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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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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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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