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As the dog days of summer approach, so does the peak season for grilling and cooking outdoors. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing food outside for a back...
June 21, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
A backyard shed used to mean a metal box purchased from department store. It would hold a lawnmower and gas cans for a decade or so until it began rust, the first marker ...
June 21, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
Butler County is known for its Jeep history and its memorable people — including Jeep enthusiast Leeland Bortmas. A festival volunteer since it began, Bortmas died at age...
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
After 10 memorable years, Jeep drivers will take their last run on Moraine Trail Ride as part of the 2022 Bantam Jeep Festival. The Moraine Trail Ride, a festival favorit...
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
One of Butler County’s biggest summer events is teaming up “Duck Duck Jeep” for the second annual Duck Dash at the 2022 Bantam Jeep Festival. What started as a way to sha...
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
Paul Bruno doesn’t own a Jeep. In fact, he’s never owned one. But he just might know more about the origin story of the fabled four-by-four than anyone around. The Hender...
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
U.S. military sold on vehicle’s versatility
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
There are many ways take home a prize from the Bantam Jeep Festival. Those showing off their Jeeps can grab the wheel and compete for fun and bragging rights. Best of Ban...
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
Bantam’s over 500 volunteers are a huge part of making the festival happen each year. To recognize these volunteers, specialty pins will be given out in 2022 for the firs...
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments
In 2016 the Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association started a Financial Gift Program. In 2021, one of the program gifts helped save a life. The association donated $1,000 ...
June 08, 2022 Special Sections 0 Comments