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	COUNTY -- Posing outside their house the Mulligan family displays some of their projects including the animals they will be presenting at the fair. From left to right is Mallory, Andy, Mitchell, Tiffany and Meredith Mulligan.
COUNTY -- As fair season approaches, many families are readying to show off their projects at the Shelby County Fair, many of which have required months of hard work and preparation. One family participating in the Shelby County Fair is the Mulligans.    For months Mallory, Mitchell and Meredith...
	The Harlan City Council got a demonstration last week of this speed sign that will be placed in Harlan as early as August.
    HARLAN – Digital speed limit signs will be deployed in various locations in Harlan soon, reminding motorists of their speed while calculating important data such as traffic flow or number of cars speeding.    Harlan City Administrator Gene Gettys, Jr. said it’s a topic that has been evaluated...
	Queen candidates this year are front L to R -- Emily Taggs, Shaylee Yates and Hannah Tunender.  Back L to R -- Anna Ahrenholtz, Miranda Lingle, Mary Carroll, Kara Weis, McKenna Boardman and Kaylee Rivera.
    COUNTY -- Nine young women are in the running to be crowned Shelby County Fair Queen this week.    Coronation will take place Thursday evening, July 11 in the 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 state...
Colton Schleimer and Edie Mae Kaufmann clean the 4-H trophy display case.
    COUNTY -- With the Shelby County Fair quickly approaching, FFA members, 4-H members and volunteers from across the county came to clean up the fairgrounds in Harlan on Tuesday, July 2.    The fair will begin July 10 and will last until July 14. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the...
    HARLAN -- According to the latest economic impact study by the Iowa Hospital Association, Myrtue Medical Center generates 613 jobs that add $29.7 million to Shelby County’s economy.    A multiplier methodology is used to determine the level of impact, which means that the health sector and...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen received a 2.5 percent salary and benefits increase effective July 1. The $5,750 increase will bring his salary to $235,750 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Jacobsen also earned a $11,500 bonus for meeting his 2018 goals.    The MMC Board of...
    COUNTY – RSM, the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, has been contracted by Shelby County to provide special audit services.    Although no specific details about the audit services have been provided, the Shelby County Board of...
 Firefighters work to keep the blaze from spreading.
DEFIANCE -- On Monday, July 1, the Defiance Fire Department with mutual aid from the Irwin, Earling, and Panama Fire Departments, were dispatched to a structure fire at an abandoned farmstead near Defiance.    Upon arrival, officials said the structure was fully involved with about one-third of the...
    HARLAN -- With the July 4 holiday only a few days away, local officials are saying it’s important to remember the dangers the holiday can present when it comes to fireworks. Firework laws    There are many laws that Iowa citizens will need to know in order to use fireworks on July 4. Anyone...
    AVOCA -- Starting on Wednesday, July 3 Avoca will be celebrating its 150-year anniversary of establishment. The four-day event will conclude on Saturday, July 6 with music by the Jay Clyde Band at the Exchange.    During this celebration Avoca will hold a number of events including bingo, Ollie...

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