2015 Miss Adams County Stephanie Dearwester is second runner-up at the Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in Springfield.

It's been 14 years since a Miss Adams County has been selected as a state finalist. In the history of the Adams County Fair Pageant, only two queens have taken home the state title. Dearwester has been competing against 70 county fair queens for the state title since Friday. Dearwester is the 20 year-old daughter of Steve and Melissa Dearwester of Paloma. She is currently a junior at Truman State University, majoring in chemistry with a minor in Forensic Science.