From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 12, 1988:
Haskell Indian Junior College student Jon Richards and his team had represented the United States in a recent international snow-sculpting competition in Quebec. Richards, a freshman from Decatur, Ill., said that although his team didn't win a trophy, he had "a lot of fun getting to know the other teams and making friends from different countries." Richards and his teammates -- his uncle Larry Wetherholt and Wetherholt's son, Steve -- had qualified for the international event by placing second in a national competition in Milwaukee in January. Speaking of the Quebec competition, Richards said it was "a little bit nippy" with temperatures hovering around 5 degrees above zero and the winds blowing at 15 to 20 miles per hour. The team's snow sculpture had depicted two fur trappers in a canoe with a Native American girl in the middle of the canoe, shooting the rapids. The winning piece had depicted an eagle feeding its eaglets, but another third-place finisher had looked, according to Richards, "like three paper bags." "Sometimes you get judges who are mostly abstract, and at other times, they're realistic," he added.