Special Events & Festivals

  

Trying her hand


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Holding her cat, "Todd," Kaylee Hinkley, of Roanoke, tries her hand at painting at the Creative Canvas booth during the Renaissance in Roanoke art show held Saturday, Oct. 11, in downtown Roanoke. Festival-goers were invited to try their hand at putting paint to canvas during the event.

 

'Cool yuck'


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Artist Jeanne Carroll (right), of Fort Wayne, shows a piece of her garden art, which she calls "cool yuck" style, to Sandy McGill, of Roanoke, during the Renaissance in Roanoke festival held in downtown Roanoke Saturday, Oct. 11.

 

‘A Renaissance in Roanoke’ to feature fine art, fun Saturday


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"A Renaissance in Roanoke," an annual event showcasing fine art, will return to downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The day will include an outdoor juried art fair featuring local and regional artists, children's activities, demonstrations, entertainment, student exhibitions and food.

Artists will also participate in a Plein Air Paint-Out, setting up their easels throughout Roanoke to paint scenes from nature and the outdoors. Visitors are invited to watch the artists at work between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

Arrowhead Award


Phyllis Renz (left) and Tina Bobilya (second from left), of the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau, accept the 2014 Arrowhead Award from Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Chairman Mindy Rider (third from left) and festival co-chairman Jeremy Garner (right). The award is presented each year to an individual or organization that plays a major role in making the festival a success. Festival organizers cited assistance from the Visitors Bureau in getting the word out about this festival, which this year drew a crowd estimated at 7,050 on Saturday and 6,300 on Sunday.

 

Mounted Regulators demo


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Chad Kreider shoots out a balllon while on horsebasck during a demonstration by the Indiana Mounted Regulators at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

 

Merry-go-round the old-fashioned way


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Riders get pushed around on the old-fshioned merry-go-round manned by Boy Scout Troop 637 of Huntington at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

 

Shelling corn


Landon Zezula uses an old-fashioned corn sheller to take the corn kernels off an ear of corn during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

 

Cooking lunch the old-fashioned way


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tim Bickel, of Goshen, fries up some bacon the pioneer way on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park.

 

Candle dipping


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ruby Mickley, 3, the daughter of Jason and Jill Mickley, of Fort Wayne, does some old-fashioned candle dipping at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park on Saturday, Sept. 27.

 

Blacksmith chores


Mark Thomas, of Markle, pounds out a piece of a "squirrel cooker" during a blacksmith demonstration at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hier's Park.

 

Kickin' it


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Applejack Cloggers kick it up during a performance on the stage at Hier's Park as part of the Forks of the Wabash Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27.

 

Horse-drawn wagon rides


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Joe Eisenhauer (left), of Eisenhauer's Little Bit Farm in Andrews, was providing horse-drawn wagon rides around Hier's Park on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

 

Invite public to pioneer-style worship at Pioneer Festival


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The public is invited to attend the non-denominational pioneer-style worship service that will be held as part of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park.

The service will be led by Rev. Chris Hayden and the congregation of the Central Christian Church, Huntington. The 50-minute worship service will begin at 9 a.m. at the festival's "opera house saloon" and will feature old-fashioned preaching and with period music and hymns.

 

Indiana’s ‘pioneer spirit’ returns locally for 39th year


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The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival returns for its 39th year this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28.

Over those two days, Festival Chairman Mindy Rider says, the spirit of mid-1800s Indiana will take over the festival grounds at Hier's Park, in Huntington.

New to the festival this year is a shooting demonstration by the Indiana Mounted Regulators, a cowboy group that picks off its targets while mounted on galloping horses.

 

Entertainment lineup for festival includes 13 acts


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Thirteen musical groups will perform at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival this weekend, with concerts scheduled hourly throughout the two days.

Strolling musicians will also wander the festival grounds throughout the weekend.

The festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hier's Park, in Huntington. A non-denominational old-time worship service will be held on Sunday at 9 a.m.

 

Mounted shooters’ competition a prelude to festival appearance


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

New to the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival this year, the Indiana Mounted Regulators will be demonstrating different western riding skills. Among these different skills and techniques, spectators will be shown various forms of target shooting from horseback.

"This works out with what we do because they dress in the old periodic garb and western base," says Chad Kreider, board member and shooter for the Indiana Mounted Regulators.

The group also held a competition last weekend, Sept. 13 and 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival schedule of activities

September 27 & 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27

10:00 a.m.
Opening firearm salute by 1st U.S. Light Artillery, 1812, encampment
Entertainment by Sunny Taylor, stage
Sponsored by Bippus State Bank

10:30 a.m.
Melodrama by Masque & Gavel

11:00 a.m.
Entertainment by Applejack Cloggers, stage
Sponsored by Community Link Federal Credit Union
Base Ball with the Hill Toppers
Pioneer School House, pioneer village

11:30 a.m.
Melodrama by Masque & Gavel
Antique bicycle riding demonstration

 

Kiningham and Marker win top Ducky Run prizes

Winners have been named for the annual Ducky Run sponsored by the Roanoke Kiwanis Club. The event was run Saturday, Sept. 6, as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival.
Alan Kiningham won the Vera Bradley gift tote as the top prize, while Ron Marker won the $100 cash from the Roanoke Kiwanis Club.

Other winners included: $25 cash from Bippus State Bank - Elsie Wygant; $20 cash from United REMC - Shannon Shockney; wheel alignment Ingle's Service - Terry Dailey; and $25 gift card to Roanoke Village Inn - Kelly Lee.

 

Veterans win top trophy At RFF Parade Saturday

The winning units in the Sept. 6 Roanoke Fall Festival parade have been announced.

They are:
• Commander's Trophy - Korean War Veterans.

• Overall Trophy-Alles Family Farm Equipment.

• Men's Color Guard - First place, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Huntington; second place, Flag Team 823.

• Floats - First place, Bippus State Bank; second place, Seminary United Methodist Church.

• Antique Vehicle - First place, Denis Dearduff; second place, Hunterman 1953 Super H Tractor.

 

Demolition derby


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Roanoke Fall Festival Demolition Derby, organized by the the Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association, was held Saturday evening, Sept. 6, at Roanoke Park.

 

Cake auction


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kurt Ness, of Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co,, auctions off a cake during the Roanoke Fall Festival Cake auction on Saturday, Sept. 6.

 

A great day


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Isabella Wilson rides the merry-go-round at Roanoke Park on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.

 

No problem


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt balances a ladder on his chin during his act on the Roanoke Park stage Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.

 

'Circus Boy


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bobby "Circus Boy" Hunt greets fans as he rides his unicycle along the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade route on Saturday, Sept. 6. Hunt performed on the Roanoke Park stage later in the day.

 

Marching down the route


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Riverview Middle School marching band marches down the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade route on Saturday, Sept. 6.

 

Tractor pull


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Clayton Darlage takes his turn at the NTPA Tractor Pull at Roanoke Park on Friday night, Sept. 5, as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival. The pull was organized by the Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association.

 

Watching the helicopter


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sam Zumbrun,(top) sits on his father Ryan's shoulders as they both wtch a helicopter take off from Roanoke Park as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 5. Festival-goers could buy a ride over downtown Roanoke.

 

Tribute to country greats


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The J Taylors -- Janelle (left) and Johnathon Taylor -- paid tribute to country greats during their concert on Friday, Sept. 5, at Roanoke Park as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival.

 

Ageless Iron Tractor Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jim Hoy drives his 1941 John Deere Tractor down Main Street in Roanoke on Friday evening, Sept. 5, during gthe Ageless Iron Tractor Parade at the Roanoke Fall Festival.

 

Roanoke Fall Festival Schedule of Events

September 4-6, 2014

Thursday, September 4

5:00-9:00 p.m.
CARNIVAL DOLLAR NIGHT (fee charged per ride)
6:00 p.m.
FOOD ALLEY OPENS - Roanoke Park
6:00 p.m.
PET PARADE - Park Entrance (free but registration required)
6:30 p.m.
PIE-EATING CONTEST - Main Tent (free but registration limited)
Celebrity, Adult, and Youth Competitions
7:00 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC - Main Tent (free)
Summerland - Classic and Alternative Rock from the Sweetwater Academy
Union - Classic Rock and Blues from the Sweetwater Academy

 

Seminary United Methodist Church to serve free ice cream after Roanoke festival parade

Seminary United Methodist Church, in Roanoke, will serve free ice cream after the Roanoke Fall Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The parade begins at 3 p.m. Ice cream sundaes will be available immediately after the parade at the church, located at 285 N. Seminary St., in Roanoke.

Members of the Huntington University women's basketball team led by Head Coach Lori Culler will join several church members in serving the customers.

Community members are invited to enjoy the ice cream and mingle with the team members.

 

 

 

Roanoke Fall Festival adds several attractions


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Helicopter rides and an expanded slate of activities on Thursday highlight the new additions to this year's Roanoke Fall Festival, set for Thursday, Sept. 4, to Saturday, Sept. 6.

A helicopter will be located in the outfield of the front ball diamond at Roanoke Park on Friday and Saturday and will be giving five to eight-minute rides for a fee.

 

Bike rodeo


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cohen Bailey, 8, of Markle navigates the course under the watchful eye of the timer in the ZUB Bike Rodeo at the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30

 

Delicious


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kami Brandewie, 16, of Ossian, enjoys a ZUM Stik on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Zanesville Homespun Day festival.

 

Working for the judges


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kookie Dafforn, of Zanesville,coaches her Shih-Tzu, "Bradley," to do some tricks for the judges during the Zanesville Homespun Day Pet Contest on Saturday, Aug. 30. Bradley won best of show honors.

