Shelby County Fair Board President Justin Ahrenholtz presents the Hall of Fame award to this year’s inductees Judy Obrecht (right) and Lorie Knudsen.  (Photo courtesy Susan Jensen)
    HARLAN -- Judy Obrecht and Lorie Knudsen were inducted into the Shelby County Fair Hall of Fame during ceremonies held Thursday evening, July 11 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.    Both were honored for their years of volunteer service to the fair. 
Pictured L to R -- Mary Carroll, second runner-up; McKenna Boardman, fair queen; and Emily Taggs, first runner-up.  (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
Congratulations to this year’s Shelby County Fair Royalty, honored during ceremonies held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Thursday evening, July 11. 
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community School District has released total salaries paid for the 2018-19 school year that ended June 30. See the Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Harlan Tribune for more information.
U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa)
    HARLAN -- U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) will make a stop in Harlan Friday, July 19 for a town hall meeting to be held from 3-4 p.m. at the C.G. Therkildsen Activity Center.    King holds town halls this year in 39 of the counties he represents in the fourth district.  He has served as...
    HARLAN – The Harlan City Council has signed off on the plans and specifications for a 1.3-acre dog park on the east edge of town, with hopes of having the park available to pet lovers by late fall or early spring.    The council voted 5-0 this month approving the design plans as provided by...
	Presenting the award to Jenny Lefeber, manager of Myrtue’s Emergency Department, and Dr. Scott Markham is Katie Bergan (left), Director, Quality and Systems Improvement with the American Heart Association.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Myrtue is the first...
    HARLAN -- Ainsley Christensen shows the changes she made to her Converse shoes to Judge Lavon Eblen. The shoes now have cows on them, and the project was categorized under the Family Consumer Science section of the fair. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    COUNTY -- On Wednesday, July 10, the Shelby County Fair kicked off its annual celebration in Harlan. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the fair, and in that time many changes have been made.    Shelby County Historical Society records indicate the first Shelby County Fair was held on...
Corn and soybeans across Shelby County have begun sprouting up after a late planting season came to an end. Compared to other states, Iowa is doing fairly well with 60-70 percent of crops reaching the good to excellent range. Only Nebraska is doing better than Iowa when it comes to neighboring states. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    COUNTY -- With the month of June now gone, planting for farmers has also come to an end. Due to an increase of precipitation during the months of April and May, many farmers in Iowa as well as the midwest were forced to navigate a late planting season.    While some farmers may not have been...
Justin Hansen.  (Photos by Ryan Pattee)
 COUNTY -- Fair season is finally here and with it comes a number of participants and visitors from around the county to experience the 150th annual Shelby County Fair.    Two of these participants are Kyle and Justin Hansen from the Elk Horn Explorers 4-H Club, who will be showing their projects...
The parade was definitely a highlight, with this old steam engine as one of the entries.  Here, three parade-goers watch as the entries go by.   (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    AVOCA -- Avoca celebrated its sesquicentennial last week with activities throughout the July 4 holiday week and weekend. There was food, tractor displays, a history tour, beard competition and lots of art.




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