The Lucas County Fair Grand Champion Market Steer division was won this year by ten-year-old Mikenzy Beaty, daughter of Brian and Dawn Beaty of Russell, on August 3rd. The steer was also named the heavyweight division champion as well.
Mike Beaty, Mikenzy's grandfather, with Bert and Ernie pulling the Russell Oil tank wagon owned by the Phippen family of Russell, competed in the draft horse farm division at the Iowa State Fair on August 16th and won 1st place in the antique machinery class, the obstacle course class and the barn yard pull class. He also won 2nd place in the log pull, 3rd in the cultivating class, and 5th place in the feed team race class.
Mike's team was named 1st in the best matched team class and was named the high point performer for the days activities.