In the 4-H program, we’re in the business of “positive youth development." What does that mean? We’re playing a role in helping youths discover their potential and developing them into the future leaders of our beloved communities.
Now that the Christmas season is behind us, it's time for 4-H members to start looking forward to their favorite season of the year ... 4-H season!
CROWN POINT | Lake County 4-H members and their families celebrated the 2013 4-H Achievement Night during the Lake County Fair. The highlight of the evening was the crowning of the 2013 4-H Royal Ambassadors: Charlie Bayne, son of Charles and Laura Bayne of Cedar Lake and nine-year member of…
LAPORTE | Shelby Fultz – 50 Years and Harold Parker – 25 Years, of La Porte were recognized on Saturday, August 11th for their years of service as a 4-H volunteer in La Porte County.
4-H'ers race to their tables Saturday during a game at the ninth annual 4-H Battle of the Barns competition at the Porter County Fair.
4-H Rabbit Barn member Josh Pearson, 11, participates in the first competition during the ninth annual 4-H Battle of the Barns on Saturday at the Porter County Fair.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Britta Ringas, 20, of Chesterton, was crowned the 54th Miss Porter County Fair at the fair’s pageant Friday evening.
Abbie Bobele, 12, of Union Township, takes a break with Tank the pit bull following obedience competition with 4-H Thursday morning at the Porter County Fair. Abbie Bobele entered Tank this year in the 4-H dog competition at the fair where he competed the past two days.
Tank the pit bull is petted by Ann Llamas, of Valparaiso, during the Porter County Fair while Abbie Bobele is seated in the background. Tank nearly burned to death in a Gary fire two years ago, but was rescued by Gary firefighters. Llamas stepped in to care for the dog after he spent six wee…
Abbie Bobele, 12, of Unon Township (second from left/center) participates in the 4-H dog competition with Tank the pit bull Thursday at the Porter County Fair.
Abbie Bobele, 12 of Union Township, brushes Tank the pit bull Thursday morning before the 4-H dog competition at the Porter County Fair. Tank was nearly burned to death in a Gary fire two years ago. He was rescued by Gary firefighters and Ann Llamas, of Valparaiso. Llamas stepped in to care …
Joan Grott is the Extension Educator of Porter County 4-H.
PORTAGE | The City Council's Ordinance Committee decided it wouldn't change a Portage ordinance to accommodate a resident wanting to keep sheep on a large parcel of land within the city.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County 4-H program introduced the members of the 2013 4-H Ambassador Board at the annual 4-H Leadership Recognition Banquet held Jan. 24 at the Great Oaks Banquets in Cedar Lake.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | “Epic.” That’s how Jeff Weitzel, 4-H Barbecue Project superintendant, described Erik McGinley’s bacon-wrapped shrimp with jalapeno sauce.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The gates opened to the 162nd annual Porter County Fair at 1 p.m. Thursday, but 4-H members had been there since morning competing in the dog obedience show and showmanship.
Nancy Potts chose to serve as a superintendent for Porter County 4-H Junior Leaders because of her own 10-year 4-H membership, her daughter’s 4-H membership, and the community service.
Amber O’Rourke can’t even tell you how many times she has been to the Porter County Fair.
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