AHSTW junior Sophia Platt
    AVOCA -- AHSTW junior Sophia Platt performs with the flag corps during halftime of the Viking football game vs. Underwood Friday evening, Aug. 30.  The Vikings suffered a tough home loss to the Eagles, 55-6, but hope to bounce back at Shenandoah...
	An array of “The World’s Finest Tractors” like this Minneapolis-Moline will be featured at Carstens Farm Days.  Carstens 1880 Farmstead will be open during the 2019 edition of Farm Days which takes place September 7-8 near Shelby.  (Photo contributed)
    SHELBY - Iowa farm history will come to life September 7-8 at Carstens Farm during the 37th Annual Carstens Farm Days.  Threshing, sawmill operations, crafters and vendors, a quilt show and of course, tractors will be on display.  The Farm Days...
	Judy Paulsen has been building doll houses for years, and received her first one after she gave a loan of $50 to someone who presented a doll house as collateral.  After her granddaughter was born, Paulsen became fascinated by doll houses, and creating new furniture or items inside the displays. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- Judy Paulsen never grew up playing with or creating doll houses. It wasn’t until her mother brought home a big box from the grocery store and decided to make a doll house for Judy’s youngest children and her grandchildren that the...
Harlan firefighters keep a blaze in north Harlan under control Monday evening, August 26.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department conducted a training burn on this residence at 501 7th St., allowing firefighters to work on their skills knocking down a fire from the inside and outside.  See more photos inside today’s Harlan News-...
Marshall
    COUNTY – A Persia man is accused of hiding a camera in a room at a Harlan workplace for the purpose of recording a female who may have been breastfeeding or pumping breast milk.    Complaints allege Richard Lewis Marshall, 32, 3948 288th St.,...
	Sister Joyce Blum joined the sisterhood and became a nun in 1954 and a sister in Central America. Blum would help others in countries like El Salvador, Mexico, the border ministry and the prison ministry. (Photo Contributed)
    PANAMA -- Religion is an important part of many people’s lives across the world. It is a cornerstone for many and can bring people together regardless of any physical boundaries. For Sister Joyce Blum, religion led her to become a nun.    Blum...
AHSTW junior Sophia Platt
	An array of “The World’s Finest Tractors” like this Minneapolis-Moline will be featured at Carstens Farm Days.  Carstens 1880 Farmstead will be open during the 2019 edition of Farm Days which takes place September 7-8 near Shelby.  (Photo contributed)
	Judy Paulsen has been building doll houses for years, and received her first one after she gave a loan of $50 to someone who presented a doll house as collateral.  After her granddaughter was born, Paulsen became fascinated by doll houses, and creating new furniture or items inside the displays. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
Harlan firefighters keep a blaze in north Harlan under control Monday evening, August 26.
Marshall
	Sister Joyce Blum joined the sisterhood and became a nun in 1954 and a sister in Central America. Blum would help others in countries like El Salvador, Mexico, the border ministry and the prison ministry. (Photo Contributed)
	The home at 504 Plateau St. in Shelby was destroyed in a fire during the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 29.  Firefighters battled the blaze during a heavy thunderstorm.  All occupants of the home were able to escape and were unharmed.  (Photo contributed)
    SHELBY – A Shelby home was severely damaged in an early morning fire Thursday, Aug. 29 as firefighters from three departments battled not only the blaze, but also a severe thunderstorm.    All occupants of the home were able to exit safely, and the American Red Cross is helping them with...
    COUNTY – The second Shelby County Ag Festival will be held Monday, Sept. 9 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Harlan.    The hands-on learning experience for kids of all ages will include everything from observing bees and farm equipment to simple machines and gardening, just...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has been notified this week it is the recipient of $300,000 in federal grant monies to help with the costs to repair existing bridges on Linden Road north and south of County Road F24.    The funding comes from the Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) and is part of...
    DEFIANCE -- A Defiance man is accused of posting a nude photo of a female on Facebook®, and faces up to two years in jail and an additional $2,500 fine for doing so.    Dusty Dean Myers, 308 Main St., on or about July 23 allegedly posted the photograph of the victim.   
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan is taking a second look at the location for a proposed dog park after members of the public suggested possible alternative sites.    The Harlan City Council had signed off on the plans and specifications for a 1.3-acre dog park on the east edge of town, with hopes of...
	Rose and Dave Sternberg have been in Iowa’s southwestern corner for a number of years. Rose was a teacher at AHST school and Dave worked for the county. When given the time, Rose and Dave try to travel across the world, typically going to visit Rose’s family across the country. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    SHELBY -- Rose and Dave Sternberg are familiar names to the Shelby area. Rose was a teacher and Dave worked for Shelby County for more than 30 years.    “I worked as  a teacher with the Shelby-Tennant school district in 1983 and then the AHST School District until I retired a few years ago,”...
AHSTW junior Sophia Platt
    AVOCA -- AHSTW junior Sophia Platt performs with the flag corps during halftime of the Viking football game vs. Underwood Friday evening, Aug. 30.  The Vikings suffered a tough home loss to the Eagles, 55-6, but hope to bounce back at Shenandoah this week.  See all the football highlights from...
    HARLAN – Harlan has been ranked as being one of the best social cities in Iowa for retirees, as compared by SmartAsset, a financial technology company aiming to provide personal finance advice on the web, offering free and personalized tools to empower retirees to make smart personal finance...
    HARLAN – Harlan’s housing stock is aging, rehabilitation efforts will be needed in the future, and additional housing is needed, according to a recently-completed housing survey conducted as part of Community Development Block Grant application that was submitted to the state this year.    The...
	An array of “The World’s Finest Tractors” like this Minneapolis-Moline will be featured at Carstens Farm Days.  Carstens 1880 Farmstead will be open during the 2019 edition of Farm Days which takes place September 7-8 near Shelby.  (Photo contributed)
    SHELBY - Iowa farm history will come to life September 7-8 at Carstens Farm during the 37th Annual Carstens Farm Days.  Threshing, sawmill operations, crafters and vendors, a quilt show and of course, tractors will be on display.  The Farm Days show has something for everyone throughout the...
	Judy Paulsen has been building doll houses for years, and received her first one after she gave a loan of $50 to someone who presented a doll house as collateral.  After her granddaughter was born, Paulsen became fascinated by doll houses, and creating new furniture or items inside the displays. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- Judy Paulsen never grew up playing with or creating doll houses. It wasn’t until her mother brought home a big box from the grocery store and decided to make a doll house for Judy’s youngest children and her grandchildren that the fascination took hold.
Harlan firefighters keep a blaze in north Harlan under control Monday evening, August 26.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department conducted a training burn on this residence at 501 7th St., allowing firefighters to work on their skills knocking down a fire from the inside and outside.  See more photos inside today’s Harlan News-Advertiser.

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Don Ryan
    HARLAN -- Don Ryan of Harlan will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house on September 7 from 2-4 p.m. at Fresh Encounter Fellowship in Harlan. Friends and relatives are...

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