Queen Elly to reign
Elly Hassebrock was crowned the 2021 Hamilton County Fair Queen in a coronation ceremony held at the fairgrounds grandstand Thursday night.
Hassebrock, 19, is the daughter of Eric and Alison Hassebrock of Jewell. She attended South Hamilton High School and currently is an associate at South Hamilton Elementary School. She plans to attend DMACC in the fall to fulfill a special education teaching degree specializing in behavioral disabilities and disorders.
Hassebrock was also awarded the contest’s Leadership Award. The Congeniality award, voted on by the candidates, also went to Hassebrock.
The new queen was crowned by Katelyn Sogard, the 2019 fair queen. Sogard served an additional year in her reign as the queen contest was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
Named as the first runner-up was Ashlyn Hay, 19, the daughter of Jaclyn and Jeff MacRunnel of Webster City. She attended Webster City High School and is now attending Kirkwood Community College to earn a degree in Agriculture Production Management.
Teagan Gourley was named the second runner-up. The 18-year-old daughter of Teresa Gourley and Gerry Gourley, she is a graduate of Webster City High School and is continuing her education at Drake University majoring in Health Sciences and Spanish.
A total of nine young women competed in the annual competition. Other members of the court are:
• Kelsey Hildreth, 19, the daughter of Joanna and Scott Hildreth of Jewell. She attended South Hamilton High School and is currently a student at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids where she’s working on an associates of science degree.
• Taylor Mason, 18, the daughter of Brandon and Lori Mason of Webster City. She graduated from Webster City High School and plans to attend Ellsworth Community College in the fall to major in animal science and will then transfer to ISU to earn a bachelor’s degree in animal science/pre-veterinary medicine.
• Kaylee Oskvig is the 17-year-old daughter of Grant and Michelle Oskvig of Jewell. She attended South Hamilton High School and plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa in the fall to pursue a major in business.
• Gracie Smith is the daughter of Chad and Liz Smith of Stratford. The 18-year-old is a graduate of Webster City High School and plans to attend the South Dakota State University to major in Animal Science and Agriculture Communications.
• Jessica Woodall, 18, is the daughter of Alex and Shelley Woodall of Kamrar. She graduated from South Hamilton High School and plans to attend Iowa State University to major in agricultural business.
• Jillian Woodall of Kamrar, 18, is the daughter of Alex and Shelley Woodall. She graduated from South Hamilton HIgh School and plans to attend ISU to study agricultural communications with a minor in management.
Members of the Fair Queen Contest committee are Kim Schaa, Kathleen Hay, Carla Johnson and Nikki Ehn.