2015 Starke County Fair Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11TH

7:30am             Enter 4-H Dogs

8am                  4-H Dog Obedience             SA

8:30–11:30am    Open Class Exhibit Entry  OCB                               (Except: Flowers, Foods, Food

     Pres., Hay & Grain)

12pm                4-H Dog Showmanship           SA

5-8pm               Enter 4-H Rabbits                RPB

6-9pm               Enter 4-H Horses & Ponies    HA

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12TH

6-8am               Enter 4-H Poultry Projects   RPB

6-9am               Enter 4-H Beef & Starter

Calves

7–9am              Enter 4-H Horses & Ponies    HA

7am– noon        Lions Club Pancake              LFS

Breakfast

9am                  Enter 4-H Pocket Pals            SA

9–11am             Enter 4-H Cavy, Doe &                    RPB

Litter

9:30am             4-H Pocket Pal Show              SA

10am                4-H Horse & Pony Show         HA

10:30am            Enter 4-H Cat Projects            SA

11am                4-H Cat Show                         SA

1pm                  4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show        SA

 

MONDAY, JULY 13TH

6–11am             Enter 4-H Swine, Goats, &

Sheep

8:30–11:30am    Enter Open Class Foods,    OCB                            Food Preservation, Hay &

Grain

10:30am            4-H Poultry Show              RPB

12pm                4-H Livestock Sonoray

2–6pm              WKVI Broadcasting Live       FBB

4:30pm             Grovertown Conservation   FFP

Club Ham & Bean Dinner

5pm                  Open Class Bake Sale         OCB

6pm                  4-H Club Parade           FB to SA

6:15pm             Opening Ceremonies              SA

                                     (4-H Club & Leader Recognition,

     Fair Board Scholarships, 10 Year

     Member Recognition, Junior

     Leader Scholarship, & 4-H Junior      Leader Achievement Royalty)

 

MONDAY, JULY 13TH(cont.)

6-8pm        Seisho Jitsu Demonstration      LCEP

6-10pm     Carnival Special—One Price Rides

6:30pm       Deadline to enter Pig Scramble     FO

7pm           Donut Eating Contest                  FFP

Sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance

7pm           Children’s Craft                          OCB

7:30pm      Pig Scramble                                HA

8pm           WKVIdol                                       SA

Sponsored by WKVI

8:30pm      4-H Horse & Pony Show                HA

(Costume Class)

 

TUESDAY, JULY 14TH

8am           4-H Beef & Beef Starter Calf                      SA

Show

11am         Starke County Beef Breeder’s      FFP

Ribeye Sandwiches

11am         4-H Horse & Pony Show                HA

1pm           4-H Rabbit & Cavy                      RPB

Showmanship

1:30pm      Dairy Starter Calf &                    SA

Dairy Steer Show

2-6pm        WKVI Broadcasting Live              FBB

4pm           Antique Tractor Pull                       PT

5pm           Pedal Tractor Pull                    PNFC

Registration

6pm           4-H Sheep Show                           SA

6pm           Pedal Tractor Pull begins          PNFC

6-8pm        Impaired Driving Test                LCEP

Sponsored by Drug & Tobacco Free

Starke County and Starke County

Sheriff’s Dept.

7pm           Food Safety                                          OCB

(Family Nutrition Program)

7:30pm       Square Dancing Tractors            PT

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH

8am           4-H Swine Show                            SA

11am         4-H Junior Leader Pork Booth      FFP

2-6pm        WKVI Broadcasting Live              FBB

5pm           Healthy Baby Contest                    SA

Sponsored by Psi Iota Xi

 Must Reside in Starke County

                                                Registration      Judging

0-6 months        5pm                  5:30pm

7-12 months      5:30pm             6:00pm

13-18 months   6pm                  6:30pm

6pm           4-H Horse & Pony Grand Entry      HA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th (cont.)

6:30pm      Stick Horse Fun Show                   HA

6:30pm      Monday Night Pickers              LCEP

7pm           4-H Horse & Pony Show                HA

(Gaming Contests)

8pm           REMC Demonstration               LCEP

 

THURSDAY, JULY 16TH

8am           4-H Goat Show                              SA

9am–12pm Open Class Flower Entry            OCB

(Fresh Flowers only)

11am-2pm Free Lunch                                  FFP

Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor

2-6pm      WKVI Broadcasting Live                 FBB

3pm         4-H Horse & Pony Show                  HA

(Western Riding & Reining Classes)

5pm         Farm Bureau Truck Show             PT

Registration

5pm         4-H Horse & Pony Show                  HA

(Versatility & Trail Classes)

