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    COUNTY – Elected officials in Shelby County will see a 2.5 percent raise next year following approval by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors.    Supervisors Steve Kenkel, Roger Schmitz and Charlie Parkhurst approved the raise after discussion of the county compensation board’s recommendation...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District is planning for future expected losses in enrollment and the financial decreases that will come with fewer students in the classroom.    At a meeting of the board of education January 25, HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner said it’s...
    HARLAN – A committee of community members, school staff and school board members is working to develop a recommendation for next year’s Harlan Community School District calendar.    An initial meeting was held in January, and additional meetings are planned.    The committee’s challenge is to...
Board members include front, l-r: Justin Ahrenholtz, Brandi Huddle, DVM, Tim Hastert, Tim Graeve, president, George Langenfeld, Dave Kramer, treasurer and Dave Schomers. Back row: Steve Leinen, secretary, Ernie Peters, Kevin Goshorn, vice president; Kent Andersen, Todd Berndt, Mike Fara and Ken Schechinger. Not pictured Maria Wingert, Matt Schechinger and Gary Gubbels.
    The Shelby County Cattlemen board and their spouses along with more than 700 guests helped raise more than $60,000 on Sat., Feb. 6 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.    Funds raised will go toward the Shelby County Fair trophy awards, college scholarships, heifer scholarship program, beef promotion and...
Special Olympics athletes from Harlan Community include front L to R – Angelina Wells, Billy Joe Harvey, Mark Kenkel, Mike Kenkel, Chloe Hays and Matt Kenkel.
	Back L to R – Morgan Haggard, Julia Jepsen, Emily Holloway, Cameron Hicks, Jon Ayers, Lake Goetz, Dylan Denitelli, Dylan Janssen, Jason Anderson, Billy Yoder, Reed Waldron, and Tyler Mumm.  (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
    HARLAN – A standing ovation greeted a group of Harlan Community High School athletes Friday night, as family, friends and the community recognized the district’s Special Olympics athletes.     The students were introduced and ran through a tunnel of high school boys and girls basketball players...
    COUNTY – Shelby County’s tax asking will increase roughly $129,000 under a budget proposed to be adopted by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors today, Tuesday, Feb. 9.    A hearing on the 2016-17 county budget will be held at 9 a.m. in the supervisors’ room at the Shelby County courthouse. ...
Shelby County Cattleman of the year went to Larry “Chub” Assmann, Panama. Pictured from left Cattleman president, Tim Graeve; Assmann and his wife Chris. Her late father, Robert Sonderman, was a prior Cattlemen of the Year.
PANAMA - St. Mary’s Parish Center remains an outstanding location for Shelby County’s largest annual dinner banquet, as more than 700 area residents and cattlemen attended the annual Cattlemen’s banquet.    The burgeoning crowd were each served a New York strip loin dinner in just over an hour and...
2016 Shelby County, IA, Republican Caucus nearly 1,000 in attendance.
    PANAMA - St. Mary’s Parish Center remains an outstanding location for Shelby County largest annual dinner banquet, as more than 700 area residents and cattlemen attended the annual Cattlemen’s banquet.    The burgeoning crowd were each served a New York strip loin dinner in just over an hour...
Craig Clemons (above) gets the caucus rolling at the Republican site, by electing a chairman for the Clay/Monroe caucus.
OUNTY – Shelby County caucus-goers backed Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz as their Democratic and Republican candidates of choice for president, in a Monday night meeting that saw record numbers of voters both locally and statewide head to their caucus sites.    At Veteran’s Auditorium in Harlan, an...

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