With the Iowa State Fair on-going, the Fair Queen was announced over the weekend and a couple of area county fair queens were among the leaders in the final results.
Marion County Fair Queen Kiley Elder was the second runner-up in the contest. She is from Ackworth. She was joined by Sarah Ruby Clark of Albia, who was the Monroe County Fair Queen. Clark finished as the third runner-up.
Ellen Schlarmann of Jones County was named the Iowa State Fair Queen in 2015.
According to the Iowa State Fair website, the judging is based on personality, attitude, awareness, leadership, citizenship, contribution to community, overall appearance, charm, and poise.