Cedar Rapids Gazette: Farewell to the funnel cakes, bye-bye to the butter cow and toodle-oo to the Tilt A Whirl. For the first time in 75 years, the Iowa State Fair will stay silent this summer. A world war last routed it in the 1940s. But this time it is an invisible enemy — the novel coronavirus. “While the decision of the Iowa State Fair Board today will certainly come as a disappointment to many, the board determined that holding a fair in accordance with current health guidelines related to COVID-19 wasn’t feasible,” Gary Slater, the state fair manager and chief executive officer, said in a statement Wednesday after the board voted 11-2 in a secret ballot.