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Tipping the scales

August 8, 2011

Bids rained from the skies during Saturday’s livestock sale — which saw a record paid for a lamb that eventually helped a long-time 4-H scholarship fund — at the Auglaize County Fair.
Bidders packed into the show ring as hogs and lambs were displayed for sale in the new hog building. The morning kicked off with a frenzied bidding for the Grand Champion Market Barrow, showed by RaNae Bornhorst. When the final bids were tallied, the hog netted $8,000 for the daughter of Terri and Glenn Bornhorst.

Dog days of summer a fun time for some

August 8, 2011

Domino, a black-and-white cocker spaniel-dachsund mixed puppy, sits quietly in his owner’s lap waiting for their turn in the fenced off show arena in the Junior Fair Building.
He would at times switch laps to one of Ky Knoch’s friends or relatives, getting a better view of his surroundings and a few more pettings on his head and scratches under his chin.
Ky, 10, of Botkins said she thought bringing Domino to the fair and training him for the obedience portion of the show would be fun and would be good training for the 10-month old puppy.

Animal calling contest brings laughs and fun

August 8, 2011

Fun and laughs were a plenty in the Show Barn Saturday evening as kids of all ages competed in the “Best Animal Calling and Decorated Animal Contest” at the Auglaize County Fair.
The event began with the “Decorated Animal Contest,” which featured a pair of “Super Goats,” complete with black masks and capes, also worn by their handlers. The mop dog stole the first place honors, with a costume that featured a long, paper towel roll pole with a small, white dog at the end.

NTPA tractor pull draws crowd

August 8, 2011

The Auglaize County Fair showcased the National Tractor Pulling Association’s Moon City Nationals in front of a packed crowd on Saturday night.
Drivers from around the country along with local drivers competed.
Ryan Salenbein of Maybee, Michigan won the Super Farm Tractor division with a full pull of 301.005 feet with Never Satisfied. David Whitney of St. Marys took ninth in Ground Force with a 300.495 foot pull. Jeff VanGelder of Begelow, Michigan took second (300.275). Scot MIller of Spencerville finished 17th (291.105) and Todd Schneider of Wapakoneta finished 18th (290.465).

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