,000 of the homes are still accounted for.

Once dismissed by historians as non-contributing structures in historic districts, Lustron homes have now been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They qualify through age and their significant spot in history.

Because of shipping costs, the majority of Lustrons are located in the Midwest, with 307 in Illinois.

The\u00a0Lustron\u00a0Facebook\u00a0page map indicates that there are\u00a0eight Lustrons in Davenport, four in Rock Island and one each in\u00a0Moline, East Moline and Orion, Illinois, Tidwell said.

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Your friendly reminder about some of the larger Quad-City races that are approaching. Summer racing season is in full swing, get out there and get after it.

Firecracker Run: One week

Bix 7: Four weeks

QC Marathon: 12 weeks

In the running world, the term staying strong can usually be tied back to your running form at the end of a race. When you start to get tired, form tends to go out the window and with that your speed and efficiency.

There are a couple of ways you can focus on your strong finish.

The first is to focus on your form when you start getting tired. During training runs, when things start getting tough, try to visualize what your form should look like. Is your head up? Are you swinging your arms? Are your hands relaxed (not clenched)? Are you moving your legs as you should with an appropriate kick, etc.?

If you find that any of the items above aren\u2019t happening in your current situation, work to fix them on the spot.

With each run, focus on nailing the last few minutes or miles. If you get in the habit of staying focused when the going gets tough, it will become second nature. It\u2019s worth noting that there is a time and place to lay the hammer down. A proper cool down at the end of a run with any effort-based work is necessary.

You should also incorporate some kind of strength training into your weekly routine. Depending on what outcome you want from strength training, there are plenty of options to do after a few workouts each week. The extra focus on the rest of your body will ultimately help with your form.

Squats and lunges are always a hit. I also believe that mountain climbers and everyone\u2019s favorite, burpees, are a huge help when the going gets tough. Outside of body weight exercises, utilizing dumbbells and kettle bells for extra focus on your upper body are also a good idea.

The final aspect to help you finish strong is by adding a smile. Yep, you read that right. Running always feels much easier when you have a smile on your face. Not only do you normally enjoy it more, but it sends a positive energy throughout your body. Besides, who wants to look back at their race photos and see a face grimacing in pain?

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Classes teach floral arrangement, crochet

Black Hawk College is sponsoring classes in making a Fourth of July floral arrangement and crocheting with an eye toward holiday gift-giving:

\u2022 Fourth of July arrangement will be\u00a05:45-8 p.m. Thursday, June 29. The cost is $55. The registration deadline is Monday, June 26.

\u2022 Crochet-Christmas in July will be\u00a0from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 11 to Aug. 1. The cost is\u00a0$44.

Class locations vary. To register, call\u00a0309-796-8223. For details, visit www.bhc.edu/communityed.

Pictures reveal Jackson County life

A free pictorial program called \"Slices of Life,\" featuring rare\u00a0photos of Jackson County, Iowa, and its people, will\u00a0begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the Maquoketa Art Experience,\u00a0124 S. Main St., Maquoketa.

\u00a0The pictures, some never seen by the public, will focus on rural life, people,\u00a0architecture and the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sponsors are the\u00a0Jackson County Historic Preservation Commission, the Jackson\u00a0County Historical Society and the North Bend Community Center.

Want to explore family history?

If you're interested in\u00a0family history but don't know\u00a0where or how to get started, you can learn about free and Quad-City area\u00a0resources on Thursday, July 13, at a lifelong learner lunch sponsored\u00a0by a Black Hawk College.

Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. followed by the program, \u201cGenealogy: How to Get Started/ Resources in Your Own Backyard.\u201d The cost is\u00a0$23. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 6, and may be made by calling 309-796-8223.

All\u00a0ages are welcome.

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As loving pet owners, we are rightly concerned about\u00a0the health and well-being of\u00a0our four-legged friends. In fact, we spend most of our time here helping as best we can to decipher some of the ailments pets may experience and how to make their environments better so that they may live a longer and, most importantly, a better life.

Zoetis, a major producer of pet medicines has teamed up with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute to remind us that for all we give to our pets, we get much in return. Here are just some of the reasons pet ownership is a two-way street to better health:

\u2022 Heart attack survival. Have a cat? You are 60 percent\u00a0less likely to die from a heart attack than a non-cat owner. Dog owners experience lower blood pressure and walk more with increased physical activity; that\u2019s a win-win.

\u2022 As we age, depression and loneliness have shown to be less prevalent among those who have had a close relationship over the years with pets than among those who never owned a pet.

