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    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center and Harlan Community School are collaborating together to provide a free community educational “notMYkid…or is it? What We Don’t Know” seminar, slated for Thursday, March 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Harlan Community High School auditorium.      The educational program...
    COUNTY -- The finalists for the 2017 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Awards have been announced, as follows:•  Business of the Year:  Milk & Honey, 4 Seasons Travel, Beauty N the Beast.•  New Business of the Year:  Living Well Home Care and American Wealth Group.•  Non-Profit...
    IRWIN -- Three students and one adult were injured when a school bus and wide load vehicle collided in foggy conditions east of Irwin Tuesday, Feb. 21.    Shelby County Sheriff reports indicate deputies were called out at about 8:15 a.m. to the accident scene east of Irwin on County Road F24...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities and the City of Harlan will be increasing their contributions to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, following actions this past week.    The HMU Board has agreed to increase its industrial development contribution from $25,000 to $40,000...
Aebleskiver eating contest to highlight Tivoli Fest
    ELK HORN – The first-annual Tivoli Fest World Aebleskiver Eating Championships will be held this year during the Tivoli Fest celebration in Elk Horn, with hopes of bringing professional eaters from across the nation to the community to show off their eating skills.    Major League Eating and...
As part of the fundraiser, some staff were recipients of a pie in the face, including vocal director Chase Schoemaker.  Administering the blow is junior Kara Rueschenberg.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools raised more than $250 last Tuesday evening for The Native Fund.  As part of the fundraiser, some staff were recipients of a pie in the face, including vocal director Chase Schoemaker.  Administering the blow is junior Kara Rueschenberg.  HCHS’s Ellen Keast...
Harlan FFA 2016-2017 Officer Team: pictured left to right, front row: Sentinel Kaleb Kaster, Co-Secretary Joey Fields, President Aaron Johannsen, Vice President Kelsey Schaben, Co-Reporter Miguel Mena; back row: Advisor Justine McCall, Co-Secretary Stephanie Smith, Treasurer James Erlbacher, Co-Reporter Lauren Blum, Advisor James Shughart.  (Photo courtesy Jacobs Photographic)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25. This year’s theme is Transform and it embraces more than 85 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members participated in National FFA Week activities at...
    REGIONAL – Iowa Rep. Steve Holt and Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz said they aren’t worried about their jobs come re-election time.    Local resident Aaron Nippert said he’s a lifetime Republican, and asked both about potential backlash from the passage of what some are calling a union-busting bill. ...
    HARLAN – Local educators’ concerns about their voices going unheard at the bargaining table and a lack of faith in a fair process from those now in firm control of their work-related conditions, were heard by Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt.    But both said they firmly believe...
Harlan’s Chad Anderson asks why Holt and Schultz didn’t campaign on the issue of collective bargaining reform?
    HARLAN – Iowa Rep. Steve Holt says he’s spoken to everyone from superintendents, school board members, teachers, union members, non-union members, county supervisors and private citizens about the collective bargaining bill.    He thinks it’s a great move for Iowa.

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