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Howard Warmbold was busy behind the steering mechanism of his Bobcat this week preparing the 4-H buildings for next week's fair. Warmbold has been on the fair board more than 40 years, is a township officer, farmer and still works full-time at age 72. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Meet the man behind the fair

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To generations of Hubbard County residents, Howard Warmbold is the grand master of the fair.

For four-plus decades Warmbold has been front, center and behind the scenes of the fair operations, officially titled the Shell Prairie Agricultural Association. Most locals just refer to it as "THE FAIR."

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This year it runs July 7-11, when Warmbold and fellow volunteers will all but sleep on the grounds for the duration.

He's been the heart and sole, brains and muscle.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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