By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — During a special meeting of the Central Wisconsin State Fair (CWSF) board on June 26, four new members were elected.
Tim Heeg, Scott Karl, Peggy Sue Meyer-Miller, and Dave Urban will join President Jeff Hartman; Marshfield Alderman Jason Zaleski; Directors Jeremy Carolfi, Andy Keogh, Sara Schmitt, and Jeff Viergutz; Junior Fair Board Representative John Hartman; and Wood County Rep. Bob Ashbeck on the board.
Heeg is an Auburndale resident. He has served on the CWSF Junior Fair Board and has assisted the CWSF as superintendent in the Natural Science Department and Open Class Dairy, with clean-up and tear-down, and as Livestock Committee chairman during previous terms.
Currently the FFA advisor and agriculture teacher at Marshfield High School and Marshfield Middle School, Heeg has operated on the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Instructors.
Heeg said that he pursued the position on the board because he was interested in keeping the fair successful and sustainable for the next generations.
Karl graduated from Auburndale High School and is an Arpin resident. He has been in a partnership on his wife’s family dairy farm for the past 19 years.
Karl is involved with Kountry Kids 4-H as a dairy and swine leader. He is an FFA Alumni member and works with the Junior Fair Board’s Market Sale Committee. Karl’s family has shown at the CWSF for 25 years.
Karl said that he chose to run for the fair board to bring new ideas to the CWSF.
Peggy Sue Meyer-Miller
Meyer-Miller is a resident of Marshfield. She graduated from Loyal High School and Western Wisconsin Technical College.
Meyer-Miller has been active in the central Wisconsin fair circuit since she was a child and continues to show horses with her family today. She has been involved with 4-H and FFA.
Meyer-Miller said she ran for a position on the fair board to help keep the CWSF vibrant and to strengthen and create connections in central Wisconsin.
Urban, a Wisconsin Rapids resident, attended UW-Eau Claire; has been employed with the Wood County Parks & Forestry Department and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church; and has been involved with the CWSF since he was a 4-H youth exhibitor. He currently volunteers with 4-H youth.
Urban feels that with a position on the CWSF board, he will bring insight to the operation and excitement of the fair. He added that he will focus on what is needed for youths to become more involved in exhibiting their projects.