2016 Recycled Garden Art Contest Winners

 

The residents of Linn County and surrounding areas had another chance to help keep “trash” out of the landfill and turn it into art as part of The Linn County Fair’s Recycled Garden Art contest.  The special categories this year were “cowboy boots”. There were some very talent people turned their trash into beautiful garden art.

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Overall Winner
Sharon Scott Bowers

Cowboy Boots Category
1st place: Sharon Scott Bowers

Ages 19-64
1st place: Goodwill Day Hab (Tire Lady Bug)
2nd place: Julie M. Scott (Glass Sculpture)

Ages 64 & above
1st place: Kathy Clemens (sheep)
2nd place: Shirley Henle (Tin Can Flower)

Ages 3-11
1st place: Teagan Liebe (Flower)
2nd place:Tessaly Robertson (Glow-in-dark mushroom)

Ages 11-19
No entries

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4-H/FFA Livestock Auction Results

Every year many 4-H and FFA members look forward to showing their livestock at The Linn County Fair in Central City. Some then sell their prized animal in the Livestock Auction at the end of the fair that was held on Monday, June 27th this year. The proceeds from the livestock auction goes directly to the 4-H or FFA member. Many save up this money and put it towards college. Others use it to continue raising their other livestock at home and some members pay it forward and donate their auction checks to project dear to their heart.

One of the 4-H members that is donating their livestock auction proceeds to pay it forward is Emma Ries. Emma has donated the proceeds of selling her steer “Sage” to the FFA memorial fund at Maquoketa Valley High School in memory of her cousin Anna Nefzger. Anna had died on June 24th when she lost control of her ATV and crashed near Manchester.

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Emma Ries and her steer “Sage”

Another 4-Her that donated their livestock auction proceeds to a project dear to them was JaLea Horning. She donated the proceeds of her steer back to the Linn County Fair’s Cattle barn electrical improvements.  Approximately $9,855 was raised for the project.
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JaLea Horning selling her steer at the livestock auction with John Airy- auctioneer. 

This year The Linn County Fair Livestock Auction consisted of 122 head that ran thru the auction including 45 beef, 24 sheep, 3 goats, 1 poultry and 49 swine.

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The Linn County Fair Association helps put on the auction every year and with the help of Farmer State Bank clerking this event it is a successful event every year. Special thanks to this year’s auctioneers John Airy and Louis Zumbach. The auction brought in several new buyers this year and many long time buyers. Special thanks to the many supporters of the Linn County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction:

BUYER(S) NAMES City
ABBE CREEK AG Mt. Vernon
BECK’S HYBRIDS/SLOAN FARMS Alburnett
KYLE BETENBENDER Coggon
PHIL BRECHT FAMILY Central City
CARSON & BARRON FARMS/PIONEER SEEDS Rowley
CARSON FARMS/RJ CARSON Marion
CHANNEL SEED/BETH LINCOLN Colesburg
COMMUNITY SAVINGS BANK Edgewood, Cedar Rapids
DAVID & CARLY MARTIN SHOW PIGS Marion
DAY RETTIG MARTIN PC/RON MARTIN Cedar Rapids
EXCHANGE STATE BANK Springville
F & M BANK Cedar Rapids
FAST GENETICS Jefferson
FARMERS STATE BANK Marion, Alburnett, Hiawatha, Cedar Rapids
GEHRING ORTHODONTICS Toddville
GLOBAL WATER DEVICES/KENNY KEEGAN FAMILY Cedar Rapids
GRASS CARPET LAWN SERVICE Ely
GRIEBEL FAMILY Ely
HATCH FARMS/DONALD HATCH Center Point
JEFF HENNESSEY  Harper
HILLS BANK & TRUST Mt. Vernon, Marion, Cedar Rapids
INTERSTATE GRAIN SERVICE Center Point
JUNGE CENTER POINT/RON JACKSON Center Point
KEYSTONE BANK Center Point
LINN COOP OIL COMPANY/PIONEER SEEDS Alburnett, Marion, Springville
LINN COUNTY CORN & SOYBEAN GROWERS Central City
MARK’S LOCKER Rowley
MARTIN FAMILY FARMS/MYCOGEN SEEDS Springville
METRO HARLEY DAVIDSON Cedar Rapids
MATT MORRIS Central City
MT. VERNON BANK & TRUST CO. Mt. Vernon
NEIGHBOR INSURANCE SERVICES-JENNIFER DUNN  Marion
NEIGHBOR INSURANCE SERVICES-MARK NEIGHBOR Hiawatha
NXT INSURANCE Central City
P & K MIDWEST EQUIPMENT Mt. Vernon
RJ CONSTRUCTION Marion
RS& M FARM/STEVEN ROSS Alburnett
JEROME RIES Ryan
BRETT SHULISTA Central City
THEISEN’S Cedar Rapids
TITAN MACHINERY Center Point
TROY LOUWAGIE/HERTZ FARM MANAGEMENT Mt Vernon
WALKER STATE BANK Walker
KIRK WEIH Mt Vernon
Ema Ries’ benefit steer buyers: Jim & Lil Nefzer, Tom & Verna Kintzle, Community Savings Bank, Sean & Jennifer Dunn, Airy Farms,  Coggon Clippers 4-H Club, Klye Betenbender, Dandy Doers 4-H Club.

