Broken Bow 4-Hers Shine in Show

BROKEN BOW – Seventeen 4-Hers from Broken Bow were crowned county fair champions, Best of Show, or reserve champions across in their respective competitions at the recent Custer County Fair.

Ava Williams of the Creative Kids Club took home a walloping 3 Best of Show/Champion titles and purple ribbons with her submissions of recycled or remade furniture, medium length and width quilt, and woodworking article.

Abigail Wiiest of Dog Gone Fun claimed two Best of Show/Champion crowns and purple ribbons for her rocket in the Aerospace Division and in Conservation and Wildlife through her performance in the Wildlife Knowledge Check.

In the dog show, Wade Larson was judged to be Grand Champion in Beginning Showmanship, and Shayla Staab claimed a Grand Championship of her own in the Trophy Class.

Breken Rynearson of Sandhill Critters garnered an impressive Grand Champion accolade in a crowded Breeding Heifers Division of the livestock show with a Black Angus yearling.

Alexis Pflaster was the Reserve Best of Show Champion in Commercial Breeding Rabbits for her senior doe.

Culinary Best in Show awards went to Michael Forster for his shortened cake in Cooking 301, Ryan McCaslin for cookies in Cooking 101, and Ashlyn Schauda for her decorated cupcakes.

Michael Forster also earned Best of Show in the Tracking Expenses class of Financial Champions 1 & 2.

Textile champions were Ella Marshall in Knitting, who was the Grand Fiber Champion, Lillian Gregoski for her sewn top in Clothing 2, and Joshua Olson in Level 1 Crochet.

Display honors went to Caleb Wiiest for his Small Engine Display in Small Engines Unit 1, Amber Christen for her 4-H Club Booth, and Addison Stump for the 4-H Club Exhibit in Citizenship.

Evan Sughayar earned Best of Show/Champion honors for his bookends in the “Design My Place” division and Nicole McCaslin for her Family Genealogy History Notebook in Heritage – Level I.