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COUNTY – Myrtue Medical Center generates 582 jobs that add $22 million to the region’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association.  This generates $3 million in retail sales and contributes $183,000 in state sales tax revenue.    “We are known for delivering on the...
COUNTY -- Shelby County remains in a good position financially, according to its 2015-16 report released this month.    Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn and Co. PC, CPAs report that Shelby County had local tax revenue of $23,586,108 for the year ended June 30, 2016, which included $1,769,487 in tax credits...
HARLAN -- The annual Relay for Life to raise awareness of and funds for cancer research will be held Friday, June 2 in downtown Harlan.    It’s the third year the event will be held around the courthouse square in the downtown.  Representative of Relay for Life Shelby County Shelli Larson asked the...
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HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center’s Oncology nurse, Deb Larson RN, of Harlan, was selected as one of “The 100 Great Iowa Nurses”.      Nurses selected for this honor represent many sectors of health care, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and school and office nurses. These nurses are...
ELK HORN – Bradley R. Cornelsen, 40, Council Bluffs, has been sentenced to four years in jail on wire fraud charges.    A federal judge sentenced Cornelsen to the prison term as well as three years supervised release following imprisonment.  He also must pay $1,400,320.09 in restitution to MV...
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AMES - The Harlan Community High School Jazz Experience, under the direction of Ryan Meyer, won its seventh Class 3A championship at the 42nd Annual Iowa Jazz Championships on Tues., April 4 here. HCHS has placed in the trophy class every year since its inception in 1976 and has garnered first...
HARLAN -- Beginning the first week in April, three specialists from Miller Orthopedic Specialists (Council Bluffs/Omaha) will conduct weekly clinic and surgical procedures at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.    Dr. Roy Abraham, Dr. Daniel Larose and Dr. Huy Trinh will conduct weekly clinics while...
HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education has approved a final draft of the 2017-18 school calendar, with Wednesday, Aug. 23 being the first day of the school year.    A public hearing on the calendar was held Monday, April 3 with no objections, and the board unanimously passed the...
HARLAN -- The Myrtue Medical Center’s Perioperative Department’s capital request and the hospital’s HVAC controls upgrade proposal have both been approved by the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees.    The board approved $195,000 for perioperative capital spending with $145,000 in equipment...
HARLAN -- A recent Iowa study linking childhood trauma to poor physical and mental health in adults has led to a new initiative in Shelby County.    Myrtue Medical Center is sponsoring a Community Educational on Tuesday, April 18 from 6-8 p.m. at C.G. Therkildsen Activity Ctr. The objective of the...

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