Ladysmith resident, Deeann Rutledge, left, formerly of Chetek, entered her dog, “CoCo,” in the Dallas Oktoberfest Dress-A-Dog contest held last Saturday. It was a good decision, as CoCo was judged the event winner. With Deeann is her mother, Cindy, who is holding CoCo’s father, 17-year-old “Pogo.” Deeann’s entry won a doggy gift basket, a trophy and $25 provided by the Valkyrie Brewery, Dallas. The Rutledges moved to Ladysmith following the 2017 tornado, which destroyed their Chetek home.
Photo by Jim Bell