Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Clay County Fair crowns new queen

Autumn Erdman assumes throne

The top tiara changed heads Sunday at the World's Greatest County Fair.

Autumn Erdman, of Spencer, won the crown during the seven-person contest. She succeeds Gabbi Carpenter, of Royal, who held the throne for the past year.

Erdman is daughter of Terry and Jolene Hansen and Bob Erdman. She has been extremely active in 4-H and the fair, currently serving as president of the Meadow Motivators 4-H Club as well as vice president of the Clay County 4-H Council.

Erdman is a member of FFA and has served as secretary and vice president of her chapter. She's active in her church, too, and has volunteer...