5-6pm      Corn Hole Registration                PNFC

5-7pm      Antique Tractor Show                  PT

Sponsored by Starke County FFA Chapters

6pm         Corn Hole Contest                      PNFC

Sponsored by St. Matthew’s Church

6-9pm      Horses & Ponies Released

7pm         Farm Bureau Truck Show Judging PT

7pm         4-H Trophies & Awards Program      SA

7pm         Fun, Easy Exercise                      OCB

(Family Nutrition Program)

7-8:30pm Nightshift Band                          LCEP

7:45pm    4-H & Open Class Fashion Revue    SA

8pm         Farm Bureau Truck Show                 PT

9-11pm    Animals not selling in auction released

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17TH

8am-noon Animals not selling in auction and

Horses & Ponies released

9am          4-H Round Robin Showmanship     SA

Contest

10am        4-H Livestock Judging Contest        SA

Registration

10:30pm   4-H Livestock Judging Contest        SA

11am        4-H Poultry Showmanship           RPB

11 am–noon Open Class Bake-A-Rama       OCB

Entry

(Entry fee $1.00)   Flavor – Strawberry

12pm        Battle of the Barns registration        FO

FRIDAY, JULY 17TH (cont.)

deadline

1pm          Battle of the Barns                         HA

2-6pm       WKVI Broadcasting Live               FBB

5pm          4-H Livestock Auction                     SA

6-8pm        Impaired Driving Test                LCEP

Sponsored by Drug & Tobacco Free

Starke County and Starke County

Sheriff’s Dept.

6-8pm       Karaoke with Chuck & Donna     LCEP

7-9pm       Calamity Clown                            FFP

7:30pm     Draft Horse Pull                             PT

 

SATURDAY, JULY 18TH

7am-noon Animals removed & pens cleaned

8am          4-H Dog Agility Competition

10am        Kids Day & Fun Games                  SA

Registration

10-11:30am Release 4-H & Open Class FB/OCB

Exhibits

11am        Garden Tractor Pull Weigh-in

11am        Kids Day & Fun Games                  SA

12pm        Garden Tractor Pull                        PT

 

SUNDAY, JULY 19TH

5pm      Truck & Tractor Pull

     Sponsored by Hamlet Fire Department

 

LOCATION KEY

FB – 4-H Building

FBB – Farm Bureau Building

FO – Fair Office

FFAB – FFA Building

FFP – 4-H Food Pavilion

FFPP – 4-H Food Pavilion Patio

GSB – Goat/Sheep Barn

HA – Horse Arena

LCEP – Lion’s Club Entertainment Patio

LFS – Lion’s Food Stand

OCB – Open Class Building

PNFC – Patio North of Food Court

PT – Pull Track Next to Horse Arena

RPB – Rabbit/Poultry Building

SA – Show Arena

SB – Swine Building

SLC – South of Lion’s Club in Grass

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE

WHOLE FAMILY!

 

Monday, July 13th

 

Seisho Jitsu Demonstration                   6-8pm

Come & check it out!!!!!!

 

Donut Eating Contest                            7pm

Come & see how many donuts you can eat!

 

WKVIdol                                               8pm

Are you the best singer in Starke County?  Come listen to local youth talent as they compete to be the winner of WKVIdol!!

 

 

Tuesday, July 14th

 

Impaired Driving Test                             6-8pm

Just exactly how hard is it to

drive while impaired?!?!

 

National Pedal Pullers & Racers             6pm

Pedal tractor pull for children ages 3—12!

Registration @ 5pm

 

 

Wednesday, July 15th

 

Healthy Baby Contest                            5pm

All Starke County residents 18 months

and younger are invited to compete in

 the Healthy Baby Contest!!

 

Monday Night Pickers                           6:30pm

Listen to this local group make music!

 

 

Thursday, July 16th

 

Corn Hole Contest                                 6pm

Find a partner and enter for only $20!

Registration @5pm

 

 

Farm Bureau Truck Show                       8pm

This event is open to be all truck enthusiasts!! 

Registration @ 5pm

Judging @7pm

Enter one of the six classes for only $5.00!

Classes:  Most Smoke, Semi, Anything Goes Best of Show, Audience Choice & Best Farm Bureau member truck

 

Nightshift Band                                    7-8:30pm

Listen to everything from

country to rock n roll!!

 

Friday, July 17th

 

Impaired Driving Test                             6-8pm

Just exactly how hard is it to

drive while impaired?!?!

 

Karaoke with Chuck & Donna                  6-8pm

Sing your favorite tunes or

listen to the music!!

