Saunders scholarship


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

4-H’er Joshua Rice (far right) holds the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial 4-H Scholarship certificate in the amount of $1,000 presented to him Wednesday, July 25, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. With him are members of the Saunders family (from left) Justin Saunders, Hunter Saunders, Rick Saunders and Tiffany Saunders.

Johnson takes starter calf championship

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

SHOWMANSHIP
Rhitt Langston, master showman.

First Year
Jonathan McMillan, champion; Dyson Pearson, reserve champion.

Junior
Lainey Thompson, champion; Reece Boxell, reserve champion.

Intermediate
Morgan Hasty, champion; Phoebe Landrum, reserve champion.

Senior
Rylee Spice, champion; Matthew McMillan, reserve champion.

Gussying up


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Robbie Raab, of Markle, gives “Moana” a bath before she goes into the show ring on Monday, July 23, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. His daughter, 4-H’er Allie Raab, took supreme champion female honors showing the heifer in the shorthorn plus beef class.

Raab among best at WI s’horn show

Local junior shorthorn exhibitor Allie Raab, of Markle, was among the top competitors to place at the 2018 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth conference, held in Madison, WI, from June 25 through July 1.

Raab took fifth place in the Prospector II age division (10-12 years).

Junior Shorthorn enthusiasts gathering from 27 states and Australia competed in the contest. Not only did the juniors compete with their animals, but had the opportunity to compete in 13 individual, team or state contests.  

Huntington County 4-H Fair market rabbit show produces many champions

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

MEAT PENS
Merisa Walter, champion; Dalaney Vickrey, reserve champion.

Blue ribbons: Benjamin Shriner, third; Rhitt Langston, fourth; Lizzie Colcesser, fifth; Jacob Wood, sixth; Josephine Fritcha, seventh; Isaac Conwell, eighth; Eli Conwell, ninth; and Chloe Couch, tenth.

Also, Anikah Eckert, Claire Eckert, Jacklyn Ellet, Cole Langstone, Katelyn McMillan, Elise Neher, Aidan Raab, Alexandria Raab, Kiera Searles, Garrett, Trout and Owen Vickrey.

Scouts take on Wyoming backpacking challenge

Troop 130 scouts and leaders gather at Photographer’s Point in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. Pictured are (front row from left) Logan Murray, John Bostel, Jeff Cartwright, Jared Cartwright and Isaac Gordon; and (back row from left) Evan Bostel, Vincent Brinkman, Brendan Brinkman, Jacob Bruce, Jacob Worsham, Breckin Hammel and Nicholas Anderson. Not pictured are Jeff Webb and Mike Cook.
Photo provided.

From July 14 to 22, the scouts of Boy Scout Troop 130, of Huntington, ventured to Wyoming’s Wind River Range for a week of backpacking in the Bridger Wilderness area. The Bridger Wilderness is one of the nation’s premier wild spaces and attracts experienced backpackers from around the world.

Bob Bothast featured at First Baptist Church’s ‘old-time’ gospel sing Aug. 4

First Baptist Church will have an “old time” gospel music night Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at 6 p.m.

The program will feature Rev. Bob Bothast, who has performed with various gospel groups throughout Indiana. Also performing will be First Baptist Church’s own Harold Finton.

The community is welcome to attend this free music event.

The church is located at 220 E. Market St., Huntington.

4-H scholar


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Angus Jones (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. Jones received the scholarship during the 4-H awards and scholarship program held at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Amick is supreme showman at local 4-H fair

Aaron Amick sets his goat up for judging during the 4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest held Wednesday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Contestants were judged on how well they handled a horse, beef steer, dairy cow, goat, sheep and hog, as well as completed answers on a written test. Amick came out on top, winning the contest.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Aaron Amick was named the 2018 supreme showman of the Huntington County 4-H Fair after he competed in a class of seven master showmen on Wednesday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The 4-H contestants each showed a beef steer, dairy cow, goat, horse, sheep, hog and starter calf to demonstrate their ability to handle a variety of animals. They also took a written test.

Spirited romp


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Ponytails (girls) team and the Lancers (boys) team do their best to race through a “laser noodle” challenge, as they try to keep the water in their cups from spilling along a “secret agent” themed obstacle course during 4-H Spirit Night, Wednesday, July 25, in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. Teams of 4-H’ers tried to carry as much water as they could and dump it into a bucket at the end of the course. The Ponytails won this heat, but were knocked out of first place not long afterward.

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