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Trina Wendt, Coleman, Four-leaf Clovers 4-H Club, poses with Galaxy, her entry at the 2019 Marinette County Fair at the Wausaukee Fairgrounds. Wendt was good and fast at helping handle and care for the animals.
EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard

Trina Wendt, Coleman, Four-leaf Clovers 4-H Club, poses with Galaxy, her entry at the 2019 Marinette County Fair at the Wausaukee Fairgrounds. Wendt was good and fast at helping handle and care for the animals.

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WAUSAUKEE — The Marinette County Fair Awards Ceremony was held Aug. 25 at the fairgrounds. Serving as emcee was Lisa Witak, President of the Marinette County 4-H Association. Two of the newly-crowned 4-H Royalty were present to hand out the awards: Queen Alexandria Broderick from Forever Green 4-H Club and Princess Sydney Dunkes, from Badger Buds 4-H Club; along with Aimee Elkins, the new 4-H Program Coordinator for Marinette and Oconto Counties.

Winners are as follows:

DAIRY

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Beginning: Grant VanDeWalle, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; Intermediate: Abby Charapata, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; and Senior: Austin VanDeWalle, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club. Trophies were sponsored by United Cooperative.

■ HERD AWARDS (CLUB): Large Herd: Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club, first; Merry Go Getters 4-H Club, second; and Nelligan Lake 4-H Club, third. Winners will receive monetary awards from the county fair.

■ PRODUCTION: Lauren VanWinkle, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club, took Top Butterfat, Top Milk Production and Top Protein. She received rosettes from the county fair for each individual award.

■ OUTSTANDING EXHIBITOR: Austin VanDeWalle, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club. He received a plaque donated by Hoppe Dairy.

■ BEST-FITTED HOLSTEIN: Under 2 Years: Isabella Carlson, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; and 2 Years and Older: Maya Carviou, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club. The winners received trophies donated by the Marinette County Holstein Association.

■ BEST UDDERED: Lauren VanWinkle, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club, received a special rosette sponsored by the county fair.

■ BEST-FITTED COLORED BREED: Under 2 Years: Alexis Witak, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club. She received a trophy sponsored by United Cooperative.

BEEF

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Beginner: Hunter Fendryk, of Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Intermediate: Mitchell VanDeWalle, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; and, Senior: Austin VanDeWalle, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club. All three received trophies sponsored by United Cooperative.

■ TOP-POLLED HEREFORD OR HEREFORD SHOWMEN: This is the first time this award has been given. Riley Mueller and TJ Mueller, both from Middle Inlet Moonshiners 4-H Club, won medallions sponsored by the Wisconsin Hereford Association.

SWINE

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Beginner: Philip Finger, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; Intermediate: Magge Darga, Coleman FFA; and, Senior: Lily Charapata, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club. United Cooperative sponsored trophies for these winners.

SHEEP

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Beginner: Marli Meyers, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Intermediate: Aengus Patterson, Badger Buds 4-H Club; and Senior: Alexis Witak, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club. Trophies were sponsored by United Cooperative.

GOATS

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Beginner: George Gazal, Badger Buds 4-H Club. The trophy he received was sponsored by Winterset Farms.

FAMILY LIVESTOCK AWARDS

Beef: Wendt family, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Dairy: Charapata family, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; Sheep: Meyers family, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Swine: (Grant/Trent) VanDeWalle family, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; Waterfowl: Kahles family, Middle Inlet Moonshiner 4-H Club; Rabbits: Rickaby family, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club; and Poultry: Walters family, Badger Buds 4-H Club. Each family received a plaque sponsored by the county fair.

LIVESTOCK PERFORMANCE

The following winners were recognized with special banners:

■ GRAND CHAMPION BEEF: Easton Ruiz, Nelligan Lake 4-H Club

■ RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BEEF: Peter Kuchta, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club

■ GRAND CHAMPION DAIRY BREED: Alex VanDeWalle, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club

■ RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION DAIRY BREED: Myia Darga, Nelligan Lake 4-H Club

■ GRAND CHAMPION SHEEP: Marli Meyers, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club

■ RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHEEP: Aengus Patterson, Badger Buds 4-H Club

■ GRAND CHAMPION SWINE: Myia Darga, Nelligan Lake 4-H Club

■ RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SWINE: Magge Darga, Coleman FFA

■ BROILERS: GRAND CHAMPION POULTRY: Brooke Walters, Badger Buds 4-H Club

■ BROILERS: RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION POULTRY: Connor Walters, Badger Buds 4-H Club

■ FRYER: GRAND CHAMPION POULTRY: Callum Rickaby, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club

■ ROASTER: GRAND CHAMPION RABBIT: Trina Wendt, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club

■ ROASTER-RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION RABBIT: Taylor Rickaby, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club

■ FRYER: GRAND CHAMPION RABBIT: Taylor Rickaby, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club

HORSE

Abigale Johnson, Club 56 4-H Club, won both the Rookie Girl trophy sponsored by Peshtigo Feed Mill and the Most Versatile trophy sponsored by Weber Bowling and JDL Stables.

