Judges announce many winners from 4-H rabbit show

Following are the results of the 4-H rabbit judging.

They are:


Kaylie Dunn, best of breed.

Junior Doe
Blue ribbon: Kaylie Dunn.

Shelby Hiner, best of breed.
Allison Rittenhouse, best opposite sex.

6-8 Buck
Blue ribbons: Allison Rittenhouse and Dalaney Tyner and Lindsey Foster.

6-8 Doe
Blue ribbons: Lindsey Foster, Allison Rittenhouse and Dalaney Tyner.

White ribbon: Brandt Walter.

King and Knight take home championships in model judging

Following are the results of the 4-H model building judging.

They are:

(Grades 3-7)

Doyle King, champion, with honors.
Austin Updike, reserve champion, with honors.

Grade 3
Blue ribbons: Brent Bredemeyer; Isaac Brown; Tremar Clore, with honors; Eli Ernst; Pierce Huff, with honors; Sara Kauffman; Jarod Lewis, with honors; Brenden Rice, with honors; Daniel Shivley, with honors; Tyler Stephan; Benjamin Warpup, with honors; and Nathan Buehler.

Koch, Scher, Lavine, Campbell and Baker are tops in home environment judging

Following are the results of the 4-H home environment judging.

They are:

Karmen Koch, champion, with honors.
Kaylie Dunn, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Dustin Adamson; Kaylie Dunn, with honors; Karmen Koch, with honors; and Rachel Moore.

Jowaun Scher, champion, with honors.
Kayla Campbell, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Kayla Campbell, with honors; Martha Kiningham; Jowaun Scher, with honors.

Auction take tops $250,000 as 802 4-H animals take their final walks

Sarah Doctor, left, waits for her name to be called to take her steer into the show arena during the cattle auction. Brittany Dilley, back right, watches the auction.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

More than $250,000 changed hands on Thursday, July 30, as 802 animals were trotted through the Huntington County 4-H auction.

But while the number of 4-H animals was up from last year, the total auction take was down by $50,000.

It's the second straight year of declining bids. The total auction take this year, including the appraisal prices and premiums, was $256,360. That's down from the 2008 total of $306,525. The auction had a record-breaking year in 2007, taking in a total of $315,765.52.

Huntington University will cover state cuts to 253 students' awards

Huntington University students concerned about reductions in state grants can breathe easier.

The university has stepped up to cover the difference for the 253 students affected by Indiana's cuts to individual student awards.

Eighteen percent of these students are from Huntington County.

Scholarship awarded

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County 4-H member Nicole Shaw (front row, right) was awarded the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, during the 4-H awards program Wednesday, July 29, at Hier’s Park. The scholarship, given to a 4-H graduate who is pursuing studies in a health-related field, is given in honor of Saunders, a 10-year 4-H member who was studying nursing at the time of her death in 2006.

HU a 'regional best' for second straight year

For the second consecutive year, Huntington University is named as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review.

The education services company selected the school as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its Web site feature 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region that posted July 27.

Government meetings for week of Aug. 3-10

Monday, Aug. 3
Huntington County Solid Waste Management District Board of Trustees, 8 a.m., Commissioners' Room, first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety, 9 am., mayor's conference room, first floor of City Building.
Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, third floor of City Building.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
Roanoke Town Council, 7 p.m., Roanoke Town Hall, 126 N. Main St.

Dillon says he's not running for re-election in 2010

State Sen. Gary "Doc" Dillon (R-Columbia City) has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010.

"It's an honor and a privilege to serve the people in Senate District 17 and I'm thankful for their support and encouragement over the years," Dillon says. "I look forward to spending more time with my wife, four children and our five grandchildren."

Since 2002, Dillon has represented Senate District 17, which includes Allen, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Wabash and Whitley counties.

Reese League champions

Photo provided.

The Huntington Exchange Club team won the Huntington County Baseball Pee Wee Reese (11 and 12 year olds) League Championship. Team members are (front row from left) Luke Juillerat, Austin Horn, Derek Snyder, Austin Lang, Austin Rasmussen and Dustin Adamson; and (back row from left) Coach Lyle Juillerat, Coach Matt Adams, Caleb Ross, Dew Fawcett, Bailey Huey, Cody Adams, Griff Blocker, Cody Thomas and Coach Jeff Snyder.


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