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There is still time to buy event tickets before crowning of fair queen Saturday evening

Updated: Aug 5

MOUND CITY – In the final days before the fair, three young women are working hard to make those final ticket sales for the Linn County Fair and Rodeo.

The girl who sells the most tickets will be crowned just before the demolition derby in the fairgrounds arena on Saturday evening. The crowning is expected to take place between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Candidates must be a Linn County resident or active member of Linn County 4-H Club or attending a Linn County school, single and between 14-21 years of age. The winning candidate will receive $1,000 minimum for highest ticket sales.

Here are the queen candidates, in alphabetical order, along with contact information:

Mia Meik

Mia Arianna Meik is the daughter of Faith and Nathan Meik of Pleasanton. Mia, who will be a freshman at Pleasanton High School this year, has participated in many school activities including student council, choir, scholars bowl, cross country, basketball, track and cheerleading.

She also volunteers around school, helping to clean up school grounds and setting up for special events. In addition to being a member of Scouts of America, she has also been a volunteer helper with Harvesters.

She is also very active in her church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mound City. She is active in the youth group there and has been a volunteer to work on the landscaping as well as cleaning of the church. She also volunteers to babysit the children of church members.

Her hobbies include basketball, running, camping, swimming, painting, working, cooking, hiking, singing and spending time with family and friends. Her goals are to graduate from high school with a 4.0 grade-point average, earn a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing and work as a nurse.

Taryn Poole

Taryn Poole is the daughter of Corey and Dezerae Poole. The 16-year-old is a Linn County native who has spent her life on small farms in the Mound City area, where her

family raises Black Angus cattle. She will be a junior at Jayhawk-Linn High School this fall.

Her school activities include softball and FFA, where she is a chapter officer. She also plays on a traveling softball team. She has helped organize multiple benefits and fundraisers for area families, and she helped start the Mound City Christmas Tree Lighting and a toy and canned food drive for Concern Inc. in Mound City.

Taryn and her brother Treyton operate their own lawn care business, T&T Yard Works. She also recently began working at Auburn Pharmacy in Mound City. She enjoys hunting and fishing, sports, going to the lake and spending time with family and friends. She plans to play softball in college for at least two years and then finish her degree at Kansas State University

Her favorite parts of the Linn County Fair and Rodeo are showing her pigs, going to events, hanging out with her friends and livestock sale day.

Remi Rothlisberger 913-980-3088

Remi Rothlisberger is the daughter of Jason and Mendy Rothlisberger of Mound City. The 17-year-old will be a senior at Jayhawk-Linn High School. In addition to being a member of the JLHS FFA chapter, she also participates in student council and trapshooting.

She qualified for the state trapshooting tournament this year, and in addition to being an honor roll student, she attended both state and national FFA conventions. Her hobbies include fishing, welding, hunting and hanging out with her friends and family.

Her future goal is to become a certified welder, and she wants to raise livestock on her own land.

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