Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 A screenshot from Aaron Vos' aerial video of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Vos uses a drone equipped with a camera to record video at the fair.

A local business owner is recording birds-eye videos of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds for the fair board.


Posted 2 hours ago
 Jim Powers Jr., formerly of Elkhart, has been named the next CEO of Chicago-based accounting firm Crowe Horwath LLP.

The man from Elkhart is now the CEO of one of the largest accounting firms in the world. 


Posted at 3:00 p.m.
 This article from the July 28, 1970, edition of The Elkhart Truth details information from the annual fair queen contest. Cheryl Landaw was crowned the 1970 Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen.

Join us as we travel back in time to see what the fair was like in 1970.


Posted at 12:04 p.m.
 Ray Defrates' stands by his booth Wednesday, July 23, at the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds. Defrates guesses the age, birth month or weight of fairgoers. If he's wrong, the fairgoers win a prize.
Posted at 12:35 p.m.

Ray Defrates has been guessing fairgoers' ages, birth months and weight for almost 20 years at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 A race worker sweeps the track before the next competitor starts a heat of the tractor pull at the Strongman Competition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19, 2014. Competitors compete at pulling a tractor, throwing heavy logs, carrying kegs up a steep hill as well as an obstacle course.
Posted at 12:19 p.m.

Elkhart County 4-H Fair medics typically worry about people getting too hot when they visit the fair. That hasn't been as much of a problem this year.

 Ellie Lengacher showed the calf pictured at the 4-H fair this year. She won senior showmanship, first in her class and medium weight champion.
Posted at 10:29 a.m.

Ellie Lengacher, who shows calves at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, says 4-H is about learning responsibility, building community and supporting fellow participants. 

 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Activities from harness racing to a senior talent competition, Senior Citizens cookie baking contest and other events were planned for the over 60 crowd.
Posted at 9:13 a.m.

Fair goers shouldn’t be alarmed when the new tornado sirens go off Thursday afternoon, July 24 — it’s just a test.

 Kody Stutzman channels Javert at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent show with
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:23 a.m.

Organizers for the Elkhart County 4-H Fair youth talent contest are asking more local teens to join the competition.

 Fair goers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Activities from harness racing to a senior talent competition, Senior Citizens cookie baking contest and other events were planned for the over 60 crowd.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

If you plan to attend today, here are some of the activities going on that you may want to catch.

 Lukas Stoltzfus, 9, builds a tower at the ETHOS Science Center tent Wednesday, July 23. The tent offered a variety of fun science experiments for kids.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 7:46 p.m.

Kids flocked to the ETHOS Science Center tent throughout the day Wednesday for a variety of hands-on experiments.

 Anna, Lydia and Mary Smucker color butterflies with the Purdue Extension master gardeners at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Master gardeners set up activities to get kids interested in gardening.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

In addition to playing with the kids, the master gardeners offered a few tips on gardening with children.

 Leah Jennings, 18, plants a smooch on her llama, Winter Coal. She's been caring for him since he was 4 months old and says they have a great relationship.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

Leah Jennings says her relationship with her llama, Winter Coal, is built on respect, love and friendship.

 Teddy Evans, 6, gives an enthusiastic wave to onlookers on the ground as he rides the planes and helicopters ride on the midway at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Wednesday was busy on the midway as it was Kids Day.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:09 p.m.

View a gallery of photos from families having fun at Kids Day at the fair.


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