Kayla Peetz Parents: Scott and Shannon PeetzClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Foods, Cake Decorating, HorsesFavorite Project: HorsesFuture Plans: Kayla plans to attend school to become a Registered Nurse and possibly become a Nurse Practitioner.Samantha Rohrig Parents: John T. Rohrig III and Julie RohrigClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Sewing, Floriculture, Garden, Scrapbooking, Wearable Arts, Fine ArtsFavorite Project: SewingFuture Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue University.Kurt SarringhausParents: Late Brent Sarringhaus and Ann LeskoClub: 4-H PioneersMajor Projects: Goats, Swine, Dairy, SheepFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Kurt plans to farm.Logan SchweringParents: Doug and Brenda SchweringClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Photography, Corn, BeansFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Logan plans to attend Butler University to study Entrepreneurship and Innovation.Levi Speer Parents: Daniel and Michele SpeerClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: Swine, Electric, Small EnginesFavorite Project: ElectricFuture Plans: Levi plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio and major in Diesel Technology.Austin Wagner Parents: Dennis and Flora WagnerClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Compact Tractor and SportsFavorite Project: Compact TractorFuture Plans: Austin plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Business and minor in Spanish.Kristen Weber Parents: Mike and Deb WeberClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Rabbits and GiftwrappingFavorite Project: GiftwrappingFuture Plans: Kristen plans to attend Ball State. Elizabeth WernerParents: Jean and Ray WernerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Sewing, Rabbits, PoultryFavorite Project: RabbitsFuture Plans: Elizabeth plans to study Forensic Science and German at Ohio Northern University and also run track.Benjamin Wessel Parents: David and Mary Jean WesselClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Photography, Shooting Sports, FoodsFavorite Project: Shooting SportsFuture Plans: Military, College, Law EnforcementDustin Westerfeld Parents: Jeff and Darla WesterfeldClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Shooting Sports, Poultry, GoatsFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Dustin plans to join the Marine Corps. Samantha WilhoitParents: Melissa WilhoitClub: Friendly 4-Her’sMajor Projects: Scrapbooking, Cake Decorating, GenealogyFavorite Project: Cake DecoratingFuture Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue College of Technology to major in Organizational Leadership and Engineering/Supervision. Ripley County 4-H Ten Year Members:Kiersten AbelParents: Tricia and Scott White & David and Jen AbelClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Goats and PhotographyFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Kiersten plans to get her Associates Degree in Photography at Ivy Tech Community College.Garrett AdkinsonParents: Aaron and Ruth Ann AdkinsonClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Garrett plans to attend Ivy Tech and major in Criminal Justice then go to the Police Academy to become an Indiana State Trooper.Karissa BockstahlerParents: Chris and Kathy BockstahlerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Goats and FoodsFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Karissa plans to attend Ivy Tech, undecided on career.JC BoykenParents: John and Camille BoykenClub: Friendly 4-H’ersMajor Projects: Electricity, Action Demonstration, GoatsFavorite Project: Action DemonstrationFuture Plans: JC plans to study Petroleum Engineering at West Virginia University.Jacob BrinsonParents: Marsha and Tad BrinsonClub: Olean VolunteersMajor Projects: BeefFavorite Project: BeefFuture Plans: Jacob plans to work for UPS and farm.Kelsey CumberworthParents: Michael and Lynn CumberworthClub: Friendly 4-H’ersMajor Projects: PhotographyFavorite Project: Black and White Salon PrintsFuture Plans: Kelsey plans to attend Trine University and major in electrical engineering.Jacqueline EcksteinParents: Andrew and Holly EcksteinClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Wood Science and PhotographyFavorite Project: WeldingFuture Plans: Jacqueline plans to attend school for Nursing.Matthew EcksteinParents: Karen and the late Paul EcksteinClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Welding, Electric, Woodworking, Forestry, PoultryFavorite Project: WeldingFuture Plans: Matthew plans to receive his plumbing license.Chad EmswellerParents: Doug and Marlene EmswellerClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Corn, Soybeans, Compact Tractor, TractorFavorite Project: Compact TractorFuture Plans: Chad plans to attend Purdue University to major in Crop Science.Nichole FlaspohlerParents: Nick and Kathleen FlaspohlerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Swine, Scrapbooking, Dairy Feeder Steers, Junior LeadersFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Nichole plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and major in Pre-Pharmacy.Isaiah FreyParents: James and Betty FreyClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Foods, Forestry, Health, GenealogyFavorite Project: Foods and HealthFuture Plans: Isaiah plans to major in Electrical Engineering at the University of Evansville.Dalton GarnerParents: John and Sherry GarnerClub: Elrod StarsMajor Projects: Horses, Swine, Goats, Poultry, Dairy, Beef, DogFavorite Project: Welding and animal projectsFuture Plans: After his graduation from Milan High School, Dalton will be leaving for the Marines.Tyler GauckParents: Bart and Tammy GauckClub: Pierceville HaypalsMajor Projects: Electric, Hay, Tractor, Swine, BeefFavorite Project: ElectricFuture Plans: Tyler plans to become an electrical