home  |  contact
July 8-10, 2022
what cheer, iowa

2021 Fair Results


Arts & Crafts Winners

Last weekend was the 133rd Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer. Sixteen people had entries in the Arts and Crafts Department. Superintendent Tonja Roland-Ludwig reported these ribbons:

  • Jan Dugger – 1 blue and 1 red;
  • Reace Thomas – 1 blue,
  • Tonja Roland-Ludwig – 2 red and 1 white;
  • Chrystal Danner – 1 blue, and 4 red;
  • Susan Koehn – 14 blue and 1 red;
  • Travis Duffield – 1 red;
  • Virginia Pierson – 17 blue and 1 red;
  • Linda Molynuex – 3 blue;
  • Sarah Horan – 1 blue;
  • Seyedeh Moore – 11 blue;
  • Marvin Heisdorffer – 2 blue;
  • Melinda Kinkade – 1 blue and 2 white;
  • Loretta Hudson – 1 blue and 1 red;
  • Emma Alexander – 6 blue and 8 red;
  • Sara Alexander – 1 blue and 1 white;
  • Leann Voyles – 1 red.
Marvin Heisdorffer had a Best of Division with a guitar and Seyedeh Moore had a Best of Division with a Portrait. Best of Show in the Arts and Crafts .

 

Baby Pageant

The annual Keokuk County Fair Baby Pageant sponsored by Delta Grocery & the Keokuk County Fairboard was held Friday evening in Heritage Hall because of uncertain weather.

In the youngest age group Birth - 6 months the Awards went to: Smallest - Lynz Thomas daughter of Jewel Cline & Dakota Thomas of What Cheer, Chubbiest Cheeks - Brexten Mwangi son of Humphrey & Megan Mwangi of Sigourney, Bluest Eyes - Harrison Fitzwater son of April & Alex Fitzwater of Grinnell, Darkest Eyes - Reese Carruthers son of Stormy & Robert Carruthers of Sigourney, Sleepiest - Brennox Hartwig son of Jordan Hartwig of What Cheer, Most Energetic - Carter Geromini son of Chrissy Almond of Riverside, Most Hair - Dean Little son of Brock & Jessica Little of Hartwick.

Awards in the 6 - 12 months division were Most Fidgety - Sofia McKee daughter of Victoria Hartwig of What Cheer, Biggest Smile - Lucy Hartwig Van De Krol daughter of Bill Hartwig & Renae Van De Krol of Montezuma, Most Curious - Justine Brackelsberg daughter of Shyanne Tamayo & Tanner Brackelsberg of What Cheer, Blondest Hair - Ruby Phillips daughter of Nate & April Phillips of What Cheer, Happiest - Nash Carruthers son of April Carruthers of Grinnell, Chubbiest Cheeks - Kamden Tish son of Ashley Tish of Montezuma, Darkest Hair - Lyahm Miller son of Shelby Miller of Milton, Shyest - Brantlee Samson son of Morgan & Bailee Samson of Riverside, Tallest - Max Collins son of Matt & Heather Collins of What Cheer.

In the 12 - 18 months division, awards were given to : Curliest Hair - Hadlee Peska daughter of Delandra Peska of Delta, Bluest Eyes - Jameson Thompson son of Ashley Taylor & Jerrod Thompson of Sigourney, Most Curious - William Bos Rauch son of Timothy Rauch & Janelle Bos of What Cheer, Biggest Dimples - Tucker Taylor son of Mandy Clemens & Tony Taylor of Deep River.

Over all Little Miss Keokuk County Fair 2021 was Ruby Phillips, 1st Runner Up was Hadlee Peska, & 2nd Runner Up was Lynz Thomas. Little Mr. Keokuk County Fair 2021 was Jameson Thomas, 1st Runner Up was Nash Carruthers, & 2nd Runner Up was Dean Little.The Little Miss & Mr. received a trophies, toys, & gift bags. The 1st & 2nd Runners Up received gift bags. All babies received a stuffed animal & a ribbon.

 

Bingo Results

The Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer held 2 nights of Bingo during the Fair with a $100 Blackout Game each night.

Friday night winners were:
Brenda Thomas (2), June Williams, Earl McKay, Carl Culp, Lanie, Barry Viser, Carly, Charlie, Crystal, Paige, Kaden Ludwig, Judy Williams, & the $100 winner was Connie Bowan.

