Clay County 4-H’ers do well at state fair

Clay County 4-H'ers do well at state fair The 2002 South Dakota State Fair was held July 29- Aug. 4 in Huron. Three hundred-ninety entries were exhibited by Clay County 4-H members through static exhibits, Youth-In-Action contests, performing arts, and livestock exhibits.

Eighteen Clay County judging teams participated in the respective State Judging Contests. Six teams and six individuals scored in the top 10 of their respective contests. Shannon Jepsen, Meckling, placed fifth in the Beginner Visual Arts judging contest. Emily Miller, Irene, and Casey Jo Hessman, Wakonda, placed seventh high in the Senior Rabbit and Beginner Horticulture judging contest. Garrett Jepsen, Meckling, was eighth high individual in the Junior Crops judging. Jana Bye, Vermillion, placed ninth high individual in the Beginner Photography contest and Shannon Jepsen, Meckling, placed 10th in the Beginner Livestock judging contest.

Judging teams placing in the top 10 were Beginner Horticulture with second, Beginner Visual Arts received third, Beginner Photography with fourth, Beginner and Junior Crops placed fifth and Senior Livestock received ninth. Team members for the above contests were: Beginner Horticulture � Jennifer Bye, Casey Jo Hessman, Ashley Ouellette, Kelsy Fallan; Beginner Visual Arts � Shannon Jepsen, Casey Jo Hessman, Chad Peterson, Jana Bye; Beginner Photography � Shannon Jepsen, Megan Bottolfson, Chad Peterson, Jana Bye; Junior Crops � DeNell Dykstra, Garrett Jepsen, Stacy Bottolfson; Beginner Crops � Jennifer Bye, Kelsy Fallan, Casey Jo Hessman, Jana Bye; Senior Livestock � Brett Logue, JoAnna Strom, Rob Hansen, Mike Lindstrom.

Colette Joy, Vermillion, and Emily Miller, Irene, participated in the State Fashion Revue Contest held on Saturday Aug. 3. Both received purple ribbons on their entries.

Ariel Begley, Vermillion, received a purple on her Junior Demonstration. Ellen Kennedy and Zachary Holoch of Vermillion both received purples on their Senior Public Speaking presentations.

Katie Miskimins, Vermillion, performed with the 2002 Performing Arts Troupe.

Participating in the State Special Foods Contest were Ariel Begley, Ashley Ouellette, and Theresa Ring from Vermillion. Begley and Ouellette received purple ribbons and Ring received a blue on her entry.

Judging team members earning purple ribbons were Casey Jo Hessman, Shannon Jepsen (2), Jana Bye, and Emily Miller. Blue ribbons were earned by Jennifer Lindblom, Nick Peterson, Stacy Bottolfson (3), Jennifer Bye (3), Ashley Ouellette (2), Theresa Ring, Nick Peterson, Stacey Joy (2), Garrett Jepsen (2), Annie Carlson (2), DeNell Dykstra, Shannon Jepsen (2), Chad Peterson (2), Brett Logue, JoAnna Strom, Rob Hansen, Mike Lindstrom, Adrianne Logue, Luke Heine, Chelsey Cahoon, Kelsy Fallan (2), and Jana Bye.

Members receiving red ribbons were Kyle Hubert (3), Emily Miller (2), DeNell Dykstra (2), Kelsy Fallan, Annie Carlson, Bobby Dykstra, Casey Jo Hessman (2), Chad Peterson, Theresa Ring, Nick Peterson, Stacey Joy, Tony Hubert (2), Megan Bottolfson, Kelsey Peterson, Alex Peterson, Garrett Jepsen (2), Cody Cahoon, Stacy Bottolfson, and Emily Holoch. White ribbons were awarded to Tony Hubert, Brittany Bye, Stacy Bottolfson, Chad Peterson, Gerrit Heine, Jennifer Lindblom (2), DeNell Dykstra, Casey Jo Hessman, Jana Bye, Casey Carlson, and Megan Bottolfson.

Ribbon placings earned in 4-H project areas are as follows:

Aerospace and Rocketry

Purple � Jennifer Bye.

Blue � Andrew Hoffman.

Red � Paul Hoffman.


Blue � Stacey Joy.


Blue � Kyle Hubert.


Purple � Kaia Nelson, Colette Joy (2), Stacey Joy (2), Amanda Aga, Jana Bye (2), Jennifer Bye, Sara Bye, Casey Carlson, Tony Hubert, Ashley Ouellette, Theresa Ring (2).

Blue � Colette Joy, Jordan Nelsen.


Blue � Emily Miller.

Conservation of Natural Resources

Blue � Chris Nelsen, Jordan Nelsen.


Red � Chris Nelsen, Sara Mayer.

Child Development

Purple � Kelsy Fallan, Tony Hubert.

Blue � Brittany Bye, Jennifer Bye.

First Aid

Purple � Theresa Dendinger, Kelsy Fallan, Brittany Bye, Jennifer Bye.

Blue � Ariel Begley, Shelli Knutson.

Foods and Nutrition

Purple � Meghan Gylfe, Ashley Ouellette, Stephanie Taylor, Kelsy Fallan.

Blue � Brittany Bye, Abby Gylfe, Casey Jo Hessman, Stacey Joy, Ariel Begley, Annie Carlson.

