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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.
	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...

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