Danyell Bailey is the daughter of Glen and Dawn Bailey and is a member of the Monroe Happy Hoosiers and Jr. Leaders 4-H Clubs. She will attend Indiana University to study child psychology. Her favorite 4-H memory was being brave enough to do public speaking. Her hobbies are reading and running. Her favorite project is geneology because "it’s fun to find out about your family, but it’s also hard work to find them." Her greatest honor was being able to take projects to State Fair. She has been a club officer and has participated in community service projects. She says 4-H has taught her to be more organized which will help her in the future. Her advice to younger 4-H members is to love the projects you do and don’t do any that you don’t like.
Katie Bierrum is the daughter of Michael and Kelly Bierrum and is a member of the Van Buren 4-Leafers and Jr. Leaders 4-H Clubs. She will attend Purdue University to major in landscape architecture. Her favorite 4-H memory is going to 4-H camp as a camper, then going again as a counselor. Her funniest memory of 4-H is when VanEs’s pig ran between her legs and carried her in to the auction ring. Her favorite project is livestock. Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is to only do the projects you enjoy; it’ll make your summer more fun.” She believes that volunteering and doing community service projects during her 4-H years will help her to “continue to improve my community while at Purdue and after.”
Mackenzie Brandt is the daughter of Joe and Annette Brandt. She is a member of the Monroe 76’ers 4-H Club and plans to go to a small college and then transfer to Purdue to become an eye doctor. Her favorite memories of 4-H are showing swine at the Indiana State Fair with friends and family. The advice she would give younger 4-H’ers is to do the things you love and don’t care what other people think of you. Just stick with it. Her favorite project was swine because she loves animals and love being around people involved with animals. Her greatest honors were receiving Pulaski County’s Grand and Reserve Grand swine and also winning many showmanship classes. She said that 4-H will help her in the future because it showed her to stick with things and good things will come out of it.
Chloe Broeker is the daughter of Tim and Sheila Broeker and is a member of the Tippecanoe Industrious 4-H Club. She will attend St. Joseph’s College in Rensselar to major in mass communications. Her favorite 4-H memories are spending time with her older brothers as they prepare for show day. Her favorite project is beef. Her funniest memory is getting into water fights with her brother while washing their 4-H animals. Her most embarrassing memory is when “my hog urinated all over the front of my legs as I was entering the judging show arena.” Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is to enjoy every moment of 4-H, it goes by so fast. She believes that 4-H has helped her to acquire the knowledge of preparing for a project, meeting a deadline and presenting.
Maggie Daily is the daughter of Kathy and Robert Daily and is a member of the Van Buren 4-Leafers 4-H Club. She will attend Purdue University to major in animal science. Her favorite 4-H memories are meeting new friends and going to all the shows. Her favorite project is swine. The funniest thing that happened to her in 4-H is when her brother’s cow got into the pig barn. Her most embarrassing memory is when her “cow calf refused to walk during a show and kept wiping its snotty nose on me.” Her advice to younger 4-H members is to concentrate on a couple of projects and try to do them well. She believes that 4-H has helped her to “want to earn a degree in animal science and I plan to use the knowledge I have gained in 4-H to help me in my future with animals.”
Natasha Daugherty is the daughter of Bunnie and Curtis Daugherty and is a member of the Indian Creek Indians and Jr. Leaders 4-H Clubs. She will attend Purdue North Central to major in mechanical engineering. Her favorite project is Dairy Finished Steers. Her most embarrassing moment in 4-H is when “my Chihuahua Wally got too hot and refused to do anything during the show.” Her funniest memory is “while helping a mini 4-H’er with her calf, and pushing the calf’s rear end to get it to move, my picture was taken for the newspaper.” Her advice to younger 4-H members is to take many different projects and to get involved within their communities. She believes her 4-H skills will help her to “lead, complete and achieve great things as a mechanical engineer with whatever task I am assigned to complete.”
Baleigh Dickson is the daughter of Kim and Rick Dickson and is a member of Monroe Happy Hoosiers and Jr. Leaders 4-H Clubs. She will attend Olivet Nazarene University to major in nursing. Her favorite 4-H memories were Battle of the Barns and helping with the animals. Her most embarrassing moment is “wobbling on my heels during fashion revue judging.” Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is to always have fun and stay positive. Her favorite project are sewing and home environment She believes that she will use the skills she has learned in 4-H to be the best she can be and help others when it is needed.
