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.
Joan Grott doesn’t think that she could put a number on the amount of time it takes to set up the 4-H projects and events for the Porter County Fair.
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.
Q: Why did you choose to be the extension educator of Porter County 4-H?
A few years ago, Porter County 4-H almost did away with the Cats project after the superintendent quit, even though 4-Hers still wanted to do it.
Gretchen Kohler is not a typical 4-Her.
GARY | Rusty the RailCat, mascot of the Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball team, visited the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy to promote Lake County 4-H Night at the RailCats, June 8.
GARY | Members of the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Eagles 4-H Club recently built and launched their own model rockets.
EAST CHICAGO | Young people at the Roberto Clemente Center have an opportunity for hands-on learning about science, engineering, and technology as their after-school 4-H club explores topics ranging from food science to robotics.
It's not a stereotype if it's true, right? Well, the truth is that many of us in the agricultural sector are fair junkies. All year we look forward to fair season; some of us, perhaps, with more excited anticipation than a kid waiting for Christmas morning!
INDIANAPOLIS | Four days after a concert stage collapse that killed five people, the sights and sounds of the Indiana State Fair were as gleeful as ever Wednesday though tinged by a touch of sadness.
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Already laden with ribbons, Conner Hayden, 9 of Hebron, shows off his Chianina Thursday during the 4H judging at the annual Lake County Fair.
QUINCY, Ill. | One summer when she was around 11 years old, Kayla Obert, of rural Quincy, walked into the rabbit barn at the Adams County Fair and immediately fell in love with the furry critters.
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