In open categories at the State Fair (not 4H or commercial) this local area was represented well. (The state fair results page wasn’t fully updated by early this week so if anubody’s name was missed last week, or in this week’s paper, for top place finishes, please send us a note and we’ll do additional names next week.) Alex Shaleen took second place in the Open Division Amateur Talent Contest, with his dancing number. From the Wyoming area Dianna Schave and Warren Schave took home a number of first and second place ribbons, mostly in honey competitions.
Dianna got first place for a baked or canned item with honey, a granola bar and her caramel-honey popcorn snack. She got second place for her energy drink using honey and a baked cheesecake with honey. Warren Schave won first ribbons in cinnamon honey and creamed honey product and a second place in sweepstakes. Liam Coulter, from Lindstrom, won a blue ribbon in light amber honey. In hand crafts Eileen O’Mara of Stacy won a blue ribbon for a pillow and red in a canvas, counted stitch category. Karen Telstad of Stanchfield won first place for a machine quilted bed cover and Bear Patch quilt item. Kathryn Earnest of Lindstrom took home a prize for quilting in the special awards given at Rosebud’s Cottage.
Earnest also won a blue ribbon in unsweetened fruit preserved and third place for apricot jam. Gwendolyn Swenson, North Branch, won second place in crochet and in preserved unsweetened fruit. Nichole Meyer, North Branch, won second for her choke cherry jelly. Fred Limberg, Wyoming, got second place for his chair in wood construction. Tasha Hock, rural Shafer, won first place in the spun yarn silk and cellulose class. Timothy Wilson, CHisago City, won in stained or leaded glass lamp shade. Rebekah Ries won a red ribbon for her stuffed animal entry.
The MN State Fair has concluded and this week we continue news of ribbon winners from the local area. Last week we shared some livestock winners. The county 4Hers competing in fine arts who won ribbons included: Savanna Brinker and Cadence Eischens with a red and blue respectively in photography. Mitchell Hanson won a blue for his chair. Ruth Elkerton won a blue for a matted photo.
Shelby Spies won a blue for a horse picture. Rhiannon Waletzko a blue in photography. Sarah Wenell a blue for a charcoal drawing. Talia Willis made mini-tack for a horse statue and won a purple ribbon. Rachel Engel, a blue for an ink drawing. Caisa Strenke a blue for a wood stool. Gabe Strenke a blue for his metal barrel stove. In garments: 4Her Bethany Ellingson won a blue for a dress.
A doll bed quilt won a blue for Mary Ellingson. A sundress won Ariana Montzka a blue. Christina Sandberg did a presentation on buying clothes. In performance arts 4Her Erin Myhran won a blue ribbon. A category called cat therapy had Sophia Nienaber bringing home a blue. Anna Abbott won a blue for her folding poster. Lynnia Alden took a blue for a drawing. Robert Brinker got a blue for small engines.
A bread entry won a blue for Megan Nelson. She also won a purple ribbon for a chef presentation. Casey Sandberg won a 4H blue in honey competition. Savannah Huberty won a blue ribbon for bread-yeast. Natalie Olinske won a blue for her garden display. Elizabeth Robins, won a blue for handmade jewelry. Simon Robins took a blue for a homemade rocket. Kristen Smith won a purple ribbon for chef for a day. ribbon