Cheese! Tianna Charlson's pup, Daphne, gives the camera a grin. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

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.

Halbach’s dog, Cash, awaits a command. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

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. 

Halbach and Cash. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

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 shares a moment with her dog, Daphne. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

Charlson was awarded a purple ribbon in Dog Obedience (Novice) and a blue ribbon in Dog Handling. 

Daphne is led through a figure 8 by Charlson. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

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. 

Betty awaits the go-ahead from Schwarting. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

Schwarting takes home a blue ribbon in the Dog Obedience (Pre-novice) class, and the red in Dog Handling. 

Betty, led by Schwarting, shows off for the judge. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

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.

Roland and Meier make their way through a figure 8. Submitted photo

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. 

Aylah, who could not compete formally due to her human being unable to make it to the show in time, was still able to go for a jaunt in the area. She also gave the camera a big smile. EJ Photo/Savannah Howe

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