Lewiston Roundup Royalty

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Queen Nicole Poxleitner

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Queen Nicole Poxleitner is the 18 year old daughter of Glenn and Loretta Poxleitner. She currently attends Prairie Jr. Sr. High School as a senior and has taken many dual credit classes through Lewis Clark State College. She has lived her whole life on the family farm in Keuterville where she has helped cut and haul hay. Nicole is also very active in her church youth group where she has participated in many hours of community service and has taken on many leadership roles. She believes that the best way to make a difference is to be an active member in her community.

Nicole’s favorite thing to do is ride horses. For her senior project she trained a horse which meant many hours of working and learning for each of them. She was also honored to be the 2015 Grangeville Border Days Rodeo Queen. Some of the other activities she enjoys in her spare time include participating in horse, lamb, and dog 4-H, camping on the Selway with friends, rafting on the Salmon River, going on adventures, and playing volleyball. After high school, Nicole plans to attend college at The University of Idaho in an agriculture related field.

Nicole has always believed that she can do anything she puts her mind to. During her reign she hopes to have a positive influence on the people that she meets and grow from the experience. Nicole would like to express her gratitude towards all those who support the Lewiston Roundup and its royalty.

Princess Alysha O'Connell

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Alysha is the 18 year old daughter of Shawn and Shelly O’Connell. She graduated from Genesee High School this spring and is attending University of Idaho this fall. She is working towards double majoring in Animal Science and Business. She has lived in Genesee her whole life and has been riding horses ever since she was a little girl. She’s been a member of her local 4-H and FFA Chapters showing sheep and steers and has won many high place ribbons. Alysha has been involved with the Lewiston Roundup for the past 4 years carrying sponsor flags. In her free time, she loves riding her horse, working on the family ranch here in Lewiston, visiting family in Montana, and spending time with family and friends. Alysha is riding her 14 year old dun paint gelding, Spirit. “I’ve had the most amazing time of my life traveling with Nicole and Maggie this year representing the Lewiston Roundup and the Big 4 Rodeos.” They have said it for 83 years “She’s Wild!”

Princess Maggie Chmelik

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Maggie Chmelik will be serving as one of the 2017 Lewiston Roundup Princesses.  She is a determined 18 year old senior at Grangeville High School. She is an Honor Roll student who is certified in CPR and First Aide, as well as CNA. Maggie is involved in HOSA, Track and Field, and Youth Group. She has worked as a waitress, sales associate, and is currently employed as a CNA at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Maggie is very interested in leadership activities, prompting her success as the Grangeville Border Days Queen and Lewiston Roundup Princess. She currently serves as Secretary in her local 4-H club and has been decorated as the Reserve Grand Champion in Dog Obedience. In the summer of 2016, Maggie traveled to Wassaw Island, Georgia to take part in a Caretta Research Project. During her time there, she helped to rehabilitate endangered loggerhead turtles; an experience she will never forget. In her spare time, Maggie is involved in community service projects and visits the local Rehab Center, and rides her horse who is a 15 hand buckskin quarter horse gelding. She got her horse “Bud” when he was 8 years old from Becky Higgins who got him from Bar Double Dot Ranch. She loves nothing more than to spend time with her horse Bud and her dog Kelsey.

She chose to involve herself with the Lewiston Roundup Royalty because it has been one her lifelong dreams since she was little. She wanted to be the rodeo princess that all the little girls looked up to like she did when she was little. With her experience from the Grangeville Border Days Royalty she decided she wanted to continue her rodeo royalty journey. She says that since becoming Lewiston Roundup Royalty has been one of her most life changing experiences, and she is more than excited for the rest of her royalty year with Queen Nicole, Princess Alysha, and her chaperones Darryl and Charli, and the rest of the Roundup family.

2017 Chaperones Darryl Kerby and Charli Young

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Our 2017 Roundup Royalty Chaperones are Darryl Kerby and Charli Young. Darryl and Charli are both past royalty and look forward to guiding our current royalty as they travel the Northwest representing the Lewiston Roundup. Darryl Kerby is a graduate of the University of Idaho and lives in Lenore. She currently works at Lewiston Veterinary Clinic and hopes to attend vet school at WSU in the fall. Charli attends Lewis Clark State College in the Dental Hygiene Program and will graduate in May 2017. She is a Lewiston native and was Princess in 2013. Darryl and Charli served on the 2013 royal court together and are excited to see this year’s girls become close friends and have a wonderful year together!

Grand Marshall - Jim Luper Sr.

Jim was born in San Diego, California in July of 1929, where his dad was a Shop Forman at a Chrysler Dealership there.

