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Roanoke Parade entries wanted

The American Legion Post No. 160 is still looking for parties interested in being a part of the 67th annual Fall Festival Parade in Roanoke on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. There will be several competition categories. Every parade entry must be registered with the American Legion Post in order to be in the parade. Forms must be returned to the Post by Saturday, Aug. 28.

Forms may be returned to the Post at 1122 N. Main St., Box 331, Roanoke, IN 46783. The Post phone number is 672-2298. Registration will be at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church parking lot. Line-up begins at 2 p.m.

Miss Roanoke Fall Festival crowned Saturday, Aug. 14

Miss Roanoke Fall Festival contestant Jordan Hofmann was crowned Queen by State Festival Queen Kendall Johnson during the Saturday, Aug. 14, Miss Roanoke Fall Festival Scholarship Pageant, which took place at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Aug. 14, members of the community gathered together at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke for the 2021 Miss Roanoke Fall Festival Scholarship Pageant, where the Roanoke Fall Festival Queen was crowned.

This pageant marked the first time that a Roanoke Fall Festival Queen was crowned since 1976, when Nancy Lutz was crowned the winner. Of the three contestants for 2021 - which were Addison Dennis, Jordan Hofmann and Christine Niccum - it was Hofmann that took the crown for the evening. Dennis took first runner-up and Niccum took second runner-up.

Results announced for several 2021 4-H project submissions

Eli Conwell (right) listens to the critiques that 4-H judge Marviene Johnson has for his Genealogy project.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The following 4-H results are a compilation of remaining projects from the 2021 Huntington County 4-H fair.

Nathaniel Alwine and Matthew McMillan, champions.
Chloe Couch, reserve champion.
Blue ribbon with merit: Jonathan McMillan.
 Blue ribbon: Caeden Crider.

Jonathan McMillan, champion.
Blue ribbon: Cooper Campbell.

Eli Ramp, champion; Graden Fields, reserve champion.

Raab wins Supreme Showmanship title

Aidan Raab leads the horse through a rotation during the Wednesday, July 28, Huntington County 4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Supreme Showmanship Contest took place on Wednesday, July 28, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the fairgrounds.

This event featured the champion showmen in the starter calf, beef, swine, sheep, goat, dairy and horse and pony projects to determine the supreme showmanship champion.

Fashion on display at the Hgtn. County Fairgrounds

Results of the Huntington County 4-H Fair’s Fashion Revue and Consumer Clothing projects are as follows:


Grades 8-12, informal
or casual wear
Lizzie Colclesser, champion; Eva Marley, reserve champion.

Grades 8-12, dress up
Emalee Kline, champion; Eliza Wohlford, reserve champion.
Blue ribbon with merit: Anna Elliott.

Grades 8-12,
formal wear
Reece Colclesser, champion; Skyla Tomasek, reserve champion.

Grade 3
Addison Tyler, champion; Annabel Rice, reserve champion.

Home environment projects judged

4-H’ers turned their Home Environment projects in on Friday, July 23, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Results are as follows:

Grades 3-5, level 1: furniture
Aiden Kline, champion; Brinlee Ludemann, reserve champion.
Blue ribbon with merit: Keira McCoy.
Blue ribbon: Aubrey Tyler.

Grades 3-5, level 1: design board
Blue ribbon: Kylynn Slusher.

Grades 6-8, level 2: furniture
Mia Kline, champion.
Blue ribbon: Ashton McCoy.

Hgtn. County 4-H Fair poster project results announced

A variety of poster projects were submitted by 4-H’ers during the Huntington County 4-H fair. Judging results of the projects are as follows:

Kirah Klepper and Kortney Campbell, champions; Kayla Brown and Colt Hacker, reserve champions.
Blue ribbons: Mackenzie Brown, Addison Funk, Jersey Hacker and Zoey Taylor.

Avery Boxell, champion; Kenleigh Kratzer, reserve champion.
Blue ribbon with merit: Saij Hildebrandt.

Blue ribbon with merit: Madison Houser.

Starter calf show results

Cooper Lauer shows his starter calf for the 2021 Starter Calf show.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The 2021 Huntington County 4-H Starter Calf Show took place on Wednesday, July 28, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena.
The complete results are as follows:

Brody Endsley, champion dairy starter calf.
Dalton Husband, reserve champion dairy starter calf.

Class 1
Kaysin Landrum, first; David McMillan, second; Jud Crow, third; Kyler Landrum, fourth; James Douglass, fifth; Colton Reffitt, sixth; and Samantha Carroll, seventh.

4-H electrical projects judged

Nathaniel Alwine (left) and judge Todd Linderwell remove screws from Alwine’s electric project submission to check some of the inner workings of the electric switches that Alwine put together.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

4-H’ers of all ages and abilities put together a variety of electrical projects and took them to the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 23, for feedback and judging of their projects.
Results are as follows:

Grade 3

Kaden Kuehnert, champion; Ezra Parsons, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons: Eli Dinius, Elliott Paxson and Lukas Rakoczy.

4-H’ers display wood projects

Photo by Katelynn Farley

Projects of all shapes and sizes from 4-H woodworkers were brought to the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 23, to be judged and subsequently displayed for the fair. Submissions were divided by grade level. Below are the results of the project judging:

Grades 3-4, Level A

Eli Dinius, champion; Laurel Dinius, reserve champion.
Blue ribbon with merit: Weston Dettmer.
Blue ribbons: Connor Cuttriss, Jacob Hosler, Dawson Husband, Cooper Lauer, Keira McCoy, David McMillan, Lukas Rakoczy and Caden VanOsdale.

Garden items judged during 4-H fair

Several varieties of garden items - including herbs, potatoes and garden plates - were submitted for judging on Friday, July 23, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds for the 2021 4-H Fair. Results of each project judging class are as follows:

3 Plate

Zachary Alleman, champion; Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.

Red ribbons: Haden Hendryx and Elise Neher.

4 Plate

Mara  Hendryx, champion; David McMillan, reserve champion.

Blue ribbon: Jonathan McMillan.