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    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department is in the process of forming an association in an effort to help with financial clarity regarding donations made to the department each year.    The Harlan City Council has given its blessing to the department as it seeks to develop the Harlan Fire...
	Hannah Hatcher points out the bees in her book “Buzzz! Buzzz!” at the Harlan Community Library.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- “On your mark, get set, read” is this year’s summer reading program theme. Harlan Community Library is teaming up with Petersen Family Wellness Center and Iowa State University Extension Office to present the athletic inspired program.    “It gets them in the library,” said Pat...
    HARLAN – A former Harlan physician who was convicted last year of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child, is being sued by his victim in Shelby County District Court.    The victim, identified in court documents as Jane Doe #1, has filed civil suit seeking...
Godbersen-Smith, Ida Grove, is the contractor for the project.  (Photo by Mike Kolbe)
    EARLING -- Favorable weather has allowed construction crews to make headway on county projects this month.    Here, a bridge on Fir Road west of Highway 191 recently was deemed structurally deficient, so the project was put in the plan for repairs.  Cost of the bridge replacement is $690,000,...
Hawk survives being hit by truck
    HARLAN -- Check out this story complete with a happy ending for a red-tailed hawk that survived being hit by a vehicle, and then traveled inside the grill of the truck across western Iowa.    Shown  is Kevin “Hoss” Krohn, Harlan Parks and Recreation Director, pulling a hawk from the front grill...
Emmett and Steven Olson stand with their dog Otis in front of the Pioneer Park island that they helped clean up. (Photo by Sarah Muller)
HARLAN -- Tennis balls, a yellow race car, a disc golf frisbee and an unfertilized goose egg were all found while Steven Olson was clearing the island in the pond at Pioneer Park.    As a part of the Parks and Recreations board and a member of the community, Olson was concerned about the wellness...
McIntosh
...one of Shelby County’s earliest settlers
    EARLING – Shelby County will honor one of the county’s earliest settlers in a ceremony Sunday, June 26 at the Holcomb Cemetery northwest of Earling.    The day has been declared John McIntosh Day, proclaimed by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors, and highlights of the event will include the...
    HARLAN – Harlan has been awarded a 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Iowa Economic Development for downtown building façade improvements.    The state’s grant amounts to $299,750 (50 percent) toward the total project cost of $514,500.  The city will provide a portion of the...
Heat buckles county road on Linden Road north of County Road F24
    COUNTY – Temperatures nearing 100 degrees for an extended period of time last week and weekend claimed its first victim in the form of a buckled county road in northern Shelby County.    County engineer Dan Ahart said the hot temperatures caused a portion of Linden Road north of County Road F24...
	Jaxon Rold, in front, is fighting a rare form of brain cancer, and after surgery currently is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.  He’s shown with parents Devin Mahoney and Trent Rold, and siblings Isaiah Gaer and Jayden Rold.  (Photo submitted)
    HARLAN -- As Jaxon Rold chomped down on a cooked green bean fresh out of the garden, his parents anxiously awaited his response.    “I want more of this,” Jaxon responded. “But, it could use some salt.”    Despite the lack of spice, Jaxon’s parents, Trent Rold and Devin Mahoney, were relieved....

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