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The David Quick memorial fund was established by the Quick family to honor David by reminding 4-H members and leaders in Susquehanna County of how important the 4-H program was to David. In his youth David was a 4-H member and then became a long time 4-H leader in the Rushville 4-H Club. The memorial fund recognizes outstanding 4-H accomplishments of Susquehanna County 4-H members.
At the Harford Fair youth dairy shows, two current 4-H dairy members received this special award, a savings bond and plaque. The awards are given to the champion owner breeder in both the Holstein and the Colored Breed Shows. This years recipients were Jessie Sartell and Abbey Puzo.
Jessie Sartell received her award at the Harford Fair Holstein Youth Show. This is Jessies seventh year showing Holsteins in 4-H. The Holstein Jessie showed to win this honor was Dymond-S Durham Lena. During her years in 4-H Jessie has participated in the 4-H District and State Dairy Shows, Dairy Camp, State Achievement Days and Dairy Judging. Jessie rounds out her 4-H involvement by taking other 4-H projects, including horse, poultry and shooting sports.
Abbey Puzo was selected from all the qualifying youth colored breed exhibitors at the Colored Breed Shows during the Harford Fair. Abbys spring calf, Goff Farms Lyon Lily-Red earned her this special award. For Abbey, winning this award was very special because when she was four years old her grandparents bought her first show calf from Dave Quick. Dave was always anxious to help a young person get started showing dairy animals and thats just what he did for Abbey. Abbey has shown dairy animals every year since Dave got her started with a little Jersey calf. Abbey now shows Holsteins, both black and white and red and white.
Scranton, PA Pennstar Bank President and COO, David E. Raven and Senior Vice President & Senior Loan Officer, Kenneth C. Doolittle recently announced that Richard M. Soden has rejoined the bank as a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer.
Soden will be responsible for the development and management of new and existing commercial loan business throughout Susquehanna County.
A life long resident of Susquehanna County, Soden brings over 20 years of extensive banking and market knowledge to his new position, with a strong emphasis on commercial lending and business development activities. During his banking career he also serviced clients in the retail banking areas.
He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he earned an A. S. in Business Administration. He also completed courses at the Central Atlantic School of Trust, Central Atlantic School of Commercial Lending and several professional development courses through Omega.
He serves as a volunteer fireman with the Thompson Hose Company. In addition he is a member of the finance committee of St. Martin of Tours and the fund coordinator for the Tri-Boro Little League.
He resides in Starrucca with his wife, Sharon and children, Adam, Brent, Craig and Aaron.
The 2004 Susquehanna County 4-H Beef Round-Up was held on Tuesday, August 17 during the 147th Harford Fair. Twelve Susquehanna County 4-Hers exhibited 21 head of beef cattle in breeding and market divisions. Exhibitors also participated in Master Exhibitor (showmanship and fitting) classes. The judge for this event was Chester Hughes, a Lancaster County Cooperative Extension Educator in agriculture and livestock.
The show began with the Master Exhibitor Classes. In the senior division, consisting of exhibitors age 15 and older. Champion was Denise Hardisky, Nicholson and Reserve Champion was Michael Sheruda, Dalton. In the intermediate division, ages 12 to 14, Stephanie Snyder, Greenfield Township was the Champion and Andrew Bledsoe was Reserve Champion. In the junior division, ages 8-12, the Champion was Matthew Wood, and the Reserve Champion was Megan Karhnak. In the rookie class, for first-time exhibitors, Zach Jones was Champion.
The show then continued with breeding classes. First was the baby beef class, which consists of steer calves that would be raised for next years market steer project. The Champion Baby Beef was an Angus calf exhibited by Stephanie Snyder, Greenfield Township, and the Reserved Champion was an Angus calf exhibited by Stacylyn Snyder, Greenfield Township. The Grand Champion Beef Breeding was a junior yearling Simmental heifer exhibited by Mackey Wright, East Rush and the Reserve Champion was a three-year old and over cow exhibited by Eric Wright, East Rush.
