2014 Kilroy Award Winners-Dave & Joyce Sievers

The recipients of this year’s Kilroy Award are Dave and Joyce Sievers of Wayne.  Both Joyce and Dave were involved in 4-H as youth showing cattle.  Their children and grandchildren have been involved in 4-H as well.  Joyce was a 4-H leader for 15 years and has served on the Extension Board.  She also worked in the fair office for a number of years and worked with cleanup volunteers.  Dave served as Co-Beef Superintendent for the Fair and served on the Fair Board for more than 10 years.  Dave helped construct the stage, back drop and top of the staged and is still used today.  He also assisted in making the cattle tie out fence on the north side of the barns.  Dave and Joyce continue to be hosts for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award winners.

Congratulations Dave and Joyce and thank you for all your dedicated service!

2015 Fair Person of the Year Lyle Grone

The 2015 Fair Person of the Year is presented to Lyle Grone

Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Farm Award-Biermann Farms


For the 59th year, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation, along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, will recognize Nebraska farm families with the Pioneer Farm Award. The program requires that the land of qualifying families has been consecutively owned by the same family for 100 years or more.LOGO pioneer farm

Also, new in 2014, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and Nebraska Farm Bureau have instituted the Heritage Farm Award, which will recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years.

To date, more than 9,000 families in all 93 counties have been honored. Recipients are presented a plaque and gatepost marker during the annual county fair in which the land is owned.

Wayne County Award Winners: Walter & Saundra Biermann