Record crowned Miss Ripley County

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

Elizabeth Record is Miss Ripley County 2007. She was crowned Saturday night at a special pageant held at Jac-Cen-Del High School entitled, “Tropical Oasis.”

Record will now go on to compete in the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant as a representative of Ripley County. She is from Batesville and is the daughter of David and Gloria Record. She is a recent graduate of East Central High School.

Twelve young women vied for the title by competing in private interviews, modeling professional wear and formal wear and on-stage questions.

First runner-up was Daniele Wiedeman of Sunman. She is the daughter of Scott and Shele Wiedeman and is a recent graduate of East Central High School. Second runner-up was Lacie Cain of Versailles, the daughter of David Cain and Catherine Beach. She is a recent graduate of South Ripley High School. Third runner-up was Brittany Joseph of Holton, the daughter of William and Shanna Joseph. She is attending Jac-Cen-Del High School. Fourth runner-up was Natalie Neal of Osgood, the daughter of Scott Neal and Regina Alcorn. She is a recent graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. Amanda Hartman was named Miss Congeniality. From Sunman, she is the daughter of Marvin and Sue Hartman and is a sophomore at IUPUI majoring in Radiography.

All court members will be present at the Ripley County 4-H Fair as official ambassadors of the 4-H organization. Their responsibilities include participating in the fair parade, passing out ribbons at the livestock shows, assisting with the Pedal Tractor Pull, and handing out trophies at the awards program.
A special tribute was given during the pageant to last years queen, Amanda Harmeyer. Harmeyer is the daughter of Gerald and Melinda Harmeyer of Batesville. She graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School and will be a sophomore at the University of Indianapolis.

Past queen winners have been: 1958 Letisha (Gookins) Burill, 1959 Judy McCoy, 1960 Karen Millican, 1961 Carolyn Stacy, 1962 Marsha Kay Finke, 1963 Jackie Case, 1964 JoAnn Michael, 1965 Theresa Smith, 1966 Barbara Schultz, 1967 Joyce Boyd, 1968 Patti Lanehart, 1969 Judy Adams, 1970 Sharon McKittrick, 1971 Nancy Ryle, 1972 Jane Steinkamp, 1973 Connie Nuhring, 1974 Susan Mitchell, 1975 Robin Collier, 1976 Kim (Prarat) Boyer, 1977 Debbie Peterson, 1978 Karen Switzer, 1979 Shelly Butler, 1980 Karen (Halcomb) Hafft, 1981 Lisa Hullenmeyer, 1982 Debra Struewing, 1983 Sherri Smith, 1984 Brenda Becker, 1985 Danessa (Purvis) Benkie, 1986 Jessica (Dent) Bailey, 1987 Rae Jean (Nealis) Auterson, 1988 Diane (Wilkening) Fritz, 1989 Bridget Pricke, 1990 Marcia Nuhring, 1991 Brenda (Eckstein) Moster, 1992 Amy Glover, 1993 Tricia (Buxton) Derringer, 1994 Kathy (Brelage) Aultschul, 1995 Lesley (Walsh) Kreiger, 1996 Diane (Gehl) Crane, 1997 Mindy (Eckerle) Koehne, 1998 Christina Copeland, 1999 Amberly (Speer) Greene, 2000 Karisa Stutler, 2001 Penny Moore, 2002 Sarah Morris, 2003 Mandy Thompson, 2004 Courtney Vollmer, 2005 Jessica Geisler, and 2006 Amanda Harmeyer..

Elizabeth Record was crowned Miss Ripley County 2007 at the pageant event held Saturday, July 7 at the Jac-Cen-Del High School. She will preside over the Ripley County 4-H Fair proceedings the week of July 22-28.