\u2022 Children also have science to back up their request for a new puppy or kitten. Kids exposed to pets have fewer allergies and eczema, and those with autism have demonstrated better social interaction and feel less isolated.

\u2022 Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) affects too many service men and women as well as many others that have gone through stressful events in their lives. Pets have shown to lower anxiety and depression rates. Many sufferers find dealing with a pet easier than with people. Depression in general is lessened among many groups.

\u2022 Owning a pet and increasing your activity helps not only the heart but the waistline as well. Obesity rates are lower among dog owners, and those that walk their dog are 69 percent more likely to keep up a long-term program to stay active.

Most of us simply want the love and companionship that pets bring to us and our families. These \u201cfringe\u201d benefits demonstrate that not only are we enriched mentally by owning and caring for pets, but they in turn may allow us to live longer and healthier!

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Senior Resources

Senior Resources is located in the Shepley Building, 1808 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. Hours are 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. The agency provides services to Muscatine County residents ages 60 or older and programs and activities each month for all seniors. For more information, call 563-263-7292 or 888-667-2026.

Adult Day Center

Senior Resources Adult Day Center provides loved ones with socialization and programs while caregivers complete errands and appointments. Senior Resources also offers bathing and a low-stimulus room. For more information, call 563-263-7292 or 888-667-2026.

Advance Care Planning

Honoring Your Wishes is a community-wide program that helps people create an advance care plan so people can outline their future health care goals. You will then make a written plan that will describe your wishes to others if you cannot communicate. This service is available at no cost for adults ages 18 years or older. Call Senior Resources for more information.

Chore Program

The Chore Program helps seniors ages 60 or over, in Muscatine County, with lawn mowing, snow shoveling and heavy household cleaning. A sliding fee scale is used to calculate the rate. Please call Senior Resource if you have any questions.

Home Repair Program

The Home Repair Program is offered by Senior Resources and helps seniors ages 60 or over, in Muscatine County, to fix or repair minor household problems. A sliding fee scale is used to calculate reimbursement for labor. Please call Senior Resource if you have any questions 263-7292.

Meals on Wheels

Senior Resources Meals on Wheels program consists of a lunch-time meal delivered by volunteers to area seniors who have trouble cooking for themselves, possibly live alone and have no one in the home to cook for them or for someone who has just gotten out of the hospital and needs help temporarily with meals until they get back on their feet. If you would like more information or to sign up for the program, please call Shannon at 563-263-7292 or email to meals@sr-resources.org.

Medical equipment

Senior Resources and sponsor Trinity Episcopal Church are offering the Durable Medical Equipment Lending Closet. The program, which lends medical items free of charge, is available to residents of Muscatine and the surrounding area, but not limited to seniors. Anyone borrowing equipment is asked to sign it out and agree to bring it back. There is no time limit. Items include: bath benches, canes, commodes, crutches, walkers, walkers with wheels and wheelchairs. Donations for this program can be dropped off at Senior Resources, 1808 Mulberry Ave., or Trinity Episcopal Church, 211 Walnut St. Pickups also can be arranged by calling Senior Resources at 563-263-7292 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; or Trinity Episcopal Church at 563-263-2177 from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Friday.

Outreach

The Outreach program helps seniors file paperwork with the state Department of Human Services, gives referrals to other agencies, and makes friendly visits along with other special projects. Available in Spanish. Call Laura at 563-263-7292 for more information.

SHIIP program

Senior Resources offers free and confidential Medicare counseling through its Senior Health Insurance Information Program. This service is offered through the State of Iowa to help people sort through confusing information about Medicare and health insurance. For more information, call Laura at 563-263-7292.

Volunteers needed

Senior Resources is looking for volunteers to deliver Meals On Wheels. We have five routes that go out from Trinity Muscatine hospital Monday-Friday. We have two routes that go out Saturday mornings. The routes take about an hour. For more information call Shannon at 263-7292.

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Milestones Area Agency on Aging is located at 1512 Isett Ave in Muscatine. To inquire about home-delivered meals, call 563-260-9921.

Milestones Area Agency on Aging Senior Nutrition Centers provide a good meal prepared by Trinity Muscatine and opportunities to volunteer, meet with friends and attend educational activities. Any senior age 60+ and their spouse of any age are welcome.

The suggested donation for a meal is $3.50 in-house and $4 for home delivery. Income and ability to contribute do not determine eligibility. Persons under the age of 60 may attend; however, the charge is $8.50 per meal. Menus are available at milestonesaaa.org.

