Special Events & Festivals

Buyers reward rabbit project youth with more than $38,000

This year’s rabbit auction on Thursday, July 28, saw 140 rabbits cross the block, going for $38,600. The average price was $276.

The highest sale was had by Aidan Raab, whose rabbit went for $1,000.

Results of the 2016 4-H rabbit auction include the 4-H member’s name, premium price and buyer.

Individual sales were:

Lizzie Colclesser, reserve meat pen, $625, Johnson Petroleum Inc. and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance – Adam Stroup.

Grace Bradford, champion stewer, $300, Helena Chemical – Markle.

Zachary Tolen, reserve stewer, $225, Bolinger Propane.

Additional results for 4-H rabbit breed show

Additional results have been received for the rabbit breed show held during the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair.

They include:

English Angora
Gavin Covey, best of breed, blue ribbon.
Alivia Hernandez, best opposite sex, blue ribbon.

Jersey Wooly
Lauren Jackson, best of breed, blue ribbon.
Gavin Covey, best opposite sex, blue ribbon.
Blue ribbons: Tremar Clore (3), Lauren Jackson (2), Tyler Stephan, Benjamin Covey and Emma Hollman.

4-H scholarship recipients


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rae Ann O’Neill (third from left), Huntington County Purdue Extension educator for 4-H youth development, stands alongside 4-H’ers who received 4-H scholarships during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. Four-H’ers receiving scholarships were (from left) Kaitlin Jones, from the Indiana 4-H Foundation; Wyatt Landrum, from the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board; and Nathan Park, also from the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board.

Remembering Sarah Vlot


Photo by Steve Clark.

The family of late 4-H’er Sarah Vlot, (from left) Cornell, her father; Steven, her brother; and Dana, her mother, stands alongside Huntington County 4-H Fair board members Scott Pursifull and Tim Burnau (fourth and fifth from left, respectively), with a plaque commemorating Vlot’s achievements in 4-H during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. A fund in Vlot’s name that benefits the Huntington County 4-H program is in the process of being set up.

Vanderspool Memorial Scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Scher (left) receives the Ray Vanderspool Memorial Scholarship from Judy Frischman during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. The scholarship, named in honor of Frischman’s late husband, is awarded to a 4-H’er based on his or her 4-H record, community involvement and academic record.

Keller Leadership Award


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaitlyn Drayer (left) receives the Wayne Keller Leadership Award from Joenita Keller during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. The award honors outstanding leadership in the 4-H program.

Farm Bureau scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jacob Allred (left) stands alongside Jerry Miller, of Huntington County Farm Bureau, who presented him with a scholarship from the bureau at a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Farm Bureau scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kyra Marjamah (left) stands alongside Jerry Miller, of Huntington County Farm Bureau, who presented her with a scholarship from the bureau at a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Gardening scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Wyatt Landrum (left) is presented a Master Gardener achievement scholarship in gardening from Richard Wymer during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Floriculture scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Taylor Scher (left) is presented a Master Gardener achievement scholarship in floriculture from Richard Wymer during a 4-H awards program held Wednesday, July 27, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.

Community again rewards 4-H’er efforts at auction

DAIRY
The dairy auction, held on Thursday, July 28, saw three gallons of milk fetch $1,650. In 2015, two gallons were sold for $2,400. At $800, Macey Long had the best sale.

Results of the 2016 4-H dairy auction include the 4-H member’s name, premium price and buyer.

Individual sales were:

Macey Long, junior showman, $800, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance – Adam Stroup and C&C Auto Body & Paint.

Emma Landrum, senior showman, $400, Birchwood Farms.

Deandra Wygant, master showman, $450, Johnson Petroleum Inc.

Dairy beef has several champions at show

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

They are:

Showmanship
Senior
Emma Landrum, champion.
Timothy Jacobs, reserve champion.

Intermediate
Westin Bradford, champion.

Junior
Macey Long, champion.

Master
Deandra Wygant, champion.