 

Sunday, July 19th

 

Truck & Tractor Pull                               5pm

Gates Open @ 3pm

Classes:

IPA Modified Tractors

IPA Pro-Farm Tractors

ITPA Pro Stock 4×4 Trucks

ITPA 2.5 Diesel 4×4 Trucks

Open Diesel Trucks

Admission $10.00

Questions? Please Contact:

Frank Lonigro (574)440-4203 or

Kyle Hinds (574)806-4813

 

 

OPEN DAILY

4-H Exhibit Building

Sunday 12-4pm

Monday-Friday 10am-10pm

 

Open Class Building

Monday–Friday 10am-10pm

 

OPEN DAILY

Conservation Building

Monday-Friday 10am–5pm and 6-10pm

 

Commercial Building

Monday-Friday 5-10pm

 

Pony Rides

Monday-Friday 5-10pm

 

 

 

CARNIVAL RIDES

Monday, July 13th—Friday, July 17th

6-10pm

Saturday, July 18th

1-4pm

 

Special Prices

Monday, July 13th 6-10pm

Wristband     $20.00

 

Wednesday, July 15th 6-10pm

Buddy Night

2 Wrist Bands $35.00

 

Saturday, July 18th 1-4pm

Wristband     $15.00

 

 

 

STARKE COUNTY FAIRBOARD

 

Fair Office (574)867-6385

 

President: Ed Troike

Vice President: Roger Ferch

Secretary: Carrie Block

Treasurer: Janet Wilde

 

Wayne Emigh                            Ed Jernas

Randy Johnson                         Jim Kuchel

Joe McIntire                              Mabel Paul

Kevin Wagner                            Larry Wilde

Appointed: Jack Miller

 

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Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images

 

PERSONALITY

Level A (Grades 3-4) Champion/State Fair – Keira Bucinski

Reserve Champion – Krista Despot

Level B (Grades 5-6) Champion/State Fair – Taylor Perry

Level D (Grades 10-12) Champion/State Fair – Caleb Bucinski

GRAND CHAMPION – Caleb Bucinski

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Keira Bucinski

PHOTOGRAPHY

Level 1 (Grade 3-5) Champion/State Fair Black & White – Mercy Wuethrich

Level 1 (Grade 3-5) Champion/State Fair Color – Valerie Field

Reserve Champion Color – Mercy Wuethrich

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion/State Fair Black & White– Jenna Cords

Reserve Champion Black & White– Elizabeth Button & Emily Field

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion/State Fair Color– Keegan Doughty

Reserve Champion Color – Emily Field

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion/State Fair Color Salon– Shania Howard

Reserve Champion Color Salon– Emma Hoover

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion/State Fair Black & White Salon– Emily Field

Reserve Champion Black & White Salon-Blake Bailey

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Black & White– NONE

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Champion/State Fair Color– Samantha Kauffman

Reserve Champion Color-John Rumsey

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Champion/State Fair Color Salon– Hailey Jones

Reserve Champion Color Salon– Melissa Bailey

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Champion/State Fair Black & White Salon– Samantha Kauffman

Reserve Champion Black & White Salon-David Kauffman

GRAND CHAMPION– Samantha Kauffman

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION-Samantha Kauffman

GARDEN

Champion Single Vegetable (onion) – Kirsten Calloway

Reserve Champion Single Vegetable (onion) – Allison Grothaus

Champion Single Vegetable (potato) – Makayla Libey

Champion Single Vegetable (green beans) – Makayla Libey

GRAND CHAMPION Single Vegetable – Makayla Libey (potato)

RESERVE CHAMPION Single Vegetable – Makayla Libey (green been)

Champion Single Herb (Basil) – Alivia Kruger

Champion Single Herb (Sage) – Claire Conner

Champion Single Herb (Rosemary) – Claire Conner

Champion Single Herb (Parsley) – Valerie Field

Champion Single Herb (Thyme) – Kelsey Conner

Champion Single Herb (Oregano) – Claire Conner

Champion Single Herb (Mint) – Alivia Kruger

Reserve Champion Single Herb (Mint) – Valerie Field

Champion Single Herb (Dill) – Alivia Kruger

GRAND CHAMPION Single Herb – Claire Conner (Oregano)

RESERVED GRAND CHAMPION Single Herb – Claire Conner (Rosemary)

Champion Plant (Stonehead Cabbage) – Jaylen Kruger

Champion Plant (Eggplant) – Alivia Kruger

Champion Plant (Tomato) – Alivia Kruger

Champion Plant (Cucumber) – Alivia Kruger

Champion Plant (Watermelon) – Alivia Kruger

GRAND CHAMPION Plant – Alivia Kruger (eggplant)

RESERVE CHAMPION Plant – Jaylen Kruger (stonehead cabbage)

