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Friday, August 8th, 2008
Photo by Shelley Grieshop/The Daily Standard

Jerry Bollenbacher looks out over the race track at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina as harness race driver Dean Ward takes his horse on a practice run Thursday afternoon. Bollenbacher has coordinated the harness races at the fair for nearly 20 years and is preparing for the upcoming competition Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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The distinguishable smell of horses fills the speed office at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, where Jerry Bollenbacher and his helpers busily answer phones and greet harness racing drivers. [More]
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