Saturday night winners were:
Brian Wagler, Jason Ludwig (2), Hannah Montgomery, Chad Montgomery, Brady Little, Caleb Schultz, Landon Conrad, Pat Scanlon, Carol Hazen, & the $100 Jackpot was split between Judy Williams & Marty Christner.

 

Checkers Tournament Results

The annual Checkers Tournament at the Keokuk County Fair produced these winners:

10 & under:

  • 1st - London Lindner;
  • 2nd - Jersey Lindner;
  • 3rd - Brooklyn Lindner;
11 to 15:
  • 1st - Gage Mercer;
16 & older:
  • 1st - Kaden Ludwig;
  • 2nd - Jason Ludwig;
  • 3rd - Kylee Kinzenbach;

 

Cookie Stack Results

There were 4 divisions of the Cookie Stack Contest at the Keokuk County Fair.

Winning 6 & under division was Jersey Lindner, the 7 to 10 year division, London Lindner, the 11 to 17 division Kylee Kinzenbach & the adult division, Joe Lindner.

 

Culinary Results

The Keokuk County Fair Culinary Winners as reported by Janis Collins are:

  • Carolyn Danner – 13 blue;
  • Chrystal Danner – 1 blue;
  • Peg Grimm – 20 blue;
  • Carol Horras – 37 blue;
  • Susan Koehn – 14 blue;
  • Regina Leer – 13 blue;
  • Micki Van Donselaar – 2 Blue;
  • Hope Roland – 4 blue;
  • Ethan Kirby – 4 blue;
Best of Division went to Carolyn Danner for her Cookie Bars; Peg Grimm received Best of Division for her peach pie and for her canned Beef. Regina Leer received Best of Division for her raspberry jam. Micki Van Donselaar received a Best of Division and Best of Show for a Chiffon unfrosted cake. In the Special Categories – Secretaries Cookie Jar – 1st place went to Regina Leer, 2nd to Ethan Kirby and Hope Roland, and 3rd to Carolyn Danner. Regina Leer was 1st in the Fair Board Candy Box with Jeanine Peiffer as 2nd. Peg Grimm was 1st in the Fair President’s Pie and Faith Roland was 2nd.

 

FFA VoAg Winners

The FFA VoAg group presented a variety of entries this year.

First Place Winner(s):

  • Chloe Zittergruen received first place for her nightstand with a door.
  • Levi Molynuex had a metal “Man Cave” sign which received 1st place.
  • Raegan Molynuex also received a 1st place for a wooden hanger.
Second Place Winner(s):
  • Raegan Molynuex made a metal “Love” sign for 2nd place.
Third Place Winner(s):
  • 3rd place went to Jordyn Hughes for a metal sculpture
Fourth Place Winner(s):
  • 4th to Wesley Davis for his metal motorcycle.

 

Figure 8 Results

Cruiser – Heat 1
77 – Mark Schuring/Jerret Utterback
2 – Nate Veverka/Adam Petrzelka
20 – Bruce Kline/Lily Hartwig
16 – Logan Anderson/Kyler Tolles
C42 – Steven Milton/Greg Tish
14T – Tyler Shuttleworth/Mike VanderMolen

Cruiser – Heat 2
89 – Andy Thomas/Roger Thomas
54 – Tim Coats/Butch Lester
3 – Chad Clabaugh/Wyatt Clabaugh
72 – Jordan Hartwig/Bryan Stephenson
2K – Preston Kline/Morgan Kline

Trucks – Heat
2 – Tim McKee
17D – Michelle Keasling
33 – Dave “Tiny” Sellers
20M – Jerry Moffitt
8E – Bob Frees
55 – Bryan Stephenson

FWD – Heat 1
21 – John Schuring
19B – Brooklyn Henderson
888 – Brandon Kramer
16 – Hailey Morse
21Q – Austin Schuring

FWD – Heat 2
14 – Matt Pool
C42 – Spencer Eubanks
20M – Joe Follman
9C – Lily Hartwig

Stock – Heat 1
23M – Justin Bringman
3 – Wyatt Clabaugh
9-11 – Mike VanderMolen
25 – Albie Parker
64R – Richard Miller

Stock – Heat 2
77 – Mark Schuring
26A – Dan Arnett
00c - Ceaton Harter
85 – Travis Danner