 

Going for the prize


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Chase Hulvey (right), 8, of Markle, thows balls at stacked cans during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 

Taking a ride


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cindy Lambert, of Sentimental Journey Carriage Rides, gets ready to head out with a group of riders during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 

Hello, there


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Miss Wells County, Jordyn Shaffer, of Markle, waves to the crowd at the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 

Making it shine


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Phil Shafer, of Andrews, puts the finishing touches on his 1965 Shelby Cobra during the Zanesville Homespun Day Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 

Crafts for sale


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Alyssa Justice (left) discusses her crocheted items for sale with Marsha Niver, of Huntington, at the Zanesville Homespun Day craft booth at the Zanesville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 

Serving up breakfast


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zanesville United Methodist Church members (from left) Joe Welches and Bill Blaising serve biscuits and gravy and scrablmed eggs during the Zanesville Homespun Day on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 

32nd annual Homespun Day festival is Saturday


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The 32nd Annual Zanesville Homespun Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Zanesville Lions Club Car Show, one of the day's biggest events, begins accepting registrations at 8:30 a.m. The registration period ends at noon and awards are handed out at 2 p.m.

Last year's car show featured around 40 cars and Melba Edwards, Homespun Day's publicity director, anticipates even more this year, having mailed out 130 letters to past participants of the show, inviting them to return.

 

Zanesville Homespun Day Schedule of Activities

Sat., Aug. 30, 2014

LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW
Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Zanesville United Methodist Church
Registration 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Pre-registration: $8.00 • Day of Show: $10.00
Awards at 2:00 p.m.
DJ Fast Eddie playing the tunes. ‘50s Dress & Nerd Awards • Trophies • Dash Plaques to First 50 • 50/50 Drawing • Door Prizes • Peg Perego Tractor & Wagon Drawing
Proceeds benefit Zanesville Lions Club Projects

CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNEY
All Weekend, Lions Club Ball Park

 

Mud bog


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jared Fitzmaurice takes his shot at the Andrews Summer Festival mud bog competition, sponsored by the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department, on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Tractor pulling


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessica Hostetter takes her turn at the Andrews Summer Festival Tractor Pull, hosted by the Evel River Tractor Pullers Associstion, on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Face painting


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Adalynn Jones (right) has her face painted by Lindsey Merrill of Creative Faces during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Painting the rocks


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Volunteer Laura Dillon (second from left) helps (from left) Jersey Hacker, Jacelynn Sunderman and Addisyn Clift paint pet rocks during the Andrews Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Corvettes on display


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Corvettes line the main street of Andrews during the Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Grilling up fun


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bippus State Bank President Ryan Warner (left) mans the grill on the bank's float at the Andrews Summer Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 23. The bank was the festival's corporate sponsor this year and won first place in the parade.

 

7 Shadows performs at Andrews Summer Festival


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The 7 Shadows Ban perfforms on the downtown stage Friday evening, Aug. 22, during the Andrewsw Summer Festival.

 

Extracation demo


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Markle Fire Department performs at extrication demonstration on a junk car during the Markle Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Markle.

 

Taking a shot


Photo by Steve Clark.

Liz Daniels (right) flings a beanbag during the Markle Wildcat Festival Cornhole Tournament, held Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Markle.

 

C'mon, froggie!


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ben Lawlor, of Markle, urges his frog to jump during the Wildcat Festival Frog Jumping Contest at Markle Park on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Wildcat waterball


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Markle Volunteer Fire Department members (from left) Phoebe Harmon, Justine Eberle and Bob Rzasa concentrate on the target during the Wildcat Festival Waterball Contest against a team from Ossian. Children also had a chance to participate in the fun.

 

Weiner dog races


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Megan Karst (left) and Justin Stanley release their "weiner" dogs in one of Wildcat Festival Weiner Dog Races at Markle Park on Saturday, Aug. 23. The inaugural event drew three contestants.

 

Sand castle construction


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Zach Robbins, of Huntington, works carefully on building sandcastles during the Wildcat Festival Sandcastle Building Contest at the Markle Pool at Markle Park.

 

Tough task


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Conner Mason, of Markle, works on lining up a Rubik's Cube during the Wildcat Festival Rubik's Cube Contest on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Markle Park.

 

Balloon fun


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Bubblicious the clown puts together a balloon animal at the Markle Park during the Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Taking aim


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kierra Ormsby, of Bluffton, takes aim at a Disk Ball target in the kids' games section at the Markle Park during the Wildcat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23.

 

Cooling off at the parade


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Young Mason Spradlin looks intense as he  works on a flavored ice treat during the Markle Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 23. Holding the child is Matt Klug.

 

Grouches help judge the parade


The newest Markle Grouches join Markle Town Council President Jeff Humbarger (center) on the judges stand to judge the Wildcat Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 23. Looking over the entries are (from left) Molly Brown, Jennifer Bailey with help from Emma Bailey, Pastor Steve McPeek and Tracie Wolf.

 

Heading down the parade route


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Wells County Color Guard heads down the parade route during the Markle Widlcat Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

 

Kissing pig caps Andrews Summer Festival planning


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For Cathy Johnson, 12 months of helping plan the Andrews Summer Festival will be capped off by kissing a pig.

It hardly seems a fitting end for the festival committee member, but she admits it's of her own doing.

People paid to vote for candidates, of which Johnson is one, in the festival's Kiss the Pig contest and she encouraged people to make their voices heard.

"I went out and really solicited money," she explains, "not so that I could win, so that the money would go into the festival fund."

 

Several new events to freshen up Markle Wildcat Festival this year


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The Markle Wildcat Festival will have some new events to make this year's festival fresh, while keeping the events that are the hallmarks of the annual celebration.

The festival, which takes place Aug. 22, 23 and 24, is named for "Princess Wildcat," the moniker given to a local Native American woman, explains festival chairwoman Diane Wedler.

"Now we have a Princess Wildcat contest," she says, adding the festival has been held in Markle for about 40 years. This year's theme is "Back to the '80s."

 

Markle Wildcat Festival Schedule of Activities

August 22-24. 2014

Friday, August 22

4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
PORK CHOP DINNER at the Markle Fire Station. Sponsored by the Markle Fire Department.

6:30 p.m.
WINNERS OF THE GROUCH CONTEST will be announced at the Markle Fire Station.

7:00 p.m.
KICKBALL TOURNAMENT at Markle Park's front diamond.

8:00 p.m. to ?
MUSIC BY DJ WATT and FIREWORKS BY FANTASY FIREWORKS at Markle Park. Rain date: Sat., Aug. 23.

Saturday, August 23

All day
FOOD VENDORS at Markle Park.

 

Andrews Summer Festival Schedule of Activities

August 21-23, 2014

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

CARNIVAL WITH COWBOY JOHN
CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS
4:00-8:00 p.m.

KARAOKE WITH PAUL HARTIGAN
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Johnson Tax Service

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALES
All Day

CARNIVAL OPENS
CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS OPEN
4:00 p.m.

MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION
6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Fettinger Karate Academy

TEEN DANCE with D.J. CHASE STEPHAN
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Community Center

 

Announce Huntington County 4-H fair auction results


Photo by Steve Clark.

The following are the results of the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair auction held Thursday, July 24.

They are:

DAIRY
Three gallons of milk were sold for a total of $2,480, which included the record-setting $1,330 in premium dollars paid to junior showman Devin Pearson.

Results of the 2014 dairy auction include the 4-H member's name, premium price and the buyer.

Individual sales were:

 

Announce woodworking champions

Results of the 4-H woodworking project judging have been announced.

They are:

Level 1
Champion: Cole Collins.

Reserve champion: Vivian Hinshaw.

 

Select several champions in 4-H gardening project judging

The winners of the 4-H gardening project judging have been announced.

They are:

Champions: Ian N. Broderick, Eryn Dolby, Malijah A. Foust, Coradela J. Helton, Jackson Lemar and Jenna B. Poulson.

Reserve champions: Daniel J. Hardy, Emma M. Haupert, Mara A. Hendryx, Madeline Rubrake, Ryan J. Shipbaugh and Owen Vickrey.

 

Select winners of 4-H cake decorating project

Results for the 4-H cake decorating project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Stephanie Atkinson, champion. Riley K. Richardson, reserve champion.

 

Holzinger and Ramp are champions in 4-H strawberry project judging

The winners of the 4-H strawberry project judging have been announced.

They are:

Champions: Emma Holzinger and Brendon Ramp.

Reserve champion: Zach Ramp and Kaitlyn M. Stephan.

Blue ribbons with honors: Emma Holzinger, Brendon Ramp, Zach Ramp, Kaitlyn M. Stephan and Darin Thomas.

 

 

Dennis, Suchcicki and Winters pair tops in farm tractor; Jackson, Ramp and Stephan are LG tractor champs

Results of the 4-H tractor operators contest have been announced.

They are:

FARM TRACTOR
Junior

Champion: Addison Dennis, poster; and Colin J. Suchcicki.

Reserve champion: Joshua V. Hill.

Blue ribbon, with honors: Addison Dennis.
Blue ribbons: Joshua V. Hill and Colin J. Suchcicki.

Senior
Champion: Julie Winters, poster; and Michael Winters.

Reserve champion: Jacob H. Hiatt.

 

Announce champions in 4-H floriculture project

Results have been announced in the 4-H floriculture project.

They are:

Level A
Taryn Jojola, champion.

Blue ribbon, with honors: Taryn Jojola.

Level B
Mackenzie M. LaCroix and Wilson H. Whicker, champions.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Mackenzie M. LaCroix and Wilson H. Whicker.
Blue ribbons: Rylie J. Farr and Katie A. Melcher.

Level C
Colt D. Myers and Montana Phillips, champions.

 

Many grand champions rise to top in various 4-H poultry classes

Following are the results of the 4-H poultry show.

They are:

Broilers
Angus Jones, grand champion broiler.

Alyse Geiger, reserve grand champion broiler.

Lightweight: Taylor Clark, champion; Gabrielle Malone, reserve champion.

Middleweight: Angus Jones, champion; Rachel Cave, reserve champion.

Heavyweight: Alyse Geiger, champion; Elaina Teusch, reserve champion.

 

Trio of champions in 4-H wildlife project judging

Results of the 4-H wildlife project judging have been announced.

