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Boone County Fairgrounds manager stepping down after 20 years

September 30, 2011 | 2:19 p.m. CDT
George Harris, general manager of the Boone County Fairgrounds for nearly 20 years, puffs on his pipe between chores on Saturday during his last weekend event. Harris' resignation takes effect on Oct. 1, his 79th birthday. "I buy my own tobacco five pounds at a time so I don't run out," Harris said. "Maybe now I can grow my own."

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