The Mitchell County Fair held its dog judging event on Wednesday, July 22, with six entrees. Four participated and two were scratched. The results are as follows.
Brooklynn Halbach, a 9th grade student, of Osage’s West Lincoln Blues 4H club, competed with her dog, Cash, in the Dog Handling and Dog Obedience (Novice) categories.
In the Dog Obedience (Novice) category, Halbach takes home a purple ribbon as well as the award of Overall Best in Show. In Dog Handling she won a blue ribbon.
Tianna Charlson, a senior at St. Ansgar and a member of STA FFA, also competed in the categories Dog Handling and Dog Obedience (Novice). She was joined by her dog, Daphne.
Charlson was awarded a purple ribbon in Dog Obedience (Novice) and a blue ribbon in Dog Handling.
Ian Schwarting, a member of the Osage Warhawks 4H Club and an Osage 8th grade student, competed in the Dog Obedience (Pre-novice) and Dog Handling categories with his pup, Betty.
Schwarting takes home a blue ribbon in the Dog Obedience (Pre-novice) class, and the red in Dog Handling.
Benaiah Meier, a 7th grade student and member of the Mitchell County Mighty Members 4H club, competed with his dog, Roland. The pair showed in the Dog Handling and Dog Obedience (Novice) classes.
In Dog Handling, Meier was granted a red ribbon, and in Dog Obedience (Novice), a blue.
Ribbons were not handed out at the judging event, and will instead be mailed to the winners. Competitors Alexis Kolbet and Victoria Schwarting were scratched due to being unable to attend.
The fair judging will continue tomorrow (Thursday), July 23, with Communications Judging.