 

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Linn County 4-H Youth Council Scholarships Presented

 

The Linn County Fair Cook Out Program on Wednesday, June 22 was the setting for the 16th Annual Linn County 4-H Youth Council Scholarship presentation.  Scholarships are given to Youth Council Senior members who apply and reach the following criteria:  Must be a 4-H member for 3 years, be an active Youth Council member for 2 years, fulfill Youth Council Contract requirements and attend the Scholarship interview.

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This year eleven Linn County 4-H Youth Council members received scholarships.

                                    Jesse Martinson, Cedar Rapids                           
                                    Meredith McDonald, Marion                                 
                                    Sara-Anne Kettelkamp, Marion               
                                    Kelly Breja, Cedar Rapids                                     
                                    Molly Hogan, Coggon                                             
                                    Lydia Brown, Cedar Rapids                                  
                                    Kacee Dixon, Walker                                             
                                    Jessica Etten, Prairieburg                                    
                                    Nathan Williams, Cedar Rapids                           
                                    Jacque Murray, Ely                                                
                                    Haley Griebel, Ely                                                   

Recipients receive the awarded scholarship amount after their first semester.

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In addition to these educational scholarships, the Youth Council membership has presented partial scholarships to 4-H  members who participate in the Linn County 4-H Junior Camp, Linn County Intermediate trips, Iowa State 4-H Youth Conference, and the Citizenship Washington Focus trip.  These scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual pie auction held at the Linn County Fair.
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2016 4-H Communications Results

The Linn County Fair 4-H Communications competition was held on June 24 and June 26 at the Linn County Fairgrounds.  Winners will represent Linn County at the Iowa State Fair in August.

Working Exhibit winners are:

Junior – Alaynah Rieck, Center Point, “Histoy of Catapults”

Intermediate  – Katie Edwards,  Mt. Vernon and Megan Baumler, Lisbon – “Colorful Chromatography”

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Extemporaneous Speaking winner:   Sean Hamilton, Cedar Rapids

On Sunday afternoon, June 26, the competition for the Share the Fun entries were held.      

Share the Fun:

               Senior:  Mikala  Bowen, Center Point, Vocal Solo

            Senior:  CJ Waybill, Central City; Patrick Hansen, Monticello and Melaena Holm presenting a Mime.

Senior:  Amanda Dragon, Mt. Vernon, Storytelling

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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 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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2016 4-H Dog Show Results

Linn County 4-H exhibitors showed their dogs at the Linn County Fairgrounds on Monday, June 27,  2016.
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Winners in the Obedience Classes were:

  • Champion Advanced Obedience:  Natalie McAllister, Cedar Rapids
  • Reserve Champion Advanced Obedience:  Anna Gardner, Central City
 
  • Champion Regular Obedience:  Delaney Sturtz, Alburnett
  • Reserve Champion Regular Obedience:  Anna Gardner showing for Meredith McDonald, both from Central City 

Winners in the Agility classes were:

