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Batman surprises Jaxon Rold.
    HARLAN -- The Iowa League of Heroes’ very own Batman came to the Harlan Community Intermediate School Monday, March 20 to meet local superhero Jaxon Rold. Batman even came in the Bat car!    Rold, 8, a third-grader, currently is undergoing treatment for brain cancer.  Batman is his favorite...
On to state are front L to R -- Ellen Keast and Alexis Irlbeck.  Second row L to R -- Laura Kaufmann, Jacob Bartley and Irelynn McMurphy.  Back L to R -- Anna Nelson, Reagan Hansen and Allyssa Obrecht.
    HARLAN – Two Harlan Community High School Mock Trial teams have qualified for state competition following top finishes at regional competition in Council Bluffs March 14.    The top three teams from regional competition qualify for state.  The overall regional champion team from HCHS consists...
Museum of Danish America
ELK HORN – In a live Facebook video Wednesday, March 15, staff of the Museum of Danish America announced that the organization has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to...
Saturday, March 25 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Harlan, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    HARLAN -- The 31st Annual Home, Garden & Living Show will be hosted by the Harlan Newspapers this Saturday, March 25 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Harlan.    The format has changed this year, moving to a one-day event, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.    “The number of hours will be similar to years...
    REGIONAL -- February was National Radon Action Month, and with spring right around the corner, experts are saying it’s important to be aware of the dangers lurking in our own homes.    Radon comes naturally from rocks and dirt in the ground. There is always some radon in the air around us. The...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 14.    Shelby County’s tax asking will decrease by an estimated $62,395.    The county supervisors stayed true to their word in cutting the...
Hirsh
    COUNTY – An Irwin man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in Shelby County District Court this month to homicide by vehicle – reckless driving.    District Court Judge James Heckerman ordered David Michael Hirsh, 41, to be...
Legislators brief Shelby Countians
    HARLAN -- Iowa legislators Rep. Steve Holt and Senator Jason Schultz were in Harlan Saturday, March 18 for the monthly town hall gathering, and filled in attendees on current state house actions and discussion topics.      Following their brief summaries, they responded to questions from the...
Reagan Hansen
    HARLAN -- Congratulations goes out to Harlan Community High School Senior Reagan Hansen who has qualified for IHSSA Individual All-State Festival and will be traveling to The University of Northern Iowa on March 27 to perform.    He was selected in the area of improvisational acting, after...
Female eagle Cassie, named for Cass County, NE where she was found
    HARLAN – Shelby County and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Christina Roelofs spent Tuesday, March 14 in the elementary classrooms at Harlan Community Schools teaching students about eagles.    More than 500 students (grades preschool through 5th grade) and teachers from 26...

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