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Paynesville Press - Aug. 13, 2003

Area 4-H members win trips to state fair

By Bonnie Jo Hanson

Local 4-H members recently competed at county fairs. Local winners in 4-H project areas will have the opportunity to compete at the Minnesota State Fair which will be held from Thursday, Aug. 21, to Monday, Sept. 1.

Members of the Koronis Konquerors and the Tel-Stars competed at the Stearns County Fair, which was held in Sauk Centre from Wednesday, July 23, to Sunday, July 27. Members of the Koronis Eager Beavers competed at the Meeker County Fair, which was held in Litchfield from Thursday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 3.

The Koronis Konquerors were grand champions for their fair display, and the Koronis Eager Beavers were reserve champions for their recycling barrel decorating.

The following members earned trips to the Minnesota State Fair:

Koronis Eager Beavers

Katlyn Frenchick: Horse interview, champion; (Katlyn also participated in the state dog show, and her sister Mesa Frenchick participated in the state horse show, both held prior to the state fair.)

Katherine Schrupp: potatoes, grand reserve champion; intermediate rabbit showmanship, champion;

Tim Schrupp: dairy (Guernsey), champion.

Koronis Konquerors

Caitlin Lien: crafts, reserve champion; horse informational poster, reserve champion;

Emily Mehr: cat education, champion;

Megan Reeck: clothing you buy, champion; food and nutrition, champion; swine (barrow), reserve champion; ewe lamb, champion; yearling ewe, reserve champion; lamb lead, champion; sheep senior showmanship, champion.


Jason Kolb: summer junior yearling, champion;

Melissa Kolb: winter senior yearling, champion;

Adam Orbeck: plant and soil science, champion; ducks (overall), reserve champion; breeding ducks, champion;

Kim Rausch: home environment, reserve champion; vegetable gardening, champion;

Bryan Rausch: fruit, champion; potatoes, reserve champion; vegetable gardening, reserve champion;

Whitney Sabrowsky: breads, reserve champion; poultry junior showmanship, reserve champion; wildlife/biology, champion.

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