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Living the fantasy of my final day at the fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Today is the final day of the 163rd Porter County Fair, and it's the last day before some of you have to enter a corn dog withdrawal clinic.

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
This story time a breed apart

This story time a breed apart

Leann Benninger, of Hebron, talks about the wool of her llama, Fanny, during Toddler Time at the Valparaiso library. Fanny the llama is a 4-H and national champion.

February 29, 2012 12:15 pm
This story time a breed apart

This story time a breed apart

Fanny the llama stares at Jocelyn Byers, age 3, of Hebron, and her grandmother, Joyce Steinhilber, during Toddler Time at the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso.

February 29, 2012 12:15 pm
This story time a breed apart

This story time a breed apart

Jenna Twedt, 5, of Valparaiso, pets Fanny the llama before the Toddler Time program where children learned about llamas in conjunction with the picture book "Llama Llama Red Pajama" at the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso.

February 29, 2012 12:15 pm
This story time a breed apart

This story time a breed apart

Fanny the llama stands in a room Wednesday at the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso while youngsters funnel in for Toddler Time. Leann and Rusty Benninger brought their national champion llama Fanny in conjunction with the "Llama Llama Red Pajama" reading program story.

February 29, 2012 12:15 pm
This story time a breed apart

This story time a breed apart

Library employee Kate Lambert reads "Llama Llama Red Pajama" to children in front of a live llama during Wednesday's Toddler Time at the Porter County Public Library in Valparaiso. Leann and Rusty Benninger brought their llama Fanny to show the youngsters.

February 29, 2012 12:10 pm
POTW July 24 - July 30 - Llamas

POTW July 24 - July 30 - Llamas

Katie Reif, 12, of Valparaiso, kisses Bet the llama before the two-day llama competition began Saturday at the Porter County Fair. Beginners through advanced 4-Hers put their llamas through an obstacle course.

August 01, 2011 3:31 pm
Llama competition brings out best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

Llama competition brings out best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

A llama waits for its opportunity to run through the obstacle course during 4-H competition Saturday morning at the Porter County Fair. The llama contest continues Sunday.

July 30, 2011 5:50 pm
Llama competition brings out best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

Llama competition brings out best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

It's Llama Time Saturday at the Porter County Fair as 4-H competitors put their llamas through an obstacle course. The 12 contestants also will be judged Sunday in showmanship, ground driving and costume class.

July 30, 2011 5:50 pm
Llama competition brings out best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

Llama competition brings out best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

No, llamas do not have to jump through hoops during 4-H judging at the Porter County Fair. They do, however, have to walk through the hoop, as Drew Bennett, 10, of Valparaiso, shows with Razz the llama Saturday morning during obstacle course competition. Twelve contestants participated and w…

July 30, 2011 5:50 pm
Llama competition brings out  best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

Llama competition brings out best, says 4Hers at Porter Co. Fair

Katie Reif, 12, of Valparaiso, kisses Bet the llama before the two-day llama competition began Saturday at the Porter County Fair. Beginners through advanced 4-Hers put their llamas through an obstacle course. On Sunday, the 12 contestants also will be judged in showmanship, ground driving a…

July 30, 2011 5:50 pm
OFFBEAT: Alpaca farm tour provides look at unusual animals prized for soft fiber fur

OFFBEAT: Alpaca farm tour provides look at unusual animals prized for soft fiber fur

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 26, 2011 12:00 am
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