Turtle racing

Doug Fragel of Marysville holds Ernst, who won an award for biggest turtle to compete in the Verdigre, Neb., turtle races.

Doug Fragel and his band of turtles competed at the Doc Walstrom Memorial Turtle Race in Verdigre, Neb., during the community’s annual Kolach Days celebration June 15.  

Before the race, Fragel worked for 10 days with fellow Marysville resident Woody Walstrom to round up a turtle herd.