Jonah Matthews Honored At This Year’s Monroe County Fair

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The Monroe County community continues to show their support to a family who lost a son in a farming accident earlier this year. The family of the late Johan Matthews was on hand at the Monroe County Fair on Thursday, July 25 for the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale. They were presented a check for $7,000 to fund a scholarship in honor of Jonah who died this past June in Fults.

Prior to the start of the fair, Cassie Allscheid decided to start a fundraiser for a scholarship in Jonah’s name. Cassie and Jonah have both been active for years showing beef at the fair. Cassie helped design t-shirts that were sold for $15 throughout Fair Week. Thanks for generous donations from those participating in the auction, an additional $1,000 was raised bringing the day’s final tally to just over $8,000.

In addition, the Matthews family is now sponsoring the Senior Steer Showmanship trophy during the Fair’s Steer Show. In addition to the trophy, the winner will receive a $400 award. This year’s recipient was Adam Doyle of rural Prairie du Rocher. It was especially poignant since Adam and Jonah were longtime friends.

The Matthews family congratulates Adam Doyle on winning the Jonah Matthews Memorial Senior Steer Showmanship Award at this year’s fair.   – photo by Curt Simshauser
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