  • Champion On-leash 16” and over:  Emmilee Bean, Center Point
  • Reserve Campion On-leash 16” and over:  Annelise Barkalow, Springville
  • Champion On-leash under 16”:  Emily Anna Armstrong, Center Point
  • Reserve Champion On-leash under 16”:  Michaela Rowell, Marion
  • Champion  Advanced – Under 16”:  Sadie Flatland, Springville
  • Reserve Champion  Advanced – Under 16”:  Anna Curtis, Toddville
  • Champion – Advanced – 16” and Over:  Natalie McAllister, Cedar Rapids
  • Reserve Champion Advanced – 16” and Over:  Anna Gardner, Central City
Those winning the Showmanship and Grooming classes were:
  • Champion – Junior – Grades 4th  – 6th:  Rionna Stickley,Springville
  • Champion Intermediate Showmanship & Grooming Grade 7th – 8th: Emily Anna Armstrong, Center Point
  • Reserve Champion Intermediate ShowmanshipMichaela Rowell, Marion
  • Champion – Senior Showmanship – Grades 9th  – 12th :  Sadie Flatland, Springville:
  • Reserve Champion – Senior Showmanship Grades 9th-12th :  Eva Dolan, Cedar Rapids :

4-H, the youth component of 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 kindergarten through 12th grade.  For more information about 4-H, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 383 Collins Road, Cedar Rapids, IA or call 319-377-9839.

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2016 Quilt Block Challenge Winner

 

The 2016 Linn County Fair Quilt Block Challenge contest was a success again this year. Connie’s Quilt Shop supplied the kits that included colors from this year’s fair logo. Fifty quilt blocks were purchased. Contestants had to use all fabrics and create a design with a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Connie’s Quilt Shop.

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Blocks were displayed at the 2016 Linn County Fair June 22nd – 26th. The blocks were judged for the Viewer’s Choice and the winner was block #5 created by Karen (Bolton) Grote, a former Linn County 4-Her.  Later the blocks will be made into a quilt to be raffled off at the following year’s fair. All proceeds will go towards improvements of The Linn County Fair.

20160618_133921.jpgThe 2015 Quilt Blocks were quilted into a beautiful quilt that was raffled off and the winner was announced Sunday, June 26th at the fair. The winner was Kathy Clemens.

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2016 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Show Results

 

Linn County 4-H and FFA Dairy cattle were exhibited at the Linn County Fair on 26 June in Central City.
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  • Champion Guernsey:  JJ Eilers, Urbana
  • Reserve Champion Guernsey:  Emily Anna Armstrong, Center Point
  • Champion Holstein:  Sara Ann Kettelkamp, Marion:  
  • Supreme Cow:  Sara Anne Kettelkamp, Marion
  • Reserve Supreme Champion Cow:   J J Eilers, Urbana
  • Junior Champion Brown Swiss, Nathan Zumbach, Springville
  • Reserve Junior Champion Brown Swiss:  Nathan Zumbach, Springville
  • Junior Champion Guernsey, Carter Eilers, Urbana
  • Reserve Junior Champion Guernsey, JJ Eilers, Urbana
  • Junior Champion Holstein, Alexis Costello, Cedar Rapids
  • Reserve Junior Champion Holstein, John Butz
  • Honorable Mention:   Brock Henderson, North Linn
  • Junior Champion Jersey:  Brady Henderson, North Linn
  • Reserve Junior Champion Jersey:  Brock Henderson, North Linn
  • Honorable Mention:  J J Eilers, Urbana
  • Junior Champion Milking Shorthorn:  Carter Eilers, Urbana
  • Supreme Junior Champion Heifer:  Brady Henderson, North  Linn
  • Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer:  Alelxis Costello, Cedar Rapids
  • Honorable Mention:  John Butz, Cedar Rapids
Showmanship Class winners:
  • Senior Showmanship Champion: Brock Henderson, Coggon
  • Reserve Champion Senior Showman:  John Butz, Mt. Vernon
  • Honorable Mention:  Alexis Costello, Cedar Rapids
  • Intermediate Showmanship Champion: J J Eilers, Urbana
  • Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman:  Emily Staal, Central City
  • Junior Showmanship Champion:- Nathan Zumbach, Springville
  • Reserve Champion Junior Showman:  Carter Eilers, Urbana
  • Honorable Mention:  Carrie Staal, Central City
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 kindergarten through 12th grade.  For more information about 4-H, contact the Linn County Extension Office, 383 Collins Road,  NE,  Cedar Rapids or phone 377-9839.

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