Bill Riley Prelim Results for this AreaWritten by Theresa Rose on August 15, 2016
Four acts from the Mt. Pleasant area made it through the preliminaries of the Iowa State Fair Talent Search on Monday. Bill Riley Talent Search coordinator for Mt. Pleasant, Jill Taylor said the competition in the Senior category was very tough. She said normally only five, maybe six are selected to advance on but this year there were seven selected out of 20. In the Senior Division Sidney Taylor of Mt. Pleasant will compete in the semi finals on Saturday. Marlie Beenken will dance in the semi finals of the Sprout Division and so will her sister Sophie. Both are from Mt. Pleasant. Taylor thought they will perform on Thursday and Friday, respectively. And then Lydia Fisher of Morning Sun will tap in the semi finals as a Sprout.