Wild West Days

by Nathan Warner Contributing writer “It’s a happy exhaustion,” Bill Potrament, president of the Zimmerman Civic Club, said about how he feels after running Zimmerman’s Wild West Days to a thrilling conclusion Monday. Wild West Days ran from Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30, and drew even larger crowds this year with events including [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer “Our overall goal for Zimmerman’s Wild West Days is to offer the community an amazing event that is as accepting, inclusive, and as accessible as possible,” says Bill Potrament, the president of the Zimmerman Civic Club. Wild West Days will launch this year under the Zimmerman Civic Club’s direction on [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer This year, Julie and Shorty Dorweiller will be the grand marshals of the parade, bringing home to Zimmerman more of the great tradition that defines the spectacle.  Julie and Shorty have a long history of announcing for rodeos and parades. Together, they started the Hamel Rodeo Committee 31 years ago [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer The long-standing tradition of the Wild West Days Soapbox Derby will be sure to draw crowds this year with its original vehicle entries. The derby will be held Sunday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the corner of Fremont Avenue and Main Street in downtown Zimmerman. There are four age [...]

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