The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

Meet your neighbor, Ethan Bigger, of Media, who was born in Galesburg and raised in Media.

His parents are Barry and Jody Bigger of Media. Barry is road commissioner for the Media Township and a farmer. Jody teaches seventh grade science at Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington, IA.

His grandparents include Jim and Verla Bigger of Media and Fred and Barb Hauck of Donnellson.

Ethan has one sister, Sydney, of Media, who is currently attending school at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. She is pursuing a degree in Animal Science and will continue on to the vet school program as well.

While attending West Central High School, Ethan was an active member of the FFA and Scholastic Bowl before his graduation in 2012. After graduating he attended SIU Carbondale, where he first found his passion for auctioneering.

After deciding to leave SIU Carbondale he went to Carl Sandburg Community College where he received his Associate's Degree in General Studies in December of 2015. He also attended and graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in June of 2015.

Ethan currently runs his own auction company called Bigger Auction Service in Media. When not running his business he works part time for Jim Bigger, the Roseville Vet Clinic in Roseville, and the Media Township Highway Department.

He is an active member in the American Gelbvieh Junior Association and the National Auctioneer Association. His hobbies include auctioneering, fishing, hiking, reading, and writing.

Some of Ethan's favorite moments include the trips to Mark Twain Lake in Hannibal, MO, with his family and friends, graduating World Wide College of Auctioneering, hosting his first Estate Auction on April 16, 2016 in Monmouth, and every benefit auction he has assisted with since his graduation.

Ethan plans on obtaining real estate within the year to expand his auctioneering business. Until then he will be working several benefit auctions and practicing for the State Auctioneering Championship.

He also plans on hosting a large consignment auction at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Stronghurst on August 20, 2016. He will be taking consignments until August 6, 2016, so there is still plenty of time to contact him to discuss possible items to sell.

He also is excited to announce that his auction will benefit the Henderson County Fair Association because, a percentage of Ethan's profit will be donated to the association.

One of Ethan's favorite quotes comes from the slogan for his company which goes, "Where People Come First." Ethan believes that no matter what you pursue in life you need to remember that people should always come before things.

To find out more about Ethan Bigger or any of his auctions, feel free to contact him at 309-221-8528.