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Five seek title in Adams County Beef Auxiliary Queen Contest
Published: 1/22/2012 | Updated: 8/29/2014

The Adams County Beef Producers' 36th annual dinner and meeting and the Adams County Beef Auxiliary Queen Contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in St. Brigid Hall in Liberty.

Five young women will compete for the title of the 2012 Adams County Beef Queen. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship to a college of her choice and various gifts from local merchants.

Ashlyn May, the 2011 Beef Queen, will crown the new queen.

Contestants are:

Gabriella Dempsey, 16, of Fowler, is a daughter of Mark and Milicent Dempsey. She will graduate in 2013 from Unity High School and plans to attend Western Illinois University, majoring in ag business. She is in 4-H and at school she is in FFA, Student Council and the History Club.

Amber Genenbacher, 17, of Quincy, is a daughter of Tracy Hester and Michael Genenbacher. She will graduate this year from Quincy High School and plans to attend John Wood Community College Ag Center in Perry, then transfer to WIU, majoring in agriculture. She is employed by the Quincy YMCA and her hobbies are hunting, fishing, farming, riding horses, photography, scrapbooking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Taylor Kill, 16, of Clayton, is a daughter of Jeff and Angela Kill. She will graduate in 2014 from Central High School and would like to attend Blessing to receive a degree in ultrasound technology. She is employed in dietary at Golden Good Shepherd Home and by Star E. Ranch. Her hobbies are showing cattle, fishing, hunting, FFA, 4-H, Drama Club, church and school.

Heather Reynolds, 18, of Liberty, is a daughter of Mark and Debra Reynolds. She will graduate this year from Liberty High School and her college plans are undecided. She is employed by Reynolds Grain and Livestock and is an independent contractor with various marketing companies. Her hobbies are farming, FFA contests, attending concerts and attending livestock auctions.

Alexandra Tribble, 18, of LaPrairie, is a daughter of David and Genie Fritschle and Josh Tribble. She will graduate this year from Central High School and will attend WIU to further her career in veterinary medicine. She is employed by the Western Illinois Veterinary Clinic and her hobbies are track, boating, trap shooting, showing cattle, helping out on the farm with the baby calves, and spending time with family and friends. She has been in 4-H for 10 years and is president of the FFA.

The event is open to the public. Reservations are due by Monday and can be made by contacting Stanley Krutmeier at 645-3783 or 242-0330, Lyle Waner at 842-5531 or Kenny Schaffnit at 656-3447. Cost for the meal is $11 per person; ages 7 and under are free.

 


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