Deadline to be adopted is Friday
    REGIONAL – The third adoption list of the Christmas season has been released this week, and a number of needy families have been added who could use some help this holiday season.
IWCC bond would fund security updates
    REGIONAL – Voters in Shelby County and the surrounding area will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec.
Maxwell
...will he take on all
Carter has done?
    COUNTY – Shelby County will be a few weeks behind its normal schedule in developing the next fiscal year’s budget come January 1, but hopes are the process will go smoothly once initiated.
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards, 1st row from left to right:  Sharon Oman, Clint and Kathy Kienast; Amanda Brewer.  2nd row: Danielle Nordby; Bre Fuhs; Marian Greer Stokes; Dena Matthews. 3rd row: Jim Borcher; Lynn Gaskill; Nick Preston; Alissa LaCanne. 4th row: Shelby Co Comm Foundation board members Gene Gross, Chair, and Allan Hjelle, Vice Chair.  (Photo contributed)
    COUNTY -- Shelby County non-profit agencies were awarded grants from the Shelby County Community Foundation last week in a ceremony held on the courthouse steps in downtown Harlan.
Photo shown looking north on Timber Road
Elliott man dies in rollover accident
Some of the news lights on the courthouse square
    HARLAN -- The downtown Christmas lighting ceremony was a huge success Saturday evening, Nov. 26 with hundreds turning out to meet Santa and kick off the festive season.
Deadline to be adopted is Friday
IWCC bond would fund security updates
Maxwell
...will he take on all
Carter has done?
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards, 1st row from left to right:  Sharon Oman, Clint and Kathy Kienast; Amanda Brewer.  2nd row: Danielle Nordby; Bre Fuhs; Marian Greer Stokes; Dena Matthews. 3rd row: Jim Borcher; Lynn Gaskill; Nick Preston; Alissa LaCanne. 4th row: Shelby Co Comm Foundation board members Gene Gross, Chair, and Allan Hjelle, Vice Chair.  (Photo contributed)
Photo shown looking north on Timber Road
Some of the news lights on the courthouse square
    HARLAN -- Calling all Shelby County residents ages 18-55!      The American Cancer Society has called on  Harlan Community High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) students to once again sponsor a Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS) drive today and tonight, Friday Dec. 9 all day at the...
    COUNTY – Shelby County is implementing a three-year budget reduction plan as a proactive measure due to expected losses in tax revenues due to everything from a struggling ag economy to decreasing population.    The county’s board of supervisors will put the plan in motion as it develops the...
    HARLAN -- The annual Harlan Community Blue Out for men’s cancer will take place on Friday, Dec. 9 at the HCHS vs. Denison-Schleswig boys and girls basketball games.    The theme for this year’s Blue Out is I Can Fight Cancer.    There will be a silent auction as well as a bake sale at the event...
Deadline to be adopted is Friday
    REGIONAL – The third adoption list of the Christmas season has been released this week, and a number of needy families have been added who could use some help this holiday season.    Applications for families wishing to be adopted will be accepted now until this Friday, December 9.  Children 18...
IWCC bond would fund security updates
    REGIONAL – Voters in Shelby County and the surrounding area will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 6 to cast ballots on a bond issue proposal floated by Iowa Western Community College, with proceeds to be used for increased security at IWCC campuses.    Shelby County voters can cast ballots in...
Maxwell
...will he take on all
Carter has done?
    COUNTY – Shelby County will be a few weeks behind its normal schedule in developing the next fiscal year’s budget come January 1, but hopes are the process will go smoothly once initiated.    Newly-elected auditor Mark Maxwell will take office the first of the year, and among the items the...
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards, 1st row from left to right:  Sharon Oman, Clint and Kathy Kienast; Amanda Brewer.  2nd row: Danielle Nordby; Bre Fuhs; Marian Greer Stokes; Dena Matthews. 3rd row: Jim Borcher; Lynn Gaskill; Nick Preston; Alissa LaCanne. 4th row: Shelby Co Comm Foundation board members Gene Gross, Chair, and Allan Hjelle, Vice Chair.  (Photo contributed)
    COUNTY -- Shelby County non-profit agencies were awarded grants from the Shelby County Community Foundation last week in a ceremony held on the courthouse steps in downtown Harlan.    Gene Gross, chairman of the foundation, said $32,734 in total was awarded to a number of local non-profit...
Photo shown looking north on Timber Road
Elliott man dies in rollover accident JACKSONVILLE -- An 18-year-old Elliott man died as a result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Timber Road near Jacksonville Saturday morning, Dec. 3. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday at approximately 9:45 a...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has approved the annual audit report following a presentation by Chris Nelson of Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPAs, Atlantic.    Nelson outlined the highlights of the 2015-2016 fiscal year.    “A lot of positives that are shown on your...
    HARLAN – Shelby County will have to decide how to proceed with Christmas light storage and programming in the future as a four-year agreement with a Harlan company will soon come to an end.    Off Kilter Media has notified the county that the 2016 Christmas season will be its last in providing...
    COUNTY – Shelby County Auditor Marsha Carter is calling for a mid-year audit of her office to be completed as she leaves the position January 1.    Carter told the Shelby County Board of Supervisors last week that it’s an important step to make sure all is taken care of financially as she...
    COUNTY -- Four Shelby County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Shelby County Council in the Nov. 8 general election. They are: Kathy Fara, Irwin; Julie Klein, Harlan; Michele Monson, Irwin; and Sheila Rihner, Shelby.    Current members of the county...

Sports

 HARD-FOUGHT TITLE -- Harlan Community senior Jacob Wingert celebrates with a flex after defeating Urbandale’s Austin Lamm 9-8 in the 170-pound championship match of the Dan Hill Invitational on Saturday. Wingert is the Cyclones' first Dan Hill champion in three years.

 HARLAN -- Jacob Wingert opened his senior season in strong fashion Saturday afternoon, winning three straight matches as Harlan Community’s lone champion in the Dan Hill Invitational.

Family Living

Veretta and Stan Johannsen
    PHARR, TX -- Former Harlan residents Stan and Veretta Johannsen of Pharr, TX will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on December 9. An open house in their honor will be held...

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