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Vale resident steps into top position at the Malheur County Fairgrounds

Dawnita Haueter, the new manager at the Malheur County Fairgrounds, talks about her goals for the next year. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

ONTARIO – Dawnita Haueter, the new manager at the Malheur County Fairgrounds, believes in the fair.

That devotion has its roots with her own children who annually showed animals at the county’s premier summer event, and it is one reason she decided last fall to apply for the job.

“I have had always been a fan of the Malheur County Fair and I felt like this would be a good position to come in and put my input in and hopefully I can succeed,” said Haueter last week.

Haueter is also quite familiar with Malheur County.

A Missouri native, Haueter came to the county 33 years ago where she met her . . .