President Obama

President Obama makes an impromptu visit to the Whiteside County Fair this morning in Morrison, Ill.

Photo by Bambi Carlson
Herald Staff Report

Even fair staff were surprised earlier today, when a special guest made an unannounced visit to the Whiteside County Fair. President Barack Obama, in the area for job-building forums in northeast Iowa, made an impromptu visit to the fair to mingle with area constituents.

The president arrived at approximately 10:30 a.m., with only about a half an hour warning given to fair staff. The entrances and exits were closed during his visit, which lasted a little over 30 minutes. President Obama was given a tour of the grounds, and shook hands with several attendees.

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