2015 Cooking Contest Results

This year at The Linn County Fair there were three different cooking contest held on Sunday, June 28th, including Cooking with Rhubarb, Cooking with Berries, and Homemade Salsa Contest. The best part of the contest was the crowd taste testing after the contest. The taste of home cooking was unbeatable.

Cooking Contest helpers

Cooking Contest helpers

Cooking with Rhubarb winners

Rhubarb Winners

Rhubarb Winners

Bring a Pan Category:

  • 1st Place – Sally Emery from Marion with Rhubarb Pie
  • 2nd Place – Ross Vander Pet from  Central City with Rhubarb Strawberry Pie
  • 3rd Place – tie
    • Barb Tjarks from Marion with Rhucotta cake
    • Carol Hatch from Center Point with Rhubarb Cheesecake bars

Other Category:

  • 1st Place – Lois Martin from Marion with Rhubarb Swirl
  • 2nd Place – Teresa Conklin from Marion with Rhubarb Jam on Baguette
  • 3rd Place – Teresa Conklin from Marion with Rhubarb Jam on baguette with Greek Topping.

Cooking with Berries Contest Winners

In a pan category:

  • 1st Place – Holly Ryan from Marion with Strawberry Lemonade bars
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In a Jar Category:

  • 1st Place – Kristina Canfield from Cedar Rapids with Grape Jelly
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Homemade Salsa Contest Winners

Mild Salsa:

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  • 1st – Mikayla Bowen from Center Point with Garden Fresh Salsa
  • 2nd – Celeste Luksitich from Marion with Salsy Salsa
  • 3rd – Marck Dude et from Marion with Verde Victory

Sweet/Fruity Salsa:

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  • 1st – Brynlee Dude from Mt . Vernon with Appleberry salsa with Cinnamon chips
  • 2nd – Holly Ryan from Marion with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa.
Salsa Judges- Kevin Banasik and Yon Abel

Salsa Judges- Kevin Banasik and Yon Abel

People’s Choice Winners: 

  • Rhubarb – Ross Vander Peut from Central City with Rhubarb Strawberry Pie
  • Berries – Holly Ryan from Marion with Strawberry Lemonade bars
  • Salsa – Brynlee Sudley from Mt . Vernon with Appleberry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

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2015 Edible Bug Contest Results

The Linn County Fair held the Make an Edible Bug Contest Thursday, June 25th in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment as part of Youth Day. Children ages 10 and under had to construct a bug using edible materials.

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5 Years and Under

1st Place: Page Martin age 3 of Springville- lady bug

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6 & 7 Year Olds

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1st Place: Jordan McFarland age 7  of Lisbon- centipede
2nd Place: Preston Martin of Springville

8-10 Year Olds

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1st Place: Mya Whitten Baugh age 10 – caterpiller
2nd Place: Alana Ries of Coggon
3rd Place: Jaime McFarlane of Lisbon

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2015 Pie Eating Contest Results

People young and old came out to see how they compete against others in eating blueberry pie. The Pie Eating Contest was held on Saturday, June 27th at 3pm in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent at the Linn County Fairgrounds.

Each participant had to eat a blueberry pie as fast as they could without using their hands. They had 10 minutes to eat it and the first person that finished their pie or had the most eaten at 10 minutes, was the winner. The winner of the adult class received a $20 gift card to Main Street Market in Coggon and second place received a blueberry pie. The child class winner received a $15 gift card to the Main Street Market in Coggon and second place received a blueberry pie.

This was a fun new contest that was added this year and we hope to have it back again next year, maybe even with a different type of pie.

Special thanks to Main Street Market in Coggon for sponsoring this contest.

Child Division:

  • 1st – Emma Ries – age 12 from Coggon
  • A very close 2nd place – Dalton Hampton – age 14 from Monticello
1st place in the child class,  Emma Ries, 12 years old from Coggon, with (left to right) 2015 Linn County Fair Queen Sierra Dougherty, 2015 Linn County Fair Princess Sara Kettelkamp, and KGAN Morning Anchor Kelly D'Ambrosio.

1st place in the child class, Emma Ries, 12 years old from Coggon, with (left to right) 2015 Linn County Fair Queen Sierra Dougherty, 2015 Linn County Fair Princess Sara Kettelkamp, and KGAN Morning Anchor Kelly D’Ambrosio.

