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    Shelby – Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Shelby Depot in Shelby at 7 p.m.    An election for positions on the board of directors will be held.  Members will be voting for three board members this year.          “We will talk about...
    COUNTY – The well-being of Shelby County children continues to be better than average, according to the National Kids Count Initiative sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.    Comparatively, Shelby County’s children fare better than their counterparts across the state and nation, report...
The Community Health Department at Myrtue Medical Center has had a very busy year.  A five-year agreement has been signed with Shelby County to continue to provide needed services.  (Harlan Newspapers photo)
    COUNTY – Shelby County has signed a five-year agreement with Myrtue Medical Center to provide community health services for the county.    Costs will begin at $130,000 in the first year, and raise by $10,000 increments over the five years to $170,000 in the fifth year.  The agreement comes on...
    COUNTY -- Gene Gross, chairman of the Shelby County Community Foundation, announced that approximately $108,000 in grant funds are available for local nonprofit organizations and that applications are due no later than February 1, 2016.      Detailed application procedures, fact sheets, and a...
Shelby County farmland values decrease
    COUNTY – Farmland values in Shelby and surrounding counties dropped significantly during the past year, following a statewide trend that has seen values drop for the second consecutive year.    Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre.   Per acre value declined $310,...
    COUNTY – The eyes of the nation will be upon the State of Iowa February 1 for the Republican and Democratic Caucuses, and Shelby County will be included in the national media spotlight.    Republican caucus participants will elect delegates, alternate delegates and junior delegates to the...
Steve Daeges
Middle School Teacher
HCHS baseball coach
HARLAN - The Harlan Community School District accepted the resignation of longtime teacher and coach, Steve Daeges, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Daeges began his 37-year teaching career, starting in the Ashland Greenwood, NE, School System in 1979.    He began coaching...
Harlan Fire Department has a busy year
    HARLAN – The weather outside may be frightful this winter, but a fire in your home is far from delightful. Unfortunately, the risk of home fire does increase during the winter months: December, January, February and March are the leading months for U.S. home fires.    To help better educate the...
Barb Jorgensen stands next to the site of the home fire at 902 Tarkington on Mon., Dec. 28. The window,  to her immediate left, is where she was pounding to waken the father, who later broke out the window to escape with his son. (photo by Alan Mores)
Four factors play into father / son survival     • Was going into work later that day, instead of first thing in the morning.    • Uncharacteristically decided to scoop her walk in the middle of a snow storm.    • Had a gut feeling, that someone had to be in the house.    • Remembered the house...
Click here to see the interview with Harlanite Barb Jorgensen and read first-hand accounts of what transpired that morning in the Harlan News-Advertiser available on Thurs., Dec. 31 https://youtu.be/FoUi1OljHS4   Harlanite Barb Jorgensen, likely saved the lives of Theo Behrens and his three-year-...

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