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MARYVILLE, Mo. — In response to the impact of the Coronavirus, COVID-19 on local businesses, the Nodaway County Fair Board announced Wednesday it has canceled the fair, which was scheduled for July 15-18 on the Downtown Square.

“Due to the economic stress and uncertainties the Coronavirus is putting on our local businesses and citizens, and the fact that the Nodaway County Fair is funded from the sponsorships of our local businesses, the Nodaway County Fair Board has decided to cancel the mid-July event for 2020,” according to a release from the fair board.

The release went on to explain that the decision by the fair board was made in order to retain available funds, which would be forfeited in the event of possible mandatory cancellation in the future.

“The board felt it could ensure the future of the fair by making this decision now,” said Rex Wallace, fair board member.

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