Zachary Lytell, and his brother Gabriel Lytell, hidden, cover their ears as fire trucks from the Alexandria Fire Department pass during the Madison County 4-H Fair Parade.
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4-H Fair talent show: Cool weather, hot competition
From a group musical rendition of "Hard Knock Life" from "Annie" to a one-girl tap dancing routine, sound director Jeff Brown is expected to cover a wide range of music and sound levels at the Madison County 4-H Fair talent show.
Horses and ponies pose, prance and round the barrels
Kids at the Madison County 4-H Fair have a whole different take on the concept of dress-up than their city or suburban counterparts. But it's no less fun, and immensely creative.
Owners say goodbye to animals at livestock auction
One by one, owners and breeders led their animals to the show arena at the Madison County 4-H Fair on Thursday for the livestock auction, marking the last few hours they had together.
Favorite foods mix with new offerings on 4-H fair midway
Everybody has their favorite fair food. Once you're out on the midway, though, it's also fun to search out what's new, different, delicious and fun. One booth at the Madison County 4-H Fair is all of those.
Sheep owners prep for 4-H Fair show
Owners and breeders of sheep at the Madison County 4-H Fair spent Tuesday shearing, washing and carding their animals in preparation for the Sheep Show.
Morris takes on new role as Madison County 4-H queen
Stephanie Morris, the daughter of Steve and Carla Jo Morris of Elwood, was selected as Madison County’s 4-H queen during the fair’s opening-night pageant Sunday at the fairgrounds.
4-H Fair: Queen candidate profiles
The 4-H Fair Queen Pageant is to be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Alexandria. Here are short bios for each of the candidates.
4-H Fair: 10-year members
The Alexandria Kiwanis Club and the Madison County 4-H Association have announced the 4-H members who are completing 10 years in the 4-H program.
Horses big part of 4-Hers life
Nine-year-old Micah Hardy, like many 4-Hers, has never known a life without horses. Her mother joked that her daughter was even on a horse before she was born as she rode while she was pregnant with the girl.
Souped up and ready to go
It isn’t much of a spectator sport but the competitors readying their garden tractors for the decades-old pull sure do enjoy it. “It’s not that exciting to sit and watch,” joked Wayne Richards, the coordinator for this year’s Garden Tractor Pull at the Madison County 4-H Fair. “But it is a lot of fun to be a part of.
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