Jessica Fox is the daughter of Ronald Fox and Juleen Henderson and is a member of the Van Burren Four Leafers 4-H Club. Her projects have included Consumer Clothing, Crafts, Foods, Pet Pals, Poultry, Sewing and Swine. Her greatest honor was winning 2nd runner-up at the state fair in modeling her hot pink rain coat. She will attend IU Kokomo, and is also working at the First Federal Savings Bank this summer. Most embarrassing moment is being thrown in the river a few times. Her favorite project is sewing because she gets to show off her outfit when she models. It’s also rewarding when people can’t believe she really made her outfit. Her advice to younger 4-H members is don’t take a project you’re not into doing because when you start a project you need to finish it and do your best, and to do your own projects because if you do your own, then you deserve to win.
Alexander Gudas is the son of Arthur and Margaret Gudas and is a member of the Monroe 76’ers and Jr. Leaders 4-H Clubs. He will attend Purdue University to major in agricultural engineering. His favorite memory of 4-H is “hanging out with friends at the fair.” His advice to younger 4-H’ers is take the projects that you have an interest in and have fun at the fair. His favorite project is Farm Toy Scene. He believes that 4-H has taught him the skills to “pursue my college degree and help me with my future career.”
Alexandria Gudeman is the daughter of Randy and Becky Gudeman and is a member of the Salem Super Stars and Jr. Leaders 4-H Clubs. She will attend Purdue University to major in general health science. She hopes to become a physician assistant. Her favorite memory is winning championship ribbons and washing her pig with friends. Her funniest memory is when “my pig escaped from its pen.” Her most embarrassing memory is when “I fell into a mud puddle right before I had to show my pig.” Her advice to a younger 4-H’er is do not procrastinate and to do the projects you enjoy the most. Her favorite project is Foods. She believes that 4-H has taught her to “better manage my time, organize projects and complete what I have started.” She also has a better sense of professionalism.
Kate Gudeman is the daughter of Karen and Darrel Gudeman and is a member of the Franklin Farmers, Dog and Horse & Pony 4-H Clubs. She will attend Indiana Wesleyan University. A favorite memory is making new friends while keeping animals at the fair. Her most embarrassing memory is “I had my dog run out of the gate during a show.” Advice she would give a younger 4-H’er would be to”stay organized, not procrastinate, enjoy your projects, enjoy the fair and don’t be afraid to try new things. Her favorite project is Dairy Starter Steers. She believes that the skills she has acquired in 4-H will be used in many different areas of her life.
Kyle Hayslett is the son of Steve and Jackie Hayslett and is a member of the Lucky Clovers and Jr. Leaders 4-H Clubs. He will attend Ivy Tech for one year, then transfer to Indiana State University to major in automotive engineering. His favorite memory of 4-H is when he helped out and participated in the Battle of the Barns. His funniest memory is “when I was walking through the fairgrounds after it rained and I stepped into a deep puddle and got all wet.” His most embarrassing moment is dressing up as a prisoner for the 4-H float. His advice to younger 4-H’ers is to choose projects that you know you are good at, don’t take too many projects at one time so you can do them all well, and do your best no matter what you do.” His favorite project is Collections. He believes that 4-H has helped him choose a job field and has taught him how to use time wisely.
Joe Hintz is the son of Paul and Becky Hintz and is a member of the Beaver Township Busy Beavers 4-H Club. He will attend Ivy Techto major in agriculture. His favorite memory of 4-H is “working with my dairy steers, winning Grand Champion, and getting ready for Show Day. His funniest memory is “getting dragged by my finish steer while my dad is yelling “don’t let her go!’” His most embarrassing memory is when his heifer broke its halter during a show. Advice he would give to younger 4-H’ers is don’t give up, keep trying, don’t be afraid to try new things, and get an early start on your projects. His favorite project is dairy steer. He believes that 4-H influenced him to pursue a career in agriculture. “The ten years of taking corn, alfalfa and cattle will help me have a successful career.”
Chelsey Jones is the daughter of Jack and Karen Jones and is a member of the Tippecanoe Industrious 4-H Club. She will attend Manchester College to major in athletic training. Her favorite memory of 4-H is participating in the Battle of the Barns. Her funniest memory is “Chloe having to eat blue cheese.” Her most embarrassing memory is falling in the mud. Chelsey’s advice to younger 4-H’ers is do not wait until the last minute to start your projects. Everyone says that, but it’s true! Her favorite project is scrapbooking. She believes that 4-H has taught her not to procrastinate, to stay organized and meet deadlines.
Abigail Koepkey is the daughter of Charlie and Melanie Koepkey and is a member of the Franklin Farmers 4-H Club. She will attend Purdue North Central University to major in nursing. Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is to take the projects that you like and enjoy, and don’t wait until the last minute to complete them. Her favorite project is home environment. She believes that 4-H has taught her “time management, team work and leadership that will help me with my college education and my future career.”
