Katelyn Kluver, 15, Portsmouth, performs a vocal solo in the Bill Riley Talent Search August 14.
    DES MOINES -- Highlights involving participants from Shelby County at the Iowa State Fair.
Gettys, Jr.
    HARLAN – Gene Gettys, Jr. will be the next Harlan city administrator after accepting an offer of employment from the Harlan City Council Friday, Aug. 19.
Porsche fished from Prairie Rose
    HARLAN -- A 2001 Porsche owned by Roger A. Wright, Irwin, was listed as a total loss after the parking brake failed and it rolled into Prairie Rose Lake Friday evening, Aug. 12.
Taryn Schuning, 10, Portsmouth, performs a musical theater solo on August 12.
    DES MOINES -- Shelby County area dancers performed in the Bill Riley Talent Show at the Iowa State Fair this past week.
	Participants went on a walking tour through town to discuss bikeability and walkability as it relates to the Blue Zones project initiative.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Dan Burden gave a presentation about why active transportation makes sense on behalf of the Blue Zones Project sponsored by Wellmark.
Community Chest offering funding for non-profits
    COUNTY -- Non-Profit agencies within Shelby County will have until the end of August to complete applications for funding from Shelby County Community Chest.
Katelyn Kluver, 15, Portsmouth, performs a vocal solo in the Bill Riley Talent Search August 14.
Gettys, Jr.
Porsche fished from Prairie Rose
Taryn Schuning, 10, Portsmouth, performs a musical theater solo on August 12.
	Participants went on a walking tour through town to discuss bikeability and walkability as it relates to the Blue Zones project initiative.  (Photo contributed)
Community Chest offering funding for non-profits
Katelyn Kluver, 15, Portsmouth, performs a vocal solo in the Bill Riley Talent Search August 14.
    DES MOINES -- Highlights involving participants from Shelby County at the Iowa State Fair.
    REGIONAL -- School districts in the greater Shelby County area have begun classes for the year, and local officials are urging motorists to be on the lookout for children as they make their way to and from school.    For the third school year in Harlan, motorists are reminded of the crosswalk/...
    HARLAN – With the hiring of Gene Gettys, Jr. as the community’s new city administrator, city officials say he will have to resign as mayor.    In planning, the Harlan City Council initially voted Friday, Aug. 19 5-0 (Kolbe, Christensen, Miller, Bladt and Kroger aye; Pedersen absent) to proceed...
Gettys, Jr.
    HARLAN – Gene Gettys, Jr. will be the next Harlan city administrator after accepting an offer of employment from the Harlan City Council Friday, Aug. 19.    Gettys currently serves as Harlan mayor, and works at Shelby County State Bank as a financial officer and business development officer. ...
    EXIRA-- The Exira-EHK school board gave the final approval for the construction of a new press box at the football field located in Exira.    “The one that’s been there has been for a long, long time and safety precautions are our number one reason why [we are building a new one],” said Tom...
Inland Sea proposes salmon production facility
    HARLAN – An Ames, IA-based firm has plans to develop a salmon production facility in Harlan, bringing 10-15 jobs to the community and producing upwards of 5.3 million pounds of fish annually at its two-acre production plant to be located in the industrial park south of town.    Shelby County...
Porsche fished from Prairie Rose
    HARLAN -- A 2001 Porsche owned by Roger A. Wright, Irwin, was listed as a total loss after the parking brake failed and it rolled into Prairie Rose Lake Friday evening, Aug. 12.    Chadwick’s Towing Service was called out to remove the vehicle from the water the next day.    According to Shelby...
Taryn Schuning, 10, Portsmouth, performs a musical theater solo on August 12.
    DES MOINES -- Shelby County area dancers performed in the Bill Riley Talent Show at the Iowa State Fair this past week.
HCS school year begins on August 23
    HARLAN -- Students can enjoy an extra week of summer again this year before heading back to classes as Harlan Community School District prepares for a new school year.    The first day of school in the 2016-2017 school year at Harlan Community Schools will be on Tuesday, Aug. 23.    Parents and...
    REGION -- While the summer started off with heavy rains and many concerns amongst farmers, according to professionals, the weather did not have a long term affect on the growing season.    Mike Witt, Iowa State University Outreach and Extension crop specialist, explains that crops are moving...
	Participants went on a walking tour through town to discuss bikeability and walkability as it relates to the Blue Zones project initiative.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Dan Burden gave a presentation about why active transportation makes sense on behalf of the Blue Zones Project sponsored by Wellmark.    The basement of the library was filled of various community members curious about the walkability and bikeability of Harlan.    ...
Community Chest offering funding for non-profits
    COUNTY -- Non-Profit agencies within Shelby County will have until the end of August to complete applications for funding from Shelby County Community Chest.    Funds from SCCC are made possible by the generosity of local donors to the SCCC annual fund drive which will be taking place this fall...

Sports

Front row, L-R: Hunter Manz, Brody Frederick, Jake Dotzler, Michael Gaul, Darren Stein, Colton Barnes. Middle row, L-R: Ronan Noeth, Jacob Bruck, Ethan Arkfeld, Brenden Willcoxon, Wyatt Larson, Niall Mahoney, Allen Fries, Carter Bendorf. Back row, L-R: Jonathan Cheek, Sam Andersen, Nathan Schiltz, Alex Schechinger, Ethan Leinen, Tyler Schaben, Riley Kohles, Coach Brian James.

 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community freshmen baseball team finished the 2016 season with an overall record of 12-13 under the direction of Coach Brian James.

Family Living

Ann and Dennis Andersen
    HARLAN -- Dennis and Ann Andersen of Harlan will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on August 29.    The couple’s family includes Stephanie and Adam...

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