Today I went out to the Rice County Fairground to take a picture of the old swine barn. It sure was nice to drive by and see the old block lavatory building was gone! It was also nice to see a couple Met-Con employees working on the site getting ready for construction to begin on the new bathrooms. I understand the building needs to be finished by December.

Rice County Fair Manager John Dvorak was at KDHL studios last week and it sounds like there will be another new building on the Rice County Fairgrounds. John said there are plans to have the old swine barn demolished and a new one built by fair time next summer. That will be another great improvement to the Rice County Fairgrounds and much needed. The 4-H swine show is a big event every Rice County Fair with a lot of pigs and people watching the show. Maybe they will not be as crowed this year?