The Chickasaw County Fair Queen competition is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Chickasaw County Fair Queen.
Young ladies between the ages of 16-21, residing in Chickasaw County and/or have active involvement in Chickasaw County, and be involved in a leadership or service organization (church group, Girl Scouts, 4H, FFA, school council) are encouraged to apply. Eligibility is not limited by 4H or FFA membership.
The Chickasaw County Fair Queen will receive a $250 scholarship and Alternate Fair Queen will receive $100 scholarship. The queen's responsibilities will include being at the Chickasaw County achievement show, and attending the BIG 4 Fair in Nashua, representing Chickasaw County at the IA State Fair, and various events throughout the year in Chickasaw County.
Application deadline has been extended to Friday, June 22, and can be found at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/chickasaw/application-forms
, or by contacting fair queen coordinator, Megan Mueterthies at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Interviews will be held at the Pub in New Hampton, on Tuesday, June 26th at 5:00pm. Queen Coronation will be held at the Chickasaw County Achievement Awards Program on Sunday, July 15th at 6:00pm.
New Hampton's ATEK Metal Technologies announced on Tuesday that they're nearly doubling in size.
President Tom Christie says, "We added 40 percent to our low pressure permanent mold casting capacity to keep up with our accelerating growth."
ATEK is adding robotic de-gating and debuting of castings, which will be operational in July.
The expansion includes a 96-hundred square-foot addition and company officials say the 140 workforce will grow in the coming years.