(Full story with video) Dustin Craig finds the 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion

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Thank you for your input. +18 Vote up Vote down Tempe · 318 weeks ago Congrats DC, glad to see you can find a medallion because you sure can’t find fairways or greens. lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 318 weeks ago Satellite feed? I hope that was a joke lol. Anyway this is the first year that all the clue’s actually pointed to where the medallion might actually be. Well done with the questions and congrats to Dustin. Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 318 weeks ago At least this year the clues and answers made sense, a few years ago people read the clues and answers and said HUH? Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down none · 318 weeks ago … Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Dusty · 318 weeks ago Still don’t understand clue #5. Report Reply 1 reply · active 317 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down DMC · 318 weeks ago The best part was taking McCues money. 😉 Report Reply 1 reply · active 317 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Tytus · 318 weeks ago Congrats Dustin! Good clues this year too. Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sarah · 318 weeks ago I thought clue #5 meant it was wrapped in a Campbell’s Soup label. It is usually wrapped in a wrapper of some sort!!! Congrats!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Karen Rowe · 317 weeks ago Congratulations, Dustin! Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 317 weeks ago Congrats Dustin…why was Day capitalized on the clue?? Thinking that it might have been a street or a name of someone. Overall great job to all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Almost everyone knows Dustin Craig in Wellington.Well, Craig, is $1,000 richer than he was when he woke up this morning after winning the 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt. He found the elusive Medallion Thursday morning underneath a concrete sidewalk bridge stuck to railing on the south side of Walnut Street, west of Jefferson Street, east of G Street, and just directly east of the old Cargill Elevator, built back in the late 1800s as the Hunter Mills elevator.The mere fact Craig won the medallion was a lark. He was helping Vince Erwin Glass, but had the morning off when 2.06 inches of rain fell on Wellington. So he and his friend Gary Richmond drove south and looked for the Medallion which he figured was down by the elevator based on the clues that were pointing toward there.“I have been searching for the Medallion since I learned how to ride a bicycle,” Craig said. “I never could find the dang thing.” But dodging the morning raindrops he saw the concrete bridge and had an inkling it could be there. He felt underneath the railing and there she was.Craig will be presented a $1,000 check at the Great Plains Jazz Orchestra Concert at Heritage Park in downtown Wellington at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.“I’m not sure what I’ll do with the money,” Craig said. “I’m sure someone will want me to buy them a drink at the Dore.”Craig is a lifelong Wellington resident, who now produces the Notiflyer – a community newsletter advertising mailer and is owner of Dustin Craig Photography.This isn’t the first Craig to win the Medallion. His dad, Terry Craig, was a winner back at the turn of the century when he was publisher of the Wellington Daily News.Craig had a registered button which means he is a recipient of $1,000 sponsored by Sumner Newscow and Page Property Management. Without a registered button, the button was worth only $100.The Medallion wasn’t found in 2013. This year’s find came on the second to last clue.The answer to the clues are as follows:Clue #1 — Our 28th year. Hopefully someone finds it this year. We think we’ve hidden it well. Only time will tell.  Answer: The Medallion Hunt has officially begun. Clue #2  — Ooops – is it a zoning error? Answer: The Cargill grain elevator is in the middle of a residential area – probably grandfathered in. Clue #3 — They come, they go – only to do it again next year. Answer: Elevator during harvest/ custom cutters.Clue #4 — Once again, it’s time to pick a President. Answer: Jefferson.Clue #5 — Don’t make the soup. Just tell you what’s in it. Answer: Weather for farming community. Clue #6 — There were two of me. Now there’s none. Answer: Two railroad lines/tracks to the elevator. Clue #7 — Long days, short nights. Answer: Working at an elevator. Clue #8 — Amber waves of… Answer: Grain taken to the elevator.Clue #9 — Eighteen wheelers – transport this gold. Answer: Trucks transporting grain to elevator.Clue #10 — Our third president had a tough nut to crack on the bridge over troubled water. Answer: Medallion located on/under the sidewalk bridge next to the old Cargill elevator along Walnut between Jefferson and Mill.Dustin Craig even provided a video of the big announcement: Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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