Special Events & Festivals

Strong beef sales propel auction to better finish than last year

Kaitlyn Stephan holds her steer, which placed third overall in the 4-H Beef Show, as auctioneer Dan Tomasek calls for bids during the 2017 4-H livestock auction on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Strong beef sales propelled the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction to a better finish than last year’s event, with 4-H’ers pocketing $252,810 in premium money off a lot of 664 head of livestock at the sale, which was held Thursday, July 27, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The 2016 auction saw a head of 675 generate $222,650 in premium dollars for 4-H’ers. That mark was topped by $30,160 at this year’s event, with $22,475 of that amount coming from beef receipts alone.

4-H Foundation Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Cora Hill (left) is the recipient of the Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500, presented Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship is 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill.

Keller Leadership Award


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Madison Wohlford (second from left) holds the Wayne Keller Leadership Award plaque presented to her Wednesday, July 26, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her are members of the Keller family (from left) Penny Hibler, Wohlford, Brenda Conner and Jalee Bowers.

Vlot Memorial Scholarship


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Four-H’er Jordyn Poulson (third from left) receives the Sarah Vlot Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $500 on Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship are members of the Vlot family (from left), Cornell Vlot, Dana Vlot and Steven Vlot.

Saunders scholarship


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4-H’er Taylor Scher holds the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial 4-H Scholarship certificate in the amount of $1,000 presented to her Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her are members of the Saunders family (from left) Tiffany Saunders, Justin Saunders, Scher and Rick Saunders.

Concert in the park


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The Erie Band entertains during the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Wednesday, July 26, on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage at Hier’s Park. The band is led by Thaine Campbell.

4-H Scholar


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Brianna Mason (right) receives the Huntington County 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $500 that she was awarded on Wednesday, July 26, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship is 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill.

Vanderspool Scholarship


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Huntington County 4-H’er Alexandra Forsythe’s parents receive the $1,000 Ray Vanderspool Memorial 4-H Scholarship on her behalf during the awards and scholarship presentation program on Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Pictured (from left) is Forsythe’s father, John Forsythe; Judy Frischman, representing the Vanderspool Scholarship committee; Forsythe’s mother, Cheryl Forsythe; and Huntington County 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill.

Master Gardener Scholarship


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Jordyn Poulson (left) holds the Master Gardener 4-H Garden Scholarship in the amount of $250, presented to her Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her is Dave Miller (right), representing the Huntington County Master Gardeners.

4-H Foundation Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jordyn Poulson (left) receives the Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $500 from 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill on Wednesday, July 26. Poulson received the scholarship during the 4-H awards and scholarship program held at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Super friends


Photo by Steve Clark.

David McMillan, 6, and his sheep both sport Superman attire during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Pet and Hobby Parade on Tuesday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. The parade gave children an opportunity to don apparel that’s associated with fictional and nonfictional professions they’re fond of, as well as incorporate their animals in the act. Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc. sponsored the event.

Pyle Scholarship


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Four-H’er Larissa Johnson (right) receives the Tri Kappa Stephanie Pyle Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 on Wednesday, July 26, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her is Tri Kappa member Kay Schwob presenting the scholarship.

Open class adults exhibits earn time in front of judges

The results of the 4-H open class adult exhibits have been announced.

They are:

Basic Crafts

Blue ribbons: Tiffany Saunders, best of show; Pam Fausz, Lori Mickely, Barbara Mills, Kathleen Rokoczy and Kathy Zeissig, all with honors; Janelle Brubaker, Sandra Fryer, Eve Millington and Richard Shenefield.

Black and White
Photography

Pair of Kinseys are tops in shooting sports

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair shooting sports education project:

Grade 3-5, Level 1

Brayden Kinsey, champion, blue ribbon.

Luke Runyan, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbons with merit: Reece Boxell and Ross Cuttriss.

Blue ribbons: Reece Boxell, Lillian Brumbaugh, Anna Clampitt, Jay Clampitt, Evan Kern, Jeremiah Roser and Brooke Wall.

Grade 6-8, Level 2

Justin Kinsey, champion, blue ribbon.

Lucas Trickle, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Announce vet science winners

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

They are:

Grade 3-5, Level 1

Katelyn Bryant, champion, blue ribbon.

Dalton Husband, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbons: Piper Jennings and Madison Poulson.

Grade 6-8, Level 2

Jenna Poulson, champion, blue ribbon.

Matthew McMillan, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbons: Coltin Mounsey, Madeline Rubrake and Merisa Walter.

Grade 9-12, Level 3

Judge bestows honors on top scrapbookers

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fairs scrapbooking project:

Grades 3-4

Katelyn Bryant, champion, blue ribbon.

Gwyneth Penrod, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbon with merit: Lillian Brumbaugh.

Grades 5-6

Katelyn McMillan, champion, blue ribbon.

Kole Keiffer, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbons: Shaylyn Suchcicki and Hanna Surfus.

