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Stolen animals an issue at Winona County Fair


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

By Carol Boynton, Lewiston Journal Editor

It might have started out as a joke or just a bad choice gone too far...but stealing two bunnies from 4-H members at the Winona County Fair is no laughing matter.

It started out as a bittersweet day at the Winona County Fair, when two 4-H members arrived on Thursday morning, July 10. The 4-Hers found that their rabbits had been stolen overnight along with a pet carrier from a third 4-H member. There was also evidence that a number of rabbits had been moved or handled.

Later in the day it was also noticed that one rabbit had hair missing and one had a broken toe during the repositioning of rabbits. Mixing rabbits together that have not been together causes an aggressive behavior in rabbits so they begin to fight, which may have been the cause for the missing hair or the broken toe.

The 4-H members have been really saddened by the event. They shared, “We don’t want to prosecute but we want our bunnies back. Each of the rabbits have permanent identification and marks. So if the person or group responsible for taking them would just take them to a local vet clinic...even to set them in the carrier outside any vet clinic...it would really be appreciated so that these 4-Hers get their bunnies back.

The situation happened sometime between 11:15 p.m. and midnight on July 10. One bunny was a Red-Eyed White Mini Rex buck, the other was a Blue Tort Mini Lop doe.

Again, these rabbits can be dropped off anonymously at any vet clinic in the Winona County area and will be returned to their owners. These animals are identifiable by the owners.

Some years ago two kid goats were stolen from the fair from two young 4-H members from the Happy Hart Club, but over the years there hasn’t been that kind of activity.

A reward is being offered by the editor of the Lewiston Journal for the return of the rabbits. So please if you have these rabbits please let’s get them back to their rightful owners. These rabbits are not only their pets but they are part of their future rabbit programs. 4-H members set up goals and programs for the re-breeding and improvement of their animals. These rabbits are a part of these 4-H programs.

Fillmore County 4-H day camps scheduled

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

This summer, there will be two 4-H Day Camps scheduled for youth (3rd-5th graders) to attend to engage in educational and recreational activities as well as meet with other 4-H members around the county. The day camps are scheduled for the two Tuesd ..... 
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Fillmore County Master Gardners

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

The Master Gardeners for Fillmore County are busy this time of year but not too busy to answer any horticulture related questions you may have. There are nine volunteers who have been trained through University of Minnesota Extension to serve as our ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair nitrate and radon testing event

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) and the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are partnering to host radon and nitrate testing at the Fillmore County Fair. The event will be held Friday, July 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the we ..... 
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Miller family recognized as a 2014 “U of M Farm Family”

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Mabel, Minn. — The Chris & Melissa Miller family has been named Fillmore County’s “2014 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Miller’s Viewlawn Farm was started in 1866 by Chris’s great-great-great grandfather Manoah ..... 
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State Fair competition entry deadlines approaching

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The state’s best in art, education and agriculture will be on display at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, August 21 through Labor Day, September 1. Winning exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, trophies and nearly $1.3 mill ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair receives hefty donation

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Each year, thousands flock to Preston for Fillmore County’s grand celebration, eager to fulfill the annual summer tradition. Slated to run Tuesday, July 22 through Saturday, July 26 in 2014, the five-day event showcases the county’s flourishing ..... 
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State Fair Results

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Aggen, Hunter Fdn Simmental-Jr Yrlg (Purple) 4-H Livestock Interview Chair Winner Bergan, Jordan Registered Hereford Steer (Red) Biel, Kayla LS Demonstration-Individual-LS Weekend (Blue) Other Small Breed Pbrd-Senior Buck (Blue) Blumer, ..... 
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Tuesday’s Results at the Fillmore County Fair

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Poultry Results Market Pen •Champion Alyssa Gathje, LL •Reserve Champion Jacob Fenske, RRR Non- Market Pen •Champion Kayla Biel, HHH •Reserve Champion Eleni Solberg, RR Senior Showmanship •Champion Eleni Solberg, RR •Reser ..... 
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