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(Tribune photos by Dana Gilbertson)
Grand Champion Geese: Susan Swarner (right) with friend and helper Andrea
Glasser (left) show Swarner’s Grand Champion Geese which were purchased by
local buyers Dr. Larry Reed of Westchester Animal Clinic and Gloria Reed of
Chesterton Travel at Thursday’s 4-H Livestock Auction. The geese duo was
purchased for $600. Susan Swarner is a nine year 4-H member.
Grand Champion Ducks: Susan Swarner holds up her Grand Champion duck duo
purchased by Chesterton Travel and Westchester Animal Clinic at Thursday’s
4-H Livestock Auction for $400. Pictured from left to right are Porter
County Fair Queen Becky Godbey; Ryan Wilson, 4-H king; Susan Swarner,
seller; Jody Byers, 4-H princess; Jennifer Nuest, 4-H queen, and Dr. Larry
Reed and Gloria Reed local buyers.
Cross Bred Steer: Joey Balon of Jackson Township is shown with the Porter
County Fair Royalty and local buyers of R.V. Sutton at Thursday’s 4-H
Livestock Auction. Pictured left to right are Ryan Wilson, 4-H king; Jody
Byers, 4-H princess, Jennifer Nuest 4-H queen, and Sharon and Randy Darnell
of R.V. Sutton of Chesterton. Joey is in the front with his 1,300 pound
cross bred steer. He is the son of Dave and Charle Balon of Jackson Twp.
Hargarten Goat: Zachary Hargarten, a two year 4-H member of Jackson Twp.,
pauses for a photo after showing his second place Junior Meat Wether at the
Porter County Fair 4H Livestock Auction Thursday evening at the fair
grounds. Zachary’s parents are John and Lisa Hargarten.
Showing Goat: Jeanne Bullock of Chesterton is in the ring at the annual
Porter County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction Thursday. She is showing her fourth
place senior meat wether goat, which was wearing a hat and scarf. Jeanne
also had reserve grand champion royal lamb carcass which was purchased by
WiseWay Foods. Jeanne is a three year 4-Her and is the daughter of Jim
Bullock and Jennifer Chaplin.
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(Tribune photos by Dana Gilbertson)
Light Weight Suffolk Lamb: Jessica
Chaplin, of Chesterton, shows off her Champion light weight Suffolk lamb at
the annual 4-H Livestock Auction at the Porter County Fair Grounds Thursday
evening. Jessica is a 10 year 4-Her.
Grand Champion: Jessica Chaplin, of Chesterton, a ten year 4-H member,
stands for a photo with her plaque and ribbon from her grand champion royal
lamb carcass at Thursday’s 4-H Livestock Auction. Pictured with her are
local buyers Ruge and Son Meats. Left to right are Josh Ruge, purchaser;
Becky Godbey, Porter County Fair Queen; Jessica Chaplin, seller; Ryan
Wilson, 4-H King; Bruce Ruge, purchaser; Jody Byers, 4-H princess; Tom Ruge,
purchaser; and Jennifer Nuest, 4-H Queen.
Local Buyers: Judy and Jim Chaplin, of Chesterton’s Shady Lawn Florist,
purchased a 1,225 pound Hereford Steer for $1 a pound from Christopher
Chaplin, of Valparaiso, at Thursday’s 4-H Livestock Auction. Christopher
also auctioned off an angus steer later in the evening. Christopher is a
second year 4-Her and is the son of Jim and Beth Chaplin.
Sister Act: Jackson Township sisters Katrina Lutze, 13, (left) and Elena
Lutze, 9, were both exhibitors in the Sheep project at the Porter County 4-H
Fair. Katrina won Champion Intermediate Sheep Showman with her Hampshire
ewe, Ruby, while Elena showed Opal. Katrina also earned a Champion
Intermediate in the Photography project. Elena received an A Honor for her
display of a collection of stuffed cats. The two are the daughters of Mark
Lutze and Hilda Demuth-Lutze. (Tribune photo by Margaret L. Willis)
Local Buyers: Sand Creek Country Club purchased the Grand Champion swine
pen of two at the annual 4-H Livestock Auction Thursday. Standing in back
from left to right are Kyle Wilson, 4-H prince; Becky Godbey, fair queen;
Ryan Wilson, 4-H king; Jody Byers, 4-H princess; Jennifer Nuest, 4-H queen
and local buyers of Sand Creek Country Club Mike Clindaniel, Director of
Food and Beverages and Travis Dale, Chef. Pictured in front with his swine
duo is John Lauer of Kouts.