FLOWERS

Level A Champion/State Fair Flower & Plant Exhibits – Kelsey Conner

Reserve Champion – Kirsten Calloway

Level B Champion/State Fair Flower & Plant Exhibits – Taylor Perry

Reserve Champion – Valerie Field

Level C Champion/State Fair Poster – Andriana Smith

Reserve Champion Poster– Lizzie Button

Level D Champion/State Fair Flower & Plant Exhibits – Jaylen Kruger

Level D Champion/State Fair Poster – Kayleen Button

GRAND CHAMPION FLOWERS– Taylor Perry

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FLOWERS– Adriana Smith

WEEDS

GRAND CHAMPION/State Fair– Kirsten Calloway

STRAWBERRIES

Level A (Grade 3-5) Champion- Emma Nielsen

Reserve Champion – Kirsten Calloway

Level B (Grade 6-8) Champion – Andriana Smith

Reserve Champion – Carle Watkins

GRAND CHAMPION– Andriana Smith

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Emma Nielsen

CROPS

GRAND CHAMPION Corn – Kirsten Calloway

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION Corn – Austin Calloway

GRAND CHAMPION Soybeans – Nathan Thompson

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION Soybeans – Taylor Perry

GRAND CHAMPION Alfalfa/Hay – Samuel Hintz

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION Alfalfa/Hay – Taylor Perry

GRAND CHAMPION Small Grains – Austin Criswell

CONSUMER CLOTHING

Beginner (Grade 3-5) Champion/State Fair – Tabitha Stout

Reserve Champion – Krista Despot

Intermediate (Grade 6-8) Champion/State Fair – Peyton Newman

Reserve Champion – Samantha Burns

Advanced (Grade 9-12) Champion/State Fair – Alivia Kruger

Reserve Champion – Jessica Wagner

SEWING

JUNIOR DIVISION SEWING

Wearable:

Level A (Grade 3) Champion/State Fair – Alison Grothaus

Level A (Grade 4) Champion/State Fair – Kirsten Calloway

Reserve Champion (Grade 4) – McKenzie Mitchell

Level B (Grade 5) Champion/State Fair – Makayla Libey

Level B (Grade 6) Champion/State Fair – Jenna Zeider

Reserve Champion (Grade 6) – Taylor Jennings

Level C (Grade 7) Champion/State Fair – Jillian Brumm

Reserve Champion (Grade 7) – Kassi Dahn

GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR WEARABLE – Jenna Zeider

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR WEARABLE – Jillian Brumm

Non-Wearable:

Level A (Grade 3) Champion/State Fair – Chloe Rogers

Level A (Grade 4) Champion/State Fair – Kirsten Calloway

Reserve Champion (Grade 4) – Kelsey Conner

Level B (Grade 5) Champion/State Fair – Makayla Libey

Reserve Champion (Grade 5) – Taylor Perry

Level B (Grade 6) Champion/State Fair- Blake Bailey

Reserve Champion (Grade 6) – Jenna Zeider

Level C (Grade 7) Champion/State Fair- Kassi Dahn

GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR NON-WEARABLE– Blake Bailey

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR– Kassi Dahn

 

SENIOR DIVISION SEWING

Wearable:

Champion/State Fair Informal/Casual – Melissa Bailey

Champion/State Fair Dress-Up – Regan Culp

Reserve Champion Dress-Up – Donna Zehner

Champion/State Fair Separates – Sara Bailey

Reserve Champion Separates – Michaela Cook

Champion/State Fair Formal Wear – Missy Bailey

Champion/State Fair Free Choice – Sara Bailey

Reserve Champion Free Choice – Missy Bailey

GRAND CHAMPION SENIOR WEARABLE – Sara Bailey (Separates)

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SENIOR WEARABLE – Sara Bailey (Free Choice)

SENIOR

Non-Wearable:

Level C (Grade 8) Champion/State Fair – Jill Zehner

Level D (Grade 10) Champion/State Fair – Missy Bailey

Reserve Champion (Grade 10) – Brooke Daugherty

GRAND CHAMPION SENIOR NON-WEARABLE – Missy Bailey

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SENIOR NON-WEARABLE – Brooke Daugherty

FORESTRY

Level 1 (Grade 3-5) Champion/State Fair – NONE

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion/State Fair – Claire Conner

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Champion/State Fair – Asheleyn Richwine

Independent Study (Grade 9-12) Champion/State Fair – NONE

GRAND CHAMPION – Asheleyn Richwine

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Claire Conner

CRAFTS

Any Other Craft

Level 1 (Grade 3-5) Champion – Danyell Stalbaum

Reserve Champion (Grade 3-5) – Molly Watts

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion – NONE

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Champion– Salena Leman

Reserve Champion (Grade 9-12) – Taylor Tripenfeldas

GRAND CHAMPION – Danyell Stalbaum

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Molly Watts

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Level A (Grade 3-5) Champion – Kelsey Conner

