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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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks
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    SCULPTORS—Morenci third grade students Emersyn Thompson (left) and Marissa Lawrence turn spaghetti sticks into mini sculptures Friday during a class visit to Stair District Library. All Morenci Elementary School classes recently visited the library to experience the creative construction toys purchased through the “Sculptamania!” project, funded by a Disney Curiosity Creates grant. The grant is administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
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    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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