Local 4-H’ers take home State Fair championships


September 20, 2012 - 12:00 AM

HUTCHINSON — Four local 4-H entries took home championships during the 100th Annual Kansas State Fair, while a number of other 4-H’ers ranked highly against other competitors from across the state.

Caitlin Dreher and Brody Nemecek were declared champions for their swine showmanship. Jillian Keller showed the championship market heifer and Jessica Sharp, Khrystal Smith, Delaney Umholtz and Clara Wicoff teamed up to take home first place overall in a family and consumer sciences judging contest.

Dreher, 14, was named Grand Champion Senior Swine Showman. In addition, she exhibited the reserve champion Yorkshire market hog and took third with her Yorkshire breeding gilt. Dreher is a member of the City Slickers 4-H club in Allen County and is the daughter of Jerry and Cathy Dreher of Iola.

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