Report on Fulton County Fair Jr. Livestock sales 9.10

Written by David Green.

Hogs led the way in this year’s Jr. Fair Livestock sales at the Fulton County Fair.

The sale of 175 hogs totaled $63,925 of the grand total of $194,090 donated by buyers. Born and raised steers brought in the most cash, with 10 animals selling for $9,700. Beef steers averaged $871 per animal.

With market value prices added, the livestock sales total stood at $254,836—the second largest figure in the past six years.

Nathan Schaffner of Morenci raised the reserve grand champion hog. The 276-pound animal sold for $1,200 to L.A.C.E Transportation, Heer Excavating, Fayette Feed Mill and Butch and Sharon Frey.

The grand champion was raised by Jordyn Pursel of Archbold.

Mackenzie Fruchey of Fayette raised the reserve grand champion beef feeder. The 500-pound animal sold for $1,200 to Huntington bank, Miller Brothers Construction, Liechty Farm Equipment and Farm Credit Services.

Erica King of Wauseon raised the grand champion.

Other grand champion animals were raised by Justin Nofziger of Wauseon (beef steer, $2,500); Erica King, born and raised steer ($2,100); Samantha Wanemacher (dairy steer, $2,600); Krista Thierry of Archbold (rabbit, $550); Hanna Knapp of Liberty Center (turkey, $450); Audry Lane of Wauseon (pen of three chickens, $500); McKalyn Richer of Wauseon (lamb, $2,000); and Toni Slee of Wauseon (goat, $350).

The milk donation totaled $7,850, with Sterlena Pride and Archbold Elevator combining for $1,200. The Horse Project donation totaled $4,450, with $1,400 coming from Countryside Animal Clinic.

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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

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