They are:
Level A
Champion: Wyatt M. Dohrman.

Reserve champion: Grace E. LaMar.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Wyatt M. Dohrman, Matthew Grube, Katelyn M. McMillan, James H. Ormiston and Grace LaMar.

Blue ribbons: Kristina Campos, Benjamin Covey and Ashton Eppard.
Red ribbon: Victoria Donaldson.

Level B
Champion: Maggie M. Park.

Reserve champion: Morgan Stout.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Matthew McMillan, Maggie M. Park and Morgan Stout.

 

Name several winners in various 4-H crops project categories

The winners of the 4-H crops projects have been announced.

They are:

ALFALFA
Beginner

Champion: Matthew McMillan.

Reserve champions: Michael P. Henderson and Owen Vickrey.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Matthew McMillan and Owen Vickrey.

Blue ribbons: Colin J. Suchcicki.

Intermediate
Champion: Jalyn R. Campbell.

Reserve champion: Austin Mounsey.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Jalyn R. Campbell, Tyler Kline and Austin Mounsey.

Blue ribbon: Tyler J. Stephan.

 

Top honors spread around in 4-H dairy project judging

The results of the 4-H Dairy Show, which was held on July 19 at Hier's Park, have been announced.

Tori Johnson had the supreme champion senior female.

Devin Pearson had the reserve supreme champion senior female.

Chance Ritschard had the supreme champion junior female.

Sabra Jackson was named reserve supreme champion junior female.

Top places in the individual breeds went to:

Champion Holstein heifer: Sabra Jackson.

Reserve champion Holstein heifer: Hayley Jackson.

Champion Jersey heifer: Chance Ritschard.

 

4-H Foundation scholars


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four Huntington County 4-H'ers are all smiles after they receive scholarships from the Huntington County 4-H Foundation in the amount of $250 each. Pictured (from left) are Jessie Earhart, Robert Sliger III, Jon Richardson and Abby Blocker. They received the scholarships during the 4-H awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Horse and pony scholar


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H member Jessie Earhart celebrates after she receives the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Scholarship in the amount of $250 during the 4-H awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Hethcote, Atkinson are champions at 4-H starter calf show

Landon Hethcote had the champion beef starter calf in the 4-H starter calf show, which was held July 23 at Hier's Park.

Riley Richardson showed the reserve champion beef starter calf.

Spencer Atkinson had the champion dairy starter calf.
Reserve champion honors for dairy starter calf went to Jon Richardson.

Tyce Rooney was champion rate of gain in beef, and Daniel Hardy was champion rate of gain in dairy.

Complete show results are:

 

Vanderspool scholarship


Marissa Stephan is all smiles after she was presented with the Ray Vanderspool Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

 

4-H Scholarships


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H members Gabrielle Malone and Jonathan Richardson receive 4-H scholarships in the amount of $500 each during the 4-H awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Master Gardener scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Master Gardener Bobbi Ehler (left) congratulates Hannah Scher after she presented Scher with a $250 scholarship from the Master Gardeners during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Farm Bureau scholars


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Paul Jacobs (back row, left), president of the Huntington County Farm Bureau, celebrates after presenting scholarships in the amount of $500 each to five 4-H members during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Pictured (front row, from left) are Rebecca Smith, Zach Shearer and Braydon Poulson; and (back row, from left) Jacobs, Andrew Smith and Elijah Allred.

 

Keller Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jessie Earhart (far left) receives the congratulations of the Keller family after she receives the Wayne Keller Leadership Award for outstanding junior leadership in the Huntington County 4-H during the awards presentation held Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With Earhart are (from left) Brenda Conner, Greg Keller and Penny Bowers.

 

Saunders scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Saunders family congratulates 4-H'er Holly Bickel (center) after she was awarded the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 during the 4-H awards presentation Wednesday, July 23, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Pictured (from left) is Hunter Saunders, Justin Saunders, Bickel, Tiffany Saunders and Rick Saunders.

 

Time to get paid: sales up slightly at 4-H fair livestock auction Thursday


Photo by Steve Clark.

Sales were up slightly at this year's Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held on Thursday, July 24, where $235,924 in premium money was generated from its lot of 685 animals.

That's an increase of $8,594 from last year's auction, which saw a total of $227,330 in premium money raised from a lot of 714.

One record was set at the auction, with Devin Pearson's dairy showmanship gallon of milk netting $1,330 in premium dollars.

 

First-ever supreme showman contest finds best of the best


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The art of showmanship, 4-H leader Luke Vickrey explains, is all about the person doing the showing.

"This is the only thing where the animal doesn't matter," says Vickrey. "It's that kid's ability, that day, to present the animal."

Every 4-H animal show, from cat to cattle, includes a showmanship competition. Until this year, being named master showman in a specific species of animal was the highest honor a 4-H'er could shoot for.

 

Osborn and LaCroix are champions in local 4-H aquatic science project

Results have been announced in the 4-H aquatic science project.

They are:

Level 1
Blue ribbon: Logan Osborn.

Level 2
Mackenzie M. LaCroix, champion.
Kelsea N. Poe, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Mackenzie M. LaCroix, Kelsea N. Poe, Freeman W. LaCroix III, Megan A. Karst and Karisa Clore.

 

 

4-H sewing champions stitch up honors

The winners of the 4-H sewing projects have been announced.

They are:

SEWING -
WEARABLES
Junior
Grade 3

Champion: Emma Ho-sier.
Reserve champion: Savannah M. Underwood.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Emma Hosier and Savannah M. Underwood.
Blue ribbon: Skyla Tomasek.

Grade 4
Champion: Eva C. Thomson.
Reserve champion: Emma M. Haupert.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Emma M. Haupert, Aurora E. Maul, Riley K. Richardson and Eva C. Thomson.

 

Hernandez, Mounsey and Poulson are tops in veterinary science project

The winners of the 4-H veterinary science project judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Champion: Jessica M. Hernandez.
Reserve champion: Matthew McMillan.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Jessica M. Hernandez, Matthew McMillan and Jenna B. Poulson.
Blue ribbons: Gavin Covey and Coltin Mounsey.
White ribbon: Victoria Donaldson.

Intermediate
Champion: Austin Mounsey.
Reserve champion: Katlin Carroll.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Katlin Carroll and Austin Mounsey.

 

Champions spread around in the various food projects

The winners of the 4-H foods projects have been announced.

They are:

BAKED
Level A, Grade 3

Champion: Landon J. Zezula.
Reserve champion: Mara A. Hendryx.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Mara A. Hendryx, Marin B. Melcher, Savannah M. Underwood, Landon J. Zezula and Kinsey Strine.
Blue ribbons: Emily G. Mead, Bailey Baumgardner, Blaine B. Brown, Anikah Eckert, Emma Holzinger, Aric D. Hosler, Zach Rice, Emma Scalf and Katelyn M. McMillan.
Red ribbon: Ian M. Crider.

 

Many champions step up at 4-H beef show

Results of the 4-H beef show have been announced.

They are:

HEIFER SHOW
Aidan Raab, supreme champion female.
Riley Richardson, reserve supreme champion female and champion county-born female.
Rhitt Langston, reserve champion county-born female.

ANGUS
Matthew Knight, champion Angus heifer and champion county-bred Angus heifer.

Junior Yearling
Blue ribbon: Matthew Knight.

CHAROLAIS
Rhitt Langston, champion, reserve champion and county-bred champion Charolais heifer.

 

Several stylin’ high in fashion revue judging

The winners of the 4-H Fashion Revue have been announced.

They are:

Fashion Revue
Junior
Grade 3

Champion: Skyla Tom-asek.
Reserve champion: Em-ma Hosier.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Emma Hosier and Skyla Tomasek.

Grade 4
Champion: Eva C. Thomson.
Reserve champion: Aurora E. Maul.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Aurora E. Maul and Eva C. Thomson.

Grade 5
Champion: Reece Colclesser.
Reserve champion: Stephanie Atkinson.

 

Christman, McMillan, Winters and Sliger III are champions in soil and water conservation

Results of the 4-H soil and water conservation project judging have been announced.

They are:

Level A
Champion: Benjamin E. Christman.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Benjamin E. Christman.

Level B
Champion: Matthew McMillan.
Reserve champion: Marianne L. Christman.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Marianne L. Christman and Matthew McMillan.

Level C
Champion: Michael Winters.
Reserve champion: Alexandria L. Christman.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Alexandria L. Christman, Luke M. Christman and Michael Winters.

 

Teusch, Haneline and Hacker top weather judging

Results have been announced in the 4-H weather project.

They are:

Level 1
Champion: Corbin D. Teusch.
Reserve champion: Zach Rice.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Zach Rice and Corbin D. Teusch.

Level 3
Champion: McKenzie Haneline.
Blue ribbon, with honors: McKenzie Haneline.

Level 4
Champion: Walter J. Hacker.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Walter J. Hacker.

 

 

Betterly and Buehler are champions of local 4-H model building project

Results of the 4-H model building judging have been announced.

They are:

Junior
Colin J. Betterly, champion. Brenden M. Buehler, reserve champion.

 

Name many grand champions at goat show

Results of the 4-H Goat Show that was held Sunday, July 20, at Hier's Park have been announced.

Complete results are:

PYGMY DOES
Emma Haupert, grand champion pygmy doe.
Joshua Leidig, reserve grand champion pygmy doe.

Junior Does
Emma Haupert, champion junior doe.
Joshua Leidig, reserve champion junior doe.

0-6 months
Blue ribbons: Madeleine Laymon, first; Andrew Laymon second; Kaitlyn Drayer, third; Victoria Keiffer, fourth; Joshua Leidig, fifth; and Jadyn Bennett.

 

Judges name sheep show project champions

The results of the 4-H sheep show have been announced.

They are:

EWE SHOW
Ty Miller, supreme champion ewe.
Kaitlin Aughinbaugh, supreme reserve champion ewe.
Miller Mason, grand champion pen of two.

