Marion County Fair opens Saturday at fairgrounds in Palmyra
Missouri News

Marion County Fair opens Saturday at fairgrounds in Palmyra

Entertainment for all ages will be offered at the Marion County Fair, which opens Saturday, July 29, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 4, at the fairgrounds in Palmyra's Flower City Park.

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Peter wins service award for contributions to improve Hampshire breed
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Peter wins service award for contributions to improve Hampshire breed

A lifetime in the hog business has merited an award for an Adams County producer. The Hampshire Swine Registry Board honored Mark Peter of Mendon with its 2017 Meritorious Service Award.

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Orr Center marks four decades of relationship between U of I, JWCC
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Orr Center marks four decades of relationship between U of I, JWCC

Signs for the U of I and JWCC stand side-by-side near the entrance of the Orr Agricultural Center near Perry, emphasizing the spirit of cooperation that's defined the center providing a source of unbiased information for area grain and livestock farmers.

Adams County Fair mixes traditional ag with unique entertainment options
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Adams County Fair mixes traditional ag with unique entertainment options

The big draw at this year's Adams County Fair is expected to be the performance of Grammy-nominated country music duo, Brothers Osborne.

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FFA Fight to the Finish new feature of Adams County Fair

MENDON, Ill. -- The Adams County Fair will have a new grandstand attraction running through the week of festivities this year.

The FFA Fight to the Finish begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 1. All FFA chapters in Illinois Section 11 have been invited to participate in the event, which will feature various challenges, including fence building, hay-bale stacking and egg gathering. FFA members will also be dealing with live animals during some parts of the course. Team members also will be quizzed on FFA trivia.

"The Adams County Fair is all about community," said Melissa Shriver-Hackamack, an Adams County Fair Board director. "We are excited to support our local schools and nonprofit organizations while providing some fun family entertainment at the same time. You won't want to miss the show."

All FFA chapters will be judged on their time as well as quality of work, and each chapter will leave with at least $100 just for...

Chicago food pantry gets donation of fresh corn from Pike County
Agriculture

Chicago food pantry gets donation of fresh corn from Pike County

Jeremy Thomas, his son Jonathan and nephew Joseph, joined by Pike County Farm Bureau Executive Director Blake Roderick, delivered at least 100 dozen ears of homegrown corn to the food pantry at St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Western Illinois Threshers Show marks 50th year
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Western Illinois Threshers Show marks 50th year

The upcoming Western Illinois Threshers Show will mark half a century of celebrating a bygone way of life. Since beingorganized in 1968, Western Illinois Threshers has seen the annual show become one of the largest gatherings in Hancock County.

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