Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, Aug. 2, 1999

And the next Miss Winsted is ...

The Winsted American Legion Festival will crown its next Miss Winsted, Sunday, Aug. 8 in the Holy Trinity High School Gym at 5 p.m.

A $1 donation will be collected at the door. This year, six candidates will vie for the title. The candidates are:

Sarah Bisping

Age: 17

Parents: Gerry and Carol Bisping Siblings: Steve and Jim

Future plans after graduation: Attend two-year technical college for administrative secretary

Hobbies: Basketball, volleyball, hanging out with friends

What do you like most about Winsted? Definitely the people. Everybody is so caring and nice toward others.

Rachel Baird

Age: 18

Parents: Jim and Ruth Baird

Siblings: Robin, Renda, RaVon, Jay, Rakel, Raleah

Future plans after graduation: Attend Minnesota State University, Mankato for business management or communications.

Hobbies: Play basketball

What do you like most about Winsted? It is a beautiful city. The industries are great. People that live here love the community and show it with their support.

Candice Anderson

Age: 17

Parents: Dirk and Ann Marie Anderson

Siblings: sister, Heather; nephews, Tyler and Chance

Future plans after graduation: Attend Minneapolis Business College for accounting

Hobbies: in-line skating, going out with friends.

What do you like most about Winsted? Winstock, because it gives people from all over a chance to get to know each other and its a lot of fun.

Raleah Baird

Age: 18

Parents: Jim and Ruth Baird

Siblings: Robin, Renda, RaVon, Jay, Rakel, Rachel

Future plans after graduation: Attend a vocational school

Hobbies: Being with friends

What do you like most about Winsted? The people in the community work hard to keep the city looking good. When a stranger drives through Winsted, I'm sure they remember an inviting atmosphere and are surprised at all the industries.

Leah Jude

Age: 18

Parents: Andrew and Susan Jude

Siblings: Kurt

Future plans after graduation: Attend University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, become a registered nurse or physical therapist

Hobbies: volleyball, swimming

What do you like most about Winsted? It's small ­ there are no stoplights, I know my way around it, and the people are friendly.

MacKenzie Strei

Age: 18

Parents: Larry and Patricia Strei

Siblings: Chad, Jennifer and Ashley

Future plans after graduation: Ridgewater College-Hutchinson campus, then transfer to Minnesota State University, Mankato

Hobbies: Spending time with friends, shopping and reading

What do you like most about Winsted? It is a small town so everybody knows everybody.


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