AOB
Ty Miller, champion AOB ewe.
Angel Thurman, reserve champion AOB ewe.

Yearling Ewes
Blue ribbons: Ty Miller, first; Angel Thurman, second; and Dylan Wynkoop, third.

 

Artistic 4-H’ers have their day at arts and crafts project judging

Results have been announced in the 4-H arts and crafts project.

They are:

FINE ARTS

 

Name winners of various disciplines in 4-H photography project judging

Results have been announced for the 4-H photography project.

They are:

PHOTO, BLACK
AND WHITE PRINT
Beginner

Barrett Barscz, champion.
Addison Dennis, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Barrett Barscz, Wyatt L. Couch and Addison Dennis.
Blue ribbons: Kristin Coffman, Jessica M. Hernandez, Sarrah Kerlin and Makinzee Williams.
Red ribbons: Kortney Campbell, Rylie J. Farr, Ashley Higgins, Molly McDonald and Mary E. Rittenhouse.

 

Jackson, Jackson and Allred are champions at 4-H bowling contest

Results of the 4-H bowling contest have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Champion: Peyton R. Jackson.
Reserve champion: Kianna Jennings.

Blue ribbons: Joseph Belovich, Eryn Dolby, Chase T. Drummond, Alyssa M. Fulton, Jessica M. Hernandez, Peyton R. Jackson, Rebeccah Kerlin, Zach Rice, Kianna Jennings and Lawrence Grove.

Intermediate
Champion: Lauren Jackson.
Reserve champion: Brandon Bickel.

 

Announce several champions in various categories in jumbo garden

The winners of the 4-H jumbo garden project judging have been announced.

They are:

Overall garden champion: Elizabeth Freck, jumbo cabbage.

Tomato
Champion: Keaton T. Kline.
Reserve champion: Sarah J. Vlot.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Keaton T. Kline and Sarah J. Vlot.
Blue ribbons: Caden Brubaker, Brenden M. Buehler, Nathan T. Buehler, Daniel J. Hardy, Brendon Ramp, Tori Rice, Trey Rice, Ryan J. Shipbaugh and Rylie K. Shipbaugh.

Onion
Champion: Robert Sliger III.
Reserve champion: Cori Heffelfinger.

 

4-H genealogy project has several champions

Results of the 4-H genealogy projects have been announced.

They are:

Division 1
Champion: Alyssa M. Fulton.
Reserve champion: Adalyn D. Harvey.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Rachel Bryant, Alyssa M. Fulton and Adalyn D. Harvey.
Blue ribbon: Cori Heffelfinger.
Red ribbons: Alexandra Malott, Brenden Rice and Ella M. Stroud.

Division 2
Red ribbon: Madison S. Herstad.

Division 3
Champion: Benjamin G. Warpup.

 

Many get championships in large rabbit show

Results of the 4-H Market Rabbit and Breeding Rabbit Show have been announced.

They are:

MARKET RABBIT SHOW
Meat Pens

Benjamin Shriner, champion. Merisa Walter, reserve champion.

 

Bauer, Arnold are tops in 4-H swine show

The 4-H Swine Show was held on Monday, July 21, at Hier's Park.

Complete results are:

Kelsey Bauer, grand champion barrow.
Cale Burnau, reserve grand champion barrow.
Kendra Arnold, grand champion gilt.
Kelsey Bauer, reserve grand champion gilt.

BARROW SHOW
CROSSBRED
BARROWS

Tanner Shipley, champion.
Emma Landrum, reserve champion.

LIGHTWEIGHT CROSSBRED
BARROW

Lucas Trickle, champion.
Owen Vickrey, reserve champion.

 

Announce electric project champs

Results have been announced in the 4-H electric project.
They are:

Level 1
Rachel Bryant, champion.
Blaise Rupley, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Rachel Bryant, Justin Kinsey, Brendon Ramp and Blaise Rupley.
Blue ribbons: Joshua V. Hill, Matthew J. Kline and Karissa L. Marley.
Red ribbons: Joseph Belovich, Benjamin Covey, Alyssa M. Fulton, Jeff Gross, Zach Rice, Jonathan T. York and Nathan G. York.

 

Bidding on the chicken


Photo by Steve Clark.

Stephanie Atkinson (foreground) carries her chicken during the poultry sale at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena, as auctioneer Tim Scheerer (back right) accepts bids.

 

Showing for the buyers


Photo by Steve Clark.

Amanda Tolen shows off her sheep during the sheep sale at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Collecting her reward


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mackenzie LaCroix (center) accepts her premium money from Peggy Teusch (right) at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Office on Thursday, July 24, after putting an animal through the livestock auction.

 

Displaying the beef


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hunter Sullivan exhibits his champion Hereford steer during the beef sale at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction, held Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Milk for sale


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rachel Jackson, master and senior dairy showmanship winner at the Huntington County 4-H Fair, displays a gallon of milk during the dairy sale at the fair's auction on Thursday, July 24, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Judgement day


Photo by Steve Clark.

Katelynn Arnold (left) directs her hog with Judge Kade Hummel monitoring during Champion Duroc Barrow judging at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Swine show


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brandon Will (left) keeps an eye on his Hampshire harrow while Judge Kade Hummel takes stock of the hog during the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Keeping order


Photo by Steve Clark.

Samuel Close looks up at the judge while keeping his Duroc barrow in order during the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

Glancing at the judge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaitlyn Stephan glances over at the judge while exhibiting her Duroc barrow in the Huntington County 4-H Swine Show on Monday, July 21, in the Hier's Park Show Arena.

 

4-H Tenure winners


Photo by Steve Clark.

Abby Blocker (left) and Matthew Knight were named the 4-H tenure award-winners at Hier's Park on Monday, July 21. Huntington County Farm Bureau sponsors the tenure awards, which are handed out to the top two 10-year 4-H members.

 

Friend of Extension


Photo by Steve Clark.

Janell Brubaker received the Friend of Extension award from the Purdue Extension Office of Huntington County at Hier's Park on Monday, July 21.

 

Fashion revue


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lesley Zook displays the outfit she made for fashion revue judging during the annual fashion revue/consumer clothing show held Monday night, July 21, at the United REMC Outdoor Stage.

 

Singing on the stage


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Trent Sherman (left) and Rylie Bowman perform Tuesday evening, July 22, on the United REMC Outdoor Stage at Hier's Park at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Dancing with the 4-H stars


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Six-year-old Jonathan McMillan guides his tutu-wearing pig around the ring during the Pet and Hobby Parade held Tuesday evening, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. McMillan and his pet were dressed as a couple from the television show "Dancing With the Stars." The parade is an annual event sponsored by the Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc.

 

Dog demonstration


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Laura Smart, leader of the Waggin' Tails 4-H dog club, gives directions to her dog "Susie" during a demonstration Tuesday evening, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Members of the county's dog clubs held their competition earlier in July, and put on the demonstration during the fair to show what their animals have learned.

 

Giving some guidance


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Chandler Lewis (left) gives 3-year-old Leah Alwine some guidance as she pedals her tractor down the course of the kiddie tractor pull Tuesday, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Lewis is a member of the Huntington North High School FFA, which sponsored the event.

 

Master Gardener fun


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sisters Miyah Sandoval (left) and Ariana Sandoval glue facial features onto stockings filled with grass seed and sawdust during a session sponsored by the Huntington County Master Gardeners Tuesday, July 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. When the grass seed sprouts, it will give the head some hair.

 

Steer-ing to a win


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Reece Colclesser leads her steer around the show arena in one of the Hereford steer classes at the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show, held Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park. Colclesser won her class and was named reserve champion Hereford in the show.

 

Waiting to show


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lauren Stephan and her Chianina steer await the call to enter the ring Tuesday, July 22, during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show held at Hier's Park. Stephan won her class and went on to win reserve champion and champion county born honors.

 

Best hooves forward


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H'ers line up their heifers in the county-born female championship class of the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show held at the 4-H fair Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park. Pictured are (from left) Matthew Knight, Rhitt Langston, Landon Hethcote, Ashley Wesco, Sarah Hunnicutt and Brody Norwood. Also competing were Hunter Sullivan and Riley Richardson.

 

Under scrutiny


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Beef Judge Jeremy Baldwin (left), of Winchester, eyes the county-bred heifers shown by 4-H'ers Tyler Kline (second from left) and Collin Wesco in their commercial heifer class during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Waiting for the results


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Victoria Keiffer waits patiently for her score in the shorthorn heifers class at the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show held Tuesday, July 22, at Hier's Park during the 4-H fair. Keiffer's calf was named champion shorthorn heifer.

 

Go this way


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Landon Hethcote takes his yearling county-bred Chianina heifer through its paces Tuesday, July 22, during judging at the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show at Hier's Park.

 

Winning style


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Emma Landrum leads her yellow heifer around the show ring in the Chianina heifers junior yearling class during the Huntington County 4-H Beef Show, held at Hier's Park on Tuesday, July 22. Landrum won her class.

 

McMillan, Marley, Bentley and Aughinbaugh are first champs ever in microwave foods

Results have been announced for the 4-H microwave foods project, a new project this year in the 4-H program.

Results are:

Level A - Grade 3
Katelyn M. McMillan, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Katelyn M. McMillan.

Level B - Grade 6
Karissa L. Marley, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Karissa L. Marley.

Level C - Grade 7
Roxanne Bentley, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Roxanne Bentley.

 

Personality project has 4 champions

Results in the 4-H personality project judging have been announced.

They are:

Abby S. Blocker, Victoria D. Hinshaw, Keller B. Whicker and Wilson H. Whicker, champions.

Jessica M. Hernandez, Marissa D. Stephan and Jeffrey J. Whicker, reserve champions.

Blue ribbons, with honors: Abby S. Blocker, Gavin Covey, Jessica M. Hernandez, Victoria D. Hinshaw, Josh Rice, Marissa D. Stephan, Jeffrey J. Whicker, Keller M. Whicker and Wilson H. Whicker.

