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   Hartford Queens 1980 - 1989
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Miss Hartford 1980

Juliana Markillie

Anita Carmichael - 1st Runner-up
Patricia Obermesik - 2nd Runner-up
Karen Collins - Miss Congeniality

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1980 Blossomtime Float

The Muppets

Daughter of Paul & Bonita Markillie

Miss Hartford 1981
Lisa Kroboth - Miss Hartford 1981
Lisa Ann Kroboth

Tamara Lea Brown - 1st Runner-up
Elizabeth Anne Martin - 2nd Runner-up
Sandra Gaye Woods - Miss Congeniality

Lisa was in the final 10 for the Miss Blossomtime Contest.

Other Contestants
Debbie Bailey, Barbara Bell, Tamera Brown, Linda Heater, Barbara Huddleston, Dorinda Jones, Sharon Musick, Melinda Owens, Tamela Sommerfeldt,

12 Contestants

Contest Theme:
Rodeo Round-up

Donald Dillon III - Master of Ceremonies
Heather Steenwyk - Flower Girl
Jerry Meagher - Crown Bearer
Larry Blyly - Organist

Hartford Blossomtime Committee
Betty Houart, Cindy Rice, Vickie Gordon, Sharon Arnold, Patricia Obermesik McKean

Contest held  Saturday, January 31, 1981
8:00 p.m. at Hartford High School Auditorium
Miss Hartford 1982
Terry Clauser - Miss Hartford 1982
Terry Clauser

Shelly Sweet - 1st Runner-up
Constance Hildebrand - 2nd Runner-up
Lisa Loomis - Miss Congeniality

19 Contestants
Debbie Caron, Christine Bohle,
Carmen vanden Hombergh, Annette Huffman, Tammy LaVanway, Belinda Mireles, Kelly Peterson, Pamela Shafer, Julie Smith, Jan Smith, Carla Swisher, Tami Walker, Melissa Wehmeir, Cheryl Williams, Lerita Wright

Contest Theme
American Bandstand

Al Steffens - Master of Ceremonies
Erin Gordon - Flower Girl
James Rockey - Crown  Bearer

Sharon Arnold, Cindy Rice

Daughter of
Irving and Ann Clauser

Miss Hartford 1983
Mollie  Granke - Miss Hartford 1983
Mollie Granke

Carrie Fisher - 1st Runner-up
Beth Klackle - 2nd Runner-up
Linda Obermesik - Miss Congeniality

11 Contestants
Lori Bare, Ruth Ann Eiswald, Annette Huffman, Teresa Vanden Hombergh, Tammy Menear, Candace Welty, Esther Wright

Contest Theme
Say Yes to a Winter Fantasy

Al Steffens - Master of Ceremonies
Holly Kuehnle - Flower Girl
Kurt Kuehnle - Crown Bearer
Julie Zucker with Julienne Dance Academy - Entertainment

Sharon Arnold - Chairman
Lisa Kroboth - Co-Chairman

Molly was 1982 Homecoming Princess.
Mollie's Mother, Sandra Pratt, was Miss Baroda 1961. Her daughter, Hanna Chernugel was Miss Hartford 2009.
Miss Hartford 1984

Lisa Robbins

Lindie Pepple - 1st Runner-up
Kimberly Teeters - 2nd Runner-up
Regina Barrett - Miss Congeniality

Paul Hamre - Master of Ceremonies
Julie Stowers - Flower Girl 
Benjamin Chambers - Crown Bearer

Lori Bare, Brenda Bolton,  Patricia Galbraith, Tammy Michelle Holcomb, Jeannette Marie Jessen, Gala Manning, Julie Ann Thomas,  Peggy Sommerfeldt, Wendy Walter, Stephanie Lynn White, Esther Wright, Marchele Yeager

Theme - Reign In The New Year

Sharon Arnold - Chairman
Lisa Wallace - Co-Chairman

Daughter of Dick & Sharon Robbins
Miss Hartford 1985

Rhonda Brumley

Leslie Pratt - 1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
Brenda Peters - Miss Congeniality

24 Contestants
Julie Ament, Valerie Austin,
Tammy Becker, Betsy Blanton,
Anita Gregory, Tammy Holcomb, Lisa Houart, Cheri Jones, Heidi Loomis, Elida Mireles, Kellie Norden, Brenda Peters, Leslie Pratt, Ronda Pullins, Heidi Smith, Kimberly Smith, Lynette Smith, Michelle Snodgrass, Vicki Radesky, Shannon Spauldng, DeAnna Thomas, Monica Vargo, Carol Willoughby
Contest Theme
Michigan Is A Land Of Beauty

Paul Hamre - Master of Ceremonies
Lisa Robbins, Bruce Peters - Entertainment
Leslie Ward - Flower Girl
Joey Quigno - Crown Bearer
Bruce Peters - Music

Peggy Santoro, Carla Miston Stowers

Miss Hartford 1986
Deborah Sexton - Miss Hartford 1986
Deborah Sexton

Lisa McNes - 1st Runner-up
Ann Morsaw - 2nd Runner-up
Tina Owens - Miss Congeniality

10 Contestants
Anne Marie Duvall, Jonette Gendron,
Leslie Kidd, Heather Mattimore,
Tina Owens, Lori Woods,

Rich Conklin - Master of Ceremonies
Jenny Yirchott - Flower Girl
Matthew VanLierop - Ring Bearer
Jeff Heuser - Ventriloquist Entertainment
Lauren Hadley - Entertainment

Contest Theme
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Contest held March 2, 1986

Deborah also served in the military
during Desert Storm
Miss Hartford 1987

Kelly Sinclair

Rachel Keech - 1st Runner-up
Shari Pierce - 2nd Runner-up
Toni Rosenberg - Miss Congeniality

13 Contestants
June Bogart, Mary Grady,
Lesa Gunther, Tammy Heffington,
Julianne Smallwood, Rebecca Smith,
Sharyl Weberg, Bobbie Lyn Willer,
Lori Lynn Woods

Al Steffens - Master of Ceremonies
Sarah Wallace - Flower Girl
Michael Rennie - Crown Bearer
LeAnne Yarborough - Accompanist

Contest Theme
We Salute Michigan With
A Song In Our Hearts

George & Pauline Pipkins - Chairmen

Contest held
Sunday, February 1, 1987, 3:00 p.m.
at the Hartford High School Auditorium

Daughter of Pete & Judy Sinclair
Miss Hartford 1988
Miss Hartford 1988 - Wendy Phillips
Wendy Phillips

1st Runner-up - Leia Pool
Sherry Tyler - 2nd Runner-up
Ruth Morsaw - Miss Congeniality

13 Contestants
Dana Barrett, Jennifer Kozak,
Stacy Clark, Kathy Fuller, Barbara Hamilton, Kimberly Henderson, Tama Lewis, Kimberly Meagher, Ruth Morsaw, Faye Sadler

Rick Ward - Master of Ceremonies
Lauren Hadley - Entertainment
Theresa Genovese - Flower Girl
Gary Walker - Ring Bearer

Contest Theme
Movies, Music & Memories

Contest held
Sunday, Febryary 28, 1988, 3:00 p.m.
at the Hartford High School Auditorium

George & Pauline Pipkins - Chairmen

Miss Hartford 1989

Teri Sue Voogd

 Lisa Summerhill - 1st Runner-up
Becky Drake - 2nd Runner-up
Stacey West - Miss Congeniality

15 Contestants

Contest Theme
Alice in Wonderland

Jason Kuehnle
Brad Smith
Daughter of
Terry & Carolyn Voogd


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A Pictorial History of Hartford, Michigan
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Revised: March 20, 2014