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Two area residents contacted the Harlan Newspapers on Thurs., Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20 seeing a Bald Eagle feasting on a roadside carcass just west and south of HCHS at Durant and Hwy 59. In both instances staff from the Harlan Newspapers attempted to get to the scene to take a photo, but the...
Steve Kenkel
Committee Assignments 	• Citizens Advisory Board for Cherokee MHI; • County’s Official Voting Delegate Southwest Iowa Regional Committee for MH/DD Redesign; • Shelby/Harrison/Monona Planning Council and 28E Mental Health Coordinator Board; • Board of Health; • Environmental Board of Health; • Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    COUNTY – Steve Kenkel has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Kenkel is joined on the board by supervisors Charlie Parkhurst and Roger Schmitz.    Kenkel was...
Home, Garden & Living Show March 25
    HARLAN  - The Harlan Newspapers has announced a change in format for the 2017 Home, Garden & Living Show in Harlan, moving to a one-day show with expanded hours.      “After great feedback from our vendors during the past couple of years, we’ve decided to make this change,” said event...
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host its second legislative briefing of the year on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the chamber of commerce offices in Harlan.    The briefing will begin at 10 a.m.  On hand will be Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) and Iowa Rep. Steve...
Molly Hernandez and Brett Kimball of Kirkman are the proud parents of this year’s first baby born in 2017, Ethan Vernon Kimball.
Welcome Ethan Vernon KimballBorn January 10, 12:12 a.m.at Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan     Molly Hernandez and Brett Kimball of Kirkman are the proud parents of this year’s first baby born in 2017 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.  Ethan Vernon Kimball was born at 12:12 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10...
    HARLAN – Committee assignments have been proposed for 2017 by Harlan Mayor Kate Kohorst, and were approved at a meeting of the Harlan City Council Tuesday, Dec. 20.    Council members include Jay Christensen, Ward 1; Dave Miller, Ward 2; Sharon Kroger, At Large/Center Township; Michael Kolbe,...
Myrtue Medical Center encouraging flu shots
    REGIONAL - Two influenza-related deaths have occurred in Iowa this flu season including a 61-year-old Southwest Iowa woman and an 81-year-old Central Iowa woman.    While influenza activity has been low so far this season, this death serves as an unfortunate reminder that the influenza virus is...
Photo highlights from 2016 include: Jaxon Rold and Mitch Osborn were parade marshalls for the HCHS Homecoming Parade.
Part two of the Harlan Newspapers’ look back at 2016 includes more stories that made the headlines during the year.  Here is July-December’s highlights: JULYDedication Day    “Ordinary people working together can do extra-ordinary things,” is Ron Chamberlain’s, member of Western Iowa Pioneer...
Ahrenholtz (right) was inducted into the Iowa Fair’s Hall of Fame.  (Photo contributed)
    STATE -- The Board of Directors of the Association of Iowa Fairs has inducted Roger Ahrenholtz of Harlan into the Association of Iowa Fair’s “Hall of Fame”.    The honor was presented to  Ahrenholtz at the awards banquet during the association’s 2016 Conference and annual meeting, which was...
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