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Paulina Vizcaino, Teya Frohlich, Lael Taylor and Adrian Irlbeck (right to left) unveiled the Buddy Bench.  (Photo by Alan Mores)
    HARLAN – Four elementary school students at the Harlan Community Schools have joined together to raise funds for a special project that will help students meet friends and have playmates during recess at the HCS Intermediate and Primary buildings.    Paulina Vizcaino, Teya Frohlich, Lael Taylor...
Iowa requesting small birth certificates be exchanged
    STATE – The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Statistics is taking steps to exchange any newborn birth certificate from May, 1993 to October, 2009, where the birth certificate is a small, wallet-sized card.    The newborn birth certificate wallet cards issued during this time...
    HARLAN – Five individuals were arrested and charged with various drug-related crimes following a bust at a Harlan residence last week.    Shelby County Sheriff reports indicate that on Monday, Feb. 27 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office along with assistance from the Harlan Police...
Ellen Keast and McKenna Boardman from HCHS, and Lauren Bilek of Lewis Central (L to R) at the LEAD Conference in Chicago.  (Photo contributed)
    CHICAGO, IL -- McKenna Boardman and Ellen Keast from Harlan Community High School Student Council joined thousands of other student leaders at a Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference in Chicago, IL on February 10-12.    LEAD Conferences offer experiential leadership skills...
    COUNTY – The crazy spring weather has wreaked havoc on the county’s gravel and dirt road systems, and hopes are that sunshine and warm temperatures this weekend will help the roads heal from a winter that hasn’t been particularly kind.    “Right now the roads are in tough shape,” Shelby County...
    COUNTY – County officials have pushed back a review of budget options until today with hopes of finalizing a 2017-18 budget plan and holding a public hearing on the budget proposal March 14.    Shelby County Auditor Mark Maxwell, who also serves as budget director, said he’s been working...
Fire danger announcements begin
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Emergency Management announced this week that it will again be issuing local fire danger assessments for the spring season.    Bob Seivert, Shelby County Emergency Management Director, said despite the recent snow and rain, there have been several grass and brush fires,...
    HARLAN -- The City of Harlan will pay former city administrator Terry Cox $19,388.08 for unused sick leave and an additional $2,120 in attorney fees.    The Harlan City Council approved the settlement last Tuesday and authorized Harlan Mayor Kate Kohorst to sign the agreement.    Kohorst...
Roger Schmitz was honored as the Shelby County Volunteer/Citizen of the Year.  Schmitz (right) was presented his award by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director Todd Valline.  (Photo by Mike Kolbe)
    HARLAN – Family, friends and community members turned out Friday, Feb. 24 to honor Shelby Countians at the annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s awards banquet, including Roger Schmitz who was named Shelby County Volunteer/Citizen of the Year.    Also honored were a number of...
Spartan players and fans are fired up following Monday's state tournament win over Sidney.  See Friday's Harlan News-Advertiser for full details.
DES MOINES -- For the second time in three years, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton has reached the semifinals of the Girls State Basketball Tournament. The 3rd-ranked Spartans did what they needed to do in Monday afternoon’s Class 1-A quarterfinal clash with No. 8 Sidney, playing some of their best...

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