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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Developing beloved community through 4-H

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Developing beloved community through 4-H

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.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: 4-H season is most wonderful time of year

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: 4-H season is most wonderful time of year

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!

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
4-H Club celebrates awards night

4-H Club celebrates awards night

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…

September 18, 2013 11:04 am

Local 4-H Volunteers recognized at Indiana State Fair

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.

August 14, 2013 1:06 pm
4-H Battle of the Barns

4-H Battle of the Barns

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.

July 27, 2013 8:05 pm
4-H Battle of the Barns

4-H Battle of the Barns

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.

July 27, 2013 8:06 pm
Ringas crowned Porter County fair queen

Ringas crowned Porter County fair queen

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Britta Ringas, 20, of Chesterton, was crowned the 54th Miss Porter County Fair at the fair’s pageant Friday evening.

July 20, 2013 1:15 pm Photos

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Tank the pit bull

Tank the pit bull

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.

July 18, 2013 3:00 pm
From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

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…

July 18, 2013 3:01 pm
From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

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.

July 18, 2013 3:00 pm
From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

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 …

July 18, 2013 3:00 pm
Podcast: Q&A with Joan Grott

Podcast: Q&A with Joan Grott

Joan Grott is the Extension Educator of Porter County 4-H.

June 19, 2013 3:31 pm

Portage won't change ordinances to accomodate sheep

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.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County 4-H program introduces new members, honors others

Lake County 4-H program introduces new members, honors others

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.

January 30, 2013 3:41 pm

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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October 11, 2012 5:58 pm
'Heavy duty' culinary creations

'Heavy duty' culinary creations

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | “Epic.” That’s how Jeff Weitzel, 4-H Barbecue Project superintendant, described Erik McGinley’s bacon-wrapped shrimp with jalapeno sauce.

July 21, 2012 6:13 pm Photos

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Porter County residents come out for first day of Porter County Fair

Porter County residents come out for first day of Porter County Fair

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.

July 19, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Junior Leaders: Responsibility and Service

Junior Leaders: Responsibility and Service

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.

June 27, 2012 9:09 am
Cleaner, Bigger, Friendlier

Cleaner, Bigger, Friendlier

Amber O’Rourke can’t even tell you how many times she has been to the Porter County Fair.

June 25, 2012 2:41 pm
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