 

 

Name 3 as geology champions

Results from the 4-H geology project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Ella M. Stroud, champion. Mary E. Rittenhouse, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Mary E. Rittenhouse and Ella M. Stroud.
Blue ribbon: Aurora E. Maul.
Red ribbon: Noah Warner.

Intermediate
Jeffrey J. Whicker, champion. Sarah A. Malone, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Sarah A. Malone, Brenden Rice and Jeffrey J. Whicker.
Blue ribbon: Kolson E. Herstad.

 

Fulton, Mason and Park are the champions in 4-H aerospace project

The results of the 4-H aerospace (rockets) project judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Alyssa M. Fulton, champion. Logan Stucky, reserve champion
Blue ribbons, with honors: Alena E. Bredemeyer, Alyssa F. Fulton, Zach Ramp and Logan Stucky.
Blue ribbons: Gatlin Boxell, Chase Mickley and Landon J. Zezula.
Red ribbons: Keaton T. Kline, Cade H. McGaughey and Jacob Sprinkle.
White ribbons: Benjamin Covey and Gavin Covey.

 

Announce adult open show winners at 4-H fair

Winners have been announced for the adult open class competition held during the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair.

The competition, sponsored by the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, was open to any Huntington County resident 18 years or older.

Ribbons awarded were:

 

Name champions in child development project

Results of the 4-H child development project have been announced.

They are:

Level A
Keller B. Whicker, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Keller B. Whicker.
Blue ribbon: Eva C. Thomson.

Level B
Brianna E. Shane, champion. Kennady A. Chapin, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Kennady A. Chapin and Brianna E. Shane.
Blue ribbons: Alena E. Bredemeyer, Rebekah Brunner and Emily J. Daas.

 

Announce 4-H small animals project champions

Results of the 4-H small animals project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Madison S. Herstad, champion, and blue ribbon, with honors.

Intermediate
Devin P. Suchcicki, champion, and blue ribbon, with honors.
Kolson E. Herstad, reserve champion, and blue ribbon, with honors.

Advanced
Blue ribbons: Brooke N. Overholser and Kelsea N. Poe.

 

 

Announce consumer clothing champions

Results of the 4-H consumer clothing judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Maggie M. Park, champion. Reece Colclesser, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Lily G. Clanin, Reece Colclesser, Adalyn D. Harvey, Maggie M. Park and Hannah Warpup.
Blue ribbons: Grace K. Barlow, Megan E. Ormiston and Abagayle Wright.
Red ribbon: Olivia Godfroy.

 

Bryant, Jackson and Winters are champions in 4-H forestry project

Results have been announced in the 4-H forestry project.

They are:

Beginner
Rachel Bryant, champion. Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Rachel Bryant and Matthew McMillan.
Blue ribbons: Grace K. Barlow, Ashton Eppard and Grace Gross.

Intermediate
Darren A. Jackson, champion. Tyler Kline, reserve champions.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Darren A. Jackson and Tyler Kline.
Blue ribbons: Cori Heffelfinger and Ethan A. Stafford.
Red ribbons: Phoenix S. Bruce.

 

Bredemeyer, Shane and Clore are tops in 4-H health project

Results of the 4-H health project have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Alena E. Bredemeyer, champion. Landon J. Zezula, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Alena E. Bredemeyer and Landon J. Zezula.
Blue ribbon: Mary E. Rittenhouse.

Intermediate
Brianna E. Shane, champion. Ethan A. Stafford, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Brianna E. Shane and Ethan A. Stafford.
Blue ribbons: Rachel Ervin and Alyssia Stephan.

 

Hinshaw and pair of Clores champs in 4-H entomology project judging

Results have been announced in the 4-H entomology project.

They are:

Beginner
Vivian Hinshaw, champion. Marin B. Melcher, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Vivian Hinshaw and Marin B. Melcher.
Red ribbon: Corbin D. Teusch.

Intermediate
Tremar Clore, champion. Darren A. Jackson, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Tremar Clore and Darren A. Jackson.

Advanced
Karisa Clore, champion.
Blue ribbon, with honors: Karisa Clore.

 

 

Announce champions in collections project

Results have been announced for the 4-H collections project.

They are:

Beginner
Samuel H. Elliott, champion. Drew M. Briggs, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Drew M. Briggs, Samuel H. Elliott, Vivian Hinshaw, Zach Ramp and Colin J. Suchcicki.
Blue ribbons: Nathaniel K. Elliott, Ian Lindsey and Clay A. Richison.

 

Forsythe is champion in computer

Results have been announced for the 4-H computer project.

They are:

Beginner
Blue ribbon: Kalel Maul.
Red ribbon: Gavin Covey.

Advanced
Scott A. Forsythe, champion. Montana Phillips, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Scott A. Forsythe and Montana Phillips.

 

 

Jojola, Fowler, Scher are tops in home environment project

The results of the 4-H home environment project judging have been announced.

They are:

Beginner
Taryn Jojola, champion. Lily G. Clanin, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Grace K. Barlow, Lily G. Clanin, Taryn Jojola and Zoe B. Lavine.
Blue ribbon: Sarrah Kerlin.

Intermediate
Jake R. Fowler, champion. Maitlyn N. Christman, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons, with honors: Maitlyn N. Christmas, Jake R. Fowler, Karmen A. Koch and Alyssia Stephan.

 

Outstanding 4-H Leader honor goes to Husband


Photo by Steve Clark.

Scott Husband was named the 2014 Outstanding 4-H Leader at the Huntington County 4-H Fair during a ceremony on the United REMC outdoor stage at Hier's Park on Monday, July 21.

Husband has been a leader with the Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Club for 18 years. During that time, his duties have ranged from showing 4-H'ers the correct way to ride horses and ponies to being able to correctly identify parts of their anatomy.

A former 10-year 4-H member, Husband has horses of his own and judges horses at other county fairs.

 

Watching the inspection


Photo by Steve Clark.

Andrew Smith (left) watches as Judge Dave Hauser inspects his rabbit during roasters judging at the Huntington County 4-H Market Rabbit Show in the 4-H Community Building at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 20.

 

Hmmm...


Photo by Steve Clark.

Abby Clarke (left) watches as Judge Dave Hauser studies her rabbit during meat pens judging at the Huntington County 4-H Market Rabbit Show in the 4-H Community Building at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 20.

 

Awaiting a decision


Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Scher (left) waits for the judge to render his decision in the class for pygmy senior does aged 2 to 3 years at the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show in the Hier's Park Show Arena on Sunday, July 20.

 

Eyes up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Emma Haupert keeps her eyes on the judge during the class for pygmy junior does aged 6 to 12 months at the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show in the Hier's Park Show Arena on Sunday, July 20.

 

Pygmy junior doe


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ethan Farr (middle) participates in the class for pygmy junior does aged 6 to 12 months during the Huntington County 4-H Goat Show in the Hier's Park Show Arena on Sunday, July 20.

 

Tough decision


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dairy Judge James Eash (right), of Elkhart County, ponders his decision on which animal to name junior champion Holstein as Hayley Jackson (left) and Sabra Jackson wait it out Saturday, July 19, during the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show held at Hier's Park as part of the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Sabra Jackson took champion honors.

 

In a class by itself


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zane Wygant calms his Holstein summer junior yearling during judging Saturday, July 19, at the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Wygant's yearling was the only animal in the class.

 

Senior calves


Judge James Eash (left), of Elkhart County, examines the heifers shown by 4-H'ers (from left) Chase Williams, Deandra Wygant and Hayley Jackson during the senior calf class of the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park. Jackson took first place in the class.

 

Calf competition


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H'ers (from left) Deandra Wygant, Michael Winters and Chase Williams line up their calves for judging in the fall senior Holstein calf class during the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Glessner is tops at llama show Monday

The Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show was held Monday evening, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Stephanie Glessner was named overall champion, and Alyssa Gilpin took reserve champion honors.

Complete results are:

POSTER
Beginner

Blue ribbons: Alyssa Gilpin, state fair entrant, and Samson Slagel.

Red ribbon: Grace Fairchild.

Intermediate
Blue ribbons: Eli Wood, state fair entrant, and Reiley Brown, honors.

Red ribbons: Jennifer Meyer and Esabella Slagel.

 

Romero takes grand champion honors for 4-H fair cat show

Rachelle Romero was the overall grand champion in the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show, which was held Tuesday, July 15 in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

Romero also had the champion short hair cat.
The reserve champion short hair cat was shown by Kaitlin Jones.

In the long hair division, Kennady Chapin took champion honors. Chase Drummond was the reserve champion.

All four received special merit and blue ribbons.

 

Livestock shows get rolling this week at county’s 4-H fair

Here are the activities this week at the Huntington County 4-H Fair:

Monday, July 21
8 a.m. - Swine Show. Show Arena.

9 a.m. to noon - Ladies Day Activities.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Family Living Building and Heritage Hall open to the public.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Outside space exhibits.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Commercial Tent exhibits.

5:30 p.m. - Antique Tractor Parade.

6:15 p.m. - Family Living Building closes to the public.

 

Different angle


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge James Thompson gets a different angle to examine the sheep being shown by Elizabeth Freck in class 13 of the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in thea Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Sheep check


Photo by Steve Clark.

Judge James Thompson (left) checks out the sheep being shown by Braydon Poulson at the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Maneuvering


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dylan Wynkoop maneuvers his animal during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Enjoying the process


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jalynn Campbell appears to be enjoying herself while showing her sheep during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Good form


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ty Miller shows his sheep to its best advantage during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Keeping up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Robert Sliger keeps his eyes on the judge while keeping his animal properly set up during the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show on Saturday, July 19, in the Show Arena at Hier's Park.

 

Poultry examination


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Judge Dave Addison (left) examines the entry of Emma Haupert during the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Exotic judging


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Ethan Stafford watches Judge Dave Addison check over his bird during the exotic bird class at the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Judging the duck


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Taryn Jojola (second from left) and her helper, Mackenzie Lacroix, watch as Judge Dave Addison examines her duck during the Huntington County 4-H Poultry Show on Saturday, July 19, at Hier's Park.

