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The World's Greatest

Clay County Fair kicks off Saturday in Spencer

Organizers of "The World's Greatest County Fair" are once again planning to give its slogan meaning.

The Clay County Fair kicks off this Saturday and runs through Sept. 17. New Fair Manager Jerome Hertel is thrilled to welcome guests during his inaugural year.

"We're looking forward to putting on a colossal celebration for everyone," he said. "Come out and enjoy the last big event of the summer."

Hertel was hired by the fair board in March to succeed Jeremy Parsons, who left Clay County to become CEO of the Iowa State Fair. The past six months have been a whirlwind for Hertel, who came to nort...

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