Call the location you\u2019d like to attend at least one day in advance to order a meal.

Muscatine

Clark House \u2014 Monday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 117 W. Third St. 563-264-8766. Monday-Friday, Roberta; Saturday and Sunday, Karen.

Hershey Manor \u2014 Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon, 1810 Mulberry Ave., 563-263-8337, Betty.

The Towers \u2014 Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 106 E. Sixth St., 563-260-4064, Bill.

Fruitland

The New Community Center \u2014 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, 104 Sand Run Road. 563-260-9921, Volunteers.

Wilton

102 E. Fourth St. \u2014 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 563-732-3558, Dennell.

West Liberty

1204 N. Calhoun St. \u2014 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 319-627-6848, Gwen.

June 25- July 1

Sunday: Meatloaf, baked potato, asparagus, wheat dinner roll, fresh pear.

Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, wheat bread, fresh peach.

Tuesday: Baked chicken, green beans, wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit, raspberry bar.

Wednesday: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, garden salad w/ tomato, whole grain bread stick, fresh apple, orange sherbet.

Thursday: Roast turkey, baked potato, Brussel sprouts, grapes, sugar cookie.

Friday: Ratatouille penne, whole grain bread, fresh pineapple, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Saturday: Beef stew, garden salad, whole grain bread, banana, vanilla ice cream.

The senior nutrition program is sponsored by Milestones Area Agency on Aging.

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Volunteer drivers for the Senior Resources Meals on Wheels program for June 26-July 1, 2017, are as follows:

Trinity Muscatine

Monday \u2014 Carla Schillig, open, Mona Onken,\u00a0 Monsanto

Tuesday \u2014 NCI- Jill and Austin, Gary Schrock, Judy Merritt, Pete DeGabriele.

Wednesday \u2014 Community Bank, Hon CR Distribution, NCI-Kelly P. and Adam B, Musco

Thursday \u2014 Ann and Pete DeGabriele, Bethany O'Connor, Kevin Mathes, Debbie and Rick Hazelwood

Friday \u2014 Muscatine Community College, New Choices, Inc., Dean Edleman, Monsanto

Saturday \u2014 Rachel Hayes, open

Loaves and Fishes

Meals served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays at the MCSA, 312 Iowa Ave.

June 17- TeStrake

Muscatine Art Center

The Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave., is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday \u2014 10 a.m., Sandy Hallett; 2 p.m. Sue Muir

Wednesday \u2014 10 a.m., Carol Giovanazzi; 2 p.m. Mary Louise Caponette

Thursday \u2014 10 a.m., Diane Orr-Kelly;\u00a0 2 p.m., staff

Friday \u2014 10 a.m., ; 2 p.m.,

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While some religions are struggling to attract younger members, Jesuits could be seeing a resurgence. The number of Jesuit priests seems to be growing, said Brian Harper, with Midwest Jesuits, Milwaukee. There is a beginning class of 26 in St. Paul, Minnesota, which is at capacity. There are more than 40 other Midwest Jesuits in various stages of priestly formation.

Jacob Boddicker, a 33-year-old Tipton native, was one of three Jesuit priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport to have been ordained on June 3 in Milwaukee.

Boddicker is joined by Brian Taber of Davenport and Michael Rossmann of Iowa City.

The ordination finishes 11 years of preparation in Boddicker's case.\u00a0

Boddicker grew up in Tipton, one of five children of Carla and Dan Boddicker, a Republican state representative from 1993 to 2005.

Jacob Boddicker graduated from Tipton High School in 2002 and started at the University of Wyoming to study archaeology. He changed majors to become a teacher, and transferred to the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Shortly, he dropped the education major to concentrate on history.

\"I did well in school, but I got to a point, I was not happy,\" he said. He began to realize, God really could lead him to what to do with his life.

An active Catholic student, Boddicker heard the history of the church from a visiting professor. That interested him so much, he got in touch with Jesuits, and spent a summer with the religious order in Milwaukee.

He spent months praying to make a good choice about his life, before he finally decided to put his faith in God.

\"God ... fulfills me in a way I never thought possible,\" he said. He made his first vows in August 2008, and spent three years in St. Louis, studying philosophy, before he moved to work in Milwaukee for three years. In Wisconsin, he helped older Jesuits in a retirement home and taught at Marquette University High School.

He moved to Berkeley, California, to attend theology school, mostly at the Jesuit School of Theology.

His family was supportive of his decision, he said.

