In spite of temperatures that mostly stayed in the mid-90s, the Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island, remained on par with last year, with attendance of 334,931 compared to last year’s 336,987.

“It’s unfortunate,” said executive director Joseph McDermott. “We had a pretty cool summer so people were not accustomed to those temperatures.”

In spite of the slight dip in attendance, the fair, in its fourth year in Grand Island after moving from its former l...

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