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February 2024

Added Chapter XII Transportation and Communication from the 1915 History of Shelby County. (2/9/2024)

January 2024

Added 1 additional older obit to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County (Carey). Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (1/29/2024)

Added 1 additional older obit to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County (West). Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! Also added 1900-1912 Elk Horn Lutheran Church Confirmations. (1/17/2024)

December 2023

Added 4 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County (Gaul, Plumb, Smith). Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (12/15/2023)

November 2023

Added 2 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County (Hulsebus, Carl). Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (11/21/2023)

Added 1 additional obit to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County (West). Also added transcription of a news clipping, John & Katherine Schimerowski's 61st Wedding Anniversary, which contains a short family history. Thanks again to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (11/9/2023)

Added 1 additional obit to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County (Hayes). Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (11/8/2023)

October 2023

Added 9 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (10/27/2023)

Added Chapter XXIX - Some Former Residents of Shelby County and Their Achievements from the 1915 Past and Present of Shelby County. Also added 20 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! More coming soon! (10/26/2023)

Added 26 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (10/14/2023)

Added 18 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! More coming! (10/13/2023)

Added 10 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks again to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (More coming!!) Also added Chapter XIX Literary Development and updated the Center/Heritage Farms list with the 2023 Century and Heritage Farm awards for Shelby Co. (10/4/2023)

Added 29 additional older obits to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! More coming soon! (10/3/2023)

August 2023

Added 3 additional older obits (Schimerowski) to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! Also added vintage views of Shelby Public School and Shelby High School. (8/26/2023)

Added 16 additional older obits (Wilwerding, Leinen) to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (8/20/2023)

Added Shelby County 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees 2002-2022. (8/7/23)

June 2023

Added photos of Patti J. Finken (1965-1984). (6/28/23)

May 2023

Miscellaneous updates to Clay Township Cemetery. (5/29/23)

Added vintage multi-view postcard of Harlan. (5/11/23)

April 2023

Added 1 veteran (Oldenburg) to Shelby County Veterans Buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery (Dallas County). (4/1/23)

February 2023

Added 4 additional older obits (Conkel, Domino, Miller, Okerstrom) to the Incomplete Obituary Collection for Shelby County. Thanks to Marthann Kohl Fuhs! (2/22/2023)

Added 3 vets (Knuth, Lorenzen, Sonntag) to Shelby County Veterans Buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery (Dallas County). (2/19/23)

Added B and W Surname Indexes to the Elk Horn Community History (2000) book. (2/18/2023)

Added Table of Contents, A Surname and Y-Z Surname indexes to the Elk Horn Community History (2000) book. (2/16/2023)

Added 2 additional older obits (Becker, Kaufman) to the Harlan & Shelby Co. Obituary Collection 1986 & Prior, contributed by Marthann Kohl Fuhs. (2/14/2023)

January 2023

Added 9 older obituaries (Geiger, Gross, Lamm, Mitchell, Peterson, Schmitz, Sonntag, Weiland, Welland) to the Harlan & Shelby Co. Obituary Collection 1986 & Prior, all contributed by Marthann Kohl Fuhs. (1/29/2023)

Added 1878 Farmers Directory. (1/26/23)

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