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	Fair queen candidate Mallory Mulligan presents Lorie Knudsen with a certificate recognizing her as Shelby County’s selection for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.
    COUNTY – Lorie Knudsen was honored Thursday, July 15 by the Shelby County Extension during ceremonies at the Shelby County Fair as this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame selection for Shelby County.    Shelby County Fair Queen Candidate Mallory Mulligan made the announcement during the annual queen...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors will act as the fiscal sponsor for a grant that would help fund a trails project in Shelby County, if awarded.    Joe Rueschenberg with Sundquist Engineering explained that the Shelby County Trails Board is applying for a $251,825 grant from the...
	A motorist removed a barricade and drove over freshly poured concrete on Linden Road causing cracking and damages.
    DEFIANCE –  An unknown motorist moved a barricade on a freshly-paved portion of Linden Road south of Defiance late last month and caused damage to the new road, shortening its life span in the process.    Shelby County Engineer Brandon Burmeister confirms that the morning after the concrete...
     KIRKMAN -- The archway at the entrance to the Kirkman Rose Hill Cemetery sustained substantial damage Wednesday, June 30 after being hit by a piece of farm equipment.    “It wasn’t vandalism,” said Dan Mickelson, president of the Douglas Township Trustees and overseer of the cemetery. “It was...
    COUNTY – Shelby County currently is developing a plan of action on how best to spend federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds it has received.    Estimates have Shelby County government allocated $2.22 million in ARPA funds that need to be committed by the end of 2024.  The county board of...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCC&I) are working with local retailers, a non-profit and local building owners to establish a can and bottle redemption center in town following the closing of The Can Place in Harlan in June.    Todd...
	Don Kaufman makes a Moscow Mule at The Lounge, which has partnered with the local historical museum for a Cocktails and Collections event.
    HARLAN -- In order to bring more awareness to the Shelby County Historical Museum, the museum and The Lounge are partnering up for Cocktails and Collections, an event where history and alcohol collide.    Bar Owner Don Kaufman will give a demonstration and lecture on the makings and history of...
	Harlan’s Darbie Argotsinger participated in the Advanced Space Camp®  in Huntstville, AL earlier this month.
    HUNTSVILLE, AL – Darbie Argotsinger, Harlan, recently attended the Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics, Aviation Challenge® and U.S. Cyber Camp®.    The Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and NASA Marshall Space Flight...
The guest instructor will be Liam O’Brien from NYC.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Library will host a free creative writing camp for teens Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 from noon to 3 p.m. at the library.    The writing workshop is based on the theme “dream writing” and participants will “use material from both night dreams and...
	Firefighters shoot water into the home along Madison Ave. in Elk Horn Tuesday to keep the fire under control.  An individual inside is alleged to have started the fire.
    ELK HORN -- Law enforcement responded to a welfare check in Elk Horn around 10 a.m. Monday, July 12 that resulted in a house fire.    Shelby County Sheriff Neil Gross said the individual who started the fire may have intended to harm himself. The residence at 4116 Madison St. suffered severe...

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