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Wind damages new fairgrounds building

Roof purlins at the new Boone County Agriculture and Education building were buckled and bent, apparently by the wind, on Friday night, July 12.

Strong winds on Friday night, July 12, apparently caused damage to the roof purlin supports on the new Boone County Agriculture and Education building, which is now under construction in the fairgrounds.

Leo Dwyer, president of Rathman-Manning Construction, the building contractor, said he was planning meetings this week with the engineer and architect to assess the damage and discuss repairs. No cost estimates were available as yet.

The building is covered by builder’s risk insurance. Completion of the $3 million structure is scheduled for next spring.