Archive - Aug 8, 2011
Bids rained from the skies during Saturdayâs livestock sale â which saw a record paid for a lamb that eventually helped a long-time 4-H scholarship fund â 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.
Domino, a black-and-white cocker spaniel-dachsund mixed puppy, sits quietly in his ownerâs 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 Knochâs 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.
Fun and laughs were a plenty in the Show Barn Saturday evening as kids of all ages competed in the âBest Animal Calling and Decorated Animal Contestâ at the Auglaize County Fair.
The event began with the âDecorated Animal Contest,â which featured a pair of âSuper Goats,â 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.
The Auglaize County Fair showcased the National Tractor Pulling Associationâs 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).