Announce champions in recent county fashion revue judging

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

They are:

Grade 3
Maleah Warpup, champion.
Anna Elliott, reserve champion.

Grade 4
Emalee Kline, champion.
Lizzie Colclesser, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons: Eliza Wohlford and Shaylyn Suchcicki.

Grade 5
Skyla Tomasek, champion.
Emma Hosier, reserve champion.

Grade 6
Emma Haupert, champion.

Atkinson and Langston take top spots in 4-H starter calf judging

The results of the 4-H Starter Calf Show have been announced. The show was held Wednesday, July 27, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Complete results are:

RATE OF GAIN
Stephanie Atkinson, 3.917526; Blake Drasny, 3.546392; Raygan Spice, 3.463918; Blake Drasny, 3.402062; Audrie Bowman, 3.278351; Rhett Spice, 3.237113; Riley Richardson, 3.175258; Seth Moon, 3.134021; Lola Ann Smith, 3.134021; and Gwyneth Penrod, 3.113402.

Judges choose many champions from diverse rabbit show

The results of the 4-H market rabbit judging, which was held on Sunday, July 24, have been announced.

They are:

MEAT PENS
Merisa Walter, champion.
Lizzie Colclesser, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons, Merisa Walter, first; Lizzie Colclesser, second; Alexa Hill, third; Kira Klepper, fourth; Bailey Clarke, fifth; Taylor Martz, Rhitt Langston, Katelyn McMillan and Justin Hladik.

Four earn championships in wildlife competition

The results of the 4-H wildlife judging have been announced.

They are:

Grades 3-4
Chloe Couch, champion with merit.
Nicholas Christman, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Gracie Lauer.

Grades 5-6
James Orniston, champion with merit.

Grades 7-9
Maggie Park, champion with merit.
Morgan Stout, reserve champion with merit.

Grades 10-12
Kaitlin Aughinbaugh, champion with merit.
Cori Heffelfinger, reserve champion with merit.

Two Christmans, McMillan take home soil and water championships

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

They are:

Grade 3-5
Nicholas Christman, champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Benjamin Christman.

Grade 6-8
Matthew McMillan, champion with merit.
Marianne Christman, reserve champion with merit.

Grade 9-12
Alexandria Christman, champion with merit.
Luke Christman, reserve champion with merit.

Pair of Kinseys and Johnson are tops in shooting sports judging

The results of the 4-H shooting sports education judging have been announced.

They are

Grades 3-5
Brayden Kinsey, champion with merit.
Madalynn Wellman, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbons with merit: Jay Clampitt, Luke Runyan and Lucas Trickle.
Blue ribbons: Isabelle Harlan, Madison Houser, Jeremiah Roser (2 ribbons) and Levi Shane.
Red ribbons: Haidee Stetzel and Tucker Stetzel.

Suchcicki and Poe are small animals champs

The results of the 4-H small animals judging, which took place on Thursday, July 21, have been announced.

They are:

Grade 3-5
Shaylyn Suchcicki, champion with merit.

Grade 6-8
White ribbon: Colin Suchcicki.

Grades 9-12
Kelsea Poe, champion with merit.

Scrapbooking project has multiple champions

The results of the 4-H scrapbooking judging have been announced.

They are:

Grades 3-4
Red ribbon: Shaylyn Suchcicki.

Grades 5-6
Katelyn McMillan, champion with merit.
Rachel Bryant, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbons with merit: Taryn Jojola and Kole Keiffer.
Blue ribbons: Alexandra Hoch and Tyler Melcher.
Red ribbon: Alexis Weaver.

4-H crops champions emerge for judges

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Crops projects:

Alfalfa

Grades 6-8
Owen Vickrey, champion with merit; Colin Suchcicki, reserve with merit.
Blue ribbons: Alex Wesco and Ashley Wesco.

Corn

Grades 3-5
Lucas Trickle, champion with merit; Colsen Brubaker, reserve with merit.
Blue ribbon with merit: Nathaniel Alwine.
Blue ribbons: Blake Anson, Sabil Davenriner and Seth Gilbert.