Adult Division:

  • 1st place – Colton Kewitt – Marion
  • A very close 2nd – Josiah Ertz – Central City
1st place in the adult class, Colton Kewitt of Marion, (left to right) with 2015 Linn County Fair Princess Sara Kettelkamp, 2015 Linn County Fair Queen Sierra Dougherty, and KGAN Morning Anchor Kelly D'Ambrosio.

1st place in the adult class, Colton Kewitt of Marion, (left to right) with 2015 Linn County Fair Princess Sara Kettelkamp, 2015 Linn County Fair Queen Sierra Dougherty, and KGAN Morning Anchor Kelly D’Ambrosio.

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Iowa Secretary of Ag & Linn County 4-H Poultry

The 2015 Linn County 4-H Poultry Show takes place today at the Linn County Fairgrounds.  Due to the Avian Influenza this year’s 4-H Poultry show will not include any live birds, but instead educational displays, egg show, photo bird show and fun contest.

Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agricultural

Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agricultural


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s part of the Linn County Fair 4-H Poultry check-in yesterday, Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, came to speak to the Linn County 4-H poultry youth. Secretary Northey spoke on poultry health, Avian Influenza and the steps our state government is taking to eradicate the problem.  He expressed the devastation that this outbreak has caused statewide in Iowa and across the country.  He provided encouragement to the youth concerning their 4-H projects and expressed how he was glad they have such a strong interest in Agriculture.  
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Jackie Bohlken, chairman of Linn County 4-H Poultry Committee, stated “We all were very impressed that Bill was willing to come to our county fair to encourage our youth.  He has joined the ranks of our fowl friends.”
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The Linn County 4-H Poultry kids will still have their poultry show this year, it won’t include any live birds, but it will be an experience they will never forget. 

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2015 4-H/FFA Sheep Show Results

Linn County 4-H and FFA members exhibited sheep at the Linn County Fairgrounds on Thursday, 25 June, 2015.

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Winners of the Commercial Ewe Show were:

Champion Homeraised Commercial Ewe:  Kaylee Raim, Springville

   Reserve Champion Homeraised Commercial Ewe:  Tanner Sloan, Alburnett

Champion Blackface Commercial Ewe:  David Iehl, Central City

   Reserve Champion Blackface Commercial Ewe:  Breanne  Balderston, Central City

Champion Commercial Yearling Ewe:  Seth Crow Schrader, Marion

 

   Reserve Champion Commercial Yearling Ewe:  AJ Crow Schrader, Marion

Champion Speckle Faced Commercial Lamb:  Aleah Brown, Central City

 

   Reserve Champion Speckle Faced Commercial Lamb:  Tanner Sloan, Alburnett

Supreme Champion Commercial Ewe:  Aleah Brown, Central City

 

   Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe: Kaylee Raim, Springville

 

Champion Homeraised Market Lamb:  Tanner Sloan, Alburnett

   Reserve Champion Homeraised Market LambTanner Sloan, Alburnett

Champion Speckle Faced Market Lamb:   Chloe  Beckner, Marion

Reserve Champion Speckle Faced Market Lamb:  David Iehl, Central City

Champion Lightweight Market Lamb:  Robbie Carrothers, Alburnett

   Reserve Champion Lightweight Market Lamb:  Kayla Hospodarsky, Cedar Rapids

Champion Middleweight Market Lamb:  David Iehl, Central City

 

   Reserve Champion Middleweight Market Lamb:  Chloe Beckner, Marion

Champion Heavyweight Market Lamb:  Kaylee Raim,  Springville

   Reserve Champion Heavyweight Market Lamb:  Robbie Carrothers, Alburnett

Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Tanner Sloan, Alburnett

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb:  Kaylee Raim, Springville

Grand Champion Market Lamb Pair:  David Iehl, Central City

   Reserve Champion Market Lamb Pair:   Chloe Beckner, Marion

Showmanship:

 

Champion Senior Showman:  Robbie Carrothers, Alburnett

   Reserve Champion Senior Showman:  AJ Crow Schrader, Marion

Champion Intermediate Showman:  David Iehl, Central City

   Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman:  Aleah Brown, Central City

 

Champion Junior Showman:  Kaylee Raim, Springville

   Reserve Champion Junior Showman:  Breanne  Balderston, Central City

 

 

Winners of the Master Shepherd Contest are:

 

Senior:  AJ Crorw Schrader, Marion

 

Junior:  Raina Brown, Central City

 

   Reserve Junior:  Lee Sloan, Alburnett

 

4-H, the youth component of the Iowa State University Extension, offers opportunities to choose from among fifty different project areas.  The 4-H program is open to all urban and rural youth grades kindergarten through 12.  For more information about 4-H, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 383 Collins Road NE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids or phone 377-9839.

