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2017 State Fair Results


Qualifying for the ND State Fair were 136 projects with 75 of those projects entered at the state fair. In addition to the honors listed below, 52 blue ribbons and 16 red ribbons were awarded.

  • Charlie Herr - Grand Champion ribbon for a ceramic church
  • Jonathan Shockley - Grand Champion ribbon for Cowboy Candy pickled jalapenos
  • Damian Bender - Reserve Champion ribbon for a duck wood burning
  • Kenady Gross – Award of Excellence for a hedgehog ceramic
  • Cutler Schaunaman – Award of Excellence for a scrap wood bobbin holder
  • Jeremiah Shockley – Award of Excellence for a wagon hub ceramic
  • Christy Shockley – Award of Excellence for a bear family ceramic

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McIntosh County was represented well at the State Fair Animal Shows with four exhibitors showing nine animals in the beef and swine categories.  They also competed in the showmanship competition in junior and senior age groups.  The following honors were earned:

  • Cora Schaunaman - Grand Champion Jr Beef Showmanship
  • Cora Schaunaman - Grand Champion Market Beef.
  • Cutler Schaunaman - Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer
  • Addie Schnabel - Reserve Champion Sr. Swine Showmanship
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Youth competed in several communication categories in the 2017 4-H Communication Arts contest at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot on Sunday, July 24.

The categories included demonstration, speech, commercials, presentation software, 4-H promotion, broadcasting, interpretive reading, dramatic presentations and website design. The contest had 98 entries. The youth competed on a county and district level to qualify for the State Fair event.

Macy Monson represented McIntosh County at the State Fair Communications Arts Contest.  She qualified for the competition at the district level with an illustrated talk entitled “The Parts of a Dairy Goat”



More than 90 youth participated in the 4-H consumer choices contest at the 2017 North Dakota State Fair in Minot. The contest is designed to educate youth about making better consumer decisions. The life skills youth learn through consumer choices help them to be responsible decision-makers as adults.

The senior division had 7 teams including 35 individuals, while the junior division had 14 teams including 57 individuals.

Addie Schnabel was the lone senior disf ccvision participant from McIntosh County.   He competed individually as well as on a team with members from Morton County.

Damian Bender, Macy Monson, Megan Monson and Cora Schaunaman represented McIntosh County in the junior division.  It was their first time participating in this contest.

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