While in his early teens the family left San Diego for a farm west of Great Falls Montana near Fairfield.

In 44’, his dad’s health forced a move to Lewiston, where they had family. Jim graduated from Lewiston High School in 1947. After a short stint with Homelite, he took a job with Osterman Diesel working with electrical systems and equipment on both automotive and agricultural machinery.

1951 was the year that Jim met and married Josephine. That was the start of a family that ultimately consisted of six children, three boys and three girls. And a marriage that spanned 62 years, till Jo’s passing in 2013.

They purchased Mohr and Lenz in 1956, changing the name to Carburetor and Electric. Jim and Jo operated the business until 1994 when they passed it to their sons. Even today at 87, he is still there, helping get it done.

Community Service has always been part of Jim’s life with 4-H, Boy Scouts, Lewis Clark State College Advisory Board for Automotive and Bengal Boosters to name a few. In 1973 he joined the Lewiston Lions Club and for his first fund raising assignment with the club he was to take care of this “parking project” for the Lewiston Roundup. The Roundup grounds were in North Lewiston at that time and the parking lot consisted of 50 spaces. Parking was a dollar and when you filled them, you pulled up your stakes and strings and went home. Today there are approximately 1500 spaces and parking is at five dollars. That traffic is ushered in with up to three lines taking parking fees. Crews in the front lot, back lot, Handicap lot, and Gold Buckle lot all working together finish getting everyone parked.

The Lewiston Roundup and Special Events have made it possible for the Lewiston Lions Club to provide, well in excess of a half a million dollars, back to the Community. Providing prescription glasses and sight conservation programs to those less fortunate.

The Lewiston Roundup Association and Lewiston Lions Club have always held a special place in Jim’s life as well as his wife Jo’s, when she was here. To be part of these organizations that work to make this valley a better place to live.

Jim would ask that you take a moment to thank all the people who work so very hard to put on these events, just to make a difference in other people’s lives and never get to see a Rodeo, but without whom it could not happen.

44 Years of Parking Cars…………Thank You

Sweethearts - Past Royalty

1935
Queen DOROTHY BROCK
Princess MAYBELLE OLIVER
Princess MARION STRUSHON
Princess GWEN CHURCH
Princess PEARL STEWART

1936
PrincessLOUISE LARSON
Princess MAXINE BOGAN
Princess KATHRYN RUBEDEW
Princess JEAN BOYLES
Princess DOROTHY MARQUIS

1937
NO ROYALTY

1938
Queen RHEA RICHARDSON
Princess LYDIA
Princess ANN MADDEN

1939
Queen MILDRED SHEPARD
Princess VIRGINIA LAIRD
Princess LILLIAN MITCHELL

1940
Queen BETTY TIPPETT
Princess EUNICE HALSEY
Princess MARY LOU SHAFER

1941
Queen ARLEEN JOHNSON
PrIncess “JOHNNY” GEORGE
Princess JEANNE ALBOQUE
Indian Princess OLIVE MAE RAPOIN

1942
NO ROUNDUP IN 1942

1943
Queen MARGARET REEVES
Princess CAROL SCHLEE
Princess GRACE SNYDER

1944
Queen JULIE GIBSON
Princess SALLY BONNER
Princess HELEN SMITH

1945
Queen LINDA LOU BUTLER
Princess ELAINE BURKE
Princess JACKIE McEWEN

1946
Queen BARBARA TIPPETT
Princess DIANE ROBINSON
Princess BARBARA WRIGHT

1947
Queen MARDELL WEST
PrIncess JOYCE ROGERS
Princess JoANNE HARRISON

1948
Queen MARY JANE BREIER
Princess JoANNE TAYLOR
Princess BLANCHE LERMENY

1949
Queen JOAN WITTMAN
Princess PATSY LEE DUNCAN
Princess BEVERLY OLIVER

1950
Queen MOLLY STALEY
Princess DOROTHY PARKINS
Princess DORENE DIXON
Indian Princess RACHEL WAPSHELI
Indian Princess LORETTA HALFMOON
Indian Princess VERONICA HALFMOON

