Two area cornhuskers reaped awards at state and national competitions this fall.
Ray Oroke, Oskaloosa, came in second in the senior division at the Kansas State Cornhusking Championships, Oct. 13 in Oakley. His stepdaughter, Donna Fairbanks, Oskaloosa, placed third in the women's division.
In the national competition, held in Hastings, Neb., Oct. 20, the pair went up against top huskers from nine Midwestern states. Oroke placed fourth in the senior division, and Fairbanks was 10th in the women's division.