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Robinson (middle) reigned over the weekend’s fair activities along with the two runners-up princesses Allyssa Obrecht, left, (first runner-up) and Emily Taggs (second runner-up).  See this week’s Harlan News-Advertiser on Friday for fair highlights.
    COUNTY -- Cassidy Robinson was crowned Shelby County Fair Queen during ceremonies held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Thursday evening, July 12. 
	Iben Kromann will play Marie Jensen for the last time at Bedstemor’s House in Elk Horn on Thursday, July 19.
    ELK HORN -- The year is 1917, and teenager Marie Jensen and her family have recently immigrated to Elk Horn from Denmark. Marie spends her spare time doing needlework or singing. She enjoys her elegant home and especially likes the new telephone on the wall – one of the first in the area!  …or...
Officials are reminding Shelby County residents that this bin is for recyclables only, and for rural residents only
    COUNTY -- The recycling bin in the Shopko/HyVee parking lot was clean and tidy on this day, but it hasn’t been the norm lately.  County officials said people have been dropping off trash more frequently that has to be hauled away.  On one day, there were nearly a dozen bags of trash and even a...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees Rick Rasmussen and Jim Zimmerman have been reappointed to serve one year terms on the Shelby County Medical Corporation Board of Directors. Their reappointments were made at the June meeting of the MMC Board of Trustees.    MMC CEO Barry...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan has allocated $50,000 to be used as matching funds for a downtown upper story and façade improvement program during the next fiscal year.    Applications now are being accepted from building owners in the targeted downtown area through October, 2018, to be reviewed...
    HARLAN – Former Harlan City Administrator Terry Lynn Cox, 67, Harlan, has pleaded not guilty in Shelby County District Court to Theft 1st Degree, Felonious Misconduct in Office and Tampering with Records.    A written arraignment and plea of not guilty was filed in district court July 9, and...
    The 8-minute video, visualizes the Museum's plans which would include renovating the front entryway to, not only provide a more natural layout for our museum, but to add ADA-compliant bathrooms that are easily accessible to visitors, volunteers and staff. Once completed, this renovation will...
HARLAN -- At the 4-H Static Exhibit judging, Caitlyn Dills showed her photography entries to Rita Faust, one of the photography judges. Tuesday was the first day of judging at the fair.
    COUNTY -- For 149 years, the Shelby County Fair has offered a lifetime of memories to everyone who attends. Whether it’s showing projects for 4-H, the food, or attending the abundance of entertainment throughout the week, there is something for everyone.    Every year, the Shelby County Fair is...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors has opted against a union request to adopt a resolution that union representatives have said indicates support of Shelby County employees and collective bargaining units.    In a statement read Tuesday, July 3, the board said it had met with its...
    HARLAN -- Local high school musicians, Caitlin Bissen and Sirriniti Fleshman from Harlan Community High School are touring Europe with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music (IAM) July 3-18.    The local students are part of a select group of 390 student musicians, advisors and parents from across Iowa...

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