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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2016 4-H Swine Show Results

 

The Linn County 4-H Swine show was held at the Linn County Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 26 with the following results.
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  • Champion Purebred Market Hog:  Eli Patton, Troy Mills
  •  Reserve Champion Purebred Market Hog:  Nathan Wilson, Center Point
  • Champion Individual Market Gilt:  Corbin Woods, Walker
  • Reserve Champion Individual Market Gilt:  Ryan Clark, Mt Vernon
  • Champion Individual Market Barrow:  Corbin Woods, Walker
  • Reserve Champion Individual Market Barrow:  David Iehl, Central City
  • Champion Individual Market Hog:  Corbin Woods, Walker
  • Reserve Champion Individual Market Hog:  Corbin Woods, Walker
  • Champion Derby Gilt:  Tanner Sloan, Alburnett
  • Reserve Champion Derby Gilt:  Parker Janson, Cedar Rapids
  • Champion Derby Barrow:  Andrew Louwagie, Mt. Vernon
  • Reserve Champion Derby Barrow:  Jordan Balderston, Central City
  • Champion Derby Hog:  Andrew Louwagie, Mt Vernon
  • Reserve Champion Derby Hog:  Jordan Balderston, Central City

Showmanship:

  • Senior Showmanship Champion:  Mitchell Louwagie, Mt. Vernon
  • Reserve Champion Senior Showman:  Andrew Louwagie, Mt. Vernon
  • Senior Showmanship 3rd Place:  Nathan Wilson, Center Point
  • Intermediate Champion Showman:  Molly Louwagie, Mt. Vernon
  • Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman:  Jordan Balderston, Central City
  • Intermediate Showmanship 3rd: Place:  Tate Whitham, Central  City

 

  • Junior Champion Showman:  Natalie Clark, Mt. Vernon
  •  Junior Reserve Champion Showman:  Henry Ryan, Mt Vernon
  •  Junior 3rd Place Showman:  Keely Franck, Walker

 

  • Advanced Champion Showman:  Andrew Louwagie, Mt. Vernon
  • Advanced Reserve Champion Showman:  Corbin Woods, Walker
  • Advanced 3rd Place Showman:  Ryan Clark, Mt. Vernon

 

  • Champion Market Pen of Three:  Jacob Waltz, Central City
  • Reserve Champion Market Pen of Three:  Jayda Bowman, Marion
  • Champion Carcass Merit Gilt:  Kanan Morris, Central City
  • Reserve Champion Carcass Merit Gilt:  Tanya Mallie, Mt. Vernon
  • Champion Carcass Merit Barrow:  Kolby Morris, Central City
  • Reserve Champion Carcass Merit Barrow:  Natalie Clark, Mt. Vernon

 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 ages 9 through 19.  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 programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

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2016 4-H Goat Show Results

Linn County 4-H members exhibited their goats on Thursday, June 23 at the Linn County Fairgrounds.
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The following received top honors in the Dairy Goat department:

Registered Junior Champion:  Caitlin Robertson, Marion

Registered Reserve Junior Champion:  Kylie Mysak, Springville

Registered Senior Champion:  Caitlin Robertson, Marion

Registered Senior Reserve Champion:  Kylie Mysak, Springville

Champion Registered Doe:  Caitlin Robertson, Marion

                Reserve Champion Registered Doe:  Kylie Mysak, Springville

Grade Junior Champion:  Haley McMahan, Walker

Reserve Grade Junior Champion:  Haley McMahan, Walker

Senior Grade Champion:  Mark Gregoricka, Springville

Reserve Senior Grade Champion:  David Gregoricka, Springville

Champion Grade:  Mark Gregoricka, Springville

Reserve Champion Grade:  David Gregoricka, Springville

Best Doeling of Show:  Haley McMahon, Walker

Best Doe of Show:  Mark Gregoricka, Springville

Champion Buckling:  Caitlin Robertson, Marion

                Reserve Champion Buckling: Grace Pisarik, Mt Vernon

 

Advanced Showmanship:

First        Kylie Mysak, Springville

Second:  Caitlin Robertson, Marion

Third:  David Gregoricka, Springville

Senior Showmanship:

First:    Grace Pisarik, Mt. Vernon

Second:  Mark Gregoricka, Springviille

Third:  AJ Crow Schrader, Marion

Intermediate Showmanship: 

First:  Haley McMahon, Walker

Second:  Kyerra Schmidt, Walker

Junior Showmanship:

First:  Joel Robertson, Marion

Second:  Gabryla Schmidt, Walker

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MEAT GOAT RESULTS:

Champion Market Meat Goat Wether:  David Iehl, Central City

Reserve Champion Market Meat Goat Wether:  David Iehl, Central City

Champion Market Meat Goat Rate of Gain:  Anthony Unash, Mt. Vernon

Reserve Champion Market Meat Goat Rate of Gain:  Seth Crow Schrader, Marion

Champion Commercial Boer Breeding Doe:  Jordyn Cory, Cedar Rapids

Reserve Champion Commercial Boer Breeding Doe:  Kolby Morris, Central City

Champion Registered Percentage Boer Breeding Doe: Jacob Waltz,  Central City

Reserve Registered Percentage Boer Breeding Doe:  Kylie Mysak, Springville

Champion Registered Full Blood Boer Breeding Doe:  Jacob Waltz, Central City

Reserve Champion Registered Full Blood Boer Breeding Doe:  Jacob Waltz, Central City

Supreme Boer Breeding Doe:  Jordyn Cory, Cedar Rapids

Champion Boer Buckling:  Jerret Crow Schrader, Marion

Reserve Champion Boer Buckling:  Kadian Behrens, Mt. Vernon

Showmanship

Advanced Showmanship:

First:  Kylie Mysak, Springville

Second:  Jacob Waltz, Central City

Third:  AJ Crow Schrader, Marion

Senior Showmanship:

First:  Delaney Sturtz, Alburnett

Second:  Jerret Crow Schrader, Marion

Third:  Kanan Morris, Central City

Intermediate Showship: 

First:  Jordyn Cory, Cedar Rapids

Second:  Jaylen Ernzen, Marion

Third:  Kolby Morris, Central City

Junior Showmanship:

First:  Anthony Unash, Mt Vernon

Second Kadian Behrens, Mt Vernon

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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