The lucky ducks this year were:

1st place ($500): Kim Zuber

2nd place ($200): Nikki Bierman

3rd place ($100): Jack Schumacher/Mike Hartrich (tie)

The blue duck winner, who received a $50 gift card to a local store of their choice was: Brett Woodard

Thanks to everyone who sponsored our race, had a duck in the race or just came out to watch them swim to the finish line! We are especially thankful to the employees of the Peoples State Bank and the Medicine Shoppe for selling ducks, Brad Benefiel for helping with scheduling and being there that day, Cheryl Michl and the lifeguards at the Newton Aquatic Center for making things start and run smoothly, our committee of St. Thomas families and Kuhl’s Trailer Sails and Alan Buerster for helping with our lunch after the race! It was a fun day!

Our generous sponsors were:

$50 sponsors: The Medicine Shoppe, McClane Motor Sales, Pals Electric, Inc., Weber, Tedford, Heap and Ayers, P.C., B&B Recyclers, First National Bank of Olney, Ingraham Branch, Doug’s Custom Flooring – Doug Dhom, Wolf Eye Care, Farley Insurance Agency, Inc., Jasper County Daily News, Skyline Steel, Niebrugge Lumber Co., DM Manufacturing II, Inc., Siemer Milling Co., Birkey’s Farm Store, Weber and Co., Newton Veterinary Clinic

$100 sponsors: Steve Jones Plumbing and Hardware, Farmhouse Consignment, Beverlin Oil Co., Integrated Therapy Services, Harmon’s Drugstore, Inc., Connor and Connor, Inc., The Villas of Hollybrook-Newton, Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Ramon Kocher Construction, Usborne Books & More-Ginger Robins, JJ Outlet-Jason and Marie Kuhl, West and Company,LLC CPA’s, Peoples State Bank of Newton, Schackmann Insulation and Construction, LLC, Dara and Garry Diel, Meadowview Dental Group, Chad Miller-Jasper County State’s Attorney, Buds n’ Blossoms, American Legion Jasper Post #20, Wakefield Mill & Elevator, Inc.