The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. During the week of this year’s fair, a total solar eclipse will occur. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the Main Street Players, a ranch rodeo...
In January, the University of Illinois leader of a multi-state soybean research project put out a call to farmers to help gather data for the project.  Few participants have signed on, so he is putting the call out again. “We only need two or three producers in each soybean-growing county in...
Fifth grade student Collier Morgan climbed over hay bales during the farmer race. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Egyptian Ag Olympics took place on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Egyptian High School in Tamms. Sponsored by FFA, the Ag Olympics allowed students in 4th grade to go up against 5th grade students in several Olympic-style games, including an egg drop and farmer race.

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