Iowa State University Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

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2015 4-H Static Results

Linn County Fair Family & Consumer Science; Creative Arts; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Personal Development; and Science, Engineering & Technology State Fair Winners Announced

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4-H and FFA Family and Consumer Science, Visual Arts, Personal Development and Science, Agriculture and Engineering exhibits were evaluated on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Linn County Fair.  These exhibits cover a wide range of topics including food and nutrition, personal development, welding, visual arts and citizenship.  The exhibits chosen will be displayed at the Iowa State Fair in August.

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Those chosen in the Family and Consumer Science Division were:

Consumer Management:

Casey Robertson, Marion

Rebecca Stevens, Cedar Rapids  

 

Clothing and Fashion:

MiKayla Bowen, Center Point

Isabella Engel, Ely

Elizabeth Skaff, Central City

 Home Improvement:

                Seth Crow Schrader, Marion

                Sierra Dougherty, Coggon

                Jeret Crow Schrader, Marion

                AJ Crow Schrader. Marion

 Food and Nutrition:

                Kolton Brandt, Central City

                Grace Pisarik, Mt. Vernon

                Keely Franck, Walker

                Isabella Engel, Ely

                Jacque Murray, Ely

                Savannah Hatch, Center Point

                Fiona Dolan, Cedar Rapids

                CJ Waybill, Central City               

               

Sewing and Needle Arts:

                Grace Pisarik, Mt. Vernon

JD Waybill, Central City

Sammy Edwards, Mt. Vernon

Those chosen to represent Linn County at the Iowa State Fair in the Creative Arts Division were:

Photography:

 

                Paige Wolfe, Central City

               

                Casey Robertson, Marion

                Bridger Tack, Hiawatha

                Shelby Malone, Central City

                Meredith  McDonald, Central City

                Tatiana Mallie, Mt. Vernon

                Emily Mueggenberg, Marion

                Seth Crow Schrader, Marion

                Lauren Kuethe, Marion

                Nicole Uhlenkamp, Central City

                Jay Flitsch, Central City

                Paige McGovern, Central City

                Taylor Hospodarsky, Cedar Rapids

                Rachel Zumbach, Coggon

Visual Arts:

Alexa Gormley, Marion

                Meredith McDonald, Central City

                Kyle Franck, Walker

Music: 

Mary Gustason, Marion

Those chosen in the Personal Development Division were:

Lydia Brown, Cedar Rapids

Sarah Overmann, Marion

 

Representatives from Linn County for the Animals Division were:

Animal Science: 

                Sean Hamilton, Cedar Rapids

Youth selected to represent Linn County in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division were:

Horticulture:

                Sam Stoner, Mt. Vernon

Houseplants:

                Michaela Rowell, Marion

 

Other Agriculture and Natural Resources:

                AJ Crow Schrader, Marion

 

Linn County youth selected in Science, Engineering & Technology classes were:

Mechanics:

                Molly Hogan, Coggon

                Cole Franck, Walker

 

                 Woodworking:   

              Kyle Franck, Walker

              Seth Crow Schrader, Marion

              Haley Griebel, Ely

                                                                                    

For more information about joining 4-H – as a volunteer or as a member, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 383 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids or phone 319-377-9839.  4-H Youth Development programs provide youth experiences in project learning, communication, citizenship, leadership and personal decision making skills.

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2015 Linn County Fair 4-H Club Booth Winners

Each year at the Linn County Fair, 4-H Clubs decorate their display booths according to a theme.  This year’s fair theme was “Where great memories are made!”.

Those clubs winning honors for the best decorated club booth are:

Large Club Division:

Outstanding —  Dandy Doers

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Outstanding – Coggon Clippers

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                                                 Outstanding – Indian Creek

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                                                 Outstanding – Washington Busy Beavers

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                                                 Large Club Honorable Mention – Prairie Union Wildcats

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                                                 Large Club Honorable Mention – Barnyard Buddies

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Small Club Division:

Outstanding – College Challengers

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                                                Outstanding – Mustangs

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                                                Outstanding – Central City Achievers

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                                                Outstanding – The Iowa Club

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                                                                                                                                                                                                   For more information about joining  4-H – as a volunteer or as a member, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 3279 7th Avenue, Marion, or phone 377-9839.  4-H Youth Development programs provide youth experiences in project learning, communication, citizenship, leadership and personal decision making skills.

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