Reserve Champion (Grade 3-5) – Kirsten Calloway

Level B (Grade 6-8) Champion – Michael Bathke

Reserve Champion (Grade 6-8) – Natalie Kennedy

Level C (Grade 9-12) Champion – Bryan Bathke

GRAND CHAMPION – Michael Bathke

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Natalie Kennedy

DO YOUR OWN THING

Level 1 (Grade 3-5) Champion – Kirsten Calloway

Reserve Champion (Grade 3-5) – Jaden Cords

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion – Dawson Wood

Reserve Champion (Grade 6-8) – Hannah Taylor

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Champion – Caylin Duffy

Reserve Champion (Grade 9-12) – Caleb Bucinski

GRAND CHAMPION – Caylin Duffy

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Dawson Wood

HERITAGE

Champion Beginner (Grade 3-5) – Brendan Day

Champion Advanced (Grade 9-12) – Regan Culp

GRAND CHAMPION – Regan Culp

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Brendan Day

DOLL HOUSE

Champion Advanced – Audrey Daughty

GRAND CHAMPION – Audrey Daughty

FINE ARTS

Level 1 (Grade 3-5) Champion – Catherine Perry

Reserve Champion – Valerie Field

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion– Megan Cook

Reserve Champion – Audrey Wuethrich

Level 3 (Grade 9-12) Champion – Jonathon Gudeman

GRAND CHAMPION – Catherine Perry

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Megan Cook

MODEL CRAFT

Level 1 (Grade 3-5) Champion – Brendan Day

Reserve Champion – Cole Fritz

Level 2 (Grade 6-8) Champion– Coy Field

GRAND CHAMPION – Brendan Day

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Cole Fritz

RECYCLING

Level A (Grade 3-5) Champion – Kirsten Calloway

Reserve Champion – Brenna Day

Level B (Grade 6-8) Champion – Shailyn Day

Reserve Champion – Michael Bathke

Level C (Grade 9-12) Champion – Madison Ruff

Reserve Champion – NONE

GRAND CHAMPION – Kirsten Calloway

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Madison Ruff

Genealogy

Division 1 (Grades 3-4) Champion/State Fair Entry – Jenna Bolen

Reserve Champion – Donna Zehner

GRAND CHAMPION – Jenna Bolen

RESERVE GRAND CHAMION – Donna Zehner

Tractor

Level C(Grades 7-9) – Reserve Champion – Emily Field

Level D (Grades 10-12) Champion – Ryker Redwick

Reserve Champion – Dustin Field

GRAND CHAMPION – Ryker Redwick

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Dustin Field

Cat Posters

Junior (Grades 3-5) Champion/State Fair Entry – Madyson Kasten

Intermediate (Grades 6-8) Champion/State Fair Entry – Andriana Smith

Reserve Champion – Austin Kasten

GRAND CHAMPION – Andriana Smith

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Madyson Kasten

Computer

Level 1 (Grades 3-5) Champion/State Fair Entry – Eli Shannon

GRAND CHAMPION – Eli Shannon

Child Development

Level B (Grades 5-6) Champion/State Fair Entry – Natalie Kennedy

Level C (Grades 7-9) Champion/State Fair Entry – Peyton Newman

Level D (Grades 10-12) Champion/State Fair Entry – Mickey Mosher

GRAND CHAMPION – Peyton Newman

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Natalie Kennedy

Gift Wrapping

Level A (Grades 3-5)

Champion Grade 3 – Summer Budka

Champion Grade 4 – Keira Bucinski

Reserve Champion Grade 4 – Brenna Day

Champion Grade 5 – Taylor Perry

Level B (Grades 6-8)

Champion Grade 6 – Jenna Zeider

Champion Grade 7 – Jillian Brumm

Reserve Champion Grade 7 – Danni-Jo Rausch

Level C (Grades 9-12)

Champion Grade 9 – Audrey Doughty

Reserve Champion Grade 9 – Hailey Jones

Champion Grade 10 – Sara Bailey

Reserve Champion Grade 10 – Madison Ruff

Champion Grade 11 – Jaylen Kruger

Reserve Champion Grade 11 – Kayleen Button

GRAND CHAMPION/State Fair Entry – Jillian Brumm

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION/State Fair Entry – Jaylen Kruger

