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4-Hers Go Hog Wild

August 4, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Area students showed off their hogs during Wednesday morning’s Junior Fair Market Hog Show at the Auglaize County Fair.

Participants led their hogs around the swine arena as they were judged on their size and coat.

“They want really big muscles in the pigs and a big loin — the line down their back,” Wes Hirschfeld said after showing a gilt. “They want a very full look.”

The St. Marys student said this is his 11th year in 4-H, and he started out as a Cloverbud.

Dannon Doles Out Grant

August 4, 2011

WAPAKONETA — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital was presented with a $30,000 check from The Dannon Company Monday night at the Auglaize County Fair to fund the Grand Health Family Challenge.

The $30,000 grant was awarded as part of the Dannon Next Generation Nutrition Grant program, which strives to combat childhood obesity. Dannon Manager of Corporate Responsibility Gayle Binney said the program was initiated in 2006 to help children who were struggling with being overweight or obese.

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