Meet the man behind the fair
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."
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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