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	Members of the Golden Kiwanis line up by age. (Front L to R) John Klein, 101; Dallas Havick, 99; Vern Renze, 94; Bill Shannon, 94; Howard Henriksen, 91; Art Hibray, 92; Rex Adams, 87; Lowell Harper, 85; Mel Clothier, 85; Ralph Hansen, 86. (Back R to L) Clarence Coenen, 84; Merle Lawyer, 82; Chuck Smith, 73; Lyle Walker, 73; Charlie Parkhurst, 72; Lavonne Force, 69. Not pictured: Don Plumb, Dave Pederson, Marvin Bissen and Ron Chamberlain.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
HARLAN -- “Are you Ralph?” Clarence Coenen asks a new Golden Kiwanis member. “Would you like some more coffee?”    As men and women gather at the American Legion building in Harlan every Wednesday for the Golden Kiwanis meeting, they can’t help but show up early.    One of the earliest tends to be...
	Chuck Smith stands in front of one of his 170 model farm sets. The set called Roosevelt Stock Farm by Converse Farm was built in approximately 1912 and named after Theodore Roosevelt.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- In the late 1940s, Chuck Smith could be found playing “farm” with his brothers in the grove at the age of 10. With walnuts as pigs and acorns as horses, he would dig fields in the dirt.    Now, 65 years later, he’s still playing farm, but with decades of toys. Chuck began collecting...
	The  project features new sidewalks, roads and service lines for businesses, additional handicap parking, new water service lines, new storm sewers and street lighting. (Photo by Mike Kolbe)
    SHELBY-- Economic development efforts continue in Shelby this summer, as crews broke ground on the East Street streetscape project May 16.    The construction will be between Station Street and Center Street and will last 120 days from the day it began.
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    COUNTY – Incumbent Shelby County Supervisors Steve Kenkel and Charles Parkhurst will retain their board seats following a convincing victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary election.    Kenkel earned 540 votes and Parkhurst tallied 478 votes, while newcomer and challenger Loren R. Christensen...
    REGION -- Shelby County residents shouldn’t have to worry much about mosquitoes that transfer the Zika virus this summer, but there likely will be plenty of the insects around to spread other diseases, and generally make life miserable.    Ken Holscher, assistant professor of entomology at Iowa...
RELAY RAISES $103,000
HARLAN -- Shelby County Relay for Life had a successful event Friday, June 3 in downtown Harlan, raising more than $103,000 for Cancer research.  Shown above, a number of walkers at the event carry the banner during a survivor’s walk.  See inside today’s Harlan News-Advertiser for a full photo page...
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    WALNUT -- The Walnut City Council voted 4-1 May 19 to accept the Walnut School buildings from the school district, but future uses for the buildings still are to be determined.    The newly-formed AHSTW School District becomes official with reorganization July 1, and discussions have been held...
REGIONAL -- A more summer-like weather pattern has settled in to the greater Shelby County area this past week, but not before above average rainfall during the spring created soggy conditions throughout the Midwest.    Local residents are embracing the nicer weather, but according to local and...
    HARLAN -- As the sun sets on a very cold and snowy winter, a new glow will find its way to Harlan with the help of a newly-formed Christmas lighting committee.    Headed by Todd Valline, Director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the committee was formed about a month ago...

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