Boone County: Family entertainment featured during six days of fair

The bovines are back for the 2021 Boone County Fair. “Come out and see the friends and neighbors you haven’t seen in a year,” said Tom Ratcliffe, who handles advertising and publicity for the Boone County Fair. “We’re dedicated to families at our fair with strictly family entertainment.”





Iroquois County: County fair’s ‘Got Talent’

One of country music’s many roots is the singing cowboys from both history and early western films and the real deal hits the stage during the Iroquois County Agricultural and 4-H Club Fair.


Donna’s Day: No-fuss slow-cooker beef tacos

It’s finally time to share my family’s favorite slow-cooker beef tacos recipe. Passed on by word of mouth from one neighbor to the other, it’s a recipe that’s so easy to remember that I’ve just never taken the time to write it down.



Nyman: Dare to compare this June Dairy Month

June Dairy Month is an annual celebration that honors farmers for the delicious dairy foods they produce. The designation also highlights the important health benefits that milk, cheese and yogurt deliver.


Kankakee County: Action-packed fair features numerous events for all

Free grandstand shows by nationally known performers, agricultural exhibits and livestock judging are just a few of the long list of events featured at the Kankakee County Fair. The jam-packed schedule begins when the fairground gates open for exhibitors at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4.