Veterinary Science

Level 1 (Grades 3-5) Champion/State Fair Entry – Molly Watts

Reserve Champion – Jesse Neihouser

Level 2 (Grades 6-8) Champion/State Fair Entry – Peyton Newman

Reserve Champion – Elizabeth Button

GRAND CHAMPION – Peyton Newman

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Molly Watts

Wildlife

Level A (Grades 3-4) Champion/State Fair Entry- Sawyer Depoy

Reserve Champion – Brendan Day

Level B (Grades 5-6) Champion/State Fair Entry – Samantha Depoy

Reserve Champion – Valerie Field

Level C (Grades 7-9) Champion/State Fair Entry – Elizabeth Button

Level D (Grades 10-12) Champion/State Fair Entry – Asheleyn Richwine

GRAND CHAMPION – Asheleyn Richwine

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Elizabeth Button

Pet Pals

Champion Poster – Keira Bucinski

Collections

Level A (Grades 3-4) Champion – Abby Graham

Level B (Grades 5-6) Champion– Taylor Jennings

Reserve Champion – Tori Culp

Level C (Grades 7-9) Champion– Conner Jennings

Reserve Champion – Kassandra Dahn

Level D (Grades 10-12) Champion– Mickey Mosher

GRAND CHAMPION – Connor Jennings

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Kassandra Dahn

BICYCLE

Level 2 (Grades 6-8) Champion – Andriana Smith

GRAND CHAMPION – Andriana Smith

GEOLOGY

Level 1 (Grades 3-5) Champion/State Fair Entry – Brendan Day

Level 2 (Grades 6-8) Champion/ State Fair Entry – Jennifer Budd

Reserve Champion – Andriana Smith

Level 3 (Grades 9-12) Champion/ State Fair Entry – Brittany Fox

GRAND CHAMPION – Jennifer Budd

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Andriana Smith

WEATHER

Level 2 (Grades 5&6) Champion/ State Fair Entry – Evelyn Davis

Level 3 (Grades 7&8) Champion/ State Fair Entry – Sydney Tripenfeldas

Reserve Champion – Andriana Smith

GRAND CHAMPION – Sydney Tripenfeldas

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Andriana Smith

DOG SHOW

Obedience Division 1A Champion – Nicole Heims

Reserve Champion – Quinn Huber

Obedience Division 1B Champion – Shelby Allen

Reserve Champion – Lindsey Jonkman

Obedience Division 2A Champion – Sara Bailey

Reserve Champion – Brock Huber

Obedience Division 2B Champion – Brock Huber

Reserve Champion – Elana Jonkman

Obedience Veterans Div. Champion – Shania Hartman

OBEDIENCE GRAND CHAMPION – Nichole Heims

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Shelby Allen

Junior Showmanship Champion – Jaden Cords

Reserve Champion – Lana Haschel

Intermediate Showmanship Champion – Kali Haschel

Reserve Champion – Jaylynn Hall

Senior Showmanship Champion – Sara Bailey

Reserve Champion – Shania Hartman

SHOWMANSHIP GRAND CHAMPION – Sara Bailey

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Shania Hartman

Leaders Choice Most Improved – Nichole Heims

GRAND CHAMPION 2014 4-H Dog Show– Nichole Heims

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION 2014 4-H Dog Show– Shelby Allen

DOG POSTERS

Level 2 (Grades 6-8) Champion/ State Fair Entry – Andriana Smith

Level 3 (Grades 9-12) Champion/ State Fair Entry – Shania Hartman

GRAND CHAMPION – Shania Hartman

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Andriana Smith

Aerospace

Stage 2 (Grades 3-5) Champion/State Fair Entry- Jessie Neihouser

Reserve Champion (Grade 3-5) – Claire Conner

Stage 2 Poster (Grade 3-5) Champion/State Fair Entry – Anna Lucy

Stage 3 (Grade 6-8) – Blake Bailey

Stage 4 (Grades 9-12) Champion/State Fair Entry – Conner Jennings

Reserve Champion (Grade 9-12) – Zachery Davis

GRAND CHAMPION – Conner Jennings

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Blake Bailey

GRAND CHAMPION POSTER – Anna Lucy

Scrapbooking

Level A (Grades 3-5) Champion – Danyel Stalbaum

Reserve Champion – Kelsey Conner

Level B (Grades 6-8) Champion– Claire Stout

Reserve Champion – Samantha DePoy

Level C (Grades 9-12) Champion– Audrey Doughty

Reserve Champion – Hailey Jones

GRAND CHAMPION – Audrey Doughty

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Danyel Stalbaum

Beekeeping

Division 3 (Grades 9-12) Champion/State Fair – Keegan Doughty

Reserve Champion – Audrey Doughty

GRAND CHAMPION/State Fair Entry – Keegan Doughty

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION/State Fair Entry – Audrey Doughty

Small Engines

Level A (Grade 3-5) Champion/State Fair – NONE

Level B (Grades 6-8) Champion/State Fair – Jenna Cords

Level C (Grades 9-12) Champion/State Fair – Jacob Conner

GRAND CHAMPION – Jenna Cords

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Jacob Conner

Legos

Level A (Grades 3-5) Champion – Keira Bucinski

Reserve Champion – Zachery Cook

Level B (Grades 6-8) Champion– Michael Bathke

Reserve Champion – Megan Cook

Level C (Grades 9-12) Champion– Caleb Bucinski

Reserve Champion – Dylan Perry

GRAND CHAMPION – Michael Bathke

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Keira Bucinski

Sports

Level A (Grades 3-5) Champion – Megan Stimson

Reserve Champion – Tori Culp

Level B (Grades 6-8) Champion– Adriana Smith

Reserve Champion – Bryce Gunter

Level C (Grades 9-12) Champion – Caleb Bucinski

Reserve Champion – Luke Neihouser

GRAND CHAMPION – Adriana Smith

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Megan Stimson

June AM Starke County Breakfast Change!

