Nate and Emily Paulson stand with their Jersey cow, Abby, who brought them together. After one year of marriage the two have big plans for Brun Ko Farm.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    ELK HORN -- One bottled calf brought a couple together to form Brun Ko Farm which creates produce and education for the community.
Pictured L to R are Ferry, Mumm, Ahrenholtz and Schechinger.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
HARLAN -- Congratulations to Emma Ahrenholtz who was crowned Shelby County Fair Queen during coronation ceremonies held Thursday, July 14 at the fairgrounds in Harlan.  Ahrenholtz, 18, Defiance, is the daughter of Troy and Lyn Ahrenholtz, and repr
  Joe Wilson shows off some of the goods he’s selling at the farmer’s market.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    COUNTY -- The location for the Shelby County Farmer’s Market will be held at the Shopko parking lot this summer into mid-fall.
Ev Carroll, Harlan, representing the Lincoln Bluebirds 4-H Club, gets judged on his photography by Sandy Kristensen on Tuesday, July 12 at the Shelby County Fair.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    COUNTY -- The sound of carnival rides, smell of various foods and the sight of people gathering for the Shelby County Fair has returned after almost a year of planning by the Shelby County Fair Board.
	Members of the Elk Horn Clover Kids 4-H Club include front L to R -- Annabelle Baggett, Ben Baggett, Leah Boysen, Kylie Christensen, Lily Bricker, Kaitlyn Christensen, Cameron Dixon, Lillian Niklasen.  Back L to R -- Kyle Hansen, Gus Greving, Madeline Blake, Brylie Andersen, Justin Hansen, Emily Bricker, Dylan Pitzen.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- When the school bell rings indicating the end of the day, Kristen Rutherford walks from the high school part of the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Schools to the elementary side once a month to pick up her students for Clover Kids.
Jaxon Rold
    HARLAN -- Tori’s Angels Foundation has recently accepted 8-year-old Jaxon Rold, son of Trent Rold and Devin Mahoney of Harlan, as their 20th sponsored child.  
	Nate and Emily Paulson stand with their Jersey cow, Abby, who brought them together. After one year of marriage the two have big plans for Brun Ko Farm.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
Pictured L to R are Ferry, Mumm, Ahrenholtz and Schechinger.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
  Joe Wilson shows off some of the goods he’s selling at the farmer’s market.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
Ev Carroll, Harlan, representing the Lincoln Bluebirds 4-H Club, gets judged on his photography by Sandy Kristensen on Tuesday, July 12 at the Shelby County Fair.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
	Members of the Elk Horn Clover Kids 4-H Club include front L to R -- Annabelle Baggett, Ben Baggett, Leah Boysen, Kylie Christensen, Lily Bricker, Kaitlyn Christensen, Cameron Dixon, Lillian Niklasen.  Back L to R -- Kyle Hansen, Gus Greving, Madeline Blake, Brylie Andersen, Justin Hansen, Emily Bricker, Dylan Pitzen.  (Photo contributed)
Jaxon Rold
	Nate and Emily Paulson stand with their Jersey cow, Abby, who brought them together. After one year of marriage the two have big plans for Brun Ko Farm.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    ELK HORN -- One bottled calf brought a couple together to form Brun Ko Farm which creates produce and education for the community.    “There’s just so much of a disconnect,” Emily said. “Food comes from the grocery store. Milk comes in a gallon jug. That’s not how it is.”    Three years ago...
    WALNUT -- The Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors has recently approved the dedication of a bridge to Kerrie Orozco, an Omaha Police Office who was killed in the line of duty.    Orozco graduated from Walnut High School in 2004 after growing up in Walnut. She dedicated seven years to the...
Pictured L to R are Ferry, Mumm, Ahrenholtz and Schechinger.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
HARLAN -- Congratulations to Emma Ahrenholtz who was crowned Shelby County Fair Queen during coronation ceremonies held Thursday, July 14 at the fairgrounds in Harlan.  Ahrenholtz, 18, Defiance, is the daughter of Troy and Lyn Ahrenholtz, and represents the Lincoln Leaders 4-H Club.  First runner-...
