Local, area 4-H’ers win awards at small animal judging day

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Star Staff

Members of 4-H clubs from Custer, Prairie, Garfield, Dawson and Fallon counties exhibited their dogs, cats, poultry and rabbit projects during the Regional Small Animal Judging Day on Wednesday, July 26. The event was held in the Agri-Sports Complex at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds, according to a news release from the Custer County Extension Office.

The following 4-H’ers were award winners.

Poultry

Overall Poultry — Brandi Gruba of Custer County, grand champion; Kristy Cullinan of Dawson County, reserve champion; Overall Poultry for Custer County, Brandi Gruba, grand and Paige Twitchell, reserve; Overall Exotic — Talen Miller of Custer County, grand; Senior Showmanship — Kristy Cullinan of Dawson County, grand; Junior Showmanship — Brandi Gruba, grand and Talen Miller, reserve; Overall Chicken — Brandi Gruba, grand and Talen Miller, reserve; Overall Water Fowl — Paige Twitchell, grand and Talen Miller, reserve

Rabbits

Overall Doe — Cane Olson of Fallon County, grand and MacKenzie Duede of Dawson County, reserve; Overall Doe Custer County — Kate Rehm, grand and Ridge Miller, reserve; Overall Buck — Chrystean Logan of Custer County, grand and Taylor Gallo of Custer County, reserve; Overall Fur — Asiah Kuntz of Custer County, grand and Cadence Blankenship of Custer County, reserve; Senior Showmanship — Kate Rehm, grand and Kristy Cullinan of Dawson, County, reserve; Junior Showmanship — Paige Shaw of Custer County, grand and Abby Nowicki of Custer County, reserve; Overall Rabbit — MacKenzie Duede, grand and Cane Olson, reserve; Overall Rabbit — Asiah Kuntz, grand and Cadence Blankenship, reserve.

Cats

Cat under 1 — Bailey Nowicki of Custer County, grand and Robin Leidholt and Kate Rehm, both of Custer County, co-reserve; Cat over 1 — Jayna Henning of Custer County, grand and Kate Rehm of Custer County, Jordyn Olson of Prairie County and Riley McWilliams of Garfield County, reserves; Senior Cat Showmanship — Kate Rehm, grand; Junior Showmanship — Jayna Henning, grand and Paige Twitchell and Caleb Brown of Custer County, co-reserve; Overall Cat — Kate Rehm, grand and Jayna Henning, reserve.

Dogs

Beginner Dog — Max Eaton of Prairie County, grand and Skyler David of Custer County, reserve; Beginner Graduate — Morganne VanDyke of Prairie County, grand and Sophie David of Custer County, reserve; Novice Dog — Alicia Henning of Custer County, grand; Graduate Novice — Sarah Hughes-Moore of Custer County, grand and Hallee Witkowski of Custer County, reserve; Graduate Novice — Cadence Blankenship, grand; and Sarah Hughes-Moore, reserve; Senior Showmanship — Alicia Henning, grand and Sarah Hughes-Moore, reserve; Junior Showmanship — Cadence Blankenship, grand and Morganne VanDyke, reserve; Overall Dog — Morganne VanDyke, grand and Max Eaton, reserve; Overall Junior Showmanship for Prairie County — Morganne VanDyke, grand and Max Eaton, reserve; Overall Beginner for Prairie County — Max Eaton, grand and Levi Eaton, reserve; Overall Graduate Beginner for Prairie County — Morganne VanDyke, grand; Overall Junior Showmanship for Custer County — Cadence Blankenship, grand and Sophie David, reserve; Overall Beginner for Custer County — Skyler David, grand and Libby Twitchell, reserve; Overall Dog for Custer County — Alicia Henning, grand and Cadence Blankenship, reserve.

Donors for this event were Ed and Janet Young, poultry buckles; Wacker Agency and Eastern Montana Title Company, rabbit awards; and Carrie David Counseling, cat and dog awards.

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