The annual Newton County, IN Punkin Vine Fair starts this next week. The 97th edition of the fair unfolds at the fairgrounds north of Kentland. Many of the usual attractions are included, including the Queen pageant Monday evening.
94.1 WGFA will broadcast the queen pageant with seven ladies competing. The pageant is at 8 pm. The Little Miss and Mister Contest precedes the pageant at 6:30 pm.
Church Night is Sunday. Tuesday night, Dustin Lynch is in concert with special guest The Wolfe Brothers. Visit the website for ticket info www.newtoncountyfair.com
Wednesday is Earth Night. Thursday offers 4-H Night at the Fair. Antique Tractor Parade and the ITPA & IPL Truck & Tractor Pull is set for 7:30 pm.
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association and the Iroquois County Sheriff's Golf Outing have announced this year's scholarship winners. Recipients are all recent high school graduates with plans to pursue university degrees.
Theresa Trask of Cissna Park was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Illinois Sheriffs' Association. The Cissna Park grad will attend DePaul University to pursue a management degree.
Elizabeth Duis, Jacob Emerson, McKensie Hagen and Andrew Hack are all $1,000 scholarship winners, courtesy of the Iroquois County Sheriff's Golf Outing Scholarship for 2016-2017.
Miss Duis is a Milford High School graduate. She plans to attend Butler University to pursue a science degree.
Jacob Emerson is a grad of St. Anne High School. He'll pursue a Biochemistry degree from the University of Illinois.
McKensie Hagen graduated from Watseka High School. Her plan is to attend Butler University for a degree in Pharmacy and Chemistry.
Andre Hack graduated this year from Central High School at Clifton. He'll seek a degree in engineering at the U of I.