 

Pounding away


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Colleen Hughes, 6, of Huntington, hits flowers into fabric with a hammer to make a flower pounding picture at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19. The project was part of a demonstration presented by the Huntington County Master Gardeners.

 

Waiting their turn


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Hayley Jackson and her calf wait their turn to enter the show ring Saturday, July 19, during the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

4-H dairy show


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michael Winters leads his calf in the show arena during the junior Holstein judging class of the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show on Saturday, July 19, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Vegetable medley


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ryan Shipbaugh (left) listens as gardening Judge Janet Berndt, of Allen County, goes over the vegetables he grew for his 4-H garden project Friday, July 18, during project judging at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Describing how it grew


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Floriculture Judge Carol Pierson (left), of Hartford City, listens while 4-H'er Katie Melcher (center) describes the peace lily she grew for her 4-H project, as MacKenzie LaCroix awaits her turn. The 4-H project judging took place Friday, July 18, at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Butterfly chat


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Wilson Whicker (right) discusses the butterfly gardens poster he made with floriculture Judge Carol Pierson, of Hartford City, during 4-H project judging that took place Friday, July 18, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Explaining how it works


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tyler Melcher (right) explains his electric project to Judge Rachel Cruz, of Wabash County, during 4-H project judging held Friday, July 18, in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

 

Letter holder


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zach Ramp (left) peers in as Judge Alton Gross, of Noble County, examines the letter holder he made for his 4-H woodworking project during the Huntington County 4-H judging Friday, July 18, at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park.

 

Woodworking project


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Hailee Kline (left) listens to judge Alton Gross, of Noble County, as he looks over her woodworking project Friday, July 18, during Huntington County 4-H project judging at Heritage Hall.

 

Cake decorating


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lucas Treskle (left) and Judge Vicki Gilliland talk about cake decorating during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Discussing some finer points


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Luke Christman (right) and Judge Gerry Schewrich, of Noble County, discuss Christman's model building efforts during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Aerospace project


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ben Covery (left) and Judge Steve Beck, of Whitley County, discuss Covey's aerospace project during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Looks delicious


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Judge Joan Bovee, of LaGrange County, checks out the food project entered by Eva Thomson during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Watching the judge


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Emma Melcher (left) watches as Judge Tracy Thurman, of Van Buren, reviews her fine arts project during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Fine arts judging


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Levi Teusch (left) watches as Judge Tracy Thurman, of Van Buren, looks over his fine arts project during 4-H project juding on Thursday, July 18, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Talking rocks


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kolston Herstad (left) discsses the various parts of his geology project with Judge Vickie Ellis, of Adams County, during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Child development project


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Madison Phillips (left) and Judge Angie Brown, of Allen County, discuss Phillips' child development project during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Collections judging


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Zach Ramp (left) discusses his baseball card collection with Judge Marijane Crowe, of Allen County, during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Photography discussion


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Matthew Sieberns (right) and Judge Sue Emerson discuss his photography handiwork during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Reading judging


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Theresa Clark (right) goes over the reading project of Abagayle Wright during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Scrapbooking project


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Audrey Rice (left) discusses her scrapbooking project with Judge Laurie Sellers during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Sewing project


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Denise Geller (left) checks over the sewing project of Kaitlyn Draper during 4-H project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elemntary School.

 

This is how ...


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Gavin Covey (left) demonstrates to Judge Susan Beck how to clean his hands during 4-H veterinary science project judging on Thursday, July 17, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Wildlife project


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Teresa Rody discusses Matthew McMillan's wildlife project with him on Thusday, July 17, during 4-H project judging at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Earhart, Shipley are royalty winners


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

After hours of training to sharpen their public speaking skills, shine in their stage presence and impress during interviews, two Huntington County 4-H members, Jessie Earhart and Tanner Shipley, emerged to be crowned the 2014 Female and Male Royalty winners.

The contest took place Friday, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Earhart and Shipley were chosen from a short list of six contenders, four females and two males.

 

Horse and pony show has weekend spotlight at saddle club

The 2014 Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show was held Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Here are the results:

WESTERN DIVISION

Western Gelding
Grand champion - Aleah Eckert.
Reserve champion - Savannah Deakyne.

Western Mare
Grand champion - Kaitlyn Drayer.
Reserve champion - Aleah Eckert.

Pony Gelding
Grand champion - Aleah Eckert.
Reserve champion - Karigan Kreider.

 

Chin tickle


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Landon Zezula (right) watches closely as Judge Kathy Reehling tickles his cat's chin during judging for the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show Tuesday evening, July 15. The show was held at Hier's Park.

 

Cat evaluation


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Judge Kathy Reehling lifts up a cat for evaluation during the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show on Tuesday, July 15.The cat was entered by 4-H'er David Prather (right).

 

Cat showmanship skills


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four-H'er Carrie Runyan (left) holds her cat in a standing position as she displays her showmanship skills for Judge Bobbi Ehler. The event was part of the Huntington County 4-H Cat Show, held Tuesday evening, July 15, at Hier's Park.

 

Dressing to impress


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Four-H'ers (from left) Kendra Arnold, Cora Hill and Abby Blocker take one last turn before the judge as they model the dresses they constructed for their sewing project on Tuesday, July 15, during the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue held at Lincoln Elementary School. The three competed in the senior division "dress up" category.

 

Sew good


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Madison Phillips proudly models the formal dress she made as her sewing project during the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue held Tuesday, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School. About 20 girls were judged on formal wear, dresses, suits or coats and free choice projects.

 

Not going there


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Reiley Brown attempts to coax her llama over the steps obstacle during the Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show on Monday, July 14, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club. Threatening skies prompted combining the woodland and PR courses into one event for the Huntington County Hummers 4-H Club members and their animals.

 

Waiting their turn


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zachary Tolen and his llama wait to be called to navigate the course Monday, July 14, during the Huntington County 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club. Eleven members of the Huntington Hummers 4-H Club and their animals participated in the contest.

 

Displaying the chic


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Grace Barlow (left) models her outfit for Judge Rita Barker during the Huntington County 4-H Consumer Clothing judging on Tuesday, afternoon, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Consumer clothing judging


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Adalyn Harvey models a dress she selected during the Huntington County 4-H Consumer Clothing judging on Tuesday afternoon, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Discussing her choices


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Maggie Park (right) discusses her clothing choices with Judge Rita Barker during Huntington County 4-H Fair Consumer Clothing judging on Tuesday afternoon, July 15, at Lincoln Elementary School.

 

Class winner


Photo by Steve Clark.

Whitney Shearer winds around a barrel during competition in the junior division of the pony barrel racing class at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington. Shearer won the class.

 

Dashing around


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rachel Platt dashes around a pole during competition in the senior division of the pony pole bending class at the Huntington Countyh 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington.

 

Happy moment


Photo by Steve Clark.

Madison Wajer cracks a smile during judging in the English Pleasure Pony class at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, in Huntington.

 

Pony driving


Photo by Steve Clark.

Josie Eckert and her pony, Nibbles, compete in the pony driving class at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington.

 

Bringing it home


Photo by Steve Clark.

Savannah DeaKyne lifts the rope in the final stage of the trail class course for senior exhibitors during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, in Huntington.

 

Trail class production


Photo by Steve Clark.

Aleah Eckert produces a slip of paper from the mailbox during competition in the trail class for junior exhibitors at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington.

 

Finishing up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Amara Eckert finishes the course during competition in the trail class for junior exhibitors at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Sunday, July 13, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds in Huntington. Eckert won the class.

 

Huntington County 4-H Fair gets rolling strong this week

Here are the activities this week at the Huntington County 4-H Fair:

Monday, July 14
6 p.m. - Llama/Alpaca Show. Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club grounds.

Tuesday, July 15
9 a.m. - Fashion Revue judging. Lincoln Elementary School, 2037 Taylor St.

1 p.m. - Consumer Cl-othing judging. Lincoln Elementary School.

6 p.m. - Cat Show. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, July 16
8:30 a.m. - Set-up at 4-H Fairgrounds. Hier's Park.

 

Pony egg race


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Delaney Wall participates in the pony egg race in which competitors have to ride around the ring at different speeds holding an egg on a plastic spoon, during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Roping on foot


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Riley Dillion gets ready to compete in the roping on foot, senior division competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Ribbon handoff


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four-H royalty court member Deandra Wygant presents a ribbon to Karigan Kreider during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Show prep


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Casey Richman (left) and Deandra Wygant, members of the 4-H royalty court, prepare ribbons and cups for participants in the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Circling the ring


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Emily Friese circles the ring during western pleasure competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Listening to the judge


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessie Earhart (left) and Brianna Mason listen to Judge Lisa Didion during pony horsemanship competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Line up


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four-H'ers and their horses line up to wait for the end of western showmanship at halter competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Through its paces


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rachel Platt puts her horse though its paces for Judge Lisa Didion during western showmanship at halter competition at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

Leading the pony


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Katie Pugh leads her pony mare into the ring at the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show on Saturday, July 12, at the LaFontaine Saddle Club.

 

2 legs and 4 legs head down the 4-H parade route


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Waggin' Tails 4-H Club walk with their canine companions during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Parade on Friday evening, July 11.

 

4-H fair parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Huntinton County 4-H program parade to the fairgrounds at Hier's Park Friday evening, July 11, to kick off the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair. The parade started at Etna Avenue and Jefferson Street, and ocntinued south on Jefferson until turning onto Briant Street to the park.

 

Answering a question


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Julie Winters (center) answers an impromptu question during the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday night, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Cordell Lewis (left), 2013 Male Royalty winner, and Tanner Shipley listen in.
Winters was the first runner-up female.

 

Picking a question


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jowaun Scher (right) picks out an impromptu question from a basket held by 2013 yoyalty champions Abby Blocker (left) and Cordell Lewis during the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday night, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Scher was first runner-up male in the competition.

