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18 4-Hers represent Becker County at state

State 4-H events are now complete and Becker County 4-H members did an excellent job as they represented the Becker County 4-H program at these events.

Minnesota State 4-H Shooting Sports event was held Sept. 6-7 in Anoka County.

Jesse McKenzie, Sara McKenzie, Tyler Stalberger, Lane Ulmer and Megan Wold all participated in the archery competitions. The Junior Class B division had 70 participants. Lane Ulmer placed 10th and Tyler Stalberger placed 31st in the Junior Class B division. The Intermediate Class C division had 48 participants. Jesse McKenzie placed 6th, Sara McKenzie placed 22nd and Megan Wold placed 43rd. Together they created a County Wildlife Display and presented their display to the judges. They placed 4th in the state.

The Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show took place Sept. 12-15 on the MN State Fair Grounds. Five Becker County 4-H'ers participated. Alisa Wendt took 1st in Poles (gr. 10) and 5th in Jumping Figure 8 (gr. 10). Amber Wolbeck took 2nd in Training Step One. Lindsey Bjorgan took 3rd in Trail (gr. 8-9) and 9th in Western Pleasure (gr. 9). Lauranna Varno took 4th in Poles (gr. 11) and 6th in Jumping Figure 8 (gr. 11). Danielle Eidenschink took 8th in Trail (Gr. 10-11), 9th in Western Pleasure (gr. 10) and 9th in Hunt Seat Equitation (gr. 10).

Ten 4-H members participated in the Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show Sept. 20-21 at the MN State Fair Grounds. Megan Wold received an Award of Excellence in Obedience Graduate Beginner, a Blue in Showmanship Open and Red in Agility Jumpers 2. Maria Veit got a Blue in Showmanship Open and Red in Obedience Novice. Anna Veit got a Blue in Showmanship Open, Red in Obedience Graduate Novice and White in Agility Intermediate. Lauren Pederson received a Blue in Showmanship Open. Sara McKenzie earned a Red in Obedience Graduate Beginner. Michaela McCracken received a Blue in Obedience Graduate Beginner. Zachery Krause got a Blue in Agility Elementary and Abigail Krause got a Blue in Obedience Graduate Beginner and Red in Agility Senior. Christianna Freeh got a Blue in Obedience Beginner and Samantha Dahl got a Blue in both Showmanship Novice and Obedience Beginner.

Want to join the fun? 4-H Clubs are accepting new members right now, and 4-H After School programs are being scheduled in Frazee, Detroit Lakes and at the Boys & Girls Club in DL. Check out our Web site at or call 218-846-7328.