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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...
 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...
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...
    COUNTY -- The Bill Riley Talent Search and state wide presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are excited to announce a local show in Harlan. The show will be held as part of the Shelby County Fair at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 15. The show is open to the public.    The Bill Riley Talent Search offers an...
A bridge on 1400th St. near Orange Road was vandalized recently with spray paint.  (Photo contributed)
    COUNTY – Shelby County Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of persons involved in the tagging of a brand new bridge along 1400th St. recently.    Shelby County Engineer Dan Ahart said Class of 2016/18 was written in spray paint on the...
	Renovations in the dining room will be complete soon, with a ribbon cutting slated for Thursday, July 14 at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    ELK HORN -- Last summer, Salem Lutheran Homes in Elk Horn announced they’re breaking ground for multiple projects. This year the projects continue to be developed.    “We’re meeting consumer expectations now,” said J.R. Moss, administrator of Salem Homes. “The focus of our facility is on...

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