 

4-H female royalty winner and court


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jessie Earhart (second from left) was the female winner of the Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday evening, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Her court is composed of (from left) Casey Richman, second runner-up; Julie Winters, first runner-up; and Deandra Wygant, third runner-up.

 

Male royalty


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tanner Shipley (left) was the male winner in the Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest on Friday, July 11, at Huntington North High School. Jowaun Scher was first runner-up.

 

Huntington County 4-H Fair kicks off with parade on Friday, July 11


Photo provided.

The Huntington County 4-H Fair kicks off this week with the 4-H Parade on Friday, July 11.

The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Etna Avenue at the intersection of Etna and Henry Street. Entries will line up on Henry Street behind the former Marsh building.

The parade route runs from Etna Avenue south on Jefferson Street to Briant Street. There it will turn left and travel on Briant to Hier's Park. The parade will end at the 4-H fairgrounds.

 

Scher, Haneline win Top Dog awards at 4-H show


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Taylor Scher and Gabi Haneline won Top Dog awards during the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show, held Saturday, July 5, at Hier's Park. The Top Dog awards are based on a written test.

Division results in the dog show are as follows:

Obedience
Austin Lantz, Taylor Scher and Gabi Haneline were the grand champions. Rachelle Romero and Savannah Brown won reserve champion honors.

Division 1B - Receiving blue ribbons were Dani Clark, third place, and Rachelle Romero.

 

2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair Schedule of Events

Locations of 4-H Fair Events:
Huntington North High School, 450 MacGahan St., Huntington
Lincoln Elementary School, 2037 Taylor St., Huntington
Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, 1/2 mile north of Division Road on Co. Rd. 200W, 1 mile west of St. Rd. 5
Hier's Park, Family Living Building, Heritage Hall, Show Arena, Livestock Barns, Poultry Pavilion, 4-H Community Building, United REMC Outdoor Stage 547 S. Briant St., Huntington, 260-356-3547

 

Tractor champions


Photo provided.

Champions in the Huntington County 4-H Tractor Operators'Contest are (from left) Michael Winters, senior tractor; Colin Suchcicki, junior tractor; Tyler Stephan, senior lawn and garden; and Zach Ramp, junior lawn and garden. The contest was held Sunday, July 6, at Hier'sPark.

 

The finish


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kole Keiffer (left) backs into the final stage of the course for the junior lawn and garden tractor division in the 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 6. Judge Cory Blocker observes Keiffer's finish.

 

Watching his line


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lane Whitted backs up while competing in the senior tractor division of the 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest at Hier's Park on Sunday, July 6.

 

Lawnmower fun


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Terry Gardner (right) pulls ahead of challenger Dave McDunna to win their heat during the lawnmower races held Saturday, July 5, in Warren as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival.

 

Fourth at the Forks


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Conductor Thaine Campbell (right) leads the Erie Band in a patriotic tune as part of the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration held at the Forks of the Wabash on Friday, July 4.

 

Royalty candidates


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Six 4-H members are in the running for 2014 4-H royalty titles, to be awarded on Friday, July 11, in a kick-off to the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Candidates are (from left) Jessie Earhart, Julie Winters, Tanner Shipley and Jowaun Scher and (not pictured) Casey Richman and Deandra Wygant. The public portion of the 4-H royalty contest begins at 8 p.m. on Friday at Huntington North High School. The 4-H Fair continues through July 25, with activities concentrated at Hier's Park July 19 through 24.

 

Agile dog


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Keely Anderson and her standard poodle, Skylar, go through their paces during the 4-H Dog Agility Show on Saturday, July 5, at the Community Building at Hier's Park.

 

Dog obedience


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Rachelle Romero (left) and her put bull maneuver the Figure 8 during the 4-H Dog Obedience Show on Saturday, July 5, at Heritage Hall.

 

Tae Kwon Do demonstration


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tim Stoffel, of Upland, demonstrates Tae Kwon Do moves during an exhibition Saturday, July 5, at the Salamonie Summer Festival. Stoffel is a second-degree black belt and instructor.

 

Lunchtime at SSF


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Customers line up at several food vendors on Second Street around lunchtime in downtown Warren on Saturday, July 5, during the Salamonie Summer Festival. Everything from SAM burgers (sausage) to funnel cakes was available, with several local organizations providing food as a fund-raiser.

 

Cornhole practice


TC Perry (right), of Montpelier, concentrates as he tosses a beanbag toward the target during practice for the Salamonie Summer Festival Cornhole Tourney Saturday, July 5. Vaughn Drennan, of Montpelier, (left) gathers up beanbags for his turn.

 

Touching the snake


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mark Kohlhorst, of Auburn (left), introduces a Columbian red tailed boa constrictor to enthusiastic children during his "Mark's Ark" show Saturday at the Salamonie Summer Festival. Kohlhorst let children get up close with several animals, including chinchillas, a blue-tongued skink and a duck.

 

Rebel action


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A member of the Slayers team (in white) shoots over a defender during the Rebel 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Knight-Bergman Center Saturday, July 5, druing the Salamonie Summer Festival.

 

The rockets' red glare


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Fireworks light up the sky on Friday night, July 4, in Huntington courtesy of the American Legion Post 7. The show was put on at Huntington North High School.

 

Lighting up the sky


Photo by Scott Trauner.

American Legion Post 7 put on the Huntington fireworks display on Friday night, July 4, from the Huntingotn North High School grounds.

 

Dueling pianos


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alesha Brown (left) and Mike McMahon, pianists from Midwest Dueling Pianos, perform a show behind the Wagon Wheel on Friday evening, July 4, as part of Salamonie Summer Festival.

 

Pedalling their way


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Warren Town Council, Warren Chamber of Commerce and Historic Warren pedal their way down the Salalmonie Summer Festival Parade route on a vehicle that more resembled a meeting place than a bicycle on Friday evening, July 4.

 

Honor at the SSF Parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Warren Volunteer firefighter Shannon Hartman (right) walks the Salamonie Summer Festival Parade route in full firefighting gear in honor of her mother, Barbara Jones, a breast cancer survivor, on Friday evening, July 4.

 

SSF volleyball action


Photo by Steve Clark.

Michael Smith (right) goes for a spike against the defense of Peyton Pike during the Salamonie Summer Festival Volleyball Tournament on Friday, July 4. The event was sponsored by Warren Service & Supply, Bolinger's Propane and Helenna Chemical.

 

Antique tractor show


Photo by Steve Clark.

Carl Crandall, of Swayzee, moves his 1952 Farmall H tractor at the Salamonie Summer Festival Antique Tractor Show on Friday, July 4. The show was sponsored by The Daugherty Companies.

 

Broyles earn Warren's Samuel Jones Pioneer Award


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The little plaque Rose Broyles carried away from the Samuel Jones Pioneer Award breakfast represents a lot of love.

During the breakfast on Friday, July 4, in Warren, Broyles became the latest winner of the award, recognizing her years of volunteer service to her hometown as well as to her larger community.

"She knows the true meaning of service as a great example of how God calls us to serve others," said Tim Ford, the 2013 award winner, as he announced this year's award.

 

Community Service Award winners


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International pose with their Community Service Award on Friday morning, July 4, at the Samuel Jones Pioneer Award Breakfast at te Knight-Bergman Center in Warren.

 

Singing the celebration


Photo by Steve Clark.

Robert Nance (fourth from left), band leader for the Heartland Singers and the Heartland Jazz Orchestra, addresses the crowd during a break in the action at Freedom on Main in downtown Roanoke on Thursday evening, July 3.

 

Freedom on Main food


Photo by Steve Clark.

Sean Richardson, of Joseph Decuis, has the grilling honors during the Freedom on Main in downntown Roanoke on Thursday, July 3.

 

Freedom on Main warm-up


Photo by Steve Clark.

John Escosa of Endgame has on his patriotic shirt as the band plays as the warm-up act during Freedom on Main in downtown Roanoke on Thursday evening, July 3.

 

Bustos, Tolen and Leas to reign over Salamonie Summer Festival this year


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A royal trio will reign over this year's Salamonie Summer Festival.

Alysse Bustos, Sierra Tolen and Cambri Leas were crowned Sunday, June 29, during the annual festival pageant held at the Warren Church of Christ.

The festival in Warren opens Friday, July 4, with the announcement of the Samuel L. Jones Award winner and closes Sunday evening, July 6, with fireworks at Tower Park.

 

Crowning royalty


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cambri Leas (right) is crowned Salamonie Summer Festival princess by Miranda Bolinger Sunday afternoon, June 29, at the Warren Church of Christ. Also earning titles were Junior Miss Sierra Tolen and Queen Alysse Bustos. The trio will reign over the Salamonie Summer Festival, which will take place July 4 to 6.

 

Independence Day to last all weekend long

Huntington County will be celebrating Independence Day all weekend long.

Festivities get started on Thursday, July 3, with the food and music of Roanoke's Freedom on Main celebration.
The Historic Forks of the Wabash kicks off the Fourth with an old-fashioned celebration in the morning, and the day will end with fireworks lighting the skies above Huntington and Roanoke. The long holiday weekend will be brought to a close with a fireworks display in Warren on Sunday, July 6.

 

Upcoming SSF packs a lot into three days


TAB file photo.

The Salamonie Summer Festival is packing a lot into three days.

Three bands, a local talent show and racing lawnmowers are just some of the attractions during the celebration in Warren. The festival opens Friday morning, July 4, with the recognition of someone who has worked tirelessly for the community and ends Sunday night, July 6, with a sparkling display of fireworks.

In between, the festival schedule is filled with tried-and-true activities.

"I don't think there's anything new in the festival," festival Chair Dennis Stroud says.

 

2014 Salamonie Summer Festival Schedule of Activites

July 4-6, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 4

All Day
ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW
The Daugherty Companies, 534 E. 1st Street
Sponsor: The Daugherty Companies Inc.