Evan Kruger is the son of Ron and Janet Kruger and is a member of the Beaver Township Busy Beavers 4-H Club. He will attend Purdue University to major in mechanical engineering and technology. His favorite memory of 4-H is getting milkshakes at the fair and going to the tractor pull. His funniest memory is carrying a lard covered watermelon through the obstacle course during Battle of the Barns. His most embarrassing memory is walking into food judging with blood all over his shirt from hitting my head at the playground. His advice to younger 4-H’ers is don’t procrastinate, and read the project requirements more than once! His favorite project is Farm Toy Scene. He believes that 4-H has taught him time management skills that he will use at Purdue and in his future career.
Justine Kruger is the daughter of Gary and Tish Kruger and is a member of the Beaver Township Busy Beavers 4-H Club. She will attend Manchester University to major in sports management with a minor in communications. She plans to play basketball. A favorite memory of 4-H is meeting new friends and playing cards around the pig pen. A funny memory is “when one of my friends snuck behind me and dumped a whole bucket of water over my head.” An embarrassing memory is “while in the show arena showing my pig, it urinated all over the front of my leg.” Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is to start your projects early. Her favorite project is cake decorating. She believes that 4-H has taught her to manage her time more wisely and become more responsible.
Veronica Leman is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Leman and is a member of the Salem Superstars and Horse & Pony, and Jr. Leader 4-H Clubs. She will attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study nursing and to be on the cheerleading squad. Her favorite 4-H memory was seeing all the different projects that other kids made and showing all her animals. The funniest thing that happened to her was when she had to give her dad a kiss for the 4-H auction because she was 4-H Royalty. She has been a 4-H Camp Counselor, a club officer, committee worker, and participated in the State Jr. Leader Conference. Her greatest 4-H honors were: 4-H Royalty Queen in 2011, Ultimate Showman 2010 and 4-H camp counselor director 2012. Her 4-H skills will help her be a better leader and also a more responsible, dedicated worker. Her advice to younger 4-H members is to only do the projects you love! You’ll have fun and do well with them.
Stefanie McGovern is the daughter of Mike and Cheryl McGovern and is a member of the Monroe Happy Hoosiers and Dog 4-H Clubs. Her future plans are to attend college and major in nursing. Her favorite memory of 4-H is competing in dog shows over the past 10 years. Her funniest memory is
“losing my dog before show, but found her at the last minute with my brother.” Her most embarrassing memory is “falling on stage at the Indiana State Fair during my dance at the Talent Show.” Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is even though it seems time consuming and hard, stick with it. It will be worth it in the end.” Her favorite project is Dogs. She believes that participating in 4-H has taught her to “dedicate myself to clubs and projects as well as communication. Being the president of my dog club, I learned quickly how to communicate with others, even teaching them dedication. By teaching them this skill, it will help them achieve success.”
Kirby Neihouser is the son of Bradley and Barbara Neihouser and is a member of the Salem Superstars 4-H Club. He will attend Purdue University to major in engineering. His favorite memories of 4-H are the Small Engine meetings with Howold Conner. His funniest memory is when he over-fertilized his Weeping Willow tree that he planted for his forestry project. “It turned brown and ugly and the poster pictures of me panting the tree did not match what the tree really looked like the rest of the year.” His advice to younger 4-H’ers is to try a variety of projects. His favorite project is Small Engines. He believes that learning mechanical skills in Small Engine project has helped in working in the shop on the farm and that participating in the forestry project has helped with planting trees.
Caleb Schmicker is the son of Todd and Michelle Schmicker and is a member of the Monroe 76’ers 4-H Club. He will attend Butler University to major in biology and chemistry (pre-med). His favorite memory of 4-H was spending late nights working in the pig barn to get the animals ready for show the next day. His most embarrassing memory was when his pig knocked someone down during a show. Caleb’s hobbies include running, golfing and hanging out with friends. His advice to younger 4-H’ers is to pick projects that really interest you and don’t wait until the last minute to complete them. His favorite project is Corn. He believes that the skills he acquired during 4-H will “help me persevere through tough tasks and they will also remind me to always have fun when I am doing something I like to do.”
Sierra Stamper is the daughter of Alvin and Monica Stamper and is a member of the Harrison Hustlers 4-H Club. Her projects have included Baking with a Box, Book, Cats, Crafts, Christmas Ornaments, Foods, Health, Pet Pals, and Veterinary Science. She will attend Ivy Tech to major in nursing. Her hobbies are to read, ride horses and holding cats. Her favorite project is cats because she loves kittens. Her greatest 4-H honor was getting first place in horseless horse, Champion in dogs and Reserve Grand in kittens and also when she got Junior Achiever. Her advice to younger 4-H members is to try new things, you never know if you like something until you try it.
