The Marion County Fair Queen application deadline has been extended until next Friday. Last year’s Fair Queen, Emily Klootwyk, says she decided to run last year to become more involved with a number of activities at the County Fair. She says she enjoyed the interview process and competition, and she had fun interacting with the other contestants. The Marion County Fair Queen goes on to represent Marion County at the Iowa State Fair. You can pick up an application at area high schools or at the Knoxville Raceway office.