Blum grad plans to help veterans through therapeutic horsemanship

Reporter: Ellie Mahan June 16, 2022 Stormie Swinburne Recent Blum graduate Stormie Swinburne was ecstatic the first time she put on her leather jacket with patches that read “All American Quarter Horse Congress Reserve Champion.” The hours of training with her horse Doc paid off when she earned the congress jacket by winning reserve champion … Continue reading Blum grad plans to help veterans through therapeutic horsemanship

Scholarships available to help students show steers

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 22, 2022 Bobcat Contracting is now accepting applications for the Helping Raise Kids by Raising Projects Scholarships available to Hill County students interested in showing steers at the annual Hill County Fair. The $2,500 scholarships will help Hill County exhibitors buy, raise and show their steer projects. The scholarship is open … Continue reading Scholarships available to help students show steers

Livestock, creative arts entries sell at county fair

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 9, 2022 The Hill County Fair concluded with the premium livestock auction Saturday, January 29, and winning Creative Arts Division entries were auctioned the previous evening. Livestock Division Grand Champions Preston Pustejovsky of Abbott FFA showed the grand champion steer, which was purchased by Sykora Ford for $11,000. The grand champion … Continue reading Livestock, creative arts entries sell at county fair

Whitney well represented at county fair

Editor: Shannon Cottongame February 2, 2022 The Hill County Fair wrapped up with the livestock auction Saturday, January 29. Whitney FFA member and eighth grader Keeli Peters earned reserve grand champion with her steer, Pepe. She will take Pepe to compete at the Fort Worth Stock Show this week. Pictured are (l to r): FFA … Continue reading Whitney well represented at county fair

Hill County Fair continues, annual auctions planned

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 26, 2022 The Hill County Fair is underway this week and will continue through Saturday's livestock auction. Swine will be unloaded at the fairgrounds Wednesday morning starting at 8 a.m., with weigh in continuing upon arrival until noon. The swine show will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and the Creative … Continue reading Hill County Fair continues, annual auctions planned

Hill County Fair queen crowned

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 26, 2022 The Hill County Fair Queen Contest was held Saturday, January 15, ahead of this year's county fair. Jocelyn Kolar of Abbott, representing Hill County 4-H, was crowned 2022 queen. Pictured are (l to r): Caitlyn McLain (Abbott) - honorable mention; Kennedy Janek (Abbott)- princess, high sales, best introduction; Jocelyn … Continue reading Hill County Fair queen crowned

Participants gearing up for county fair

Reporter: Ellie Mahan and Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 Events scheduled at Hillsboro fairgrounds next week… Whitney High School senior Cheyenne Delong will show a market steer and heifer at the fair. Young people throughout the county are preparing their livestock, creative arts and shop projects for next week's Hill County Fair. The fair … Continue reading Participants gearing up for county fair

Hill County Fair queen nominees

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The 42nd annual Hill County Fair Queen contest will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center on the Hill College campus in Hillsboro. Contestants from across the county will compete to reign over this year’s festivities. Pictured above in the … Continue reading Hill County Fair queen nominees

Registration underway for Hill County Fair Creative Arts

Editor: Shannon Cottongame December 8, 2021 Registration is now underway for the Creative Arts Division of the 2022 Hill County Fair. The fair is scheduled for Monday, January 24, through Saturday, January 29, at the Hill County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Registration opened Monday, December 6, and will continue through Sunday, January 16. All items must … Continue reading Registration underway for Hill County Fair Creative Arts