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    DES MOINES -- Nothing compares to state fair favorites in 2019. From the food, to the games, to the competitions, fair favorites are what make experiences at the Iowa State Fair memorable. With more than one million attendees and 11 fun-filled, action packed, can’t miss days, there are billions...
Playground equipment recently was installed at Little George Park in south Harlan, the culmination of years of planning and fundraising that started after a request from two youngsters who wanted a playground close by to their homes.
    HARLAN –  City officials said they attended a city parks and recreation board meeting in 2015 and read a letter offering why they felt playground equipment was necessary in the area.  If funding would have been available the equipment would have been installed immediately, but it took time to...
    COUNTY -- Non-profit agencies within Shelby County will have until the end of August to complete applications for funding from Shelby County Community Chest (SCCC). Funds from SCCC are made possible by the generosity of local donors to the SCCC annual fund drive which will be taking place this...
	David Frum stands in his printing shop where he does custom t-shirts and memorabilia for the surrounding communities. The FrumWear Custom Screen Printing and Embroidery has been Frum’s personal business since 1998 and has been located in southwest Iowa for many years. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    EARLING -- David Frum has always been an entrepreneur. Happily married with five sons, he lives in Earling working at his printing shop and managing the Dairy Queen in Denison.
The saw team truck and equipment.  (Photos contributed)
    REGIONAL -- This past month saw one of the most active months in several years for the Shelby County Disaster Assistance Saw Team.    With deployments to Nishna Bend Park for removal of trees posing a threat to campsites, to Portsmouth following a micro-burst that caused damage to several trees...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen shared updates on the current pharmacy and roofing projects at MMC as well as the master facility planning progress at the MMC Board of Trustees July meeting.    Jacobsen said the pharmacy project is going along well and is on pace for an...
    HARLAN -- Two more years at $35,000 each year is the extended contract the Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees granted the Shelby Co. Chamber of Commerce and Industry for economic development and community involvement.     HMU joins the City of Harlan, the Harlan Industrial Foundation...
Ryan Pattee
    COUNTY -- Some years before I went to college, my parents decided to buy a subscription to the Harlan Tribune. I, of course, being a teenager, didn’t quite care about what my parents did with our paper subscriptions. I didn’t read the paper, so I was indifferent, it simply meant I had more...
	The show is coming together nicely as cast members had dress rehearsals this week.  At top, Taylor Peek, who plays Marian Paroo, and directly above, L to R -- Eric Lawson, Roger Davidson and Eric Chipman, who play Jacey Squires, Ewart Dunlop and Harold Hill, respectively.  (Photos contributed)
    HARLAN – Tickets are still available for Harlan Community Theatre’s presentation of The Music Man this weekend at Harlan Community High School.    Director Kayla Weis said the 60-plus member cast has been working hard over the summer in rehearsals and is ready for showtimes this Friday-Sunday...
    STATE --  The annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will take place this weekend on Friday, August 2 to Saturday, August 3.    Shoppers will be exempt from the seven percent sales tax within stores throughout the entire state of Iowa these days, thanks to a sponsorship from the Iowa Department of...

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