Marine Proposes On Stage During Hunter Hayes Concert At Gasconade County Fair

By Kyle Quick

The complete love story you will only read on QuickNewsNow along with exclusive video.

Tanya and Dan listen to "Wanted" after he proposed on stage.

Owensville, Mo. - Saturday morning began with everyone talking about Hunter Hayes, but ended with everyone talking about the guy who proposed to his girlfriend on stage before Hayes played "Wanted".   This couple’s  love story is one like you'd see in the movies.

Prior to the concert, Dan approached me and explained what he was wanting do; he asked if I would take photos while he proposed.  Of course, I said yes and promised to video him proposing as well.  However, I never would have thought it would happen on stage in front of thousands of people.  Watch our exclusive video below.

Wnuk and Rogers named Little Mister and Little Miss Gasconade County

By Kaylin Bade

Pictured left, Tara Rogers and George Wnuk.

Owensville, Mo. - With a showing of 29 entertaining contestants, the 2013 Little Mister and Little Miss Gasconade County Fair was a big hit with the crowd Wednesday evening at the fair.

Contestants from Owensville, Rosebud, Gerald, Hermann, Morrison, Cuba, and Bland gave it their all as they competed in the on-stage portion of the competition, exhibiting their personality and a talent. 

Monday evening, the contestants participated in a round of interviews with the judges.

Cassidy Smith crowned Miss Gasconade County to begin fair festivities

By Kaylin Bade

Owensville, Mo. - The Gasconade County Fair began last night with Opening Ceremonies presented by the Color Guard and Gasconade County Deputies, the National Anthem, a prayer by Father Francis from Owensville Immaculate Conception, and the crowning of the 2013 Fair Royalty.

Miss Cassidy Smith, daughter of Jeff and Barb Smith was crowned Miss Gasconade County 2013.  She is sponsored by The Therapy Source.

Miss Smith’s final question on stage was “What are your short term and long term goals, and is goal setting important to you?”  She responded that short term, she would like to finish her education with good marks and long term, she would like to return to Owensville to teach Kindergarten.

She also stated that goal setting has always been important to her and elaborated on this remark.  She performed “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum for her talent.

Bull Takes Cowboy For One Wild Ride

Owenville, Mo. - Huge crowds turned out for day one's Professional Bull Riding at the Gasconade County Fair and fans were not left disappointed, especially the last ride of the night.

The final cowboy to ride at Wednesday night's bull riding is one ride he will probably never forget.  You have to watch it to believe it.  It was a wild ride.

Advance Tickets now on sale for Missouri State Fair

Photo by Kyle Quick

New Jumbo Pass makes Cents for Families

SEDALIA, Mo. – Families can save money by purchasing tickets in advance for Missouri State Fair gate admission and carnival rides.  A new $45 jumbo pass is being offered for the first time, which is a $132 value.  This new ticket provides an individual with a wristband that is valid for four consecutive days of gate admission and unlimited carnival rides, Aug. 12-15.  Both the new jumbo pass and a single day carnival ride ticket, for $18.95, are available exclusively at any Walgreens, now through Aug. 7.

“We strive to make the annual Missouri State Fair an affordable entertainment destination for everyone, especially for families,” State Fair Director Mark Wolfe said. “The new jumbo pass is a significant cost savings for both children and adults who love to attend the State Fair to enjoy the carnival rides.”