County 4-H Recognition Event held Nov. 7
November 10, 2021
The Edmunds County 4-H Recognition Event was held Sunday, November 7 at the 4-H Building in Ipswich. The evening started with a potluck supper followed by the awards ceremony.
The 4-H members, leaders, and friends of 4-H were honored for their accomplishments and contributions. Bonnie Nehlich, 4-H Youth Program Advisor, welcomed all to the event. The Wily Wizards 4-H Club hosted the event by setting up, decorating, and leading the flag pledges.
4-H graduation awards were presented to Bridget Fuhrmann, Chesney Olivier, Kale Pharis, Kaitlyn Preszler, and Angeline Rye.
The Meritorious Award was presented to Ipswich Lumber & Hardware for their donation of time and supplies to the Edmunds County 4-H Program.
Leaders receiving special recognition for years of service as club leaders and a member of the Leaders Association were Bryan and Jessica Scherr-five years. They each received a certificate and a clover pin.
Other leaders recognized for their years of service were Jean Hutson seven years, Clay Olivier six years, Janet Fuhrmann 13 years, Holly Johnson nine years, Carole Curtis 19 years, Becki Bass one year, Amber Beyers seven years, Emily Kadlec 19 years, Kim Kanable five years, Scott Kilber 12 years, Angie Kulesa 10 years, Beckie Nierman 14 years, Heidi Sylte 14 years, Tara Beitelspacher nine years, Mark Beitelspacher eight years, Barb Kaiser six years, Lacey Galbraith three years, Courtney Davis five years, Jordan and Amanda Holt three years, John and Steph Jung 11 years, Amanda Rawden seven years and Jeremy Rawden three years.
The Overall Horse Award went to Quincy Olivier and the Overall Dog Showman was Katie Preszler. The first year dog award winner was Nate Bass.
Club honors for the Ken's Food Fair Citizenship Awards went to the Wily Wizards 4-H Club.
The Visual Arts Dabbler Awards went to Junior Kaidence Bulgin and Senior Bridget Fuhrmann.
The Bev Wright Fashion Revue Award went to Kaidence Bulgin.
High Point Judging Plaque was presented to Bridget Fuhrmann for judging at both the county and state level in Consumer Decision Making.
The County Rate of Gain was won by Sydney Holmes for sheep, Jacob Jung for swine, and Gabriel Johnson for beef.
Awards for the best 4-H Record Books went to Beginner-1st Sydney Holmes, 2nd Lux Heinz, Junior-1st Brady Kilber, 2nd Maggie Holt, and Senior-1st Kale Pharis, 2nd Grant Fischer. Any member doing record books also received a cash prize of $25.00.
State Fair cash awards were presented to Hannah Beyers and Lincoln Beyers for using pork in their special foods recipes and to Kathryn Kilber for placing 4th in the junior division of sheep showmanship.
Gabriel Johnson received an award for placing 1st in Sporting Clays at the State Shotgun Shoot in September and Caleb Johnson received a 25 shot patch for shooting 25 clay pigeons in a row.
Best of Show Awards were given to Sam Bass – Junior Home Environment, Hannah Beyers – Senior Foods and Nutrition, Kaidence Bulgin – Junior Writing and Public Speaking, Tara Fischer – Cloverbud, Grant Fischer – Senior Hobbies and Collections, Bridget Fuhrmann – Senior Home Environment, Sydney Holmes – Beginner Home Environment, Ben Hoyle – Beginner Foods and Nutrition, Gracyn Kadlec – Junior Photography, Sophie Kroll – Junior Foods and Nutrition, Nevaeh Moser – Junior Visual Arts, Quincy Olivier – Senior Photography and Visual Arts, Ryle Payne – Beginner Visual Arts, Riley Pietz – Beginner Electricity, Austin Rawden – Senior Welding, Kaleb Scherr – Junior Wood Science, Declan Schumacher – Beginner Photography, and Jessica Sylte – Open Class.
The many supporters of the 4-H program were recognized with a Friend of 4-H Certificate. They were Aberdeen Chrysler Center, Active Care Chiropractic, Adee Honey Farms, Agtegra, Aligned Ag Partners, AP Express, Bank North, Bass Family, Beck Law Office, Vaughn Beck, Mark and Tara Beitelspacher, Beitelspacher Ranch, Big Bushel Bash, Bowdle Building & Hardware, Bowdle Vet Clinic, Camby's Pass, C & B Operations-Roscoe, C & L Storage, Kayla Casey, Crop Management Services, Dakota Insurance Solutions, Dakotaland Feeds, Dale's Building Supplies, Davis Farms, Diamond S Heating & Cooling, Double M Crop Services, Doug Jones Trucking, Drakes Place, Edmunds County Commissioners, Edmunds County Highway Department, Farm Credit Services, Farmers State Bank, FEM Electric, First State Bank of Roscoe, Fischer Repair, John Fischer, Five H Angus, Flittie Simmental, Joe Galbraith, Lynn Gauer, Gibson Publishing, Glacial Lakes Energy, Groton Ag Partners, Ryan Holien, Hannah Holsing, Cassie Holtz, Hosmer Vet Clinic, Deanne Hoyle, Dennis Hoyle, Hub City Livestock, Ipswich Lumber & Hardware, Ipswich State Bank, Corrine Jameson, John Sieh Agency, Jim Kanable, Ken's Food Fair, Kessler Livestock, LeRoy Kilber, Lacher Repair, Ipswich Lion's Club, LSI, McFleeg's, David Newman, North Central Insurance Agency, North Star Energy, Oban Construction, On the Point, Dave Penfield, Doug and Janice Perrion, Petal Pushers, Plains Commerce Bank, Premier Equipment, Pride Publications, Jeremy and Amanda Rawden, RDO Equipment, Real Dakota Photography, Ricky's Restaurant and Lounge, Rock Tuff, Steve and Kris Scherr, Schnabel Ranch, Schurr's, Select Seed, S & S Rentals, Lonnie and Katie Steen, Styles by Sylte, Subway, Sylte Farms, Target, Treftz Limousin, Tri-County Ag, TS Welding, Turner Drug, Mary Turner, Valley Tel, Emily Volk, Walmart, Austin Weisser, Rick and Anita Weisser, and Bev Wright.
Five-year Friends of 4-H plaques were presented to: Edmunds County Abstract Office, Gisi Pheasant Farms, and LDL Cattle Company.