Saturday, July 29

Seven Logan County women to vie for crown          Send a link to a friend

[JULY 29, 2006]  Contestants for Miss Logan County Fair are pictured below, along with information from their applications. The queen pageant will be Tuesday evening at 7:30 at the fairgrounds.

Allison Eades

Eighteen years old;
daughter of Jill Eades and Chuck and Maggie Eades;
graduate of Mount Pulaski High School
attends Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Swimming, working out, biking and outdoor grilling are some of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy camping, canoeing, water-jet skiing, dancing, meeting new people, playing checkers and a yard game called "bags."

Four-year cheerleader; four-year band member participating in concert and marching band; editor of the MPHS Yearbook; two-year member of student council; prom committee; Drama Club stagehand; MPHS honor roll; 2006 homecoming court; All-American National Cheerleader Association nominee.

Katelyn Frontone

Twenty years old;
daughter of Don and Cindy Frontone;
graduate of New Wine Christian School;
attends Judson College

Running, swimming, biking, rollerblading, hiking and playing volleyball are some of the active hobbies that I enjoy. Ballet is another of my interests, which I have been involved in for 12 years. I also enjoy participating in choir and drama and my church and other local churches.

Salutatorian; Who's Who Among High School Students 2004; Volleyball Athletic Scholar; Simpson Outstanding Student Award; dean's list; Performing Arts Award; Presidents Scholar; A.B. Simpson Scholar.

Maggy Lynn Gleason

Nineteen years old;
daughter of Robert and Nina Gleason;
graduate of Mount Pulaski High School;
attends Illinois State University

I enjoy playing volleyball and softball. Right now I play on a slow-pitch softball team. Outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, snow skiing and gardening are some of my favorite pastimes. In addition I like to read, flower arrange, travel and spend time with family and friends.

Four-year all-A honor student; first-team Courier all-area softball team; prom queen; ISU dean's list; Knights of Columbus Woman's Auxiliary Scholarship recipient, ISU-ADM Agriculture Scholarship recipient, American Legion Scholarship recipient, Midwest Manufacturers and Retailers Scholarship recipient.

Ruth Ohmart

Seventeen years old;
daughter of Susan and Kirk Becker and Jeff Ohmart;
graduate of Lincoln Community High School;
attends University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Singing, dancing, reading and looking at the stars are some of hobbies that I enjoy most. I also enjoy baking and decorating cakes, hanging out with my friends, painting, crocheting, writing songs, playing the piano, and working out.

First-place ranking in solo and ensemble (choir) all four years of high school; The Arion Award (choir), 2005; Outstanding Senior Award (choir), 2006; regional champion for verse reading, 2005 and 2006; third-place ranking at sectionals for verse reading, 2006; second-place ranking for prose reading at sectionals, 2006; various first-place rankings for verse and prose readings throughout speech seasons, 2002-2006; member of National Honor Society.

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Abrigail Sasse

Twenty-one years old;
daughter of David and Gail Sasse;
graduate of Lincoln Community High School;
attends University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In my leisure time, I enjoy camping with my family as well as scuba diving in Florida and various Caribbean Islands. In the summer, I enjoy horseback riding, water sports and hot-air ballooning. I also spend a great deal of time in the kitchen trying new recipes, in addition to formulating my own. The highlight of my baking career was winning the 1998 Logan County Fair Cake Classic. Another venture I have become involved with recently is my family's pumpkin patch. This fall will be the grand opening, where I will also sell my homemade apple pies.

James Scholar; dean's list; National 4-H Congress; scholarship recipient: 4-H Foundation, Logan County Ag Day, Balloon Association of Greater Illinois, and ACES Glick and Sard Giles scholarships; University of Illinois Mother's Association Book Award for a 4.0 grade-point average; Beason's 125th anniversary celebration queen.

Amber Turner

Twenty years old;
daughter of Mike and Suzie Maxheimer and Scott Turner;
graduate of Mount Pulaski High School;
attends Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Some of my favorite hobbies include shopping, scrapbooking, tumbling and swimming. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching movies, dancing, jet skiing at my grandparents' house, and photography.

2005-2006 Logan County Fair Miss Congeniality; homecoming queen; honor roll; Citizenship Award; Who's Who Among American High School Students; National Honor Roll; Most Humorous Senior; Most Outgoing Senior; cheerleading: Most Improved, Most Spirited, National Cheerleading Association All-American nominee; United States Achievement Academy Award; Who's Who Among American High School Athletes, Basketball Defensive Player of the Year.

Krista Ubbenga

Twenty years old;
daughter of Kevin and Gail Ubbenga;
graduate of Hartsburg-Emden High School;
attends University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My favorite hobbies are baking, trying new recipes and scrapbooking. Being active is important to me, and I especially love playing volleyball, swimming, jogging and participating in 5K runs.

American FFA Degree (0.5 percent of total national FFA membership attains this honor); State FFA Degree; dean's list; high school salutatorian; Illinois State Scholar; scholarships: General Assembly, Logan County Ag Day, Merit Recognition, 4-H Foundation, Balloon Association of Greater Illinois, FFA: Cargill and Royster-Clark Inc., ACES: Homer White, Tomlin, Kunkle-Anderson and Pfister.

[Provided by Deanne Mott, pageant director]

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