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    HARLAN - The Shelby County Encore Concert series will be hosting its last concert on Sat., April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. The program will feature the Alex Meiner Band.    “We are ending our 30 year run due to lack of membership,” 30-year event chairman Steve Lawson said.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education has reached an agreement with the Harlan Education Association, calling for a 3.13 percent package increase for teacher staff next year.    HCS Board members Lonnie Muxfeldt, Amy Rueschenberg, Angie Monson and Al Hazelton approved the...
    HARLAN – The last day of school for students in the Harlan Community Schools next year will be May 23, regardless of whether or not snow days or other activities cause cancelled school days throughout the year.    Those words come from district officials who approved the calendar last week. ...
Monica Friedman, VP of Human Resources for Nationwide, presents Barb Jorgensen (left) with her award.  (Photo contributed)
    DES MOINES – Harlan’s Barb Jorgensen was honored recently by the American Red Cross for her efforts in alerting a neighbor to a fire in their home last December.    Jorgensen was one of six individuals recognized by the Red Cross of Central Iowa as 2016 Heroes of the Heartland at ceremonies...
    HARLAN - The Shelby County Public Health KidsFest Health and Safety Event was held on Saturday, April 16 at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium with HCHS Athletic Director, Mitch Osborn acting as the 2016 guest of honor for over 425 in attendance. There were 39 interactive booths and activities to...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner read the resignation letters from five teachers at this week’s school board meeting, and thanked them for their service to the district.    Three-fifths of the district’s music staff is moving on after this year. 
    HARLAN – Harlan Community will host students from 20 schools across southwest Iowa in a Battle of the Books, a program that encourages students of all levels to read.    The competition will be held Wednesday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., with an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the...
Fuhs
    SHELBY -- The heirs of Ernest (Ernie) Fuhs have agreed to donate a vacant lot in Shelby, Iowa to Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc.  As a long-time farm volunteer, this donation is in accordance with Ernie’s wishes.  Recent public notices in Shelby County have disclosed that the donation is...
A section of County Road F16 near Manteno
    COUNTY – County authorities are on the fast track to repair a significant portion of road in the northern section of Shelby County after an unforeseeable collapse occurred last month.    A section of County Road F16 near Manteno fell in Easter weekend, creating a crater the size of which hasn’t...
    COUNTY – Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan has reported a laboratory-confirmed case of Mumps in Shelby County last week.    The most common symptoms of Mumps are fever, headache, and swollen glands under the jaw.  Other symptoms can include tiredness, muscle aches, and loss of appetite.  Mumps is...

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