HARTINGTON — Jim Specht is the type of person that just puts his head down and goes to work.
He’s the last person that wants recognition for his efforts.
Like it or not, Specht received that recognition in a surprise presentation Sunday at the State Fair Association annual meeting.
Specht was named as the Nebraska Fair Person of the Year during the annual meeting last weekend of the Nebraska Fair Managers Association. He is the third Cedar County Ag Society member to ever receive the honor. Clarice Holm received the distinction in 2004 and Allen Heine earned the honor in 2013. Only one other county in Nebraska has ever had three recipients of the distinguished award.
The nomination letter for Specht spoke of his work ethic.