Red � Sara Bye, Rebecca Hawley, Brianna Hoffman, Theresa Ring.

Food Preservation

Purple � Kaia Nelson, Jana Bye, Sara Bye.

Blue � Theresa Dendinger, Jana Bye, Kelsy Fallan.

Red � Rachel Nelson (2).


Purple � Emily Miller.

Hobbies and Collections

Purple � Sarah Anderson.

Home Living

Purple � Rachel Nelson, Andrea Lias (3), Dean Miller, Emily Miller, Ashley Ouellette (2), Megan Bottolfson, Brittany Bye, Theresa Ring, Stacy Bottolfson (2), Kelsy Fallan (4), Shannon Jepsen, Tia Krier (2), Sarah Lias, Nick Peterson, Abby Gylfe, Meghan Gylfe, Zachary Holoch, Kyle Hubert, Andy Peterson, Chad Peterson, Brittany Rederick, Chris Rederick.

Blue � Amanda Aga, Laura Aga, Jill Blumer, Carlee Sorensen, Dean Miller, Stacy Bottolfson, Emily Holoch, Tia Krier, Sara Mayer, Jennifer Noiva, Evan Peterson, Andy Peterson, Chad Peterson.

Red � Kelsy Fallan, Chad Peterson, Chrissy Sorensen, Shannon Jepsen.

Blue � Kelly O'Dea.


Purple � Zachary Holoch (3), Emily Holoch, Kyle Hubert (2), Tony Hubert, Amanda Aga, Andy Peterson, Chad Peterson, Chris Rederick.

Blue � Emily Miller, Brittany Rederick, Zachary Holoch (2), Chris Rederick, Jennifer Noiva, Tony Hubert, Dean Miller.

Red � Brittany Rederick (2), Dean Miller, Kyle Hubert.


Blue � Michael Hanson.

Visual Arts

Purple � Kelly O'Dea, Jana Bye (2), Casey Jo Hessman, Garrett Jepsen (2), Shannon Jepsen, Kaia Nelson, Chad Peterson, Laura Aga, Casey Carlson, Emily Holoch, Sarah Lias, Rachel Nelson (2), Tony Hubert, Andy Peterson, Chad Peterson, Jill Blumer (2), Megan Bottolfson, Colette Joy, Calle Sorenson, Brittany Bye, Jennifer Bye, Emily Holoch.

Blue � Garrett Jepsen, Jana Bye, Andy Peterson, Sara Bye, Casey Carlson, Andrea Lias, Sarah Lias, Hope Lindstrom (2), Shannon Jepsen.

Red � Emily Renner.

Wood Science

Purple � Megan Bottolfson, Stacy Bottolfson, Garrett Jepsen, Brianna Hoffman.

Purple � Chris Rederick.

Blue � Andy Peterson, Evan Peterson (3), Nick Peterson, Paul Hoffman, Brianna Hoffman, Andy Jensen (3), Michael Lindstrom, Kathryn Strom (4), Harrison Hawley (2), Chris Rederick (3), Brett Logue (2), Emily Miller (2), Kyle Hubert (2), Adrianne Logue (2), Tylar Solomon (3), Rebecca Hawley, Alisha O'Connor (3), Michaela Hawley, Tony Hubert, Luke Hansen, Molly Hansen, Sam Hansen, Dean Miller, Brittany Rederick

Cat Show

Purple � Katie Sokolowski (2).

Dairy Goats

Purple � Kyle Lindstrom (3), Michael Lindstrom, Hope Lindstrom (2).

Blue � Hope Lindstrom, Kyle Lindstrom, Michael Lindstrom.

Red � Kyle Lindstrom.

Dog Show

Purple � Ariel Begley, Adrianne Logue.

Blue � Ariel Begley.


Purple � Nick Peterson (4), Bryan Woods, Alex Peterson, Kelsey Peterson.

Blue � Andy Jensen, Nick Peterson (2), Alex Peterson (3).

Red � Alex Peterson (3), Kelsey Peterson (2), Andy Jensen.


Purple � Kelsey Peterson (3), Chad Peterson, Alex Peterson (2), Rachel Nelson (4), Kaia Nelson (4), Andrew Hoffman (2), Brianna Hoffman, Michael Hoffman (3).

Blue � Andy Peterson, Alex Peterson, Kaia Nelson (3), Andrew Hoffman, Brianna Hoffman, Michael Hoffman.

White � Kelsey Peterson, Rachel Nelson, Paul Hoffman.


Purple � Kelsy Fallan, Gerrit Heine (4), Luke Heine (4), Shannon Jepsen.

Blue � Jana Bye, Andy Jensen (2), Emma Jensen (2), Garrett Jepsen, Adrianne Logue, Brett Logue.


Purple � Gerrit Heine (3), Shannon Jepsen (2), Chad Peterson (3), Sara Bye (2), Luke Heine (2), Kyle Hubert, Tony Hubert (2), Evan Peterson (2), JoAnna Strom.

Blue � Luke Heine, Kyle Hubert (2), Tony Hubert, Nick Peterson (3), JoAnna Strom (2), Garrett Jepsen (2), Adrianne Logue, Andy Peterson (2).

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