At first, Boddicker said he was naive, and did not appreciate the process of formation to be a priest. \"But as I read and prayed about what God was inviting me to consider, it was just very clear,\" he said.

Boddicker will spend the summer at Creighton University in Omaha, and three years at the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota.

The three new Jesuit priests from eastern Iowa spent years in the religious order, which includes more than 16,000 priests, brothers, scholastics and novices in the world, according to jesuits.org.

The Society of Jesus, whose members are called Jesuits, was founded nearly 500 years ago by St. Ignatius Loyola. It is the largest male order in the Catholic Church, and members are in varied professions, including doctors, lawyers, pastors and chaplains.

Taber, of Davenport, expressed his appreciation to the order. \"I owe an unfathomable debt of gratitude to a multitude of mentors, colleagues, students and fellow Jesuits for their guidance, encouragement and patience,\" he said.

While Boddicker will head to South Dakota, Taber plans to teach and work as a sports chaplain and coach at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, and coach at St. Giles Catholic Parish, Oak Park, Illinois.

The Jesuit order has reorganized: This month, the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus was formed from the former Chicago-Detroit, and Wisconsin provinces. The new province includes about 540 Jesuits in 66 ministries and in 12 states.

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'Augustana Sunday' by Gethsemane Lutheran

A special service on the Augsburg Confession will be 9 a.m. Sunday, June 25 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2410 E. 32nd St., Davenport. It is to include reading from the Holy Scripture and the confession, a statement of faith from 1530 in Augsberg, Germany. Information: gethsemanedavenport.org, or 563-359-0144.

Churches United solicits help at July 4 parade

Churches United of the Quad-City Area, headquartered in Bettendorf, will take part in the Bettendorf Fourth of July Parade. It\u2019s the Help our Hunger Ministry, and non-perishable items will be collected for the organization\u2019s 26 food pantries.

In other news, Churches United received a $15,000 grant award from the Doris & Victor Day Foundation. It will be used to purchase supplies for the food pantries and three meal sites and fund direct services at Winnie\u2019s Place, the emergency shelter for women. Information: cuqca.org, or 563-332-5002.

Church of Peace discusses: Welcome veterans home

A four-week discussion, \"Coming Home: Ministry that Matters with Veterans and Military Families,\" with military chaplain Zachary Moon, is on tap for July at Church of Peace, United Church of Christ, Rock Island.

The Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield will lead the discussions 9-10 a.m. on Sundays, July 9-30. All are welcome. Information: churchofpeaceucc.org, or 309-788-6357.

St. Paul's session focus on Martin Luther, Reformation

During the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Davenport, will host a series of educational lunch sessions concerning the event. It kicks off July 5, 12-1 p.m., at the church, 2136 Brady St., Davenport. Additional sessions are July 12, 19 and 26.

The first, \"Monastery Door: Security & Seclusion\" is led by Rev. Peter Marty and Karen Holden. Information: stpaulqc.org or 563-326-3547.

Immanuel Lutheran hosts Summer Sunday School

A series of classes for children begins Sunday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3824 Rockingham Rd., Davenport. The series is open to the public and runs through August, to end with an ice cream social Aug. 27. Topics include butterflies, sheep, dinosaurs and eagles. Information: Kathy Yaudas, 563-324-6431.

Patriotic touch to healing service July 2 at St. John's

The monthly healing service is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 109 E. 14th St., Davenport. The topic will be to celebrate freedom in America, and the service includes Holy Communion and anointing prayers. Information: 563-324-5278.

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PETALUMA, Calif. \u2014 The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California on Friday.

The pooches \u2014 many of which are adoptable or previously adopted \u2014 will face off in a red carpet walk and \"Faux Paw Fashion Show,\" organizers said. The contestants are judged on first impressions, unusual attributes, personality and audience reaction.

A blind Chihuahua-Chinese Crested mix named Sweepee Rambo bested 16 other homely hounds in last year's competition and waddled away with $1,500, a trophy and a flight to New York with her owner, Jason Wurtz, for media appearances. The then-17-year-old champion proved that third time's the charm after falling short in the competition twice before.

By celebrating inner beauty, organizers said they hope to showcase that all dogs, regardless of physical appearance, can be lovable additions to any family.

Contest rules prevent owners from intentionally altering their animals to enhance appearance for the purpose of the contest. These pooches are celebrated for their natural ugliness, organizers said.

Besides the main crown, the Spirit Award is presented to a dog and owner who have overcome obstacles or provide service to their community, organizers said.

The competition has been held in Petaluma for more than 50 years but is in its 29th year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.

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