7:30 a.m
SAMUEL L. JONES BREAKFAST
Knight Bergman Center
Sponsor: Warren Area Chamber of Commerce

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SALAMONIE VALLEY MUSEUM OPEN
Knight Bergman Center

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
FLOWER & ART SHOW, BABY PHOTO CONTEST
Town Annex

 

Leading the way


Charlie Mettler (left) and Alex Cushman lead the way down North Jefferson Street early in the Huntington Heritage Days 5K on Sataurday, June 21. The Heritage Days Parade followed the runners down the route afterward.

 

Artist appreciation


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Carrie Runyan (left), 13, and Sarah Landers, 13, both of Huntington, check to see who has bid on the artwork Runyan made for JeFFFest. Her canvas was one of 141 up for bids in a silent auction to benefit the LaFontaine Arts Council. Carrie is the daughter of Micheal and Caroline Runyan and Sarah is the daughter of Bobby and Jean Landers. JeFFFest, held Sunday, June 22, was the final event of the 2014 Huntington Heritage Days weekend.

 

Steady aim


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michelle Dailey, of Huntington, takes aim at a target at the Roush Lake Shooting Range during the Women In The Outdoors Fun Shoot on Sunday, June 22. Dailey was using a Bersa .380. The event was part of the Huntington Heritage Days festivities.

 

Evening glow


Hot air balloons "glow" in the evening twilight at Huntington North High School during Balloonfest on Saturday, June 21, during the Heritage Days activities. Ten balloons participated in the event.

 

Bed race champs


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Fallen Soldier team hoists their trophy after winning the Heritage Days Bed Race Saturday, June 21 at Huntington North High School. The team also won the race last year.

 

Coach House wins HD Window Display Contest


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Coach House Day Spa & Boutique has been named the winner of the 13th annual Heritage Days Window Display Contest. The downtown business, located at 54 W. Market St., won first place with the best depiction of this year's Huntington Heritage Days theme, "Flourishing in the 1920s."

Judge Susan Taylor praised the originality and visibility of the decorated window, which featured a hand-made 1920s era "flapper."

 

Checking it out


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ronnie Geels (back) and Tiffany Smart, both of Fort Wayne, check out the interior of a red 1969 Chevy Camaro during a car show held at Huntington North High School as part of the Heritage Days activities on Saturday afternoon.

 

Deep thoughts


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Drew Hollman expounds on "deep thoughts" during the Vaudeville at the Forks show at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Saturday, June 21, as part of Heritage Days.

 

Dummy up, kid


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Adam Drummond (left) plays a ventriloquist with his wisecracking "dummy" son, Chase, during their skit Saturday, June 21, as part of the Vaudeville at the Forks show at the Historic Forks of the Wabash during Heritage Days.

 

Strength challenge


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jessi Schultz (right) strains as she carries a weight in the Magnusson Carry portion of the YMCA Strength Challenge in downtown Huntington on Saturday, June 21, during Heritage Days activities.

 

Kiddie pull winner


Photo by Steve Clark.

Karstynn Updike shows the winning form in the lightweight division of the Kiddie Tractor Pull at the Heritage Days Fun Zone in downtown Huntington on Saturday, June 21.

 

Heritage Days Cornhole Challenge


Photo by Steve Clark.

David Bye (right) takes his throw at the Heritage Days Cornhole Challenge while Brenda Williams awaits her turn on Saturday, June 21, in downtown Huntington on Saturday, June 21.

 

Taking aim


Photo by Steve Clark.

Daxton Wine (left) lines up his throw during a game at the Poor Jack Amusements midway at the Huntington Heritage Days on Saturday, June 21. The object of the game was to throw a ping pong ball into one of the glass jars containing a fish to win that fish.

 

Bippus State Bank wins best theme float at HD Parade


Photo by Steve Clark.

Bippus State Bank won best theme float among nine awards handed out by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce after the Heritage Days Parade on Saturday, June 21.

The bank's award for portrayal of the theme "Flourishing in the 1920s" was sponsored by Capozza Appraisals.

Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County won best youth group, with the award sponsored by The Huntington County TAB, and Parkview Huntington Hospital won best adult group, with the award sponsored by Applebee's Grill & Bar.

 

Tribute to a fallen pair


Photo by Steve Clark.

A float honoring two Huntington County soldiers -- Paul Pabla and Chad Clements,who died in action in recent years -- rolls down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on Saturday morning, June 21.

 

Mizpah Power


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mizpah Antique Power tractors make their way down the Heritage Days Parade route on North Jefferson Street in Huntington on Saturday morning, June 21.

 

Parade ride


Photo by Steve Clark.

Motorcyclists enjoy the morning as they head down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on North Jefferson Street on Saturday morning, June 21. The parade featured about 100 entries.

 

Roaring for the Red


Photo by Steve Clark.

While Arthur Murray dance instructor Jake Fox instructs at right, Dee Hinesley (left) and his wife Trace dance at the "Guys & Dolls: Roarding for the Red" event on Friday night, June 20, at the LaFontaine Center. The event, done in 1020s speakeasy style, was a fund-raiser for the local Red Cross.

 

Heritage Days Car Show


Photo by Steve Clark.

David Harrell (left) and Denise Harrell admire a vehicle at the Heritage Days Car Show in downtown Huntington on Friday evening, June 20.

 

Picking out the right one


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mathew Rhoads, 4, of Plymouth, gets excited as Kaylie Killian (left) picks out a bowl of strawberries, ice cream and shortcake at the Huntington Rotary Club Strawberry Feed Thursday, June 19, assisted by Becky Pfister (fourth from left). George Killian (third from left), of Huntington, prepares to get his dessert topped off by Rotarian Annette Carroll (right). Heritage Hall at Hier's Park was nearly full of people enjoying the sweet treat.

 

A whacking good time


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sisters Amber Murphy (left) and Monica Mullins (center), along with their friend Rose Zschernitz, all of Huntington, try their hand at the whack-a-mole game on the Poor Jack Amusements midway Thursday, June 19 during Huntington's Heritage Days festival.

 

Martz, Spencer win HD pageant crowns


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The 2014 Little Miss Heritage Days and Junior Miss Heritage Days were crowned Wednesday night, June 18, during the annual pageant.

This year's Little Miss Heritage Days is Corinne Martz, and Junior Miss is Emily Spencer. The girls beat out 46 competitors to earn the crown.

The contestants participated in a personality/interview and modeling competition.

Each category was awarded five runners-up, in addition to the new queens for 2014.

 

Little Miss Heritage Days court


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The Little Miss Heritage Days court celebrates its victory on Wednesday night, June 18. The winners are (from left) Avery Maria Pohler, third runner-up; Elise Felver, second runner-up; Skylar Olson, first runner-up; Little Miss Heritage Days Corinne Martz; Macey Danielle' Long, fifth runner-up; and Madalynn Wellman, fourth runner-up.

 

Jim Scheiber humbly accepts mantle as newest chief


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jim Scheiber may be the most self-effacing chief in the 46-year history of the Flint Springs Tribe.

He had one question for the other chiefs gathered at the LaFontaine Golf Club to accept Scheiber into their tribe:

"How can I be the chief of a whole tribe when I'm not even the chief of my own house?"

 

EMA to keep an eye on weather during Heritage Days

The Huntington County Emergency Management Agency will be keeping an eye on the weather during Heritage Days and is prepared to activate warning sirens if a severe weather event is expected to hit Huntington.

Normally, the sirens are activated only for a tornado warning. However, EMA Administrative Assistant Jim Guy says, sirens in the downtown area will be activated during Heritage Days to warn festival-goers of a severe thunderstorm. Public safety personnel will direct the crowds to safe locations.

 

Announce JeFFFest food vendors, items

The LaFontaine Arts Council is preparing for JeFFFest.
JeFFFest is a community event for all ages. It will be held June 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Huntington.

No admission is charged for the event itself. Tickets for food items will be sold at the Jefferson and Washington Street and Jefferson and Market Street intersections the evening of JeFFFest.

Most drinks will require one or two tickets, and food items will require two to four tickets.

Food vendors and their menus are:

 

Heritage Days 5K runners will lead the parade down Jefferson Street

The Heritage Days 5K, sponsored by the Men in Black Running Club, will be Saturday, June 21.

The race starts at Kriegbaum Field at 10 a.m., with runners leading the Heritage Days Parade.

"It's probably one of the only experiences people get to run in front of thousands of people in the first mile of a race," says Justin Miller, co-organizer of the race.

"That's probably one of the coolest aspects we have to offer."

The overall male and female winners will be awarded trophies, while age division winners and runners-up will receive medals.

 

2014 summer festival season gets start this week at Heritage Days


TAB file photo.

Anyone looking for something fun to do in Huntington this weekend will find it when the Heritage Days festival returns for its 51st year, beginning Wednesday, June 18.

Some old favorite activities return this year, with some new ones added to the list.
The festival kicks off with Poor Jack Amusements, the familiar midway carnival, setting up on Warren Street for all five days of the festival. Festival-goers can expect some new rides and games this year.

 

2014 Heritage Days Festival Schedule

June 18-22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
POOR JACK AMUSEMENTS - Amusement rides and games for the entire family. Height restrictions on some rides. Sponsored by Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.
7:00 p.m.
LITTLE MISS/JUNIOR MISS HERITAGE DAYS PAFGEANT - Zurcher Auditorium, Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University.

 

Eric Clancy Jazz will return to city for this summer’s JeFFFest celebration


Photo provided.

The LaFontaine Arts Council announces that Eric Clancy Jazz will once again provide the music for JeFFFest. Soloist Shannon Persinger will also be featured.

JeFFFest is a family-friendly community event sponsored by the LAC and Four Corners Custom Framing. The event will be held in downtown Huntington on Sunday, June 22, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Edward Jones financial advisors Scott Atkinson, Jim Ditzler, Chuck Harris, Nicole Johnson, Trent McBride, Jim Scheiber and Jim Warner are underwriting Clancy's appearance.