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.
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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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I love that new county fair smell. Well, most of the smells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.…
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…
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.
Already laden with ribbons, Conner Hayden, 9 of Hebron, shows off his Chianina Thursday during the 4H judging at the annual Lake County Fair.
Ellen and Emma Gottlieb show off a couple of their 2011 4-H projects.
4-H members participate in the "Roller Derby" at Battle of the Barns
It was a long, hot 10 days of the Porter County Fair, and many 4-Hers felt stressed and exhausted despite their love of the week. The fair came to a fun and exciting close on Sunday, July 31 with the 4-H gaming event, Battle of the Barns. In this event eleven teams, one from each "barn" or e…
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