Beef royalty to be crowned Saturday


Beef royalty to be crowned Saturday



By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor


Outgoing Fayette County Beef Princess Hannah Pagel will assume the role of 2014 Beef Queen during the 59th Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association’s Membership Banquet on Saturday, March 1. 

Hannah, daughter of Rick and Theresa Pagel of rural Sumner, will accept the crown from 2013 Beef Queen Tessa Mann. Tessa is the daughter of Tom and Jaci Mann of rural West Union.

Meanwhile, Megan Matt will be crowned Fayette County Beef Princess during the annual event. Megan, daughter of Chris and Kelly Matt, is a junior at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School.

She is member of FFA, Get-a-Grip, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Talented and Gifted, Battle of the Books, volleyball, competition and wrestling cheerleading, track, and show choir.

Outside of school, the 17-year-old is involved in her church’s youth group. She is also a member of Fremont Friends 4-H Club and Girl Scouts.

The Matt family raises beef cattle and meat goats. Megan helps take care of all the animals as needed. She also works with the animals in the summer to get them ready for the fair.

After high school, Megan plans to attend a four-year college. While her major remains undecided, she has interest in the areas of math, science, and medicine.

Little Miss Cowgirl

Little Miss Cowgirl candidate Isabelle Steinbronn is a West Central fourth-grade student. In addition to softball and basketball, she enjoys participating in church, 4-H Club, Girl Scout activities, ballet, jazz, and tap dancing.

The daughter of Kurt and Amy Steinbronn of rural Maynard, Isabelle helps care for the family’s beef cows, cats, and dogs. She looks forward to registering for the upcoming Simmental Junior National program.

The royalty will be crowned during the 2014 Fayette County Cattlemen’s Membership Banquet on Saturday, March 1. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at City’s Edge Golf & Grill, rural West Union. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with various banquet activities to follow.

A paid membership includes two free meal tickets. Additional meal tickets are available at the door.

The Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association’s Board of Directors is always looking for new members to join in to promote the beef industry and get involved in county events.

For additional banquet/membership information, call Kevin Converse at (319) 404-1280.

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