Sheep shearers: state fair athletes in wool

Sheep shearers: state fair athletes in wool

Baaaaa! Mehhh! The sheep at the Indiana State Fair Sheep Shearing Contest weren’t too happy Monday night, and they were pretty vocal about it. Professional and amateur sheep shearers gave more than 120 necessary sheep haircuts Monday night in the Sheep Barn at the...
Yorktown family lives, breathes and breeds 4-H

Yorktown family lives, breathes and breeds 4-H

The Pittsfords of Yorktown are farmers. Their family farms raise sheep, chicken and cows, and grow corn and hay. Tana Pittsford, matriarch of the family, also works at Menards. The three grown kids work as a general manager of a BBQ restaurant, a factory worker and a...

Royal Mountie climbs to the finals

Empty school buses form untidy lines. Tractors pull train cars of drums and tubas and set pieces—a stained-glass window, a set of giant shark jaws. Teens in feathered hats and glittering leotards stand sorted in groups like Skittles—kilted bagpipers in one pile, 1950s...