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    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen has been awarded a three year renewal contract with a 2.5 percent salary increase by the MMC Board of Trustees.    Following a recommendation by the evaluation committee at its October board meeting, the board of trustees unanimously voted to...
Mark Maxwell
R-Harlan
    COUNTY – Marsha Carter’s 46-year run in the Shelby County Auditor’s Office came to a close Tuesday night, Nov. 8, following a defeat in the general election to challenger Mark Maxwell.    Maxwell (R-Harlan) earned a resounding win, with 3,807 votes compared to Carter’s 2,284 votes, a convincing...
Veterans Auditorium to mark 50th anniversary
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium will host an open house Saturday, Nov. 12 in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the building.    The building will be open to the public from 5-7 p.m., with a special performance by the Polka Police during that time.  Shelby County residents are...
    REGIONAL -- The Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory has confirmed 33 cases of West Nile virus this year, including the death of an elderly individual from NW Iowa in late October. This is twice the number of cases that were reported last year at this time.    The year 2016 has been a particularly...
Cash in a Flash offers $1,200 in gift certificates
    REGIONAL -- The Harlan Newspapers is again teaming up with area merchants to give away $1,200 in gift certificates this holiday season. Simply find the announcement inside the Harlan Tribune or PennySaver each of the next five weeks for details, complete the registration form and deliver to the...
	Kicking off the Cham-pain-less fund raising campaign are: Barry Jacobsen, Myrtue Medical CEO and Shelby County Health Foundation board members, Todd Langenfeld, past president; Todd Argotsinger, president; Kevin Campbell, treasurer and Brent Hansen.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN - For many years, the Shelby County Health Foundation has been dedicated to helping  support  health care resources that benefit patients and their families, employees, volunteers, and the communities they serve in Shelby County. Virtual Ball    This year,  instead of  hosting a formal...
	Emma Hilario, Brandon Trevino and Andrew Shelton (l to r) practice this week for the Who’s Crazy Now? production this weekend at HCHS.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Drama Department will present the three-act comedy Who’s Crazy Now? in two performances this weekend, following an exciting opening night Thursday at the HCHS auditorium.    Additional performances will be Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday, Nov. 6...
Unopposed for County Office
    COUNTY – Shelby County Supervisor Candidate Steve Kenkel said this week he was “surprised and disappointed” by a letter to the editor from former county recorder Linda Fahn that appeared in last Friday’s edition of the Harlan News-Advertiser.    Kenkel (R-Earling) is on the ballot for a second...
Auditor Race Highlights Ballot
    COUNTY – The race for Shelby County Auditor highlights the ballot for next Tuesday’s general election, with incumbent Marsha Carter (D-Defiance) and challenger Mark Maxwell (R-Harlan) each seeking election to the position.    Polls are open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. in Shelby County.  See polling...
Bernice Book, 91, Earling
    EARLING - One local resident is particularly caught up in the “Cubs World Series frenzy.”     Bernice Book, 91, Earling, shares something very few midwesterners can tout -- she attended a World Series game the last time the Cubs were in the championship series  -- October 1945 -- 71 years ago...

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