The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is underway at the Anna City Park in Anna. The fair was scheduled to begin Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 26 with a wide range of activities. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur; activities are planned at the fair on that day. Eclipse Day Monday...
A ranch rodeo was held Friday evening, Aug. 19, in front of the grandstand. Events included team doctoring, wild cow milking, team sorting, trailer loading and ranch team roping.
Click through the slideshow to see The Gazette-Democrat's collection of images from this year's Union County Fair. The slideshow will be updated through the week to include upcoming events.
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is one of the top rodeo competitors in the nation in her division. Photo provided.
Kaitlin McWhorter of Cobden is ranked number eight in the nation out of 543 girls in the senior division who are participating in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association, NLBRA. The 18 year old is headed to the 2016 NLBRA finals at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., in July. The Lazy E...
Summer has arrived, and that means the Union County Fair is coming, too. County fair activities are scheduled from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The county fair schedule opens on Friday, Aug. 19, with open show registration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The...
2016-2017 Miss Illinois High School Rodeo Alexis "Lexi" Tripp is from Union County.
The new Miss Illinois High School Rodeo is Alexis "Lexi" Tripp of Jonesboro. Lexi, 17, will be a senior next fall at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. She is the daughter of Julie and Todd Mowery of Jonesboro and Dustin and A.J. Tripp of Lick Creek. The new rodeo queen was crowned during the...

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