Special Events & Festivals

Zero turn talent


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Drew Sebler, of Adams County maneuvers in the Junior Zero Turn class while Judge Andy Coats, of Noble County, watches at the Area XI 4-H Tractor Operators’ Contest at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Saturday morning, July 28.

Tractor contest


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Damien Firestine, of Noble County, works on keeping his mower deck on the line while Judge Mark Brown, of Huntington, watches during the senior lawn tractor division at the Area XI 4-H Tractor Operators’ Contest at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Saturday morning, July 28. County champions from throughout the area competed in several classes for a chance to advance to the state contest.

Name 4-H fair tractor safety champs

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair tractor safety education project:

Grades 3-4
Cody Carroll, champion.

Grades 7-9
Addison Dennis, champion.

Grades 7-8
Kole Keiffer, reserve champion.

Grades 10-12
Red ribbon: Alyssia Stephan.

Judge lists champions of 4-H shooting sports participation at recent 4-H fair

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair shooting sports participation:

Archery
Nicholas Cave, champion beginner; Hanna Surfus, champion intermed-
iate; and Colin Betterly, champion advanced.

Rifle
Austin Amick, champion beginner; Henry Landrigan, champion inter-
mediate; and Colin Betterly and Gabriel Watkins, champion advanced.

Pistol
Landon Hethcole, champion intermediate.

Shotgun
Eli Masters, champion beginner.

Kline is tops in 4-H fair education project recently

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair education project:

Kristian Kline, champion; Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.
Blue ribbons: Mara Hendryx and Jenna Poulson.

Alwine and Rice are champs in corn project

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair corn project:

Grades 3-5
Nathaniel Alwine, champion.

Grades 9-12
Brenden Rice, champion; Benjamin Warpup, reserve champion.

Auction dollars down a bit, but buyers still show support

The Huntington County 4-H Fair drew to a close with the annual auction, which saw 643 head of livestock cross the block and generate $222,860 in premium profits for 4-H’ers on Thursday, July 26, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The number of animals that went out for bid decreased from the 2017 auction, when 4-H’ers trotted out 664 animals for buyers. Premium receipts declined, too, with last year’s sale generating $252,810 for 4-H’ers.

In order of sale, individual auction results were as follows:

Keller Leadership Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Emma Melcher (center) holds the Wayne Keller Leadership Award plaque presented to her Wednesday, July 25, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With her are Wayne Keller’s daughters, Penny Hibler (left) and Brenda Conner.

Tractor pull


Photo by Steve Clark.

Evan Jennings smiles as he participates in the kiddie tractor pull, sponsored by Huntington North High School Future Farmers of America, on Tuesday, July 24, on Beck’s Hybrids Boulevard at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

4-H fair goat show has many champions

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair goat show:

SHOWMANSHIP

Master
Aaron Amick, champion.

Senior
Aaron Amick, champion; Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.

Intermediate
Jenna Poulson, champion; Emma Haupert, reserve champion.

Junior
Brianna Leidig, champion; Austin Amick, reserve champion.

First Year
Charlie Close, champion; Olivia Inks, reserve champion.

Vlot Memorial Scholarship

4-H’er Emma Melcher (left) receives the Sarah Vlot Memorial 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $500 on Wednesday, July 25, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Presenting the scholarship are Sarah Vlot’s parents, Dana Vlot (center) and Cornell Vlot.

New swine premium record set but overall auction dollars down

4-H’er Kalee Platt (left) picks up her premium money from the Huntington County 4-H Fair Auction from Carol Holmes (right), a volunteer with Purdue Extension Huntington County, on Thursday, July 26, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds office.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington County 4-H Fair drew to a close with the annual auction, which saw 643 head of livestock cross the block and generate $222,860 in premium profits for 4-H’ers on Thursday, July 26, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
The number of animals that went out for bid decreased from the 2017 auction, when 4-H’ers trotted out 664 animals for buyers. Premium receipts declined, too, with last year’s sale generating $252,810 for 4-H’ers.

4-H Scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kaitlyn Stephan (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 25. Stephan received the scholarship during the 4-H awards and scholarship program held at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Brubaker a double champ in jumbo garden project

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair jumbo garden project:

PUMPKIN/SQUASH
Colsen Brubaker, champion; Eli Ramp, reserve champion.

Red ribbons: Zachary Alleman, Audrey Bischoff, Seth Gilbert, Jeffrey Gross, Mara Hendryx, Rhett Holzinger, Freeman LaCroix, Jonathan McMillan, Katelyn McMillan, Matthew McMillan, Jennifer Meyer, Brendon Ramp, Zachary Ramp, Ryan Shipbaugh, Rylie Shipbaugh and Addison Strine.

White ribbons: Eli Ernst, Jase Gunn, Alivia Inks, MacKenzie LaCroix, Evan Meyer, Kinsey Strine , Andrew Wesco and Lane Wright.

Alwine and McMillan earn top marks at fair soil and water science project

Here are the complete results of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair soil and water science project:

Grades 3-5
Nathaniel Alwine, champion; Caeden Crider, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons with merit: Chloe Couch and Jonathan McMillan.

Grades 9-12
Independent Study
Advanced Topic
Matthew McMillan, champion.

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