Union County Fair

Janna Harner
Union County’s Janna Harner has achieved several accomplishments both in and outside the pageant world. She recently made the county proud by finishing as first runner-up at the Miss Illinois pageant. Harner is no stranger to pageants; she’s been competing since she was 14. However, it was her...
Contestants are being sought for the 2017 Union County Fair Queen, Little Miss and Junior Miss Fair Queen pageant. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the fair, which will be at the Anna City Park in Anna. Union County Fair Queen Pageant Pageant organizers said that contestants for...
The Anna City Council last week voted, for a third time, against taking action to amend a municipal liquor ordinance. The proposed action could have led to the possible sale of beer and local wines at the Union County Fair. County fair officials say the revenue generated by such sales would provide...
The Anna City Council again has said no to a proposal to amend the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for the possible sale of beer and wine at the Union County Fair. The issue was once again addressed at a regular meeting of the city council which was held Tuesday evening, May 2. The meeting was at...
The Anna City Council had a busy and wide-ranging agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, April 18. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. A project update was shared by city administrator Steve Guined. In related business, the council approved a bid for one of the city’s improvement...
A concession stand building at the Anna City Park will be razed. A new concession building with restrooms will be built.
A new budget, a city park improvement project and the sale of alcohol during the Union County Fair were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, March 21, at Anna City Hall. New Budget The council last week approved a resolution for the...
Bids are scheduled to be opened Thursday, today, for a major improvement project which is planned at the Anna City Park in Anna. Plans for the bid opening were shared at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held Tuesday evening, March 7. The meeting was at Anna City Hall in Anna....
In the first row are, from left, Mike Meisenheimer, Clare Bunyan, Halford Dillow and Ron Knupp. In the second row are Keith Ellis, John Garner, Dale Moreland, Paul Rich, Daniel Theis, Jack Steele, Bill Clutts and Mike Yates. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Fair Board hosted 2016 fair queen Clare Bunyan of Cobden at a reception on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, following her first runner-up finish at the Illinois State Fair queen pageant in January in Springfield. The reception was held at the Union County Fair Board office at the Anna...
An architect’s drawing details plans for some of  the improvements which are planned at the Anna City Park.
A major improvement project is planned during 2017 at the Anna City Park in Anna. The project was on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, at Anna City Hall. The long-awaited improvements include construction of a concession/...
A ground hog on the ground...and headin' for his hole...this image has absolutely nothing to do with the Union County Fair, other than the picture was taken during fair week. This hog, which, I suppose technically is not a hog in the strictest sense of the word, was spotted one day last week in metropolitan Anna.
Other than the pictures, we're going to keep things kind of short and sweet this week... ...by the way...how can it be September already? Another Union County Fair has come and gone, and as near as this observer could tell, the 2016 edition seemed to go quite well. And that was a good thing, given...

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