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Paynesville Press - August 14, 2002

Area 4-H members headed for state fair

By Bonnie Jo Hanson

It's fair time in Minnesota and several area 4-H members have won trips to the state fair with projects that they entered at the Stearns County Fair, which was held in Sauk Centre from July 24-28, and at the Meeker County Fair, held in Litchfield from Aug. 1-4.

Members of the Koronis Konquerors 4-H Club and the Tel Star 4-H Club competed at the Stearns County Fair, while members of the Koronis Eager Beavers 4-H Club competed at the Meeker County Fair.

The Koronis Eager Beavers were reserve champions for their club banner and for the club's community pride project.

Winners of state fair trips were:

Koronis Konquerors
Caitlin Lien: clothing you buy (beginner level), champion;
Emily Mehr: electric, reserve champion; lawn and landscape, champion; plants and soils, reserve champion;
Justin Reeck: swine (gelt), reserve champion; sheep, reserve champion; swine (barrow), champion; sheep (senior showmanship), reserve champion;
Megan Reeck: fashion review, honor court; consumer education, reserve champion; food and nutrition, champion; food review, reserve champion; safety, reserve champion; sheep, champion; lamb lead, champion; sheep (junior showmanship), reserve champion; swine (gelt), champion; swine (barrrow), reserve champion.

Tel Star 4-H Club
AdamOrbeck: ducks (overall), champion; wildlife/biology, reserve champion;
Jason Kolb: crop science, champion;
Whitney Sabrowsky: cat (live animal), reserve champion; forestry/resources, reserve champion;

Koronis Eager Beavers
Kaitlyn Frenchick: state horse show winner;
Mesa Frenchick: clothes you make, grand reserve champion;
Steven Pearson: beef, grand reserve champion; shop, grand reserve champion;
Scott Thompson: needle arts, grand champion;
Angela Wunsch: consumer education, grand reserve champion; food preservation, grand champion.

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