Change of Location for June AM Starke County breakfast Wednesday, June 4
Breakfast June 4th – the location has changed!
On Wednesday, June 4, Welcome Mat Real Estate is sponsoring the Quarterly Breakfast at the Downtown Depot, 18 S Main St. (Entrance is in the back of the building), Knox. This breakfast begins at 7:30 am CDT and will have the 60 second format as usual.

Join the Fun of the Circus!

Join the Fun of the Circus!
The Circus is coming to town on June 17, 2014. It will be held at the 4-H Fairground by the Yellowstone Trail Festival as a fundraiser. There will be two shows – a 4:30 pm show and a 7:00pm show.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from the visitors Center Depot, Back to Basics Organics in the Knox Mall or from any Yellowstone Trail board member. Pre-sale tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets sold day of the show are $13 for adults and $7 for children. Pre-purchase your tickets and SAVE! Go to http://www.yellowstonetrailfest.com/ for more information!

The 19th Annual Ancilla College Golf Classic

The 19th Annual Ancilla College Golf Classic on June 9th at the Plymouth Country Club is sold out with 36 teams for the sixth year in a row. A hole sponsorship at the outing is a great marketing opportunity for your business. If you would like to sponsor a hole for this year’s outing, please contact Tom Sibal from Ancilla College at 574-936-8898, x355.

County Pride Concert

County Pride Concert
The County Pride Concert was held on Sun, May 18 at the NJ-SP High School. It was great! All 3 schools in Starke County came together and made beautiful music. The bands and choirs of all 3 high schools practiced the music separately and came together for the first combined practice on that day! One would never know they hadn’t practiced together before that day. The music was marvelous with a good selection of songs. At the end, the bands and choirs played together with a medley of patriotic songs that warmed the hearts of those in attendance.

A big thank you goes out to the schools, who without them, this couldn’t have taken place. Also, to the teachers, the students and to the Starke County Unity Leadership task force whose leadership through Mary Bendt was able to bring an idea to fruition. Many sponsors helped make this event a reality. Thanks goes out to those that helped with the cost of the t-shirts, the water and programs.

The Leadership group is recruiting members to attend the 2014-15 class. Call the Chamber office at 574-772-5548 or Community Services of Starke County at 574-772-7070 for an application.

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County Pride Concert is Sunday, May 18,

County Pride Concert is Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM CDT at the NJSP High School Auditorium
A county-wide combined high school band and choir performance will be held this Sunday, May 18.  The choirs and bands of the 3 high schools in Starke County will join together along with the directors from each of the schools – Oregon Davis, North Judson San Pierre and Knox.  The schools have collaborated on the project to allow the students to work together.
This is an opportunity for the students and the community alike to have unity within the county that includes everyone.  Competition is a natural result of teams playing against one another.  This concert is to help everyone see the unity that’s in our county and help spur a sense of pride to be a part of Starke County.
There’s no charge for admission although a free-will donation will be gladly accepted at the door.  All proceeds will be divided equally between the schools for their music programs.  Come and enjoy the program which will include music by the combined choir and band individually, with the final number being a patriotic medley performed by both the choir and band.

Kersting’s Cycle Center Train Adventure Ride – Saturday, May 17.

Kersting’s Cycle Center Train Adventure Ride – Saturday, May 17.

Come and support our troops and enjoy the day as well!

Sign Up @ Kersting’s Cycle Center 11:00am, Eastern Time

Group Ride Leaves Kersting’s Cycle Center @ Noon E.T.

(Approx. 1 Hour Scenic Country Motorcycle Ride Followed by Lunch and a 45 minute Train Ride)

Benefits The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

$15.00 per Rider

Includes Ride, Lunch & Train Ride

Tickets may be purchased at Kersting’s Cycle Center or the Railroad Museum

Everyone Welcome….If you don’t wish to ride on the motorcycle ride, you can still have lunch and take the train ride and help donate to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Ride sponsored by

Kersting’s Cycle Center &

The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum

North Judson, IN

Featured Business for May is Char’s Florist & Gifts

My name is Charlene Harvey (owner of Char’s Florist & Gifts). I came to this county from Kentucky when I was 7 years old. I’ve been in Knox, Indiana for 36 years as of October 2, 2014, (and we were established in 1978).

My shop is located at 217 East Culver Road. I service all of Starke County and a few surrounding towns. We carry a full line of fresh and silk flowers and we’re a full line gift shop as well. We carry jewelry, scarves, candles, stuffed animals, webkinz, wedding invitations, Tuxedo rentals along with many wedding items. We carry Angels, Benches, Silk Cemetery items and much more, too many to mention.Stop in and see us. My shop hours are M-F, 8:30am til 5:00pm;
Sat., 8:30am til 1:30pm.

