News and Results from the 2014 Iowa State Fair XII PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:14

Experienced Wives Win Top Honors in Iowa State Fair Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Leslie Eichelberger of Muscatine won first place in the Ladies' Husband Calling contest judged Friday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

Second place was awarded to Bonnie Swalwell Eilert of Newton, and third place went to Rose Beauregard of Center Point.

Complete results below:

1) Leslie Eichelberger, Muscatine

2) Bonnie Swalwell Eilert, Newton

3) Rose Beauregard, Center Point

4) Lori Frank, Sterling, Va.

5tie) Marge Mefferd, Des Moines

5tie) LeAnne Hewitt, San Benito, Texas

6) Sheryl Beals, Colfax

7) Virginia Stone, Waukee

8) Michelle Redman, Dauphin Island, Ala.

9) Melissa Longnecker, Des Moines

10) Lisa Snodgass, Indianola

The contest was part of "Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions" in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.

Farmers Test Their Skills in Iowa State Fair Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Teams of farmers competed in the Adult and Youth Farmer's Challenges on Thursday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

In the Adult division, each male/female team competed in six farm-related events such as bale throwing, egg gathering and an obstacle course, and were awarded points for their placement in each event. The team with the most points at the end of the challenge was named the Farmer's Challenge Champion and received a $300 cash award.

In the Youth division, teams of two boys and two girls competed in bale toss, egg gathering, bale shuffle and obstacle course competitions.

Complete results below:


1) Luke Wilson, 35, Prairie City, and Andrea Wilson, 36, Prairie City

2) Steven Allgood, 26, Eddyville, and Devan Voss, 24, Eddyville

3) Zach Mosbey, 23, Hedrick, and Ashley Mosbey, 25, Hedrick


1) Hunter Hamilton, 18, Lone Tree; Savannah Keitzer, 16, Mediapolis; Mikayla Dolch, 18, Villisca; and Seth Weirup, 16, Delmar

2) Jay Spitler, 18, Belmond; Cody Bonnstetter, 18, Belmond; Rachel Freland, 18, Prairie City; and Kallie Malloy, 15, State Center

3) Bobbi Fogle, 17, Oskaloosa; Carey Stroh, 16, Peru; Justin Rottinghaus, 17, La Porte City; and Joshua Sunberg, 17, Red Oak

"Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair. The 2014 Fair ended August 17. The 2015 Iowa State Fair is set August 13-23. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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