The final classes consisted of Market Steers. After evaluating 14 cattle in three weight classes ranging in weight from 950 lbs. to 1385 lbs., Mr. Hughes selected the 1261 lb. steer of Stephanie Snyder as Grand Champion and the 1293 lb. steer of Denise Hardisky as Reserve Champion. The Grand Champion Homebred Steer was exhibited by John Corbin, Hop Bottom, and weighed 1105 lbs. The Reserve Champion Homebred Steer was exhibited by Matthew Wood and weighed 1385 lbs.
The 2004 Susquehanna County 4-H Market Hog Round-Up was held on Tuesday, August 17 during the 147th Harford Fair. Fifty Susquehanna County 4-Hers exhibited 86 market hogs, ranging in weight from 200-280 pounds. Exhibitors also participated in showmanship and fitting classes. The judge for this event was Chet Hughes, Lancaster County Extension Agent.
The show began with the fitting and showmanship classes. After working through the Rookie, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions, Misty Karhnak, Springville, was selected Grand Champion Fitter and Megan Karhnak, Springville was selected Reserve Champion fitter. Rachel Weaver, Montrose, was selected Grand Champion Showman and Denise Hardisky, Nicholson, was Reserve Champion Showman.
The final classes of the day were the market classes. After evaluating 12 classes of hogs, Mr. Hughes selected as Grand Champion the 240 lb. hog exhibited by Dana Hardisky, Nicholson. The 257 lb. hog exhibited by Josh Ross, Centermoreland, was chosen as Reserve Grand Champion. This hog was also the Grand Champion Homebred Hog. The Reserve Champion Homebred was exhibited by Donald Cottrell and weighed 245 lbs. The Grand and Reserve Champions were chosen from the Championship drive which included the following Weight Class Champions: Lightweight Champion - Brendan Herbert, Nicholson; Reserve Lightweight Champion - Misty Karhnak, Springville; Mediumweight Champion - Dana Hardisky; Mediumweight Reserve Champion - Dan Sheruda, Dalton; Heavyweight Champion - Joss Ross; Heavyweight Reserve Champion, Whitney Williams, Brooklyn.
The 2004 Susquehanna County 4-H Market Lamb Round-Up was held on Tuesday, August 17 during the 147th Harford Fair. Thirteen Susquehanna County 4-Hers exhibited 21 lambs in both breeding and market classes. Exhibitors also participated in showmanship and fitting classes. The judge for this event was Michelle Cornman, New Berlin, PA.
The show began with the fitting and showmanship classes. After working through the Rookie, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions, David Corbin, Hop Bottom, was selected Grand Champion Showman/Fitter and Stacylyn Snyder, Greenfield Township was selected Reserve Champion Showman/Fitter. Other division Showmanship/Fitting Champions were: Rookie Champion - Ashlee Lattner; Junior Champion - Tyler Herbert, Nicholson; Intermediate Champion - David Corbin; Senior Champion - Stacylyn Snyder.
Next were the breeding classes. One class of ewe lambs, meat breed, were exhibited. Ashlee Lattner exhibited both the Champion and Reserve Champions. The final classes of the day were the market classes. After evaluating three classes of lambs, Ms. Cornman selected the 120-lb. lamb of Sarah Corey, Hop Bottom, Grand Champion Market Lamb and the 112-lb. lamb of Tyler Herbert, Nicholson, Reserve Champion. The Grand Champion Market Lamb was also the Grand Champion Homebred Lamb and the 129-lb. lamb of Ashlee Lattner, Montrose, was the Reserve Champion Homebred Lamb.
The 2004 Harford Fair Open Beef Show was held on Thursday, August 19, 2004 during the 147th Harford Fair. Twenty-seven exhibitors presented 38 animals for evaluation by Brian Kreider, Lebanon, PA. Beef breeds represented included Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, British White Park, and crossbred cattle. The show included breeding, baby beef, and market steer classes. The Supreme Champion Female of the breeding show was the Red Angus Champion, Quicks Jumpin Jenny, shown by Floyd Quick, Jr. Centermoreland. She is a March, 2003 daughter of Hannibull/H-5.
