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A fair for all

500 plus 4-H exhibits shown over busy county fair weekend

RONAN – “I enjoy spending time with the animals,” eighth grader Aspen Taber stated. She also noted chickens are her favorite animal. “I do well with them. They suit me.” 

The fair had over 500 4-H exhibits packed with livestock, art and food. Whatever your interest, from cake decorating to woodworking, and from pigs to chickens, this year’s fair had something for everyone. 

4-H kids of all ages work throughout the year to raise and care for their fair animals correctly. Finally, after months of hard work, they get to see how their efforts paid off.

For eighth grader Aspen Taber, her arduous work paid off in the form of Grand and Reserve Champion titles in the rabbit and poultry categories.

In the fair barns, visitors could get up close to the livestock, pigs and sheep that members of the 4-H Clubs have raised. And in the exhibition halls, 4-H members displayed their home economic, woodworking, crafts and other projects, which were judged early in the week.

The fair kicked off on Monday with the horse and mini horse show.

Other fair highlights included a fashion revue, small fry stock show, market livestock sale and a spotlight talent show.

On Saturday, local cowboys and cowgirls competed in the ranch rodeo. The ranch rodeo includes events that simulate what a full-time working cowboy and cowgirl does on a daily basis including sort, rope and doctor, calf branding, team roping and trailer loading.

Buckles and prizes were awarded to the winning teams. 

The fair concluded on Sunday with a MBHA barrel race that had more than 100 riders competing.


Youth ranch rodeo winners

Branding 1st Ryle Lytle, 2nd Trapper McAllister, 3rd Nick McAllister

Breakaway 1st Gavin Knutson, 2nd Ryle Lytle, 3rd Blair Lytle

Dummy Roping (7 + under) 1st Seth Sinclair, 2nd Sydney Crimmins, 3rd Caid Sinclir

Dummy Roping (8 + over) 1st Abbi Krantz, 2nd Tanner Bergh


Ranch rodeo

Cow Milking 

1st RJ Snyder, Trapper McAllister, Zeb Lytle, TJ Sinclair

2nd Josh Senecal, Trevor Motichka, Paul Guenzler, Will Harris

3rd Sarah Crimmins, Eric Crimmins, Levi Guenzler, Jamie Horner


Ranch rodeo overall

1st Josh Senecal, Trevor Motichka, Paul Guenzler, Will Harris

2nd RJ Snyder, Trapper McAllister, Zeb Lytle, TJ Sinclair

3rd Sarah Crimmins, Eric Crimmins, Levi Guenzler, Jamie Horner


MBHA barrel race 

Open class

1D placing

1st Kassi Knodel 16.123

2nd Chenessa McGraw 16.232

3rd Brielle Zempel 16.255


2D placing

1st Crystal Dale 16.631

2nd Abby Knight 16.656

3rd Wendy McCaffree 16.665


3D placing

1st Cheyenne Lytle 17.126

2nd Katelyn Young 17.128

3rd Lynnsay Dreiling 17.150


4D placing

1st Bobbie Reeves 18.159

2nd Tana Deckert 18.230

3rd Kaila Frawley 18.300



1D placings

1st Tarolyn West 16.601

2nd Wendy McCaffree 16.665


2D placings

1st Sharon Guenzler 17.189

2nd Sherry Flink 17.313


3D placings

1st Dusti Johnson 17.759

2nd Kim Albertoni 17.769


4D placings

1st Debbie Newman 18.611

2nd Sheri Yeager 19.503



1D placings

1st Brooke Miner 19.376

2nd Kendyl Yeager 24.164

3rd Sydney Crimmins 24.234



1D Placings

1st Lexi Murer 16.526

2nd Hailey Weible 16.614

3nd Hailey Weible 16.836


2D placings

1st Katie Combs 17.166

2nd Graysen O’Connor 17.260

3rd Hayden Hansen 17.441


3D placings 

1st Katelyn Young 17.672

2nd Addie Anderson 17.696

3rd Hailey Weible 17.711


4D placings

1st Emily Albrecht 18.600

2nd Katie Zink 20.690

3rd Landyn Hughes 21.559











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