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Fair Board delays 2024 fair proposal, loses coordinator


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IRONWOOD — At its Wednesday, Dec. 20, meeting, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners had expected to hear an address from the Gogebic County Fair Board regarding a pending 2024 fair.

However, in a Tuesday, Dec. 19, phone call, Fairground Coordinator Marlene Saari said that fair board members are not yet ready to submit a preliminary proposal.

Although commissioners had voted in a recent meeting to cancel the fair, the Fair Board since had countered with the possibility of compromising with a smaller-scale event.

As a result, county board members had...