lineman.Dustin GindlingParents: Matt and Jenny GindlingClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Swine, Pygmy Goats, Wood ScienceFavorite Project: Wood Science and SwineFuture Plans: Dustin plans to attend Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.Kaylyn GindlingParents: Jeff and Anita GindlingClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Pygmy Goats, Junior Leaders, Veterinary Science, Cake Decorating, Floriculture, Arts and CraftsFavorite Project: Pygmy GoatsFuture Plans: Kaylyn plans to become an Environmental Engineer to make the world a better place.Mariah GrunkemeyerParents: Dale and Linda GrunkemeyerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Goats, Swine, Photography, Foods, FloricultureFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Mariah plans to attend the Aveda Fredric’s Institute and major in Cosmetology.Emily Gunter Parents: Nora and Jerry GunterClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Soil & Water Conservation and WildlifeFavorite Project: Soil & Water ConservationFuture Plans: Emily plans to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette.Austin HarmeyerParents: Gerry and Mindy HarmeyerClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Swine and Compact TractorFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: UndecidedBrooke HartmanParents: Cindy & Joe Volk and Randy HartmanClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Scrapbooking, Photography, Food Preservation, Gift Wrapping, Foods, Arts & CraftsFavorite Project: ScrapbookingFuture Plans: Brooke plans to attend Kettering Medical College in the fall to study Pre-Med/Human Biology. Then she will earn her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies or apply to Medical School.Donald HofffroggeParents: Don and Diane HoffroggeClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & Pony and Game BirdsFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Donald plans to attend college for heating and cooling.Sarah Hoseus Parents: Nancy and Richard Ricke & David Hoseus and Caretta PriceClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & Pony and MicrowaveFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Sarah plans to attend Xavier University this fall. She will be majoring in Psychology while also taking pre-law programs.Jenna Huber Parents: Thomas and Jacqueline HuberClub: Busy BeesMajor Projects: Foods, Photography, Child DevelopmentFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Jenna plans to attend Ball State University and major in Radiography.Lindsey HuffmeyerParents: Douglas HuffmeyerClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Lindsey plans to attend Hanover College and she is undecided on her major.Jamie JohnstonParents: Brian and Kimberly JohnstonClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Horse & Pony, Dairy, Poultry, Fine Arts, RecyclingFavorite Project: RecyclingFuture Plans: Jaime plans to study Media Informatics at NKU.Cheyenne Kern Parents: Gina and Rusty KernClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & Pony, Photography, ScrapbookingFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Cheyenne plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Exercise Science. After, she plans on earning her Master’s Degree in order to practice physical therapy. She hopes to work with veterans and children.Alaina McPhersonParents: Allen and Tricia McPhersonClub: Busy BeesMajor Projects: Photography, Foods, Child DevelopmentFavorite Project: Photography (Salon Prints)Future Plans: Alaina plans to attend the University of Evansville to major in Music Therapy and minor in Psychology.Jessie Minneman Parents: Julie and Jim MinnemanClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & PonyFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Jessie plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine, then transferring to Texas A&M to study Equine Sports Medicine.John Muckerheide Parents: Thomas and Joyce MuckerheideParents: Thomas and Joyce MuckerheideClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Wood Science, Foods, PhotographyFavorite Project: Shooting Sports, Wood Science, CattleFuture Plans: John plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio to study Automotive Technology and High Performance Motorsports. Dustin Osborne Parents: David and Karen OsborneClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Dustin plans to work and attend Ivy Tech Columbus for Ag Management.
The Freeport, Ill. pilot shot from the outside front row and held off track champion Bryce Garnhart and NASCAR and dirt legend Ken Schrader to win the Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modified 20-lap feature. “This was really special,” Fryer said in C&W Trucking/Hoker Trucking/Kam Koncepts Victory Lane. “It was fun getting the win and we worked hard.” Fryer and his team dedicated the win to a friend recently lost to cancer and had the car wrapped in her memory. Action continues on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval on Sunday, June 9 with the Smokey Rupp Memorial, featuring the Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth. DUBUQUE, Iowa (June 2) – The track came to him. That is what Jaden Fryer wanted Sunday evening at Dubuque Speedway. Garnhart shot off seventh and quickly moved to the high side, but could not run down Fryer. Chris Zogg and Matt Short rounded out the top five. Kyle Merkes held off the previously unbeaten Cole Mather to take the 12-lap K Motorsports IMCA Stock Car feature. Jason Roth also paced every lap of the Peosta Warehousing Logistics IMCA Northern SportMod 15-lap finale. By Rob Hinckley Daniel Wauters won the battle with Dakota Simonsen to top the Kinsella Concrete IMCA Hobby Stock 15-lapper. Luke Merfeld took off from the first row and paced all 25 laps to win the Eichmann’s Bar and Grill IMCA Late Model feature.