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Articles with the Tag: 4-H

Great pumpkins face the scale Great pumpkins face the scale

Gretel, Slim and Peanut all went to Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply on Saturday, Oct. 4. While it’s not so unusual to go to Murdoch’s, it is if you’re a pumpkin.  Saturday was the giant vegetable contest hosted by the Big Sky Pumpkin Growers, sponsored by Murdoch’s and R...

Expanded fairground helps youth showcase animals, talents at Lake County Fair Expanded fairground helps youth showcase animals, talents at Lake County Fair

It is not proper etiquette to bring your goat to the dinner table, but when you are sitting at the fair chowing down on delicious barbecue there might be an exemption for that rule.  Snowflake, a small goat showed by young Bryanne Zempel, was so famished after strutting his stuff at the small fry sto...

Townsend woman judges Lake County Fair Townsend woman judges Lake County Fair

RONAN — Checking back fat on a market steer or quizzing a 4-H kid about the beef industry might not sound fun, but Virginia Knerr enjoys the activities. Knerr, the petite, redheaded Montana State University Extension Agent in Townsend, drove to Ronan and judged showmanship and market beef, hogs, lam...

Even champions need a bath

RONAN — Big Red stood in the wash rack, enjoying the cool water of a late afternoon bath. Tyler Delaney washed the good-natured steer, who didn’t know or probably care that he was 4-H grand champion market beef.  “He’s a really good steer,” Delaney said, soaping the s...

Local girl has her own Harley Local girl has her own Harley

RONAN — “He was kind of rowdy in the steer show,” Megan Evelo said.  Megan, 10, was talking about Harley, her 4-H market beef project.  A mini Hereford steer, Harley and Megan have been buds since November of 2013. Megan is 10, and she’s barely taller than Harley, her ...

Lake County Fair and Pioneer Days schedule

 Wednesday, July 30 8:30 a.m. Judges Orientation 9 a.m. – noon Perishable Open Class Check-in 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Swine Showmanship and Judging 3:30 p.m. Cat Show 5 p.m. Open Class Judges Orientation 5 p.m. Beef Showmanship 5 p.m. Lions Club Games 5 p.m. – 8 p.m...

Lake County 4-H team beats Idaho, Nevada competitors

News from Lake County 4-H  TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The Lake County 4-H livestock judging team of Laurel Rigby, Josey Motichka and Courtnee Clairmont recently bested teams from across Idaho and Nevada to take first place at the Southern Idaho Livestock Judging Camp.  The team traveled t...

Crowds flock to Pioneer Days, 4-H Fair Crowds flock to Pioneer Days, 4-H Fair

RONAN — Pioneer Days events, rodeos, and local 4-H competitions drew huge crowds to Ronan last week as fairgoers enjoyed a lineup of activities with a bit of something for everyone.  Area athletes were able to battle it out with a 5k run plus softball, volleyball and three-on-three basketball t...

Deuce comes up trumps at Lake County Fair Deuce comes up trumps at Lake County Fair

RONAN — Deuce stood chewing his cud in the beef barn at the Lake County Fair, not too concerned about what was going on around him. Owned and shown by Hallie Sohr, Deuce, a black steer, won grand champion market beef at this year’s Lake County Fair.  Hallie, 13, said her parents, Teresa a...

Valley View boys bring bunnies to fair Valley View boys bring bunnies to fair

RONAN — Wearing white shirts and black jeans blinged up with sparkles and glittering belts for the girls, 4-H kids either held their bunnies or placed their furry projects into small carriers during the bunny show on Aug. 2.  Moms and dads, grandmas and granddads and friends crowded the grandst...


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