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Marion County and area businesses spent $12,520 in premiums in support of Marion County 4-Hers at the 2000 Marion County Fair 4-H Livestock Sale.
Fifty-five 4-H members sold animals in the sale. Topping the sale was the $700 premium paid by Barkman Honey for the grand champion steer owned by Tracy Jost.
Graber Hardware of Newton paid $170 for the grand champion market goat shown by Grady Stultz.
Marion National Bank paid $250 for the champion barrow exhibited by Laci Frantz.
The highest selling lamb, owned by Ethan Frantz, received a $310 premium from Barkman Honey.
A total of 28 businesses paid premiums on the 4-H animals.
The 10 market goats averaged $87.70 per animal; 20 market hogs $184; 16 market steers $362.19 and nine market lambs $241.11.
Buyers participating in the sale were Graber Hardware-Newton, Barkman Honey, Grass and Grain Newspaper, Mid Kansas Cooperative-Goessel, Emprise Bank-Hillsboro, Herington Livestock Market Inc., Marion National Bank, State Farm Insurance, Peabody State Bank, Janzen Trucking-Elbing, Jim’s Jack and Jill-Peabody, Farmers Grain Cooperative-Peabody, Carlson’s Grocery-Marion, Marion Equipment, Straub International, South Cottonwood Boosters, Harder Ag Products-Peabody, Prairie Products-Hillsboro, Langston Wood Products-Perry, Real Estate Center-HIllsboro, Central National Bank-Marion, El Dorado Livestock Auction, Professional Cleaning Systems, Doyle Creek Land and Cattle, Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Company, Gene’s Travel-Marion, Bernhardt Trucking, and Wiens Trucking.
Elora Robinson and Paige Schneider of the Marion National Bank, Roger Hiebert and Lyle Leppke of Seibel Real Estate and Brenda Reimer helped with the sale.
Jim and Teresa Bernhardt, Bernhardt Trucking, and Jerel and Serena Pankratz transported sale animals.
Gene Vogts, Herington Livestock Market, Inc., and Iowa Beef Processors placed floor bids on the animals.