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    Both vehicles were listed as total losses.  Both drivers were transported to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan by Earling Rescue and Defiance Rescue for treatment of injuries.
EARLING – Dense fog was a contributing factor in a two-semi accident at the intersection of Highways 59 and 37 east of Earling at about 8:36 a.m. Friday morning, Oct. 6. Shelby County Sheriff reports indicate a 2003 Peterbilt driven by John Greathouse, 38, Rockville, MO. was eastbound on Highway 37...
HARLAN – The Harlan City Council stopped short of banning the shooting off of fireworks entirely, but is proceeding forward with limiting fireworks to only two days in the future.    The council voted 5-0 last week directing management to adjust current ordinance to allow for shooting off fireworks...
HARLAN -- While Harlan Community High School’s football team looks to beat Denison-Schleswig High School this Friday, Oct. 13, you can help the American Heart Association defeat our nation’s number 1 and number 5 leading causes of death: cardiovascular diseases and stroke.    Fans are asked to wear...
HARLAN – Whoever is setting off fireworks in the College Blvd. neighborhood at all hours of the day and night and on any given day, take notice.    There’s a group of residents who know who you are.  A couple have seen you do it.  And they may be willing to testify.  Eventually you will be caught...
HARLAN -- Harlan firefighters helped clean up a diesel fuel spill along Chatburn Ave. near Shopko early Tuesday morning, Oct. 3. Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen said firefighters were called to the scene about 6:41 a.m. after a semi from Petersen Bros. Feed & Grain encountered some mechanical...
Jacob Andersen and his fiancee, Kimberly, at the 2016 Route 91 Harvest Festival concert.  This year’s event ended in tragedy by a gunman who killed 58 and wounded approximately 500 others.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Former Harlan resident Jacob Andersen was shot in the arm Sunday, Oct. 1 during the Las Vegas, NV shooting massacre that left 58 people dead and approximately 500 wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert.    Andersen, a 2006 Harlan Community High School graduate and son of...
HARLAN -- Current financial services provider CFO Systems, has announced they will not renew their contract with Harlan Municipal Utilities, and the HMU board directed CEO Ken Weber to seek bids from others that might be interested.       The work entails about five days of effort per month on...
COUNTY -- Shelby County Community Chest has kicked off its annual fund drive with hopes of raising $50,000 this year for local organizations.    Shelby County Community Chest raises funds for local non-profit agencies which provide valuable services to youth, for area residents and to communities...
REGIONAL -- Consider this scenario: It’s 2 a.m. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.    In a typical home fire...
Doug (left) and Justin Schwery have been working hard on the development of the pumpkin patch, which is complete with animals, a kids playground, hay rides, a corn maze, and a large area for families and kids to pick out their favorite pumpkins for the fall season.
PANAMA – A new fall attraction is up and running in the Shelby County area promising to bring Halloween and autumn excitement to all who venture out to Grandpa’s Pumpkin Farm west of Panama.    Justin and Doug Schwery have been working for about 10 months on the project, and it’s come together well...

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