1951
Queen MARY McDONALD
Princess GAIL WOLVERTON
Princess ISABEL CLYDE

1952
Queen MARJORIE HAUGER
Princess CARLENE McKAY
Princess DENISE DARWIN

1953
Queen PATRICIA McMONIGLE
Princess JUDY ADLEY
Princess ROSEL STRADLEY

1954
Queen JOAN LUEDKE
Princess DONNA SOLDERS
Princess BILLY JOYCE WILLS

1955
Queen ARLENE MAYNARD
Princess SALLY MATTILA
Princess MARY GAY NELSON

1956
Queen BETTY JO ROBERTS
Princess JEANETTE JENNINGS
Princess BECKY MANES
ChaperoneGWEN CHURCH

1957
Queen MOLLY MELCHER
Princess JACKIE LONIE
Princess KARMEN DAMMROSE

1958
Queen SUSAN COX
Princess VICKI MEYER
Princess DEMARIS CARSCALLER

Chaperone Roberta Braddock

1959
Queen MARY BETH WISHARD
Princess ZANA BOTTS
Princess LA MOYNE LYDA

1960
Queen SYLVIA NOLT
Princess SHARON WILSON
Princess CAROL CRUMPACKER

1961
Queen SUSAN DUTHIE
Princess LYNN EARP
PrIncess PEGGY KRAMER
Chaperone MRS. EUNICE HALSEY

1962
Queen BETTY ELLIS
Princess SHARON TRIBBLE
Princess PEGGY DANIEL
Chaperone PHYLLIS SAXTON

1963
Queen SHARON POSTON
Princess LINDA HERMANN
Princess DIANA SCHMIDT

1964
Queen DIANA SCHMIDT
Princess KATHY KLING
Princess MARYLIN PETERSON
Chaperone MRS. CECILA TURNER

1965
Queen LINDA HEIMARK
Princess PEGGY MORRIS
Princess DARLENE SMITH
Chaperone MRS. JO WORIOEN

1966
Queen KRIS SHEPHARD
Princess LINDA CONE
Princess VICKIE GIMLIN
Chaperone BARBARA STEWART

1967
Queen JANINCE NEARING
Princess MARY JANE
Princess GAIL NOEL
Chaperone DEE SULLIVAN

1968
Queen CHARLOTTE RICE
Princess LINDA LYNCH
Princess SHIRLEY UGLEM
Chaperone GLORIA BARTON

1969
Queen TERRY GEORGE
PrIncess CHERIE BARTON
Princess JANET KERR
Chaperone JEAN PERKINS

1970
Queen BARBARA FROST
Princess MARY BETH MEYERS
Princess LINDA VALENT
Chaperone MARY MARVIN

1971
Queen TAMMY PENNICK
Princess CAPPY BICKFORD
Princess NICKlE CURTIS
Chaperone MRS. MAXINE PENNICK

1972
Queen POLLY BOREN
Princess DENNA FLEISHMAN
Princess SUE PERKINS
Chaperone MRS. FRAN MYERS

1973
Queen MAJORIE CHINCHINIAN
Princess RANDA BOTTS
PrincessL INDA KNIGHT
Chaperone PAT DeATLEY

1974
Queen MICKIE SCHMIDT
Princess LUCINDA WAGNER
Princess KATHY TOWNSEND
Chaperone CAROL EARL

1975
Queen JOJEAN HINKLEY
Princess JACKIE RYAN
Princess BELINDA STALEY
Chaperone JANICE JARRET

1976
Queen LINDA BURKE
Princess PEGGY HOLLENBECK
Princess PATSY MEEHAN
Chaperone DOROTHY LARSON

1977
Queen JANENE CONNERLY
Princess LONDA CROCKER
Princess TERI THOMASON
Chaperone JUDY McCANN

1978
Queen LORI OLSON
Princess KATHY ANDREWS
Princess TERI WAFFLE
Chaperone BETTY JO SLAYBAUGH

1979
Queen JANET KOEPER
Princess CINDY HEIMGARTNER
Princess LISA NIBLER
Chaperone SUSIE CHURCH

1980
Queen KAREN MANSER
Princess SANDY EARL
Princess BRENDA HAY
Chaperone JUDY BOTHUM

1981
Queen ANN BURATTO
Princess SANDY BARHAM
Princess COLEEN CAULFIELD
Chaperone JORENE GIVENS

1982
Queen CARLA CAPPS
Princess BELVA BOWEN
Princess LEISA JONES
Chaperone DARLENE SKELTON

1983
Queen BOBBETTE EWING
Princess KELLEY COOK
Princess KAREN SCHARBACH
Chaperone JENNINE BOOTH

1984
Queen LADAWN DODD
Princess TINA ARMSTRONG
Princess VICKY FLOCH
Chaperone MARLENE STELLMAN

1985
Queen JILL BOTHUM
Princess HEIDI BOETTGER
