State Fair honors
Sarah Palmer, 14, of Larwill, and Ryder Sroufe, 14, of South Whitley, received top honors at the 2013 Indiana State Fair competition Aug. 4. Palmer (left) demonstrated a second place entry in mechanical science and safety demonstration. She showed several ways to strip wires. She used a variety of gauged wires and several tools, showing how each one worked.Palmer, a Whitley County 4-H member, has participated in the 4-H Youth Development Program for six years.She is the daughter of Mike and Yvette Palmer.Sroufe (right) also came in second place in the Mechanical Science and Safety Demonstration. His entry involved demonstrating how to fletch an arrow.Sroufe has participated in the 4-H Youth Development Program for five years and is a member of the Richland Rambler 4-H Club.He is the son of Craig and Ronda Sroufe.