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This year’s Iroquois County Fair Queen candidates are, back row, left to right: Samantha Jensen, Lyndsey Neukomm, Taylor Hasselbring; front row, left to right: Brianne Miller, Grace Ahlden, Morgan Gash and Abbie Wagner.

Six area contestants will vie for the title of 2019 Miss Iroquois County Fair Queen, according to information provided.

Lyndsey Neukomm of Cissna Park was named the 2018 Miss Iroquois County Fair and later placed in the top 15 at the 2019 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant. She is the daughter of Walt Neukomm and Charlene Neukomm. She is attending Parkland College.

Competition for the new title begins at 8 p.m. July 17 in the grandstand at the fairgrounds north of Crescent City.

Contestants include:

Grace Ahlden, 20, of Ashkum, who is the daughter of Jason and Julie Ahlden. She is a 2017 graduate of Iroquois West high School. She is also a graduate of Kankakee Area Career Center. She is a cosmetologist at A Cut Above.

Abigail Wagner, 19, of Milford, who is the daughter of Luke and Shelly Wagner. She is a 2018 graduate of Milford High School. She attends Joliet Jr College majoring in ag production. She is employed by Heritage FS.

Samantha Jensen, 20, of Onarga, who is the daughter of Terri VaderBoncour and Arthur Jensen. She is a 2017 graduate of Iroquois West High School. Samantha works in the agriculture industry.

Taylor Hasselbring, 21, of Cissna Park, who is the daughter of Troy and Lynn Hasselbring. She is a 2016 graduate of Cissna High Sshool. She attended Parkland College and Danville Area Community College. She is employed as a radiologic technologist and diagnostic medical sonographer.

Brianne Miller, 20, who is the daughter of Todd and Heather Miller. She is a 2017 graduate of Donovan High School. She attends the University of Illinois in Champaign where she is majoring in elementary education. She is employed by Laurie Gilmore at Creative Custom Flowers in Bradley.

Morgan Gash, 16, who is the daughter of Johanna and Dan Gash. She attends Hoopeston Area High School where she will be a junior this fall. She works for a house cleaning service.

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