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Sam Bladt thanks veteran Ken Olson of Harlan for his service.
HARLAN -- Sam Bladt thanks veteran Ken Olson of Harlan for his service following the Harlan Community Elementary School Veteran’s Day program Wednesday morning.    Programs honoring local veterans were held in the elementary and at the middle/high school on Veteran’s Day last Wednesday, Nov. 11. (...
    REGIONAL – Needy families will get some help from generous donors this holiday season as part of the annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program in Shelby County.    The Christmas season is just around the corner and a few families already are signed up for adoption.    Since the program was first...
     A tornado southwest of the exit 40 (Avoca) interchange on Interstate 80.  (Photo courtesy Shelby County EMA)
    REGIONAL -- Shelby County is assessing damage from an apparent tornado, which reportedly touched down in northern Pottawattamie County and tracked through the southern parts of Shelby County Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11.    “This was a very unusual event for November,” said Shelby County...
Young male bull moose was spotted along Highway 59 and U. Ave., also called the Buck Grove Rd., near Goshorn Seed and Ag Supply, on Monday, Nov. 9 between 9-10 a.m.
    COUNTY – Residents in Shelby County have reported seeing a wandering moose in the northern portion of the region.    Multiple reports have been received that a young male bull moose was spotted along Highway 59 and U. Ave., also called the Buck Grove Rd., near Goshorn Seed and Ag Supply, on...
	Larson is shown here with Chief Justice Cady, left, and his secretary from March 13, 1981, until his retirement in 2008, Tamara Barrett.
    HARLAN -- Retired Iowa Supreme Court Justice Jerry Larson was honored last week as the longest serving justice in the history of the Iowa Supreme Court (1978-2008).    Larson (middle), of Harlan, was honored by Chief Justice Cady and the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court  during the court’s...
COUNTY – Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) compliance changes have led to the elimination of a local testing location, forcing those interested in pursuing their CDL to travel further to do so.    Local businesses are trying to change that, however, and are teaming up with Shelby County and the...
    HARLAN -- The Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees voted to approve a proposal for a new funding agreement increase with Shelby County for public health services.    MMC CEO Barry Jacobsen stated in the current three year period, MMC has been receiving $100,000 per year from the county. MMC...
$1,100 in gift
certificates offered 
in Cash in a Flash
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Newspapers is again teaming up with area merchants to give away $1,100 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...
Christensen
    HARLAN – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad has appointed Harlan’s Susan Christensen as judge serving the 4th Judicial District.    Christensen, 53, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the Honorable Timothy O’Grady.    Christensen currently serves as a District Associate Judge in the 4th...
"We’ve been focused on the square for years with the historical and keep neglecting the people outside. That’s where I have the issue.  They’re dilapidated just as bad.  They need just as much help and they’re just as big of an eyesore." Harlan City Councilman Dan Schumacher
    HARLAN – Downtown building owners in Harlan have the unique opportunity to participate in façade improvement through a state/federal grant program being offered through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), and being applied for by the City of Harlan.    The Harlan City Council last...

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