Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wells County 4-H Fair slated for July 19-24

Here’s an item to put in your new yearly planner for 2014: The Wells County 4-H Fair is scheduled for July 19 through 24 at the 4-H Park in Bluffton.

The Wells County 4-H Association and the 4-H Council have already started planning for the event.

Officers of the 4-H Association for 2014 include Kent Ulmer, president; Karl Steiner, first vice president; Chad Captain, second vice president; Gretta Nusbaumer, secretary; Leah Sills, treasurer; and Brian Clark and Melissa Bolyn, executive board members.

4-H Council officers for 2014 are Cathy Neu, president; Ryan Steiner, vice president; and Chris Crickard, secretary.

The Indiana State Fair will be held Aug. 1 through Aug. 17.

Wells County 4-H officials recently attended the Indiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Conference held in Indianapolis. The conference included seminars on liability, insurance, entertainment, livestock health, social media, marketing and other topics.

For more information on how to participate in the fair, contact the Purdue Extension Service’s Wells County Office at 824-6412.

Friday, July 19, 2013

2013 4-H Fair: Nathan Shelton wins Kane Krinn award

The Kane Krinn family awards four-year member Nathan Shelton with the Kane Krinn Memorial award, given every year to a member who seeks to help other members. The family traditionally gives the award before the swine portion of the 4-H Fair auction. Learn more in the Friday, July 19, News-Banner. (Video by Chet Baumgartner)

2013 4-H Fair Fair-y tales: Splash!

The News-Banner presents Fair-y Tales, where we introduce you to the people who make the fair so interesting. The dunk tank is a regular feature at the 4-H fair, though it's apparently not for the faint of heart.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 4-H Fair: Fair holds annual pint-sized tractor pull

Children compete in the annual Kids Pedal Pull to see who can pull the small weight the farthest. (Video by Jessica Williams)

2013 4-H Fair: Jordyn Sills claims 2013 Royal Showmanship title

Learn more in the Thursday, July 18, News-Banner. (Video by Chet Baumgartner)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2013 4-H Fair: 4-H's got talent

4-H members compete in the annual talent show. Learn more in the Wednesday, July 17, News-Banner. (Video and photos by Jessica Williams)

Jessie McClure

Hunter Ginger

Ashtyn Leas

Allison Blevins

Tanner Ginger-Farmer

 Dillon Higginbottom
Contestants pictured, from left, are Ashtyn Leas, grand champion and first of vocal solo of Class B; Allison Blevins, reserve grand champion and first in vocal solo of Class C; Dillon Higginbottom, first in Novelty Solo of Class C; and Jessie McClure, second in vocal solo of Class C. Not pictured are Hunter Ginger, second in vocal solo of Class B, and Tanner Ginger-Farmer, third in vocal solo of Class C.

2013 4-H Fair Fair-y Tales: Signs of the time

The News-Banner presents Fair-y Tales, where we introduce you to the people who make the fair so interesting. Two 4-H members decided to liven up their corner of the cattle barn this year.