Questions asked about Hayzlett firing

Bob Tomaszewski
Staff Writer

Members of the public at both Auglaize County Agriculture Society board meetings Saturday had questions about why former fair board manager Jack Hayzlett did not have his contract renewed.

During the first round of general discussion Brian Egbert of Botkins asked about the non-renewal of Hayzlett’s contract. In response, President and interim manager Ed Doenges dove deeper into a receipt issue that was brought up at the Oct. 18 meeting when Hayzlett was let go.

The board members had been concerned with a receipt for a donation for grounds worker Kelly Knutzen. Knutzen reportedly was asked by Hayzlett for a donation back in late spring, early summer for a $1,200 donation (incorrectly reported as a $100 donation in a previous article). According to Doenges, Knutzen approached the board about Hayzlett’s...

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