County Commissioner Dean Nieder said he overheard people at the fair talking about some cattle that had been virtually abandoned in the barns at the fairgrounds last week.
On Monday, Nieder said he didn't know much more than what he vaguely remembered: That someone had entered some cattle in the fair and didn't come back to care for them. Nieder said his impression was that the fair board eventually called the cows' owners to come take their livestock home.
But fair officials say they don't know anything about the cattle caper.
On Monday, Roy Lee Lindsey, county Extension agent for 4-H, and Garry Keeler, county Extension agent for agriculture, both said the story was new to them. Fair board treasurer Roger Flory also hadn't heard about the mixup. Neither had longtime fair supporter Hank Booth, who sponsored the Good Manners Award with his father, Arden.