Warren County

Two from Warren County honored during Missouri State Fair

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 8/28/23

One resident of Warren County was named grand champion of the market steer competition and another was inducted into the 4-H hall of fame during the 2023 Missouri State Fair.

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Two from Warren County honored during Missouri State Fair


Two Warren County residents were honored during the Missouri State Fair that concluded Aug. 20.

Ryleigh Witt, of Warrenton, exhibited the grand champion steer during the sale of champions auction. 

Her 1,410 pound Crossbred steer sold for $24,750 and was purchased by Edward Jones Associates, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, Wheeler Auctions, and Randy Little.

Additional money for the grand champion steer was contributed by the Youth in Agriculture Committee and hometown supporters, wrestling in a total record-breaking sale of $46,000.

Also honored during the fair was Ardell Mikus, of Wright city, who was inducted in the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame.

The Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame honors “individuals who have created exceptional legacies of volunteer service and dedication to Missouri 4-H,” according to the group’s website.

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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