Princess RHONDA DELANE
Chaperone JUDY BOTHUM

1986
Queen CHARLA CAUFIELD
Princess SHELLY MARKER
Princess MOLLY McHARGUE
Chaperone TERI OSBURN

1987
Queen KAREN TIPPET
Princess KIM SHIRLEY
Princess SHARI SKELTON
Chaperone EDIE SAXTON

1988
Queen STEPHANIE WAGNER
Princess COLLEEN BURKE
Princess STEPHANIE ROWLAND
Chaperone LINDA IRISH

1989
Queen DEBRA FERGUSON
Princess MELISSA MEEHAN
Chaperone CHERYL JACKSON

1990
Queen CHRISTINE CLARK
Princess GLENDA LANDRUS
Princess KELLY BARTMAN
Chaperone CINDY DRISCOLL

1991
Queen JENNIFER O’TOOLE
Princess LORI MEEHAN
Chaperone BARBARA WREN

1992
Queen LORI MEEHAN
Princess MOLLY BAKER
Princess SHANNON BROWN
Chaperone JOAN LANDRUS

1993
Queen MEREDITH ANDERSON
Princess PAM BREEDEN
Princess JENNI HARRIS
Chaperone CRYSTAL DODD

1994
Queen TAMI SALEEN
Princess ANDREA SCHRODER
Princess LEEANN BRACKETT
Chaperone BOBBETTE EWING FRANKS

1995
Queen JENNY HARRIS
Princess KIM OSBORNE
Princess MELISSA WEISSENFELS
Chaperone JOAN LANDRUS

1996
Queen WENDY BROYLES
Princess STEPHANIE GREGG
Chaperone CAROL BAILEY

1997
Queen DANI INGRAM
Princess BRANDY PEARSALL
Princess MELISSA NOBLES
Chaperone JANICE EWING

1998
Queen ANGIE DeLANE
Princess TRACY WREN
Princess BRIENNE SMITH
Chaperone ANNE MUSHLITZ

1999
Queen MELISSA NOBLES
Princess CRYSTAL HASTINGS
Princess JENNIE BULLARD
Chaperone DEBRA AUSMAN

2000
Queen JENNIE BULLARD
Princess JACKIE ALBOUCQ
Princess BROOKE HOWELL
Chaperone TERRY REEVES

2001
Queen CATHY JO POTTENGER
Princess CASSIE LYNN HOUSER
Princess JENNIFER LANDRUS
Chaperone TERRY REEVES

2002
Queen JORDAN WOODBURY
Princess KATIE COLLIER
Chaperone JAN ALLDREDGE

2003
Queen JESSE BUDD
Princess DESSA WITTERS
Chaperone JAN ALLDREDGE

2004
Queen KAMI MILLER
Princess LERYN FORSMANN
Princess SARA WILSEY
Chaperone ANGIE DELANE

2005
Queen KARLY PORTER
Princess CELESTE HILLOCK
Princess LILLIAN DAVIS
Chaperone PAULA CLANTON

2006
Queen BRE EARL
Princess MACKENZIE WELCH
Princess MICHELLE SMITH
Chaperone PAULA CLANTON
Chaperone BETTY POTTENGER

2007
Queen ERICA GLOVER
Princess CAMI HUDLESTON
Chaperone ANNE MUSHLITZ
Chaperone SUSAN RAUCH

2008
Queen STEPHANIE WEBER
Princess BECCA CATE
Princess KATHERINE BISHOP
Chaperone ERICA GLOVER

2009
Queen CAMI HUDLESTON
Princess JORDAN FLINDERS
Princess RASHELL WIFORD
Chaperone TRACY DAHL

2010
Queen CHRISTI THOMPSON
Princess CANDYCE FORSMANN
Princess KIRSTIN PARVIN
Chaperone JORDAN WOODBURY
Chaperone KATELYN WOODBURY

2011
Queen ALLISON MUSHLITZ
Princess SAMANTHY COE
Chaperone LACEY MAYBERRY

2012
Queen KIRSTIN PARVIN
Princess LACEY FUNKE
Chaperone SHAWNA REILLY
Chaperone CANDYCE FORSMANN

2013
Queen DARRYL KERBY
Princess CHARLI YOUNG
Princess ELIZABETH GIBBS
Chaperone TAMMY THOMASON
Chaperone SHAWNA REILLY

2014
Queen KIMBERLY LAWRENCE
Princess KARA WEISS
Princess MCKENZIE SAILER
Chaperone MICKIE THOMPSON
Chaperone CHRISTI THOMPSON

2015
Queen JAYDE WILSON
Princess MORESA GRAHAM
Princess MIRANDA HENDREN
Chaperone JENN JENKS
Chaperone SARA WILSEY

2016
Queen BRENNA SOUTHWICK
Princess EMILY RAUCH
Princess KATE THOMPSON
Chaperone LARRY THOMPSON
Chaperone MICKIE THOMPSON