ProStock – Heat 1
84C – Corey Danner
22x – Brad Graham
24 – Butch Lester
4B – Blake Stevens
99 – Lance Baker

ProStock – Heat 2
84 – Clayton Danner
58c – Michael Cheney
0k – Jerome Kline
12K – Corwin Hull

Cruiser Feature
2 – Nate Veverka/Adam Petrzelka
77 – Mark Schuring/Jerret Utterback
89 – Andy Thomas/Roger Thomas
3 – Chad Clabaugh/Wyatt Clabaugh
C42 – Steven Milton/Greg Tish
54 – Tim Coats/Butch Lester
72 – Jordan Hartwig/Bryan Stephenson
2K – Preston Kline/Morgan Kline
20 – Bruce Kline/Lily Hartwig
16 – Jacob Anderson/Kyler Tolles
14T – Tyler Shuttleworth/Mike VanderMolen

Truck Feature
2T – Tim McKee
17D – Michelle Keasling
55 – Bryan Stephenson
8E – Bob Frees
20M – Jerry Moffitt
33 – Dave “Tiny” Sellers

FWD Feature
14 – Matt Pool
21 – John Schuring
888 – Brandon Kramer
C42 – Spencer Eubanks
16 – Hailey Morse
21Q – Austin Schuring
20M – Joe Follman
19B – Brooklyn Henderson

Stock Feature
23M – Justin Bringman
77 – Mark Schuring
26A – Dan Arnett
3 – Wyatt Clabaugh
25 – Albie Parker
9-11 – Mike VanderMolen
64R – Richard Miller
85 – Travis Danner
00c – Ceaton Harter

ProStock Feature
84C – Corey Danner
84 – Clayton Danner
22x – Brad Graham
24 – Butch Lester
58c – Michael Cheney
99 – Lance Baker
0k – Jerome Kline
12K – Corwin Hull

2021 Points
Cruiser Class
1. 2 – Nate Veverka/Adam Petrzelka
2. 77 – Mark Schuring/Jerret Utterback
3. 3 – Chad Clabaugh/Wyatt Clabaugh
4. C42 – Steven Milton/Greg Tish
5. 89 – Andy Thomas/Roger Thomas
6. 54 – Tim Coats/Butch Lester
7. 14T – Tyler Shuttleworth/Mike VanderMolen
8. 2K – Preston Kline/Morgan Kline
9. 20 – Bruce Kline/Lily Hartwig
10. 16 – Jacob Anderson/Kyler Tolles

Trucks Points
1. 2T – Tim McKee
2. 20M – Jerry Moffitt
3. 17D – Michelle Keasling
4. 55 – Bryan Stephenson
5. 8E – Bob Frees
6. 33 – Dave “Tiny” Sellers

FWD Points
1. 14 – Matt Pool
2. 21 – John Schuring
3. 19B – Brooklyn Henderson
4. 20M – Joe Follman
5. 21Q – Austin Schuring
6. 16 – Hailey Morse
7. C42 – Spencer Eubanks
8. 9C – Lily Hartwig

Stock Points
1. 23M – Justin Bringman
2. 9-11 – Mike VanderMolen
3. 26A – Dan Arnett
4. 25 – Albie Parker
5. 3 – Wyatt Clabaugh
6. 85 – Travis Danner
7. 64R – Richard Miller
8. 77 – Mark Schuring

ProStock Points
1. 84C & 84 – Corey Danner & Clayton Danner
2. 24 – Butch Lester
3. 99 – Lance Baker
4. 58C – Michael Cheney
5. 0k – Jerome Kline
6. 4B – Blake Stevens

 

Grains, Vegetables & Fruit Department Results

Ribbon winners of the Grain, Vegetable & Fruit Department at the Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer were:

  • Jan Dugger 1 blue;
  • Carolyn Danner 11 blue, 1 red & 2 Best of Division;
  • Carol Horras 1 blue, 1 white, 1 Best of Show & 1 Best of Division;
  • Susan Koehn 21 blue, 6 red, & 1 Best of Division;
  • Dixie Shipley 2 blue;
  • April Adams 3 blue & 2 red;
  • Jackie Culp 2 blue & 1 red;
  • Sara Alexander 1 red;

 

Ohana Pedal Pull Results

The Ohana Pedal Pull was held on Friday evening, July 9th in the Heritage Hall during part of the Free Family Fun Night at the Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer. It was moved indoors due to the rainy conditions that evening.

