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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Summertime is 4-H busy time

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Summertime is 4-H busy time

Though 4-H clubs meet throughout the school year, once the final school bell rings for the year, 4-H season really begins to heat up! The 4-H program offers numerous fun and educational opportunities for 4-H members throughout the summer.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Four-H youth shows leadership in horse and pony arena

Four-H youth shows leadership in horse and pony arena

Anna Gianni was proud to wrap up her 4-H career with a trip to the Eastern National 4-H Horse and Pony Round Up, held in November in Louisville, Ky.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
Success with 4-H animals leads teen to scholarship

Success with 4-H animals leads teen to scholarship

Jessica McDowell’s commitment to the 4-H program has provided her with a scholarship for $1,250 from the Rabbit and Sheep Scholarship Committee.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Happy news to report, two decades as region journalist

OFFBEAT: Happy news to report, two decades as region journalist

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County Fair 4-H Food Auction

Porter County Fair 4-H Food Auction

Pies baked by 4-H'ers sit on a table on Saturday ready to be sold in this year's Taste of 4-H Food Auction at the Porter County Fair.

July 20, 2013 2:43 pm
Porter County Fair 4-H Food Auction

Porter County Fair 4-H Food Auction

Mark Baird, president of the Porter County Fair Board, raises his card to make a bid on Saturday during the annual Taste of 4-H Food Auction at the Porter County Fair.

July 20, 2013 2:42 pm
Porter County Fair 4-H Food Auction

Porter County Fair 4-H Food Auction

4-H junior leader Brooke Sauter holds up a brown butter pumpkin spice cake for auction on Saturday during the annual Taste of 4-H Food Auction at the Porter County Fair.

July 20, 2013 2:42 pm
Opening day and even the corn dogs are good

Opening day and even the corn dogs are good

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I love that new county fair smell. Well, most of the smells.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Video: Dogs Project helps 4-H members bond with their furry friends

Video: Dogs Project helps 4-H members bond with their furry friends

4-H member Emily Sears taught her dog, Holly, to sit, lie down, roll over, heel, stand on her hind legs, and even run through an obstacle course. Holly and Emily have been a successful team, winning Grand Champion in the Agility contest at last year’s Porter County Fair.

July 11, 2013 1:36 pm Video Photos

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Video: Horse and Pony members saddle up for the Porter County Fair

Video: Horse and Pony members saddle up for the Porter County Fair

According to 4-H member Makenzie Ross, her horse is “mostly nice but sometimes really ornery.” Ross plans to compete with her horse, Isaiah, in this year’s Horse and Pony contests at the Porter County Fair.

June 21, 2013 9:40 am Video Photos

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June 20, 2013 10:37 am
4-H photography projects explore fresh perspectives

4-H photography projects explore fresh perspectives

Before Emmie Stowers joined 4-H, she spent her days at the Porter County Fair looking up admiringly at the over 250 photography projects that coated the entire east wall of the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Now, during fair season, Stowers has a space on that wall to call her own.

June 19, 2013 3:17 pm Photos

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Urban 4-H clubs growing in Lake County

Urban 4-H clubs growing in Lake County

When Lynda Bodie created a garden for students at the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, she had no idea more than plants would sprout from it.

August 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Students have a blast

Students have a blast

GARY | Members of the TBLA Eagles 4-H Club found out the sky is no limit last week as they launched their own model rockets. With help from Henry Skinner, calculus teacher at Thea Bowman High School, the 4-H members spent several weeks building their own rockets and preparing for the launch.…

March 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith 4-H puts on show for Indiana State Fair

Griffith 4-H puts on show for Indiana State Fair

After winning first place at the county level in Crown Point and placing at the regional competition in Mishawaka, the Griffith Grinners 4-H Club went on to perform their group act "The Great Griffith Grinners Circus" at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.

August 19, 2011 11:22 am
Griffith 4-H puts on show for Indiana State Fair

Griffith 4-H puts on show for Indiana State Fair

The Griffith Grinners 4H Club performed their self-written, directed and produced show, "The Griffith Grinners Circus" at the Indiana State Fair. Pictured in back, from left, are Matt Kresich, of Highland; Ben Mecyssine, of Munster; Scott Peters, of Highland, and Analea Albright, of Hammond.…

August 19, 2011 12:00 am
From an Outsider: A Learning Experience

From an Outsider: A Learning Experience

When I was interviewing for my second year working as an intern at the Times I was told the summer project would be to spotlight Porter County 4-H. At first I was excited! I had friends that were in 4-H that I could hang out with, and, instead of being in an office all day, I’d be out at the…

August 17, 2011 3:30 pm
Children of Lowell, Rensselaer families head to Indiana State Fair

Children of Lowell, Rensselaer families head to Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Fair fills more than 200 acres of Indianapolis real estate, features seemingly every fried food known to humankind and will attract nearly 1 million Hoosiers to 17 days of events through Aug. 21.

August 11, 2011 7:00 pm Photos

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Showtime at the fair

Showtime at the fair

Already laden with ribbons, Conner Hayden, 9 of Hebron, shows off his Chianina Thursday during the 4H judging at the annual Lake County Fair.

August 11, 2011 3:25 pm
Gottlieb Girls Prep for 4-H

Gottlieb Girls Prep for 4-H

Ellen and Emma Gottlieb show off a couple of their 2011 4-H projects.

August 03, 2011 11:33 am
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