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Thursday, September 16, 2010 MN ........................... Students 4 Youth Stearns County 4-H well represented at kin State Fair By JoDee Christianson, U of M Extension One-hundred Stearns County 4-H&apos;ers made their way down to the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 26-Sept. 6, to show off their 4-H project work from this past year in non-livestock, livestock, per- forming arts, and livestock judg- ing contests. This group of 4-H'ers earned: 22 purple ribbons (award of excellence), 62 blue ribbons, and 17 red ribbons. Below is a list of Kimball and Watkins 4-H'ers, the project they exhibited along with their placing and/or accomplishments within that project area. Photos of purple ribbon partic- ipants, contest participants, and scholarship winners can be found at: <http://z.umn.edu/strsf2010>. Individual Results listed by City: Kimball: Erin Wicker, Kimball, Digital Photography-Gr. 9+ Blue Watkins: Bethany Libbesmeier, Wat- kins, Holstein-Registered-Spring Jr Yeading Red Kelsey Libbesmeier, Watkins, Holstein-Registered-Winter Calf Blue, Photography-Gr. 9+ Blue, Lauren Libbesmeier, Watkins, Digital Photography-Gr. 6-8 Blue, Patrick Libbesmeier, Watkins, Heavyweight Black Face Market Lamb Blue Lucas Ludwig, Watkins, Food Preservation-Gr. 6-8 Blue Travis Molitor, Watkins, Wether Dams-Feb Ewe Lamb Purple, Sheep Interview Finalist Stearns County Livestock Judging Contest Results: General Livestock 8th place overall-Erin Anderson, Amy Grot- sun, Joe Grotsun, and Nick Kokett Dairy Senior 6th Place overall, 3rd place in Reasons- Jacob Achen, Nick Lahr, Rachel Achen, and Mag- gie lennissen Dairy Intermediate-gth place overall in Reasons - Christy Achen, Nathan Maus, and Kyle Wlllenbring Stearns/ Dakota Rabbit Team - 2nd Place overall, 3rd place reasons and questions - Ashley Barker. 4-H at the Stearns County Fair By IoDee Christianson U of M Extension Stearns County 4-H had no shortage of quality projects at the 2010 Stearns County Fair that took place July 28-Aug. 1. This year, 96 percent club participation was recorded with 26 clubs repre- sented. Of those 26 clubs, 382 4-H members showed off the hard work they put towards their 1,406 livestock and non-livestock proj- ects that were exhibited the five days of the fair. In turn, 110 of them will be trav- eling down to the "Great Minne- sota Get-Together" to represent Stearns County 4-H at the Min- nesota State Fair. 4-H'ers earned State Fair Trips in a variety of areas including the traditional non-live- stock and livestock trips, as well as leadership trips, animal judging contests, and Share-the-Fun. Listed below you will find some of the Champion and Reserve Champion Results (Watkins and Luxemburg) for the 2010 Stearns County Fair. LIVESTOCK RESULTS DAIRY STEER Champion: Tyler Dockendorf - Watkins - Watnicks 4-H Club; Reserve Champion: Kayla Dockendorf- Watkins - Wat- nicks 4-H Club. SHEEP BREEDING EWE Champion: Travis Molitor- Watkins- Watnicks 4-H Club. CLUB RESULTS COMMUNITY PRIDE Cham- pion: Luxemburg Lions 4-H Club. Read a// about your neighbors.... The / Tri-County We proudly cover the Tri.County area of Stearns, Meer  Wright Counties. We coef local I00eople, local stories to00,a uf00. DCOUeT OUT community through the... Ill Page 15