  Joe Wilson shows off some of the goods he’s selling at the farmer’s market.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    COUNTY -- The location for the Shelby County Farmer’s Market will be held at the Shopko parking lot this summer into mid-fall.    “It’s great fun to meet the public and to have those relationships with the same customers week after week and year after year,” said Elaine Baughman, market manager...
Ev Carroll, Harlan, representing the Lincoln Bluebirds 4-H Club, gets judged on his photography by Sandy Kristensen on Tuesday, July 12 at the Shelby County Fair.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    COUNTY -- The sound of carnival rides, smell of various foods and the sight of people gathering for the Shelby County Fair has returned after almost a year of planning by the Shelby County Fair Board.    “The Shelby County Fair means the world [to the community],” said Justin Ahrenholtz, Shelby...
	Members of the Elk Horn Clover Kids 4-H Club include front L to R -- Annabelle Baggett, Ben Baggett, Leah Boysen, Kylie Christensen, Lily Bricker, Kaitlyn Christensen, Cameron Dixon, Lillian Niklasen.  Back L to R -- Kyle Hansen, Gus Greving, Madeline Blake, Brylie Andersen, Justin Hansen, Emily Bricker, Dylan Pitzen.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- When the school bell rings indicating the end of the day, Kristen Rutherford walks from the high school part of the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Schools to the elementary side once a month to pick up her students for Clover Kids.    “When you’re little you get to explore,” Rutherford...
Jaxon Rold
    HARLAN -- Tori’s Angels Foundation has recently accepted 8-year-old Jaxon Rold, son of Trent Rold and Devin Mahoney of Harlan, as their 20th sponsored child.      He is undergoing chemo and radiation treatments to fight a brain tumor.      Jaxon is Tori’s Angels’ third sponsored child with ties...
Brian Klein, Panama, sprays water at his friends during fair clean up. (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- Brian Klein, Panama, sprays water at his friends during fair clean up in the show ring on Wednesday, July 6.  Shelby County 4-H’ers spent the day cleaning up the fairgrounds in anticipation for the Shelby County Fair this week.
	The Rueschenbergs are ready for the fair.  Pictured L to R -- Mitchell, Michael, Amy, Joe, Kara and Kyia.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- As the Shelby County Fair gets closer, the Rueschenberg family starts participating in some sweet sibling rivalry.    “It can get kind of crazy in the family,” said Amy Rueschenberg, the mother.    The 4-H groups are split up into older and younger age groups. The younger group bakes...
	Queen candidates this year are front L to R -- Kristen Ferry, Jessica Buman, Jennifer Schechinger and Rachel Nelson.  Back L to R -- Mikala Kenkel, Laura Kaufmann, Emma Ahrenholtz, Ally Kruse, Amber Gross, Jamie Schechinger and Kenzie Mumm.  Not pictured is Emily Juhl.  (Photo contributed)
    COUNTY -- Twelve young women are in the running to be crowned Shelby County Fair Queen this week.    Coronation will take place Thursday evening, July 14 in the new show ring at the fairgrounds at 8 p.m. The new queen will reign over the Shelby County Fair as well as represent the county at the...
 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
    HARLAN -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad met with about 30 people in Harlan Friday, July 8 as part of an ag forum sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry.    Discussion centered on ag related job creation, tourism, funding for roads and bridges, and economic development.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council met on Tuesday, July 5, at 5:15 p.m. and addressed fuel bids, grants, dates to take note of and city ordinance.    One of the action items was the fuel bids for the fiscal years of 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Bids were submitted by Agriland FS which offered 10...

Sports

HCHS second baseman Brett Sears (left) appears to tag out Thomas Jefferson’s Cameron Baker attempting to steal a base on Wednesday night. Baker was called safe on the play and later scored a run during TJ’s 6-3 victory.

 HARLAN -- For the Harlan Community baseball team, it’s time to wipe the slate clean.

Family Living

Elsa Brown and Bryan Erlbacher
    DOW CITY -- Elsa Brown and Bryan Erlbacher  both of Defiance plan to wed on July 30 in Dow City.    Parents of the couple are Greg and Deb Brown, Dow City; and...

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