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    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...
	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...
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...
 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.

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