Three vying to become Clayton County Beef Queen

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Molly Kann

Kerrigan Glawe

Maria Medberry

 The annual Clayton County Cattlemen Banquet will be held this Saturday, Feb. 27, at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. The meal will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a program to follow. Carry outs will be available. Please have carry out reservations made by noon on Friday, Feb. 26, to Blair Lincoln at (319) 350-5437 or Scott Cherne at (563) 880-9600.


Three candidates—Molly Kann, Kerrigan Glawe and Maria Medberry—are vying for the title of Clayton County Beef Queen this year.


Molly is the daughter of Brian Kann and Melissa Larson, and is currently a junior at Clayton Ridge High School. She is the Tri-Star FFA president and a member of the Jefferson Go-Hawks 4-H Club, as well as a member of the Clayton County Council and National Honor Society. When not busy on the family farm, Molly trains and shows western pleasure horses. After high school, Molly plans to attend college to become an animal chiropractor and obtain her certificate as an artificial insemination technician. 


Molly is running for beef queen because of her passion for beef cattle and the industry. She also wants to educate the youth and public on the beef industry. Molly is and will continue to be a positive advocate and voice for the beef industry in Clayton County.


Kerrigan, 16, is the daughter of Rod Glawe and Sandra and Kraig Anderson. She attends Iowa Connections Academy and is involved in football and wrestling cheerleading at Central Community School. She’s also a member of the Central FFA and the Clayton Country Crew 4-H Club, where she serves as treasurer.


Kerrigan’s future plans include pursing her love for agriculture with her own cow-calf herd operation, barrel racing and mentoring younger kids with 4-H.


Maria is a senior at Central Community School. She is the daughter of Rob and Dawn Medberry. Maria has been involved in many extracurricular activities over her high school career, including chorus, cross country, wrestling, track and National Honor Society. She is currently president of the Marion Happy Hustlers 4-H Club and the Central Community FFA chapter. 


After high school, Maria plans to attend DMACC for nursing before attending a four-year college to finish out her BSN. Maria is running for beef queen to play a more instrumental role in the beef business. She would use the new platform to educate the public on the cattle industry and continue to develop her leadership skills.

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