Alisha Tanner is the daughter of Jeff and Gina Tanner and is member of the Salem Superstars 4-H club. She will attend Purdue University to major in retail management. She hopes to one day own her own business. Alisha’s favorite memories of 4-H are hanging out with her friends, showing her animals and playing cards by the animal pens. She says that the funniest thing that happened to her in 4-H was “while washing my chicken it pooped all over my hand. It is really gross!” Her most embarrassing moment is when her pig got loose and it went between her legs. She ended up riding it down the isle of the barn. Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is to not put off doing your projects until the last second, and her favorite project was Goats. She believes that 4-H has taught her time management which will help her in college.
Jenna Wagner is the daughter of Darrin and Tina Wagner and is a member of the Beaver Township Busy Beaver 4-H Club. Her future plans are to join the Army Reserves in the Fall 2012. She hopes to attend a college for hotel, restaurant management and culinary arts in Fall 2013. Her favorite memories of 4-H is participating in clean-up on auction night. Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is stick with your favorite project. Her favorite project was” Do Your Own Thing”. She believes that 4-H has taught her to get things done on time.
LAST-YEAR 4-H MEMBERS
Katy Anspach (not pictured) is the daughter of Alan and Angie Anspach and is a nine year member of 4-H. She is a nine-year 4-H member. Her projects have included Cats, Crafts, Crops, Dairy, Foods, Home Environment, Horse & Pony, Photography, Poultry, Scrapbooking, Sheep, and Swine.
Kylie Blanding is the daughter of Melissa and Michael Blanding and is a member or the Franklin Farmers 4-H Club. She has been in 4-H eight years. She plans to attend Purdue University majoring in business in the Krannert School of Management. A favorite memory is the water fights that took place at the end of the show day, and her funniest memory was when she was tossed into the water trough. Her advice to younger members is to make sure you manage your time wisely-being involved in so many things at one time can get crazy. Her favorite project was beef because she has spent a lot of time learning and growing through the years in the beef project. Her greatest honor was winning Grand Champion Heifer at the Newton Co. Fair two years in a row. She will use her 4-H skills in the future by managing her time more wisely and always giving her best.
Amber Brooke is the daughter of Pam and Wayne Brooke and is a nine-year member of the Franklin Farmers 4-H Club. Her future plans are to attend Purdue North Central and major in nursing. Her favorite 4-H memory was the completion trip to Arkansas, Purdue Round up, State Jr. leader Conference and fun matches for dogs. Her favorite project was dogs because she has so many great memories. Her 4-H skills that she acquired will help her show leadership and responsibility in the nursing field. Her advice to younger 4-H members is make the most of it.
Jordan Culp is the son of Gary and Stephanie Culp and is a nine-year member of the Salem Super Stars 4-H Club. His future plans are to attend Wabash College to play football and to major as an orthopedic surgeon. His favorite 4-H memories were hanging out with friends and making new friends. His hobbies are playing football, paint balling, swimming and just hanging out with friends. The funniest thing that happened to him was when his choker chain broke and he had to chase his goat around the arena. This was his first and last year for showing goats. His favorite project was swine because they are fun to show. His greatest honor he received while in 4-H was Grand Champion Market Pigs. His advice to younger 4-H members is “to try a bunch of projects in your early years so that you know which ones you will like as you get older.”
Laura Dewlen is the daughter of Thomas and Linda Dewlen and is a nine-member of the Salem Superstars 4-H Club. She will attend Grace College to major in elementary education. Her favorite memory is being a part of the 4-H Achievement Court and spending time with friends. Her funniest memory was while working on my Foods project she accidently put in a tablespoon of yeastrather than a teaspoon. When she came back after letting it rise, it had risen over the edge of the bowl and was still getting bigger! Her advice to younger 4-H’ers is to always do your best and never give up. Her favorite project is photography. She believes that 4-H has taught her leadership skills that she will use in a classroom as a teacher.
Kirk Huber is the son of Gene and Sherri Huber and is a nine-year member of the Franklin Farmers 4-H Club. His future plans are to become a nurse practitioner. His hobbies are art, photography and being with friends. His favorite project is art because it is "something that you can create in your own way and with you own design." 4-H has helped him with people skills, organization and being willing to help my community, and these are things that will continue to help me through life. His advice to younger 4-H members is to never forget the end goal.
Alan Kestle (not pictured) is the son of Sherry and Mike Kestle and is a member of the Harrison Hustlers 4-H Club. He has been in 4-H eight years. His projects have included Swine, Tractor, Junior Leaders and Farm Toy Scene.
