Campbell earns Supreme Senior Champion Dairy

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dylan Campbell was crowned Supreme Senior Champion at the Huntington County 4-H Dairy Show on Saturday, July 25, at Hier’s Park. Campbell also was champion of the Registered Holstein class.

Wygants sweep dairy showmanship

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Wygant family swept the dairy showmanship category on Saturday, July 25, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Hier’s Park. Winners are (from left) Zane Wygant, intermediate; Alexis Wygant, senior; and DeAndra Wygant, junior champion.

After 45 years, Keller's service to 4-H finally draws state attention

Joenita Keller gets help from her son to hang backdrops for the 4-H Fair at the Family Living Building at Hier’s Park in Huntington on July 22.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, Joenita Keller joined 4-H after a few of her friends and her siblings became part of the local club.

Decades later, in 2009, Keller is still assiduous in her work for 4-H, and she can be seen working hard getting Hier's Park ready for this year's 4-H Fair - that is, if one can keep up with her.

Reba I. Dolby

Reba I. Dolby, 84, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at 2:25 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mrs. Dolby was a homemaker and had lived in Huntington County since 1938. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Huntington.

She was born March 22, 1925, in Jonesboro to Buford H. and Gladys “Irene” Graham Beals. She married Eugene B. Dolby on June 25, 1942, in Andrews. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2001.

Francis L. 'Flo' Okuly

Francis L. “Flo” Okuly, 88, of Huntington, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 10:04 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Okuly served as a corporal in the United States Army during World War II and was awarded four bronze stars and one bronze star medal for his service in the European Theater. He was awarded a Normandy Medal by the Huntington County Commissioners on Nov. 11, 1998, on behalf of the government of France for his participation in the Normandy Invasion.

Barbara A. Shideler

Barbara Ann Shideler, 62, of Thousand Oaks, CA, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Monday, July 21, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Shideler and her husband, Tom, owned and managed A.V.C. Specialists, Inc. of Moorpark, CA, from 1990 until 2008. She was a graduate of Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, and Spencerian Business School in Louisville, KY. She was employed by General Electric in Louisville for 15 years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Thousand Oaks, CA, where she served as financial secretary for 10 years.

2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Nadean Brown, leader of the Neighborhood Workers and Farmer Lads 4-H Club in Union Township, says a few words after being named 2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader during a recognition program held Saturday, July 25, during Huntington County 4-H Fair activities at Hier’s Park. The Huntington Rotary Club sponsors the award.

Fashion revue winners

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Champions in the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue are (from let) Halley Ann Williams, formals; Paige Widener, dress-up; Shelby Bradford, suits and coats; Tara Stoffel, free choice; and Cassie Hacker, informal/casual wear.The fashion revue was held Saturday, July 25, during the Huntington County 4-H Fair at Hier’s Park.

Modeling the outfit

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kaitlyn LaMar models the outfit she assembled during the Huntington County 4-H Consumer Clothing Show Saturday, July 25, at Hier’s Park. The consumer clothing project teaches youth to make wise decisions when purchasing clothing and accessories.

Waiting for results

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Linda Aldridge, Extension educator for 4-H and youth, waits with 4-Hers (from left) Holly Bickel, Madison Phillips, Jasmine McCaughey and Cora Hill to hear the results of the Huntington County 4-H Fashion Revue Saturday, July 25, at Hier’s Park.


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