Grades 7-9

Maitlyn Christman, champion, blue ribbon.

Name champions in health project judging

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair health project:

Grade 5, Level A
Poster

Kelsey Stout, red ribbon.

First Aid Kit for
Emergency

Madison Houser, champion, blue ribbon.

Gracie Fields, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Grade 7, Level B
Poster

No champion.

Mary Rittenhouse, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Marideth Higgins, blue ribbon with merit.

Benjamin Covey, red ribbon.

Young woodworkers earn ribbons at 4-H Fair

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Woodworking project:

Grade 3-4, Level A

Peyton Lauer, champion, blue ribbon.

McKenna Landrum, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbon with merit: Ceaten Brubaker.

Blue ribbons: Laurel Bradford, Isaac Conwell, Cobe Crawford, Ross Cuttriss, Dalton Husband, Jonathan McMillan, Eli Ramp, Charleigh Rupert and Levi Smelser.

Red ribbons: Nathaniel Alwine, Kayla Brown, Andrew Sorg, Kael Spahr and Liam Tibbs.

Grade 5-6, Level B

Vickrey, Wesco are top producers of alfalfa hay

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

They are:

Grades 6-8

Blue ribbons: Owen Vickrey, champion; Ashley Wesco, reserve champion.

Grades 9-12

Blue ribbons: Alex Wesco, champion, and Victoria Huffman.

Strawberries win for Ramp and Holzinger

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

They are:

Blue ribbons: Eli Ramp, champion, first year; and Emma Holzinger, champion, division 2 and above.

Davenriner’s swine poster is champion

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Swine Poster project:

Sabil Davenriner, champion, blue ribbon.

Grant Beckner, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbons: Addison Funk and Kendal Kline.

Anglers hook top ribbons

Results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Sport Fishing project have been announced.

They are:

Grade 6-8, level 2

Zachary Ramp, champion, blue ribbon.

Grade 9-12, Level 3

Freeman LaCroix, champion, blue ribbon.

Emma Melcher, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Judges pick winning soybeans

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Soybeans project:

Grades 3-5

Seth Gilbert, champion, blue ribbon.

Grades 6-8

Owen Vickrey, champion, blue ribbon.

Grades 9-12

Brenden Rice, champion, blue ribbon.

Bailey Irick, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Grove has top poster in dog project

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

They are:

Grades 6-8

Blue ribbons: Hannah Grove, champion; Addison Dennis, with merit; and Abagayle Wright.

Ramp, Zezula and Stucky are aerospace champs

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

They are:

Grades 3-5
Rocket Stage 2

Blue ribbons: Eli Ramp, champion; Eli Conwell, reserve champion; Isaac Conwell and Carter Zezula, both with merit.

Red ribbons: Luke Hill and Tristen Worster.

Grades 6-8
Rocket Stage 3

Blue ribbons: Landon Zezula, champion; Logan Stucky, reserve champion; Jared Jamison, Keaton Kline, Cade McGaughey and Zachary Ramp.

White ribbon: Jacob Sprinkle.

McMillan, Jacobs take top engine honors

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Small Engines project:

Grade 6-8, Level 2

Matthew McMillan, champion, blue ribbon.

Clay Smith, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Grade 9-12, Level 3

Timothy Jacobs, champion, blue ribbon.

Seamstresses earn honors for modeling creations

Results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue have been announced.

They are:

Grades 8-12
Informal or
casual wear

Blue ribbons: Lesley Zook, champion; Jordan Neal, reserve champion.

Dress up

Blue ribbon: Reece Colclesser, champion.

Separates

Blue ribbon: Madelynn Keiffer, champion.

Free choice

Blue ribbon: Victoria Keiffer, champion.

Grade 4

Crafters earn praise for projects

Results of the 4-H crafts judging have been announced.

They are:

FINE ART

Blue ribbons with merit: Kyler Hacker and Hudson Winters, champions; Jessica Hartmus and Taylor Jordan, reserve champions; Anikah Eckert, Alyssa Fulton, Phoebe Landrum, Sarah Malone, Carrie Runyan, Trey Shultz, Esabella Slagel and Maggie Winters.

4-H small grains winners announced

Here are the complete results of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Small Grains project:

Small grains,
wheat/container of grain

Ethan Stephan, champion, blue ribbon.

Small grains,
oats/container of grain

Logan Kline, champion, blue ribbon.

Sabil Davinriner, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbon: Tyler Kline.

4-H collections project results

The results of the 4-H Collections project have been announced.

They are:

Grades 3-5

Anna Elliott, champion, blue ribbon.

Eli Ramp, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

Blue ribbons: Michael Barnum, Ava Green, Landon Green, Evan Kern, Henry Landrigan, Landen Pearson, Isaac Pflieger and Shaylyn Suchcicki.

Red ribbon: Hanna Surfus.

Grades 6-8

Samuel Elliott, champion, blue ribbon.

Vivian Hinshaw, reserve champion, blue ribbon.

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