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    REGIONAL -- The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has charged Father Paul Monahan with five counts of invasion of privacy, a serious misdemeanor.    The charges stem from an alleged incident involving Father Monahan at a high school track meet in April, 2016.        Father Monahan plans to plead...
    AMES – Former Harlan Community High School students Sarah Lucke and Megan Euchner have been instrumental in fundraising for scholarship dollars in memory of a friend and fellow Iowa State University student who lost her life in a hit-and-run accident on campus last December.    Lucke (formerly...
    HARLAN – Negligible trinkets and small gifts at Christmas time are okay, but gratuities amounting to anything of significant value such as high dollar gift cards or hundreds of dollars in cash provided to staff should be avoided in the future in the Harlan Community Schools.    Not that...
Variety Distributors celebrates 70 years
    HARLAN -- Variety Distributors, Inc. is celebrating their 70th anniversary. A dream that started in the 1940s lives on today.    “I would say the main thing is know that you’re supplying the independent ma and pa’s in the small towns around the 46 states that we ship to and understanding that...
Paul Rust
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    LOS ANGELES, CA -- Paul Rust, grandson of Joan and Ted Sondag and Paul and Lucille Rust, has stepped onto many stages in his life, but now it’s his turn to be on screen.    The actor grew up in Le Mars with his parents Jeanne Sondag Rust, Bob Rust and his two sisters. Jeanne, Portsmouth, and...
    REGIONAL -- Local officials are saying the threat of Zika virus transmission in the Shelby County area and the state of Iowa is extremely low.    Yet there is a risk to Iowans when they travel to Zika-affected areas.    The continued transmission of Zika virus in the Caribbean, Central and...
    PANAMA -- The Shelby County Trails Committee is in the early stages of planning a new bike trail that will run five miles from Panama to Portsmouth.    “We just want to get trails in the county is what it amounts to,” said Dean Kloewer, member of the Shelby County Trails committee.    The...
Kindergarten teacher Kay Goshorn greets Brie Nelson at the open house and back to school night Monday evening.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
HARLAN -- Students and staff headed back to the classroom this week as the beginning of the school year got under way at Harlan Community on Tuesday, Aug. 23. 
New teachers and administration at the Shelby County Catholic School include from left: Allison Gross, second grade; Cindy Schwery, music; Bree Malone, third grade; and Josh De Weerd, principal.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
New teachers and administration at the Shelby County Catholic School include from left: Allison Gross, second grade; Cindy Schwery, music; Bree Malone, third grade; and Josh De Weerd, principal.  (Photo by Kim Wegener) New teachers in the Harlan Community Schools L to R include:  Paula Baughman,...
Katelyn Kluver, 15, Portsmouth, performs a vocal solo in the Bill Riley Talent Search August 14.
    DES MOINES -- Highlights involving participants from Shelby County at the Iowa State Fair.

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