3 year olds:

  • 1st - Canton Hopper
  • 2nd - Laney Ward
4 year olds:
  • 1st - Bently Streigel
  • 2nd - Lyla Tebakhulst
  • 3rd - Jordy Little
  • Also pulling were: Liam Glandon, Lola Quiroz, and Madison Smith
5 year olds:
  • 1st - Max Johnson
  • 2nd - Clint Hol
  • 3rd - Hazel Collins
  • Also pulling in the 5 year olds was: August Doornink and Jenna Bos Rauch
6 year olds:
  • 1st - Zoey VanDonselaar
  • 2nd - Katelyn Wolford
  • 3rd - Cane Osipchack
  • Sawyer Whitlatch and Justin Olson also pulled
7 year old pullers were:
  • 1st - Natalie Terwilliger
  • 2nd - Austin Wolford
  • 3rd Levi Voyles
  • Also pulling were: Joe Garrett, Alivia Johnson and Eli Quiroz
8 year old pullers were:
  • 1st - Dawson Glandon
  • 2nd - Charlie Nikkel
  • 3rd - Aubrey Smith
  • Other pullers were Carl Danner and Ayla Glandon
9 year olds:
  • 1st – Mason Fletcher
  • 2nd – Tucker Thompson
  • 3rd – Ally Glandon
  • Also pulling were: Colten Voyles, Hunter Wolford, Justice Garrett, and Eleanora Danner
10 year olds:
  • 1st – Amy Terwilliger
  • 2nd – Amelia Phillips
  • 3rd – Audrina Awtry-Little
11 year olds:
  • 1st – Cooper Fitzsimmons
  • 2nd – Gauge Werner
  • 3rd – Makenzie Fletcher
12 year old was Tyler Moode.

 

Photography Winners

The 2021 Photography Division of the Keokuk County Fair had 256 entries. Winners were:

  • Tonja Ludwig – 11 blue, 15 red and 1 white;
  • Bill Ludwig – 3 blue, 4 red and 1 white;
  • Juanita Roland – 6 blue, 3 red and 1 white
  • Carolyn Danner – 12 blue, 11 red and 3 white;
  • Susan Koehn – 8 blue, 18 red and 1 white;
  • Dixie Shipley – 2 blue and 4 red;
  • Travis Duffield - 2 blue; Shelly Gordan – 1 red;
  • Patty Herr – 21 blue, 20 red, and 6 white;
  • Virginia Pierson – 20 blue and 22 red;
  • Linda Molynuex – 20 blue, 5 red and 1 white;
  • Emma Alexander – 6 blue, 5 red and 1 white;
  • Sara Alexander – 6 blue, 5 red and 1 white.
Patty Herr won Best of Division in the Birds and Animals Division for her dog picture. Linda Molynuex won Best of Division in the people/person division for her wedding picture. Linda also won Best of Division and Best of Show for her still life of a lighthouse. Linda also won the Best of Division in the Other category of the Black and White Photography Division. In the Interpretive Division, Tonja Ludwig received a blue for Waste and Tear; Tonja received a red also in the Tear category. She received a red for her bat picture. Patty Herr received a red and a white in the Waste category. Susan Koehn received a blue in the bat category of the Interpretive. Dixie Shipley won a white for her Tear picture.

 

Queen Results

The 2021 Keokuk County Fair Queen Contest was held at the What Cheer Opera House on July 4. After the public competition, the girls had personal interviews & a luncheon with the judges at Thomas Hall on the Fairgrounds.

The actual crowning of the Queen & the Personality Award was held in Heritage Hall on Friday evening. The winner of the Personality Award voted on by all 9 girls was Lauren Molyneux. Named 2nd Runner up was Grayce Williams & First Runner up was Hope Seaton. Lauren Molyneux was then crowned 2021 Keokuk County Fair Queen. Members of the Court were: Aurora Hopwood, Susan Luke, Emmgen Hopwood, Haylei Petit, Reanna Quiroz, & Melanie Van Patten.

Lauren, Hope, & Grayce then helped with the Baby Pageant & later called some games of Bingo. All 9 girls judged the Queen's Cake Contest on Saturday AM. Hope, & Grayce helped with Bingo on Saturday night & Lauren gave out awards at the Figure 8 races. On Sunday Lauren greeted Church goers at the Community Church Services in Thomas Hall. Unfortunately, the Horse Show & 3 days of harness races were cancelled so the girls could not give out ribbons at the Horse Show or pick up game tickets & present blankets at the harness races.