Mixed Alfalfa

Barscz tops at 1st beekeeping project

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Beekeeping project:

Josi Barscz, champion with merit; Matthew McMillan, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbons: Madeline Fairchild, Timothy Jacobs, Tyler Stephan and Darin Thomas.

Smith and Jacobs earn champion slots in small engine competition

The results of the 4-H small engines judging have been announced.

They are:

Grades 6-8
Clay Smith, champion with merit.
Matthew McMillan, reserve champion with merit.
Red ribbon: Lane Wright.

Grades 9-12
Timothy Jacobs, champion with merit.

Sewing judges work hard finding champions among many projects

The results of the 4-H sewing judging have been announced.

They are:

WEARABLE

Grade 3
Anna Elliott, champion with merit.
Maleah Warpup, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Chloe Couch.
Red ribbon: Ciara Elliott.

Grade 4
Emalee Kline, champion with merit.
Lizzie Colclesser, reserve champion with merit.
Red ribbon: Eliza Wohlford.

Grade 5
Skyla Tomaseck, champion with merit.
Red ribbon: Savannah Underwood.

Return of poultry helps 4-H premiums exceed 2015 number

Kirsten Roller walks through the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena with her champion broiler chicken at the start of the poultry portion of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction on Thursday, July 28.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The return of poultry helped the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction edge last year’s sale, with 4-H’ers pocketing $222,650 in premium money from a lot of 675.

Last year, the Indiana Board of Animal Health suspended poultry shows and auctions across the state to prevent birds from potentially being exposed to the avian influenza virus. With no poultry sales, the 2015 Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction topped out at $219,455 in premium dollars off a lot of 503.

Barlow, Shriner, Whicker head up geology judging

The results of the 4-H geology judging have been announced.

They are:

Grades 3-5
Jackson Barlow, champion with merit.
Emma Hosier, reserve champion with merit.

Grades 6-8
Benjamin Shriner, champion with merit.

Grades 9-12
Jeffrey Whicker, champion with merit.
Cori Heffelfinger, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Sarah Malone.

Gross, pair of Keiffers are champs in 4-H recycling

The results of the 4-H recycling judging have been announced.

They are:

Grades 3-5
Jeffrey Gross, champion with merit.
Kole Keiffer, reserve champion with merit.

Grades 6-8
Madelynn Keiffer, champion with merit.
Ethan Farr, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbon with merit: Taryn Jojola.
Blue ribbons: Audrey Bischoff, Benjamin Covey, Gavin Covey and Rylie Farr.

Grades 9-12
Victoria Keiffer, champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Rylie Shipbaugh.

Hughes, Bryant, Whicker are forestry champions

The results of the 4-H forestry judging have been announced.

They are

Grades 3-5
Jackson Hughes, champion with merit.
Katelyn Bryant, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbons with merit: Luke Runyan and Lucas Trickle.
Blue ribbons: Aydon Eppard, Payton Lauer and Megan Lickey.

 
Grades 6-8
Rachel Bryant, champion with merit.
Wilson Whicker, reserve champion with merit.

Glosson, Rice and Herstad take home championships from genealogy judging

The results of the 4-H genealogy judging have been announced:

They are:

Division 1
Catherine Glosson, champion with merit.
Chase Drummond, reserve champion with merit.
Blue ribbon: Kaylin Rans.

Division 3
Brenden Rice, champion with merit.
Cori Heffelfinger, reserve champion with merit.

Division 4
Madison Herstad, champion with merit.

Many champions take home banners from county beef show

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

They are:

SHOWMANSHIP

First Year
Audrie Bowman, champion.
Seth Gilbert, reserve champion.

Junior
Sabil Davenriner, champion
Devin Pearson, reserve champion.
Intermediate
Bailey Landrum, champion.
Riley Richardson, reserve champion.

Senior
Rhitt Langston, champion.
Victoria Keiffer, reserve champion.
Master
Jami Norwood, champion.

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