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.

West Nile Virus shows up in county

The Indiana State Department of Health recently collected samples of mosquitoes in Huntington County that have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Huntington County Health Department urges all county residents to protect themselves from diseases carried by mosquitoes such as West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis through the rest of the mosquito season. At this point, there are no confirmed cases of human West Nile infection in the state in 2018.

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.

Gilbert and Rice top soybean contest

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

Grades 3-5
Seth Gilbert, champion.

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

Strine a champion in fair strawberry project

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

First Year
Kinsey Strine, champion.

Division 2 & above
Blue ribbons: Emma Holzinger, Brendon Ramp, Eli Ramp and Zachary Ramp.

Farm Bureau scholars


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County 4-H members Leigh Ann Trickle (left), Tyler Stephan (third from left) and Garret Smith (right) each receive a $500 scholarship from the Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc. Pictured with them is Paul Jacobs (second from left), president of the Huntington County Indiana Farm Bureau. The presentation was made Wednesday, July 25, during the awards and scholarship ceremony at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Hendryx, 2 McMillans tops in garden collections

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

3 Plate
Mara Hendryx, champion; Jonathan McMillan, reserve champion.

Red ribbons: Grace Gross and Haley Smith.

4 Plate
Katelyn McMillan, champion.

5 Plate
Matthew McMillan, champion.

Rainy day


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Youth in the Huntington Parks Department SPARK program spend what would have been their Field Day on Friday, July 20, playing Uno under the picnic shelter instead, as the rain comes down at Drover Park. Playing the game are (clockwise, from left) Addison Davis, 5; SPARK Director Rileigh Johnson; Hayden Chopson, 9 (hidden); Henry Richert, 10; Skyler Black, 5; SPARK Director Aleah Morken; and Frank Rogers, 8.

Clanin is No. 1 in single vegetable competition

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

Asparagus
Blue ribbon: Eli Ramp.

Beans
Blue ribbon with merit: Andrew Sorg.

Blue ribbons: Caeden Crider and Ross Cuttriss.

Cucumbers
Blue ribbon with merit: Elizabeth Sorg.

Red ribbon: Taryn Jojola.

Onions
Lily Clanin, champion.

Peppers
Blue ribbons: MacKenzie LaCroix and Ryan Shipbaugh.

Red ribbon: Rylie Shipbaugh.

Wild Wednesday to feature ‘Dog’s Purpose’

The next Wild Wednesday movie for Seniors to be shown at the Huntington 7 Theater will be “A Dog’s Purpose” on Aug. 15. The program will begin at 9 a.m.

The movie shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

A small admission fee is charged, with free doughnuts, juice and coffee and snack bar discounts. Door prizes will also be given away.

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