Jamie Shorter is the daughter of Greg and Tracey Shorter and is an eight-year member of the Indian Creek Indians 4-H Club. She plans to attend Indiana University in Kokomo to major in psychology. Her hobbies include scrapbooking. Her favorite project is sewing because it allows her to be creative. Her greatest honor that she received was a special merit from the State Fair on one of her sewing projects.
Her 4-H skills that she acquired will help her in the future is her sewing skill because it will allow her to alter, fix or make new items. Her favorite 4-H memories were hanging out with friends weather they were in her 4-H club or whether they were friends she has taken projects with. Her advice to younger 4-H members is don’t wait until the last minute to start your projects, you’ll only become stressed and
it takes the fun out of it.
Pulaski County's unemployment rate fell to 6.1. percent in April, down from 7.7 percent (revised) in March, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Friday (May 17). The rate was 6.4 percent a year ago.
The state's April rate dipped to 8.5 percent (seasonally adjusted), from 8.7 percent in March. The April 2012 rate was 8.3 percent. The U.S. rate improved to 7.5 percent (seasonally adjusted), down from March's 7.6 revised rate. A year ago, the national rate was 8.1 percent.
INDIANAPOLIS -Private landowners looking to improve wildlife habitat on their property may qualify for financial assistance through the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, particularly if they want to benefit bobwhite quail and ring-neck pheasants.
Bobwhite quail and ring-neck pheasant are prized game birds. However, populations of both have suffered from permanent habitat loss or lack of maintenance on existing habitat.
WINAMAC - Winamac Community High School will hold its Senior Awards Night at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, in the socialtorium. The public is welcome to attend.
Seniors will receive special recognition in the form of academic competition awards, honor roll, scholarship awards and special academic and athletic awards. Representatives from various colleges, local organizations and the school will present these awards.
INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday (May 9) that will expand the state’s school voucher program in front of 150 students, including some who already are benefiting from the program.
Students from seven different private vouchers schools met at the Calvary Christian School auditorium with signs that said, “I yearn to learn” and “school choice now.”
INDIANAPOLIS – The organization that regulates high school sports will decide next week whether to let some homeschooled students participate in high school athletics.
The move by the Indiana High School Athletic Association comes two years after the issue bubbled up at the Indiana General Assembly, where lawmakers considered but never passed a bill to mandate the change.
WINAMAC - Eastern Pulaski Community School Board president Mike Tetzloff outlined the search timeline to hire a new school superintendent at the board's monthly meeting Monday (May 13).
Applications for the position will be accepted until May 28. Interviews will be completed by June 29, and the new superintendent will be named in early July; however, he/she will not be officially placed until the end of July after a public meeting.
WEST LAFAYETTE - Farmers worked long hours anywhere soils were dry enough to support tillage and planting equipment during the week ending May 12, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The most planting progress occurred in northern and some central areas. At this time farmers are ahead of both 2009 and 2011 when approximately 15 percent and 18 percent of the corn acreage had been planted respectively.
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence Thursday vetoed House Enrolled Act 1546, concerning unauthorized collection of local option income tax in Jackson and Pulaski counties after legal authority for those tax collections had expired.
The Pulaski County Democrats Central Committee has reorganized for the 2013 year. New officers elected were: county chair Bill Reutebuch; county vice chair, Laura Bailey; secretary, Diana Dutton and treasurer, Jenise Barnhouse.
Long time secretary, Betty Podell, and treasurer, Betty Parcel, have retired from their positions after nearly 40 years each.
INDIANAPOLIS - Citing her broad background in facilitating job creation in rural and agribusiness communities, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Gina Sheets announced Tuesday (May 14) the appointment of Connie Neininger as ISDA director of Economic Development & Trade.
INDIANAPOLIS - Nearly 60 Pulaski County residents crossed the finish line in the running of the 37th annual One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, Saturday (May 4), in downtown Indianapolis. A field of 35,000 participated in the event.
Mike Haschel of Winamac led county runners, finishing with a time of 1:19:20 and a 59th place finish overall. He was followed by Glenn Bailey who completed the Mini in a time of 1:27:07.
Pulaski County police are investigating two separate, recent incidents - one involving a critical injury accident near Winamac, and the other a suicide in Medaryville which followed a domestic dispute.
Adam Shidler, 32, Winamac was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital Thursday in critical condition. He was a passenger in a two-vehicle, head-on crash. Meanwhile, Richard Scott Reid, 46, Medaryville, died hours after he attempted suicide by hanging Saturday in a Medaryville garage.