DOG

Best of Show: Grand Champion, Trevor Nelson, Kountry Kids 4-H Club; and Reserve was awarded to Olivia Hemstock, from Golden Opportunity 4-H Club. They received trophies and money from Tri-County Dog Training Academy. The Non-Animal Best of Show trophy was awarded to Morgan Messenger, Coleman FFA.

POULTRY

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Beginner: Taylor Rickaby, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club; Intermediate: Ella Kahles, Middle Inlet Moonshiners 4-H Club; and Senior: Melanie Brieno, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club. All three 4-H members received trophies sponsored by Northern Pigeon, Poultry and Rabbit Club.

■ MOST COMMITTED EXHIBITORS: Callum Rickaby, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club and Connor Walters, Badger Buds 4-H Club, will receive a subscription to either a Rabbit or Poultry Magazine and is sponsored by Lacey Wendt, Fair Superintendent for Poultry and Rabbits.

RABBIT

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Beginner: Taylor Rickaby, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club; Intermediate: Callum Rickaby, Golden Opportunity; and Senior: Connor Walters, Badger Buds 4-H Club. Trophies were sponsored by Northern Pigeon, Poultry & Rabbit Club.

CAT

■ SHOWMANSHIP: Junior: Chase VanWinkle, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; and Senior: Lindsey Michalski, Middle Inlet Moonshiners 4-H Club. Trophies were given anonymously.

CENTURY FARM AWARD

This special recognition was given to Paul and Mary Anne Kust, Coleman. The award recognizes farms or homes with 100 years of continuous ownership through the year 2019. Title of the century property must reside in a blood relative of the original owners or a legally adopted child of a descendant.

BEST OF SHOW WINNERS

The following exhibitors in the listed departments were awarded a special rosette through the county fair at the time of judging:

JUNIOR

Dairy: Austin VanDeWalle, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Beef: Trina Wendt, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Swine: Grant VanDeWalle, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; Sheep: Marli Meyers, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Goats: Owen Dunkes, Badger Buds 4-H Club, and Reserve to Melany Brieno, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club; Horses: (Friday) Abigale Johnson, Club 56 4-H Club, and (Saturday) Chloe Mongin, Coleman FFA; Rabbits: Brooke Walters, Badger Buds 4-H Club; Dogs: Grand Champion: Trevor Nelson, Kountry Kids 4-H Club, and Reserve Champion to Olivia Hemstock, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club; Vet Science: (Vet Science) Morgan Messenger, Coleman FFA, and, (Small Animals) Lexus Baars, End of the Trail 4-H Club; Cats: Alexandria Broderick, Forever Green 4-H Club; Plant and Soil Science: Lily Charapata, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; Flowers and Houseplants: Olivia Schramm, Kountry Kids 4-H Club; Natural Science: Trevor Nelson, Kountry Kids 4-H Club; Cultural Arts: (Drawing and Painting) Angel Greene, Middle Inlet Moonshiners 4-H Club, and (Crafts) Grant Klimek, Forever Green 4-H Club; Photography: Mitchell VanDeWalle, Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club; Computers: Aengus Patterson, Badger Buds 4-H Club; Woodworking: Emma Gerue, Kountry Kids 4-H Club; Mechanical Science: Thomas Bartnik, Forever Green 4-H Club; Food and Nutrition: (Food) Abbey Brown, Middle Inlet Moonshiners 4-H Club; Clothing: Matilda Witak, Merry Go Getters 4-H Club; Knitting and Crocheting: Olivia Hemstock, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club; Home Furnishings: Alexandria Broderick: Forever Green 4-H Club; and Youth Leadership: Rebekah Retza, Golden Opportunity 4-H Club.

OPEN

Dairy: Drea VanDeWalle, Crivitz; Beef: Maddalynn Kamps, Pound; Swine: Daniel Kuchta, Coleman; Sheep: Miles Meyers, Crivitz; Goats: Emily Botting, Coleman; Rabbits, Cheryl Larschied, Peshtigo; Plant and Soil Science, Diane Johnston, Peshtigo; Flowers and Houseplants, Diane Johnston, Peshtigo; Natural Sciences: Bill Irish, Amberg; Cultural Arts: (Art) Denise Eichinger, Pembine, and (Crafts) George Porter, Wausaukee; Photography: Laurie Painter, Athelstane; Woodworking: James Grinsteiner, Peshtigo; Food and Nutrition: (Preservation) Jill Reuss, Wausaukee; Clothing: Shirley Schultz, Pembine; Knitting and Crocheting: Dorothy Kaminski, Coleman; and Home Furnishings: Marilyn Wieting, Marinette.

SENIOR

Plant and Soil Science: Joan Schrank, Porterfield; Flowers and Houseplants: Margaret Wood, Peshtigo; Cultural Arts: (Art) Jim Dellis, Crivitz; Photography: BJ Lanich, Wausaukee; Food and Nutrition: (Food) Margaret Wood, Peshtigo, and (Food Preservation) Joe Fendryk, Porterfield; Knitting and Crocheting: Dorothy Kaminski, Coleman; Home Furnishings: Marilyn Wieting, Marinette; and Woodworking: Patty Fendryk, Porterfield.