The 2018 Winneshiek County Dairy royalty was crowned Saturday night at the 55th annual banquet. New royalty includes (l-r) 2018 Little Mr. Herdsman Toby Schnitzler, 2018 Winneshiek County Dairy Princess Bailey Miculinich, 2018 Alternate Winneshiek County Dairy Princess Stacia Sexton and 2018 Little Miss Squirt Autumn Schmitt. (Photo by Becky Walz)
The 2018 Winneshiek County Dairy royalty was crowned Saturday night at the 55th annual banquet. New royalty includes (l-r) 2018 Little Mr. Herdsman Toby Schnitzler, 2018 Winneshiek County Dairy Princess Bailey Miculinich, 2018 Alternate Winneshiek County Dairy Princess Stacia Sexton and 2018 Little Miss Squirt Autumn Schmitt. (Photo by Becky Walz)

   The 55th Annual Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet was held in Ossian Saturday night, with numerous DHIA and Dairy Promoter awards handed out and culminating in the crowning of the 2018 royalty.
   Bailey Miculinich was crowned the 2018 Winneshiek County Dairy Princess while Stacia Sexton received the 2018 Alternate Dairy Princess crown and sash. The new Little Miss Squirt and Little Mr. Herdsman are Autumn Schmitt and Toby Schnitzler.
   Receiving awards from the Winneshiek County Dairy Promoters Board were:
   • Pioneer Dairy Producer - Mark Schmitt
   • Outstanding Young Dairy Producer - Dustin Moellers
   • Distinguished Service Award - Greg Frana
   • Distinguished Dairy Family - KG4 Farms (Kevin and Gayleen Moellers)
   • Dairy Promoter of the Year - Don Jose Restaurant