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COUNTY – Shelby County has agreed to serve as the fiscal sponsor for grants received by the Shelby County Trails Committee, should it be fortunate to receive the grant monies the committee is applying for during the next few months.    The county’s board of supervisors unanimously approved the...
HARLAN – A 50-year-old Harlan woman was killed early Thursday, Nov. 23 when she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Highway 59 south of Harlan.    Patsy Ann Maria Nuzum died as a result of injuries in the car-pedestrian accident.    According to Iowa State Patrol reports, a 2005 Chevy driven...
1st row from left to right:  Aaron Hicks, Shelby County Historical Society; Amanda Brewer, Harlan Library; Sarah Schumacher, Friends of Prairie Rose State Park; Dena Matthews, West Central Community Action; Shelbi Clark, Time for Tots; Connie Lehan, Friends of Harlan City Parks.  2nd row: Craig Rau, Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department; Lynn Gaskill, Irwin Fire and Rescue; Shelby County Community Foundation board member Kathi Kilworth.  Top: Gene Gross, Chair, Shelby County Community Foundation.
200 in grants have been awarded to Shelby County nonprofit agencies by the Shelby County Community Foundation, it was announced this week.  With these grants, the foundation has distributed nearly $2.4 million in grants and scholarships during the last 20 years.    The following nonprofit...
A Dodge Durango is shown on fire along Ridgeway Drive in Harlan.
    HARLAN -- The remains of a body were discovered in a vehicle in southwest Harlan late Tuesday night, Nov. 28 following an explosion and vehicle fire in the back yard of a residence along Ridgeway Drive.    Shelby County Sheriff reports indicate at approximately 11:18 p.m., the Harlan Police...
HARLAN – This will be the second year the Shelby County Historical Society and Museum, along with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host Santa in the Cabins.  The event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m.    The children will be greeted at the museum with...
Harlan Municipal Utilities and City of Harlan crews put the official Shelby County Christmas Tree in place and string it with lights Wednesday, Nov. 15 on the east side of the courthouse square.  The tree will light up and kick off the season at the annual holiday lighting festival slated for Saturday, Nov. 25.  The tree this year was donated by Marilyn Burger.
        COUNTY -- The fifth year of the holiday lighting ceremony in downtown            Harlan will kick off Saturday, Nov. 25 with lots of Christmas cheer and            holiday events to start the season in Shelby County.    The kick-off to the holiday season is a special one, with the lighting...
    COUNTY – Hey kids!  Get ready for Santa to make a stop in your community in December.  Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a new event where Santa will be hosted in your community this season.    The idea was first brought to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry by Harlan City...
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...
shown with Shelby County Auditor Mark Maxwell (left) is Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate
COUNTY -- Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate made a post municipal election visit to the Shelby County Election Commissioners office on Thursday, Nov. 16.     Pate was interested in getting the word out about the voter ID requirements and their importance in the soft rollout beginning January 1,...
 8-point buck tears up home
Katie (Poepsel) Reed, formerly of Harlan and now a resident of Spring, TX, had the misfortunate of having an eight-point buck enter her home. Below is the story from the Montgomery County Courier, Spring, TX.   Video available at: http://www.yourconroenews.com/neighborhood/woodlands/news/article/8-...

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