The Champion Baby Beef was an Angus calf that weighed 572 pounds, exhibited by Stephanie Snyder, Greenfield Township. The Reserve Champion Baby Beef was a 573 pound Angus calf, shown by Stacylyn Snyder, Greenfield Township.
The Grand Champion Market Steer was a Maine-Anjou cross that weighed 1293 pounds and was exhibited by Denise Hardisky, Nicholson. The Reserve Champion Market Steer was an Angus cross that weighed 1261 pounds and was exhibited by Stephanie Snyder, Greenfield Township.
In addition to ribbons, this years champion/reserve champions received gift baskets and each exhibitor was presented with a new rope halter.
Harford Mmmm... chocolate. All of those mouthwatering chocolate cookies and cakes at the Harford Fair looked and tasted delicious. You would have thought Julia Child was in town whipping up creamy cakes and cookies. On the contrary, it was our own hometown master chefs competing in "Hersheys Cocoa Classic Contest" at the Harford Fair.
Hometown bakers outdid themselves this year with their sumptuous chocolate creations. This years Harford Fair "Hersheys Cocoa Cake" contest winner is Tiffany Morgan, from Montrose and the winning recipe is Chocolate Orange Cake.
Not to be outdone by the decadent cakes, the contest featuring cookies, brownies and bars was equally tantalizing. However, this contest was strictly for the young at heart; competitors had to be between the ages of 8 and 18 to enter. The head chef in this baking arena was Sarah Rose Longacre, age 8 from Hallstead, PA, with the winning recipe of Chocolate Mint Sugar Cookie Drops.
The Harford Fair contests were part of preliminary competitions that will culminate at the 2004 Pennsylvania Farm Show, next January in Harrisburg when the ultimate chocolate creation is chosen from both the cake and cookie categories. The first place winners at the Farm Show will be awarded grand cash prizes of $500 and $250, respectively. Entries are judged on shape, flavor, appearance, tenderness and crumb.
Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD) is pleased to announce that in excess of $103,000.00 has been awarded to four Susquehanna County townships for fiscal year 2004-2005 under the Dirt and Gravel Road program. The townships approved for funding are Auburn, Bridgewater, Forest Lake, and Middletown. The PA State Conservation Commissions Dirt and Gravel Road Pollution Program provides training and funding to local townships to help prevent stream pollution. The Program annually distributes $4 million to County Conservation districts who administer the program at the local level. Susquehanna County Conservation District, which is the 6th largest funded District in PA., works with local townships in the county to develop a work plan to correct pollution problems on unpaved roads as well as a drastic decrease in road maintenance once projects are completed. The Dirt and Gravel Road program is designed to prevent excess sediment, which is the states largest single contributor of pollution of the states waters, from entering the streams.
The Susquehanna County Library, in conjunction with the Susquehanna County Literacy Program and the Pratt Memorial Library, held an extremely successful Summer Reading program. "Discover New Trails @ Your Library" consisted of 16 weeks of reading and activity at each of the county libraries (Forest City, Hallstead-Great Bend, Montrose, and Susquehanna). 213 families participated, totaling 416 children. This year, children tracked how much time they spent reading--an amazing total of 2332 hours of reading!
The Summer Reading program is about books, of course, but also encourages literacy and fun in other ways. Activities every week, ranging from craft and story hours to special programs like hiking and a visit to Steamtown, kept children of all ages busy (almost fifty different activities/sessions were held). The popular Scholastic book give-away sent young readers home with free books of their very own!
Children who submitted reading logs were entered in drawings for special prizes by age category. Forest City winners: Ben DeMark, Claire Turner, Kelsey Twilley, and Samantha Knowlton. Hallstead/Great Bend winners: Bradley Bower, Felicia Diaz, Taylor Carlsen. Montrose winners: Eli Wirth, Rebekah Longacre, Krista Quinn, Rebekah Benedict. Susquehanna winners: Kamdin Maby, Joseph DeLaPlaine, Sydney Carmody. Outreach Services winner: Michael Purdy.
Summer Reading is just one of the ways the Susquehanna County Library nourishes children's love of reading. Make sure everyone in your family has a library card--it's free and it's the best gift you can give your child! Stop by your local library for more information.
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