Thank you for letting me service you these past 36 years and be a part of your special occasions.

Breakfast May 7 with Senator Arnold

On Wednesday, May 7, your Chamber is excited to have State Senator Jim Arnold as our guest speaker at our breakfast!  IU Health Starke Hospital is sponsoring the Quarterly Breakfast at the Downtown Depot, 18 S Main St. (Entrance is in the back of the building), Knox.  This breakfast will NOT have the 60 second format as usual.  Instead, Senator Arnold will present the results of this past session in Indianapolis.   This is your chance to meet with Senator Arnold and ask questions!

Economy Auto Sales is the Featured Business of April

Economy Auto Sales in Knox is a locally owned, Award winning Dealership and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! Economy Auto Sales was named the 2012 Quality Dealer of the Year by the Indiana Independent Auto Dealers Association and was voted Starke County’s #1 Used Car Lot 8 years running by the Leader/Review’s readers. Located at 300 N. U.S. 35, you will find a large selection of used automobiles. Their buy here-pay here finance program provides you with Affordable down payments, flexible Pay Day payments plans, short loan terms with no added fees and no penalty for early payoff. All vehicles are inspected and serviced with a free 6 month, 7500 mile warranty. Financing Good People with All Types of Credit since 1989. Call 574-772-6646 or visit our website.
www.economyautosales.net

Starke County Youth Club Radiothon Returns!

Starke County Youth Club celebrates it’s 7th Annual Radio-athon on May 2nd

Starke County Youth Club celebrates it’s 7th Annual Radio-athon on May 2nd

Starke County, Indiana – After the school bell rings, youth in Starke County have amazing opportunities. Students have access to high quality homework assistance, engaging enrichment activities, and fun recreational centers with adults who care. The Starke County Youth Club (SCYC) provides innovative services to children and families every day. These services are available at four convenient sites across the county during the school year and the summer. And, an amazing expansion is in the works!

The community is heartily encouraged to participate in The Starke County Youth Club’s 7th Annual RadioThon on WKVI, 99.3 FM on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p. m.. The day of the RadioThon is filled with testimonials, special guests and fun challenges. It helps spread the word about this amazing program and the exciting changes ahead. Most importantly, it lets everyone know that
we must keep the doors open after school

Member Packet Information

Members:
Do you want to include a coupon or offer in our new member packet? Post a job opening? Need a copy or send a fax?
Take Advantage of your Chamber membership
1.) Would you like to share a coupon or special? The chamber would be happy to share your specials, coupons, etc. with our members and the rest of the community. We can place them in our new member packet, new resident packet, and even on the website. This is a free offer for chamber members. Contact the chamber office at 574-772-5548 to take advantage of this great offer!

2.) Do you have a job posting you’d like listed on the chamber website? Send an email to info@starkecountychamber.com and your job will be listed. A new page will be set up for job listings. This is a free offer to members.

3.) If you’re not in a local office and need a quick place to stop and make a phone call, make a copy, send a fax or check your email, stop by the chamber office and if it’s open, you’re welcome to come in and use our office as your quick, temporary one.

New Starke County Traveler Magazine!

Traveler Magazine – 2nd Edition  It’s coming soon!

Starke County Tourism is putting together the next edition of the Traveler Magazine, the county’s Official Visitor’s Guide.  This guide is distributed locally and throughout Indiana and peripheral states.

Would you like to advertise in it?  Newcomers, visitors and local residents read this magazine.  The last magazine was printed in 2009, and now we need to print more.  Now you know the quality of the magazine.  This is a great value for your advertising dollars!  Lindenwood Retreat and Conference Center was quick to note how advertising in the Traveler brought them guests from far to become regular guests at their facility.  Bring our visitors and readers to your business!

Click here for the form to advertise. We’re looking at an April 20 deadline date.   Digital artwork is required, and if needed, we can help you create what you want.  For more information, call 574-772-5548 or 772-0896.  Pictured is the new front cover, Cleaver’s Chute at Bass Lake.                                                             

New Chamber Members!

I’d like to announce our new member, Char’s Florist & Gifts. Char Allen is the owner and carries more than just flowers. Go into the shop and see the great gifts that are on display. Flowers, balloons, Boyd’s Bears, Beanie Babies, Webkins, Tux rentals, candy, jewelry, South Bend Chocolate and more! Stop in Char’s at 217 E. Culver Rd. in Knox. You can call at 772-4005. Welcome, Char’s Florist & Gifts!

 

Sunshine Confections is a new bakery via online or phone order! See the selections at their webiste www.etsy.com/sunshineconfections. A local baker at Bass Lake. You can call 574-207-3033 or go to the Facebook page, Sunshine Confections. Lemon Blueberry cake truffles