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    HARLAN – City officials should know by August the results of an audit conducted by state auditors at the request of Harlan’s Personnel and Finance Committee, specifically investigating city expense reports.    Auditors will be in town next week, June 7-9, to review the expense reports of former...
Welcome center unveiled In Earling
    EARLING -- Weighing in at 16 tons, the Shelby County Freedom Rock stands in Earling thanks to the efforts of the Earling’s American Legion Post #615.    The rock was dedicated as one of 42 Iowa Freedom Rocks painted by Iowa native, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II. Originally inspired by the movie...
Loren Christensen, Elk Horn
COUNTY -- Loren Christensen, Elk Horn; Charlie Parkhurst, Harlan; and Steve Kenkel, Earling; are vying for two county supervisor spots in the Tuesday, June 7 primary election.  Others on the ballot....U.S. SenatorThomas L Fiegen (D), Robert M. Hogg (D), Patty Judge (D), Bob Krause  (D) and Charles...
    HARLAN --  Pioneer Park will be vibrant with multiple different artistic activities in full swing at Art in the Park on Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.    “This year’s Art in the Park has some of the strongest artists we’ve ever had,” said Kris Olson-Harmon, art coordinator. “They’re...
Buman
    HARLAN -- Log Cabin Day is hoping to preserve Shelby County’s history with a few of the locals’ favorites during the celebration on Sunday, June 5.    “What we are really focusing on this year is keeping some of our old favorites, but making it better for the visitor experience,” said Nate...
This year’s Relay for Life Committee includes front L to R -- Suzie Mages, Dawn Vanden Berg, Sandy Carroll and Renee Hansen.  Second row L to R -- Denise Wiig, Julie Ziola, Anne Pauley and Jacob Bartley.  Third row L to R -- Jackie Neumann, Nancy Kloewer, Ruth Rust and Jean Keane. Back L to R -- Randy Mages and Tony Correa. (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- When Julie Bruck went in for her routine visit four years ago, she didn’t think anything of it when they told her she had a lump on her breast.         “I had lumpy breasts anyways,” Bruck laughed. “I had gone in for ultrasounds before and nothing came up on them. Yet this time it was...
Larsen
    HARLAN -- The Myrtue Medical Center’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Jeanine Larsen as a newly appointed board member, following the resignation of Carmen Hosack.    Larsen graduated from Buena Vista University and pursued her CPA license with the State of Iowa.   
The Shelby school and telephone buildings have been successful projects for the Grandparents Gifts Foundation.
    SHELBY -- Peg McCool hoped for the Grandparents Gifts Foundation (GGF) to pass on vessels of memories to the younger generations.    Peg has worked on a project with her husband, Gene McCool, to professionally record a variety of interviews from the older generation to reflect the stories of...
HONORING OUR VETERANS
    HARLAN -- The streets of Harlan were lined with American flags Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day, courtesy of the Harlan Boys Scouts Troop 90.  The Star Spangled Streets project was considered a huge success, with more than 200 flags lining the streets of Harlan as a fundraising project for the...
Parkhurst, from Harlan, and Kenkel, from Earling, are incumbents while Christensen, from Elk Horn, is a newcomer seeking office.
    HARLAN -- Approximately 25 people turned out Monday, May 23 for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry-sponsored candidates’ forum at Harlan Community High School.  Answering questions on everything from the budget to economic development were Republican supervisor candidates...

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