Poulson, Robison and Landrum lead the way at beef show

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

They are:

OVERALL CHAMPIONS
Landon Poulson, grand champion steer.
Autumn Robison, reserve grand champion steer.
Thatcher Landrum, champion county-bred steer.
Autumn Robison, supreme champion female.
Colin Langston, reserve supreme champion female and champion county-bred female.

SHOWMANSHIP
First Year

Rhitt Langston, champion.
Devon Rooney, reserve champion.

Junior
Jami Norwood, champion.
Jacob Hiatt, reserve champion.

Adults, too, put it on the line in open class judging

Following are the results of the 4-H Adult Open Class competition.

They are:

AFGHANS
Beth Fulton, Best of Show.

Blue ribbons: Jeanette Click, Beth Fulton and Linda Taylor.

Red ribbons: Vana Easley and Tina Reed.

BASIC CRAFT
Larry Scheiber, Best of Show.

Blue ribbons: Elizabeth Abbott; Janell Brubaker; Mitchell Hardy, with honor; Gloria Holzinger; Rosalyn Hughes; Sharon McCoart; Allison Reed; Larry Scheiber; Donna Waters and Kathy Zeissig.

Red ribbons: Teresa Daniels, Karen Fulton and Richard Shenefield.

Woodworkers earn accolades from judges

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

They are:

LEVEL 1
Grades 3-4
Garret Smith, champion, with honors.
Alexandra Forsythe, reserve champion, with honors.

Judges announce tractor winners

Following are the re-sults of the 4-H tractor judging.

They are:

FARM TRACTOR
LEVEL A
Grades 3-4

Lane Whitted, champion, with honors.
Michael Winters, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Lane Whitted, with honors, and Michael Winters, with honors.

LEVEL B
Grades 5-6

Julie Winters, champion, with honors.
Blue ribbon: Julie Winters, with honors.

LEVEL C
Grades 7-9

Kaitlyn Winters, champion, with honors.
Blue ribbon: Kaitlyn Winters, with honors.

Marvin 'Marty' Collins

Marvin ‘Marty' Collins, 68, of Van Buren, IN, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 10:55 a.m. at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

Mr. Collins served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1964 and served on the USS Essex. He played in various bands.

He was born April 5, 1941, in Van Buren to Nelson and Leah K. Nusbaumer Collins. He married Christine Creggor on Aug. 27, 1976. His wife preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 2006.

Wayne E. Blauvelt

Wayne E. Blauvelt, 74, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 8 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Blauvelt attended Central High School in Fort Wayne. He worked as a laborer for several Fort Wayne factories and later worked as an over-the-road truck driver for 30 years, retiring in 1996.

He was born June 26, 1935, in Fort Wayne to Lester and Alice Egts Blauvelt.

Elois R. Smith

Elois Ray Smith, 89, of Fishers, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at 5:57 a.m. at Castleton Health Care in Indianapolis.

Mr. Smith served as a master sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He worked as a conductor for Erie Lackawanna and Conrail for 27 years, retiring in 1982. He had previously delivered milk for Blackburn Dairy in Huntington.

Aughinbaugh, Sliger and Lahr get top sheep prizes

Following are the results of the Huntington County 4-H Sheep Show, held Wednesday, July 29.

They are:

Alyssa Aughinbaugh, grand champion ewe.
Robert Sliger III, reserve grand champion ewe.
Robert Sliger III, grand champion pen of two.
Trent Lahr, grand champion market lamb.
Wesley Carroll, reserve grand champion market lamb.
Trent Lahr, grand champion county bred.

EWE SHOW
Hampshire Ewe Lamb
Robert Sliger III, champion and reserve champion.

Blue ribbons: Robert Sliger III (two ribbons).

Forrest J. McCartney

Forrest J. McCartney, 87, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Zanesville, IN, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 12:19 a.m. at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Ruth E. Hall

Ruth Ella Hall, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation in Huntington.

Mrs. Hall was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Hope Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington.

She was born July 8, 1916, in Delaware, OH, to Fred and Luella Johnston Converse. She married George Edward Hall on March 31, 1937. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1991.

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