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By Staff | Jul 4, 2014

Tim Chapman/PCT Jacob Blessum, of Rugby, looks at his corn stalks while discussing his crop production project at the Pierce County 4-H Achievement Days at the fairgrounds Wednesday.

4-Hers hold achievement ceremony

As the carnival and food vendors set up shop Wednesday, Pierce County 4-Hers began the second leg of their achievement days.

4-Hers of all ages came to the exhibit hall on the Pierce County Fairgrounds with various submissions, ranging from photos and drawings, to baked goods, to horticulture, and to small animals.

According to county agent Yolanda Schmidt, 4-H achievement day contests closely follow state fair rules. Each entry is divided by lot number and into various classes. They are awarded red, white or blue ribbons.

“I like it, it’s fun,” Lydia Repnow, a second year 4-Her, said of the program. She submitted oatmeal raisin cookies, an embroidered pillowcase, a photo of a road near a forest and a “perky pot” – a painted and bejeweled flower pot.

Jacob Blessum, a sophomore at Rugby High School whose been with the program since first grade, said: “It’s pretty good, I learned a lot of people skills, which I will use when I’m older.” For achievement days, he submitted a corn sheath, art made from recycled wood and a photo of the view from an airplane.

Pierce County 4-H held a horse show on June 25 as part of achievement days. On Thursday they held a livestock show.

Full results were not available the time of publication.

– Bryce Berginski, Tribune Reporter

Two days remain at 98th edition of Pierce County Fair

There are still two family fun-packed days left at the Pierce County Fair! Today’s schedule includes the Young Guns Wild West Fun Park from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; John Deere Pedal Tractor Pull from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; carnival rides and petting zoo from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; demolition derby from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; music of Neil Diamond by Denny Amundson for half-hour shows beginning at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; music by Boomtown from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and many more attractions.

Sunday’s schedule includes the ranch rodeo at 2 p.m., with admission $8 for adults, $4 for children 7 to 11 and free for kids 6 and under. The carnival is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; petting zoo from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Young Guns Wild West Fun Park from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and more.

– Tribune Staff Report

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