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All needy families receive holiday cheer
    REGIONAL – The sixth and final adoption list of the Christmas season has been released this week, with the final list of needy families showing all have been adopted this holiday season.    Donations still are being accepted through today, Friday, Dec. 23.  For those donating, they can deliver...
 From left: Macy Neese, Camron Buck, Justina Borgman and Maya Kenkel.
    HARLAN -- HCHS freshmen student council members made ornaments and Christmas cards for the children to color at Santa in the Cabins at the Shelby County Historical Society last week. The cards will be given to veterans and teachers.
    HARLAN -- Major projects completed at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan during the past year were highlighted by Chuck Assman, facilities director at MMC, during his facility presentation at the recent MMC Board of Trustees meeting.    Assman said the two major projects were the re-roof project...
Kenkel seed corn story to appear on RFD-TV
    COUNTY -- On Thursday, Dec. 22, “Small Town Big Deal” TV show co-hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl will feature Earling’s Steve Kenkel’s efforts to preserve one of the most important historical agricultural discoveries - hybrid seed corn.    The show airs at 8:30 p.m. on RFD-TV and 20 minutes...
    COUNTY – Every county employee is receiving $100 in chamber gift certificates this holiday season thanks to their willingness to participate in a wellness incentive that is saving Shelby County $50,000 in health insurance premiums.    Total cost to the county for the gift cards will be $6,100,...
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson visited with restaurant owners, brothers Dave Robinson (left) and Doug Robinson, and posed for a picture with “Sherman.”
    SHELBY -- Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of the late teen-idol Rick Nelson, stopped for breakfast at The Corn Crib in Shelby Dec. 11. They visited with restaurant owners, brothers Dave Robinson (left) and Doug Robinson, and posed for a picture with “Sherman.” The Nelsons are singers, and...
Fisher
    HARLAN – Officials with Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan announced the death of Dr. Edward Fisher, an orthopedic surgeon with the hospital.    Fisher died last week.  He had joined Myrtue Medical Center and Cass County Health System in February, 2015. 
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Board of Supervisors has four options heading forward in developing next year’s budget, including an offer from a Harlan citizen to prepare it pro bono, and will determine soon how best to proceed in developing the county’s 2017-18 fiscal year plan.    At the request...
Buman
....friend was held, accused in ship blast
    HARLAN – The recent death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro brings back memories of a particularly interesting story involving Castro, an Omaha man who happens to be friends with Ray Buman of Harlan, and a seized camera after a 1960 international incident in Havana.    Castro died November...
 (Photo courtesy of Harlan Fire and Rescue)
WESTPHALIA -- Firefighters from multiple departments battled a house fire in Westphalia Friday evening, Dec. 9.  Westphalia Fire Chief John Henscheid said crews were called to 107 4th St. on a report of a fire at approximately 6 p.m., and upon arrival, flames could be seen coming from the roof of...

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