Archive - Aug 4, 2011
One 4-H competitor had been there before. The other had narrowly missed.
Needless to say, Lee Turner and Paige Klopfenstein were pleased with this yearâs results.
Lee took home first place in the Junior Fair Dairy Steer Show, and Paige showed the champion market steer Wednesday during the Junior Fair Dairy and Market Steer shows at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.
Turner repeated, as he also had the grand champion in the dairy class last year.
An experienced sheep showman, 18-year-old Kaleb Vondenhuevel, of Wapakoneta, hasnât just been around sheep during his 10 years of 4-H and he doesnât plan to quit raising them once he graduates next year.
âIâve been around sheep my entire life,â said Kaleb, who grew up on a farm where they were raised and hopes to continue raising them long after heâs done showing them at the Auglaize County Fair.
Area 4-H members showed off their hogs during Wednesdayâs Junior Fair Market Hog Show at the Auglaize County Fair.
Participants led their hogs around the swine arena as they were judged on their size and coat.
âThey want really big muscles in the pigs and a big loin â the line down their back,â Wes Hirschfeld said after showing a gilt. âThey want a very full look.â
The St. Marys student said this is his 11th year in 4-H, and he started out as a Cloverbud. It is his seventh year of showing pigs.
Wes noted all of the other fair events he is participating in this year.
Any sport involving speed has an inherent risk of danger to it.
Throw in large, powerful, and almost completely unpredictable live animals and you take it to another level.
Fair goers taking in the harness racing program Wednesday night at the Auglaize County Fair saw first-hand how quickly things can go wrong.
As a field of five horses lined up behind the gate for the start of the fourth race in the program, the outside horse, Kel Forever, reared up.
The 3-year-old colt fell over, dumping the sulky and driver Trent Bates, of Celina, to the track.