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COUNTY – After some investigation and discussions, Shelby County has opted out of the possibility of sharing county attorney services with Audubon County.    It was last month that county officials announced that they were exploring the option of sharing services with neighboring Audubon County,...
DeWeerd
HARLAN -- Shelby County Catholic School announced Friday, Nov. 10  that Josh DeWeerd has resigned his 16 month post as principal of the school effective immediately.    Previous principal Ann Anderson will serve as principal in the interim while SCCS searches for a permanent replacement.    DeWeerd...
Bob Broomfield
LINCOLN, NE -- Bob Broomfield, former superintendent of schools at Harlan Community and co-director of Shelby County Developsource economic development, died Thursday, Nov. 9 unexpectedly, yet peacefully, at his home in Lincoln, NE.    Broomfield was superintendent from August, 2000-June, 2006, and...
REGIONAL – The annual holiday adoption program is in full swing with a number of needy families already being adopted, and more needy families added to the list.    Administration of the adoption program is being handled by West Central Community Action, and the Harlan Newspapers remains actively...
Mena represented Harlan Community High School at the annual Global Youth Institute in Des Moines.
DES MOINES -- High school students from 27 states and territories and nine countries were selected to attend the 24th Annual Global Youth Institute October 19-21 in Des Moines.    Miguel Mena from Harlan Community High School was among the 200 students selected to attend the prestigious three-day...
HARLAN -- Chris Nelson of Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPA, Atlantic outlined the annual audit report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year for Myrtue Medical Center at the October board meeting. Following his presentation the MMC Board of Trustees approved the audit report.    The audit indicated...
COUNTY – Incumbent Sharon Kroger won re-election to the at-large seat and newcomer Jeanna Rudolph won the race for the open ward 3 seat in the only two contested races for office in Harlan Tuesday.    Unofficial vote totals show Kroger defeated challenger Phillip B. Perkins 200-157 in votes, while...
Tyler Kloewer
REGIONAL – Maiden Dixie, a popular Minneapolis-based Midwest band that has enjoyed much regional success, is making a big jump in the near future – heading to Nashville, TN to try and make it in one of the nation’s music centers.    Drummer and vocalist Tyler Kloewer, a native of Defiance and 2008...
HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner thinks attending a national conference is important for the HCS Board of Education members, and he’s hoping it’s possible to offer that opportunity again in 2018 after a year off.    The National School Boards Association annual...
REGIONAL – Needy families will get some help from generous donors this holiday season as part of the annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program in Shelby County.    The Christmas season is just around the corner and a few families already are signed up for adoption.    Since the program was first...

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