This September marked another successful Milo Days celebration.
The weekend was full of fun, family activities including a demo derby, a horse show, a truck show, Werner’s Cowboy Corner, a Cutie Contest, a farmers’ market, a beer garden, a parade, a raffle and a baking contest. Another tradition of Milo Days is the Milo Queen contest where local high school girls represent their communities and compete for the title.
The queen contestants were also joined by a large group of princesses this year, all dressed like royalty.
This year the winners are as follows: McKenna Schardt, Miss Davenport and daughter of Nathan and Robin Schardt, was crowned the 2015 Milo Queen. Katie Roth, Miss Deshler and daughter of Chris and Kim Roth, was named first runner up. Brice Ardissono, Miss Bruning and daughter of Chris and Beth Ardissono, was chosen as second runner up. Kenidee Miller, Miss Hebron and daughter of Mark and Kerry Miller, was announced as Miss Congeniality.
Other contestants included: Samantha Lange, daughter of John and Kate Lange, represented Alexandria; Samantha Wiedel, daughter of Jerry and Lynn Wiedel, represented Belvidere; Hope Wachtel, daughter of Jerry and Heidi Wachtel, represented Carleton; Katlin Quiring, daughter of Kevin and Christina Quiring, represented McCool Junction; Brittaney O’Neal, daughter of Ginger Ridolfi and Richard and Jami O’Neal, represented Ruskin; Courtney Kamler, daughter of Joe and Gina Kamler, represented Shickley; Hope Reinke, daughter of John and Amy Flint, represented Byron.
Demo derby winners in the “limited welding” category included Creighton DeMuth in first place, Ben Kort in second and Shad Turner for the Hard Hit Award.
In the “no weld” category, Jack Pribyl took first place, Justin Holtzen in second and the Hard Hit Award went to Nathan Holtzen.
For the ten and under category in the horse show, Alyssa Malchow, of Plymouth, took first, Jada Spurling, of Shickley, took second and Trever Anderson, of Deshler, took third. In the ages 11-14 category, Alyssa Kerwood, of Davenport, was first, Timmery Stienhauser, of Sutton, was second and Kaylan Anderson, of Deshler, was third. In the ages 15-18 category, Kassady Mundhenke, of Deshler, was first, Faith Stengel, of Carleton, was second and Sawyer Parr, of Sutton, was third. In the 19 and over age group, Carrie Anderson, of Deshler, was first, Traci Parr, of Sutton, was second and Cassandra Row, of Shickley, was third.
In the Milo Baking Contest, the bread and muffin winners were Sydney and Isabella Escritt in first place for their pumpkin bread. The pair also took second overall. Laura Krupicka took second for her lemon zucchini bread. In the gluten free category, the Bruning-Davenport Foods Class took first for their pie crust and the overall grand prize. The group also placed second for their banana nut muffins. In the desserts category, the B-D Foods Class took first again with brownies.
This year’s raffle ticket winners were James Kam for $100, Laverda Walker for $50, Tim Wenske for $50 and $25 and Haylee Williams for $25.
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