The Delaware County Cattlemen hosted their annual Beef Banquet on Saturday night at the Fairgrounds Pavilion in Manchester.
West Delaware junior Macy Loecke of Manchester was crowned the Delaware County Beef Queen after serving this past year as Beef Princess.
Macy’s twin sister, Myla Loecke, was named the new Beef Princess.
This year’s Delaware County Cattlemen of the Year award was given to Curt, Mary, Matt and Sarah Maurer of Maurer Farms. Sarah serves as one of the Delaware County Cattlemen board members.
The Delaware County Beef Promoter of the Year award was presented to Jackie Mormann of The Bread Basket.
And the Cattlemen gave out a new award this year – the “Making a Difference” award – which was presented to the Maquoketa Valley FFA, led by advisor Dawn Mausser. Students Mason Kruse, Shelby Westhoff and Amanda Engelken accepted the honor on the chapter’s behalf.
Scholarship winners Gabriela Guetzko, Amanda Fortman, Kellie Monaghan, Troy Monaghan and Brandon Ries were also recognized, along with outgoing board members Lisa Monaghan, Jason Hoeger and Jessica Mormann.
(photos by Mike Johnson, KMCH)