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  • Front.cheers
    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
  • Family.3.wide
    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
  • Front.lift
    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Local 4-H winners at the Lenawee County Fair 2012.08.08

Written by David Green.

Static Projects

•Allison VanBrandt, State Line Hustlers, special honors, sewing and needlework.

•Kendrick Taylor, State Line Hustlers, special honors, arts.

•Ashley Taylor, State Line Hustlers, special honors, arts.

•Ashley Taylor, State Line Hustlers, extra special honors, arts.

•Samantha Reynolds, Medina Pioneers, special honors and extra special honors, crafts.

•Ashley VanBrandt, State Line Hustlers, special honors, crafts.

•Larkyn Swimmer, Dodge City Wranglers, special honors and extra special honors, crafts.

•Lauren Taylor, State Line Hustlers, extra special honors, floral and indoor gardening, special honors, miscellaneous project.

•Madison Bachman, State Line Hustlers, special honors, photography.

•Cheyenne Traviolli, Dodge City Wranglers, special honors, photography, special honors and extra special honors, food and nutrition.

•Taylor M. Baugh, State Line Hustlers, extra special honors, food and nutrition.

 

Poultry

•Luci Shaffer, Bits and Pieces, Intermediate Showmanship 3rd, Reserve Champion Production.

•Travis Zuvers, Medina Pioneers, Senior Showmanship 1st, Reserve Champion Large Foul (AOV Cockeral), Reserve Champion Bantam (Partridge Wyandotte Hen), Champion AOV (Pigeons), Reserve Champion AOV (Pigeons), Reserve Best of Show Fowl (Pigeons).

•Clayton Bachman, Medina Pioneers Champion Large Foul (SC Rhode Island Red Hen), Best of Show Fowl (SC Rhode Island Red).

•Thomas Hodshire, Medina Pioneers, Champion Bantam (Buff Brahma Cock).

 

Beef Breeding

•Hayze Wolfe, Medina Pioneers, Other Breeds Overall Champion.

 

Market Beef:

•Jareth Keller, Medina Pioneers, Grand Champion Steer.

•Nick Stutzman, State Line Hustlers, Reserve Champion Steer, Senior Beef Showman, Overall Reserve Champion Beef Showman.

• Daniel Stutzman, State Line Hustlers, Grand Champion Feeder Calf, Senior Feeder Calf Showman, Overall Champion Beef Showman.

•Jarrett Waters, Medina Pioneers, Junior Beef Showman.

 

Horses

•Cheyenne Traviolli, Dodge City Wranglers,  Champion AQHA Halter Horse.

 

Jr. Livestock Club Displays

Swine

1st-  South Riga Go Getters

2nd-  State Line Hustlers

3rd-  Onsted Sweet Clovers

 

Awards given for 4-H Floats that participated in the Lenawee County Fair Parade.  

1st Place – Rome Blue Ribbons 

2nd Place – Quaker Willing Workers

3rd Place – Medina Pioneers

 

Cloverbuds (5-8 year olds)

Kaitlyn Sneyd, Medina Pioneers

Davidson Sneyd, Medina Pioneers

Emma Reckner, Medina Pioneers

Collin Reckner, Medina Pioneers

Aubree Fox, Medina Pioneers

Lauren Keller, Medina Pioneers

Emily Shoemaker, Medina Pioneers

Casey Craig, Medina Pioneers

Carolyn Gould, State Line Hustlers

Blain Wheeler, State Line Hustlers

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