Sunny skies in Omer for Sucker Derby

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One-year-old Brian White of Twining gets a closeup look at a sucker.
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Will Sever, 10, of Twining, shows off his catch.
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Dominyc Grandchamp, 12, of Sterling, tries to get a good look at the jar of bouncy balls before making a guess as to how many are inside.
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Lansing resident Paige Holbrook casts her line into the water.
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Andrew Erskine, 10, of Harrison, tosses bean bag toward a cornhole board.
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Jameson Bishop, 7, of Marquette, waits for a bite.
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Aaron McLavy, 8, of Harrison, pulls a sucker from the sucker tree.
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Eric Maliskey hangs out in an MMR ambulance with Mariah Manley, Haley Norton and Alainna Gates, all of Twining.
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Au Gres's Kegan Skacal, 10, gets her face painted by Madelyn McLavy.
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Sterling's Tyne Grandchamp digs through sawdust to find a prize.
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Pauline Faber of Gladwin cranks her net down into the water after checking to see if any fish were caught in it.
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Jackie Davidson, Shelley Rotarius, Billy Davidson, Bill Winchell and Bill Davidson hang out around a burn barrel to stay warm.
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Shane Detzler and Monte Johnson of Lansing try to catch a sucker.

Clear, sunny skies were overhead Omer during the annual Sucker Derby for Kids April 5. Children and their families lined the banks of the Rifle River in Michigan's smallest city, hoping to hook the biggest sucker making its run down the river. Fish were weighed and measured at a tent set up in the parking lot of the road commission garage. Around the tent, several games and activities were available for children to participate in.


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