 

Queen's Cake Results

Every year, the Keokuk County Fair has a cake contest in which the Queen, 1st and 2nd Runner-up and her Court judge the Queen’s Cake Contest. This year 5 cakes were judged by Queen Lauren Molynuex, Hope Seaton – 1st Runner-up, Grayce Williams – 2nd Runner-up and the Court of – Aurora Hopewood, Susan Luke, Emmagen Hopewood, Haylei Petit, Reanna Quiroz and Melanie Van Patten. The girls had to judge 5 cakes. 1st place went to Norma Alpers with a Strawberry Cake, 2nd to Susan Koehn with a Chocolate Buttercream Cake and 3rd to Juanita Roland with a Piglishis cake. Also entered were June Williams with a Red Velvet cake and Hope Roland with a Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake.

 

Scavenger Hunt Winners

Two teams tied for the most correct answers in the 2021 Keokuk County Fair Scavenger Hunt. They opted to split the 1st & 2nd prize money. Those teams were Tonja Ludwig & Linda Molyneux and Kaden Ludwig & Faith Roland. Receiving 3rd place money were Hope Roland & Ethan Kirby.

 

Threads and Textiles Results

Thirteen exhibitors entered 56 items in the Textiles and Threads department.

  • Patsy Roberts – 2 blue;
  • Juanita Roland – 1 blue;
  • Chrystal Danner – 1 red;
  • Peg Grimm – 13 blue and 2 red;
  • Shelly Gordon – 1 blue;
  • Emelia Weltch – 1 red;
  • Vickey Smith – 5 blue;
  • Caitlin Rohrbaugh – 2 blue;
  • Shana Allender – 2 blue;
  • Norma Alpers – 5 blue;
  • Micki Van Doselaar – 9 blue and 2 red;
  • Loretta Hudson – 1 red.
Micki Van Doselaar won Best of Division for a sewn item in sewn accessories and Best of Division for an other holiday in fabric or thread; Virginia Pierson won Best of Division for a counted cross stich holiday item. Norma Alpers won Best of Division for a crochet doily and a wall quilt. She also won Best of Show for the Wall quilt.

 

Youth Results

Twenty-four youth entered 144 items in the 133rd Annual Keokuk County Fair in What Cheer last weekend.
Entrants were:

  • Eleanora Danner – 4 blue, 2 red and 3 white;
  • Carl Danner – 2 blue, 1 red and 4 white;
  • Lauren Molynuex – 12 blue, and 5 red;
  • Ashia Maxwell – 2 blue, 6 red and 3 white;
  • Lilah Almond – 1 white;
  • Molly Faye Schultz – 1 blue;
  • Vera Schultz – 1 red;
  • Kimber Thiessen – 10 blue, 3 red and 1 white;
  • Kennedy Thiessen – 1 blue;
  • Briar Roland – 1 red;
  • Aurora Bennett – 1 blue;
  • Keagan Bennett – 1 red and 1 white;
  • Ariana Quiroz – 1 blue and 1 red;
  • Eli Quiroz – 1 blue and 2 white;
  • Lola Quiroz – 1 blue, 2 red and 1 blue;
  • Ella Haines – 6 blue, and 1 red;
  • Amelia Phillips – 6 blue, 4 red, and 1 white;
  • Nash Phillips – 4 blue and 7 red;
  • London Linder – 5 blue, 7 red and 2 white;
  • Brooklyn Linder – 2 blue and 4 red;
  • Jersey Linder – 5 blue, 1 red and 1 white;
  • Cooper Fisch – 3 blue;
  • Warren Fisch – 1 blue;
  • Colten Voyles – 1 blue and 1 red;
  • Levi Voyles – 1 blue and 1 red;
  • Reanna Quiroz – 3 blue and 1 red.
Warren Fisch won Best of Division for his Vegetable Sculpture. Lauren Molynuex received Best of Division for her potted plant and for a photo of a Sunrise/Sunset. Carl Danner got a Best of Division for his pie. Ella Haines was awarded Best of Division and Best of Show tor a dress she made. Reanna Quiroz won a Best of Division for a music drawing.

 
 
© 2021, Keokuk County Fair. All Rights Reserved.