Crawfordsville news: Anniversary updates and 4-H winners

Doug and Carol Steele observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 20, by first going to Chicago to Wrigley Field and attending the Cubs-Cardinal game with family. Saturday evening they had dinner at Flannigan?s in Coralville with their children and grandchildren, Carmen Steele of Omaha, Neb., Carrie and Doug Wilkerson and Emma of Center Point and Cory and Katie Steele, Kylee and Clayton of Crawfordsville.

Also, observing their golden wedding anniversary on Friday, July 20, were Ron and Louise Schmitz. They celebrated the end of May with an Alaskan Cruise with several of Ron?s family members. This past week they spent time at the Washington County Fair watching grandchildren?s projects and weekend guests were Scott and Shelly Schmitz, Cody and MacKenzie and fiance, Nate Tiggs, of Baxter; Todd and Laura Schmitz, Clara and Zach of Crawfordsville and Dave and Briana Schlatter of Wayland. Lori and Ben had to miss being with them, as Ben was participating in the State Trap Shoot at Cedar Falls.

Congratulations to all the Crawfordsville area 4-Hers.

Crooked Creek 4-H Club had several purple and blue Ribbon winners from within the Crawfordsville Community at the Washington County Fair.

Sierra Gilli: -Project about sign language, going to the state fair

Other state projects, purples/blues:

Nadiyah Brown: sheep, blues; heifer, purple; steer, blue

Dakota Mayberry: pet project, grand champion

Cleo and Layne Keiffer:breeding heifers, blue

Emma Leichty: cow, calf, chickens, goats all blue; pigeons, champion; photography, state fair honorable mentions

Clara Schmitz: Miss Congeniality; Washington County Beef Princess; sheep, reserve champion; breeding ewe champion senior showman, blues and purple; beef,blues

Zach Schmitz: sheep, reserve champion purebred ewe; champion hair sheep, purples and blues

Grace Coble: purebred heifer, blue; steer, purple

Grace Hiller: home improvement, purple; rabbits, four best of breed, reserve grand champion overall, grand champion 6-Class, grand champion pen of three and champion single fryer; poultry, champion and reserve; Bantam, champion and reserves in broilers, ducks and geese and in large breeds

Green Acres 4-H Club

Audrey Smith: Visual Arts, purple; photography, blue; Dog obedience, purple; dog agility and showmanship, blue

Zoey Dennler: dog reserve champion; dog agility, blues; horse, grand champion junior showmanship; grand champion-mini horse in hand trail; several other mini horse championships; judges choice in surprise design; non-livestock exhibits, blues and purples

Highlanders 4-H Club

Joey Collier: purebred breeding gilts, reserve champion; duroc pigs, first place

Lexi Collier: dog agility, blue; Pen of threee, reserve champion