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Todd County hosts awards program

Ten Year 4-H members Rachel Paskewitz and Sara Carstenson received pins. Not pictured are Lawrence Mettler, Parker Gjerstad, Tanner Gjerstad, Josiah Cole, Kirstin Sudbeck, Jacy Roste and Brian Kunerth.

The 2016 Todd County 4-H Achievement Program was held Nov. 20 at the Browerville Community Center. More than 150 area organizations, businesses and individuals sponsored numerous awards to deserving 4-H'ers and their leaders.

The Osakis Review will publish the awards list in three separate stories. This is part two.

Award winners are:

Receiving honorary pins for successfully completing 10 years of 4-H work in Todd County were Rachel Paskewitz, A-1; Lawrence Mettler, Burtrum Boosters; Parker and Tanner Gjerstad, Hustlin Rustics; Josiah Cole and Kirstin Sudbeck, Independent 4-H'ers; Sara Carstensen, Lone Star; Jacy Roste, West Union Country Kids; and Brian Kunerth, Wykeham Willing Workers.

An honorary pin was presented to Laura Sauer, Golden Gophers, who has completed five years of junior leadership work.

The Michael Wielenberg Family, Wykeham Willing Workers, were the recipients of the 2016 4-H Fruit Sales Award sponsored by the Todd County 4-H Leaders Council.

The 4-H Club Award was sponsored by Daniel B. Borgmann of Sauk Centre. Clubs receiving this award were Burtrum Boosters, Golden Gophers and West Union Country Kids.

Safety Awards sponsored by First State Bank, Sauk Centre, for outstanding work done in the Safety Project went to Jana and Jacy Roste, West Union Country Kids.

First State Bank of Sauk Centre also presented Jana Roste, West Union Country Kids, and Yasmine Crowe, Burtrum Boosters, with cash awards for their outstanding work completed in the 4-H Health Project.

Long Prairie Packing, Long Prairie, presented the following Swine Awards: Champion Swine Exhibit - Zachary Lenz, Lone Star; Reserve Champion Swine Exhibit - Wyatt Lenz, Lone Star; Senior Champion Showmanship - Lawrence Mettler, Burtrum Boosters; Senior Reserve Champion Showmansip - William Harrington, Lone Star; Intermediate Champion Showmanship - Bernadette Sauer, Golden Gophers; Intermediate Reserve Champion Showmanship - Joseph Sauer, Golden Gophers; Novice Champion Showmanship - Bridget Sauer, Golden Gophers; Novice Reserve Champion Showmanship - Kaitlyn Bristlin, Lone Star; and Swine Rate of Gain - Zachary Lenz, Lone Star.

Long Prairie Packing, Long Prairie, presented the following Beef Awards: Champion Beef Exhibit - Crystal Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics; Reserve Champion Beef Exhibit - Crystal Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics; Champion Beef Heifer - Crystal Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics; Champion Market Beef - Derek Pratt, Hustlin Rustics; Champion Beef Cow/Calf-Feeder Calf - Crystal Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics; Senior Champion Showmanship - Crystal Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics; Senior Reserve Champion Showmanship - Derek Pratt, Hustlin Rustics; Intermediate Champion Showmanship - Hannah Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters; Intermediate Reserve Champion Showmanship - Cathleen Rieffer, Burtrum Boosters; Novice Champion Showmanship - Ellie Dukowitz, A-1.

The Champion Premier Showmanship Award was presented to Rachel Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics and Lawrence Mettler, Burtrum Boosters was awarded the 2016 Reserve Champion Premier Showmanship Award; these awards were sponsored by Todd County Veterinary Clinic, Clarissa, and Long Prairie Veterinary Clinic, Long Prairie. Aaron Kunerth of Long Prairie was presented with the Adult Premier Showmanship Award, sponsored by Dan Welle's of Sauk Centre.

EK Farm, Robert Bromeling Family, Browerville, presented Bernadette Sauer, Golden Gophers, with the Champion Poultry Award. American Legion of Long Prairie was the sponsor of the following Poultry Awards presented to: Champion Senior Poultry Showmanship - Lawrence Mettler, Burtrum Boosters; Champion Intermediate Poultry Showmanship - Nicholas Mettler, Burtrum Boosters; and Champion Novice Poultry Showmanship - Bridget Sauer, Golden Gophers.

American Legion, Long Prairie, sponsored the Rabbit Awards, which were presented to: Champion Rabbit Award - Sara Carstensen, Lone Star; Champion Senior Rabbit Showmanship Award - Julia Trantina, A-1; Champion Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship Award - Jenna Kunerth, Wykeham Willing Workers; Champion Novice Rabbit Showmanship - Blake Lenz, Lone Star.

The Todd County Veterinary Clinic, Clarissa, and the Long Prairie Veterinary Clinic, Long Prairie, sponsored the Veterinary Science Awards. Recipients of these awards were Eliza Gould, Golden Gophers, and Rachel Halbersma, Hustlin Rustics.

Dan and Sharon Braaten of Glenwood presented the West Union Country Kids 4-H Club with the Overall Club Herdsmanship Award.

Recipient of the Outstanding Horse Project Member Award was Eliza Gould, Golden Gophers, sponsored by Pro Ag Farmers Coop, Browerville/Parkers Prairie.

4-H'ers receiving awards for outstanding work at the County Fair 4-H Horse Show included Brenna Thompson, Independent 4-H'er; Eliza Gould, Golden Gophers; Kirstin Sudbeck, Independent 4-H'er; Shyanne Hemmingson, Wykeham Willing Workers; Shayla and Noelle Host, Hustlin Rustics; and Gabrielle Becker, Independent 4-H'er. Sponsor of these awards was Minnesota Ag Power, Glenwood. Roelike Repair, Sauk Centre, sponsored the Horse-Related and Horseless Horse Awards. Recipients of these awards were Eliza Gould, Golden Gophers; Kirstin Sudbeck, Independent 4-H'er; and Bailey Hayes, Burtrum Boosters.

Line's Building Center, Inc., Clarissa; Mary Ann Ehnes, Eagle Bend; and Redline Power and Marine, Clarissa, presented cash awards to the following 4-H'ers: Forestry - Lawrence Mettler and Samuel Mettler, Burtrum Boosters; Self-Determined - Jaran Roste and Nathan LeBrun, West Union Country Kids; Entomology - Samuel Mettler, Burtrum Boosters, and Natasha Crowe, Burtrum Boosters; Pets - Brady Perryman, Independent 4-H'er, and Nicholas Mettler, Burtrum Boosters; Cats - Mckenzie Bromeling, Lone Star and Bailey Hayes, Burtrum Boosters; Youth Leadership - Hannah and Heather Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters; Robotics - Riley Deitering and Jason Trantina, A-1; Animal Science-Related - Joseph Middendorf and Anne Sauer, Golden Gophers.

Long Prairie Leader, Long Prairie, and VFW Post 1140, Long Prairie, sponsored Photography and Video Awards, which were presented to: Brady Perryman, Independent 4-H'er; Jacy Roste, West Union Country Kids; Hannah Hulinsky, Burtrum Boosters; and Jaran Roste, and Jacy Roste, West Union Country Kids.

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