Second Annual Northeast Iowa Pie Championships announces Pie Judging Contest top winners

The 2016 Northeast Iowa Pie Championships, held January 31 to raise funds for the Hamre-Giesen Post of Disabled American Veterans, has released its list of top placewinners in the Pie Judging Contest held as part of the event. A total of 66 pies were entered into the Pie Judging Contest from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. This year's top-three placewinners each received a ribbon and are listed below in each of seven different divisions:
Cream Pies: First place - Jennifer Dettbarn, Hazleton; Second place - Eunice Kolsrud, Waukon; Third place - Barb Leppert, Lansing.
Custard Pies: First place - Maxine Bloxham, Waukon; Second place - Maxine Bloxham, Waukon; Third place - Jane Brandt, Decorah.
Fluff Pies: First place - Sue Perkins, Waukon; Second place - Peggy Slaughter, Waukon; Third place - S&D Cafe-Sandy Halverson, Waukon.
Fruit Pies: First place - Kathy Oswald, Wauzeka, WI; Second place - Jane Brandt, Decorah; Third place - Jane Brandt, Decorah.
Fruit and Nut Pies: First place - Sandra Dage, Waukon; Second place - Barb Leppert, Lansing; Cherie Ash, Waukon.
Nut Pies: First place - Laurie Reyes, Waukon; Second place - Carla Schnuelle, Waukon; Third place - Marlene Klocke, Waukon.
Meat Pies: First place - Jerry Halverson, Waukon.

As reported in last week's edition of The Standard, Erik Kelly of KNEI Radio edged out defending champion Sandy Halverson of S&D Cafe in Waukon to win this year's Celebrity Pie Eating Contest. Third place went to Allamakee County Veterans Commissioner Jean Brink of Queen Jean Quilting in Waukon, and fourth place went to Tyler Halverson, owner of EpicWear in Waukon and representing the Waukon Chamber of Commerce.