History

the Warren County Prime Beef Festival

2021 will mark the 72nd Annual Warren County Prime Beef Festival, a long-time Labor Day tradition for many Monmouth locals.

every year our festivities kick off with the Prime Beef Festival Princess Pageant. Contestants have an interview, a pop question, perform a talent, and even get to take part in a group dance! Our Pageant Director is Mackenzie Schleich.

  • 1976 – Diane Meyer (Carver)
  • 1977 – Michelle Farwell (Reyburn)
  • 1978 – Joy Galusha (Miller)
  • 1979 – Debbie Olson
  • 1980 – Mary Neill (Schuytema)
  • 1981 – Laura Cavanaugh
  • 1982 – Terri Saddoris (Menke)
  • 1983 – Becky Root (Lanciloti)
  • 1984 – Nancy James (Devinney)
  • 1985 – Jennie Johnson (Hamann)
  • 1986 – Katie James (Dengler)
  • 1987 – Pam Allen (Gring)
  • 1988 – Mindy Law (Bycroft)
  • 1989 – Teresa Welch (Roberts)
  • 1990 – Elizabeth Olson (Krempasky)
  • 1991 – Shannon Killey (Hogg)
  • 1992 – Tina Pierce (Erickson)
  • 1993 – Meghan Schar (Grandone)
  • 1994 – Lucy Jane Kellogg (Thompson)
  • 1995 – Amber Twomey (Kramer)
  • 1996 – Aimie Moore
  • 1997 – Kristin Robinson
  • 1998 – Jacquline Flaherty (Schweighart)
  • 1999 – Amber Goodwin (Kustermann)
  • 2000 – Amanda Williams
  • 2001 – Emily Withenbury
  • 2002 – Angelica Arteaga
  • 2003 – Hallie Hottle (Dorn)
  • 2004 – Stephanie Dillard (Curtis)
  • 2005 – Brenna Kesinger (Potash)
  • 2006 – Hannah Hottle (Cave)
  • 2007 – Jayne Lovdahl (Corrigan)
  • 2008 – Ellen Reeder
  • 2009 – Kaitlyn Winkler (Damewood)
  • 2010 – Taylor Greenstreet (Huston)
  • 2011 – Ciara Marlow (Henning)
  • 2012 – Mackenzie Whiteside (Schleich)
  • 2013 – Chloe Larson (Rains)
  • 2014 – Katie Padgett (Scott)
  • 2015 – Leighton Huston
  • 2016 – Sydney Killey
  • 2017 – Grace Young
  • 2018 – Rachel Williams
  • 2019 – Madeline Blaesing
2019 President Dave Underwood, 1st Vice President Matt Lovdahl, and 2nd Vice President Corbin Shepherd
  • 1949 Loxley T Eckles
  • 1950 Loxley T Eckles
  • 1951 Loxley T Eckles
  • 1952 Olen Keister
  • 1953 Robert McLoskey
  • 1954 Lee Thompson
  • 1955 W.H. “Bill” Wells
  • 1956 Ralpoh A. Killey
  • 1957 Robert D. Miller
  • 1958 Howard Underwood
  • 1959 Keith Trevor
  • 1960 A. Lawrence Martin
  • 1961 Raeburn Rehn
  • 1962 Raymond Elliott
  • 1963 Thomas Patton
  • 1964 Davud D. Edwards
  • 1965 David Turnbull
  • 1966 Robert D. Martin
  • 1967 Bufford W. Hottle II
  • 1968 Ralph Elliott
  • 1969 E.S. “Gene” McKee
  • 1970 Ralph Martin
  • 1971 Robert Riley
  • 1972 John Jenks
  • 1973 Tom Johnson
  • 1974 Hugh R. McConnell
  • 1975 Richard McVey
  • 1976 James Tucker
  • 1977 Fred Jenks
  • 1978 John Moburg
  • 1979 Jim Lovdahl
  • 1980 Loren Conard
  • 1981 Howard Scott
  • 1982 Jim Kirby
  • 1983 Leon Martin
  • 1984 Russell Stewart
  • 1985 Judy Renken
  • 1986 Bill Underwood
  • 1987 John Turnbull
  • 1988 Bunk Flatt
  • 1989 Buster Kellogg Sr.
  • 1990 Ralph Walters
  • 1991 Steve Hall
  • 1992 Dan Elliott
  • 1993 Cecil Lovdahl
  • 1994 John Gillen
  • 1995 Mike Pearson
  • 1996 Kevin Flatt
  • 1997 Jim Halcomb
  • 1998 Dan Burgland

  • 1999 Rick Elliott
  • 2000 Wendy Todd
  • 2001 Daryll Ricketts
  • 2002 Curt Lovdahl
  • 2003 Joe Greenstreet
  • 2004 Dorothy Oaks
  • 2005 Tiffany Cole
  • 2006 Jeff Walters
  • 2007 Andrew O’Daniel
  • 2008 Chuck Talley
  • 2009 P.J. Brooks
  • 2010 Cory Burgland
  • 2011 Jim Conard
  • 2012 Don Perrin
  • 2013 Trevor Davies
  • 2014 Josh Oaks
  • 2015 Diana Mackey
  • 2016 Sam Mackey
  • 2017 Russ Jensen
  • 2018 Russ Jensen
  • 2019 Dave Underwood
  • 2020 ****
  • 2021 Dave Underwood
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