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    COUNTY – The eyes of the nation will be upon the State of Iowa February 1 for the Republican and Democratic Caucuses, and Shelby County will be included in the national media spotlight.    Republican caucus participants will elect delegates, alternate delegates and junior delegates to the...
Steve Daeges
Middle School Teacher
HCHS baseball coach
HARLAN - The Harlan Community School District accepted the resignation of longtime teacher and coach, Steve Daeges, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Daeges began his 37-year teaching career, starting in the Ashland Greenwood, NE, School System in 1979.    He began coaching...
Harlan Fire Department has a busy year
    HARLAN – The weather outside may be frightful this winter, but a fire in your home is far from delightful. Unfortunately, the risk of home fire does increase during the winter months: December, January, February and March are the leading months for U.S. home fires.    To help better educate the...
Barb Jorgensen stands next to the site of the home fire at 902 Tarkington on Mon., Dec. 28. The window,  to her immediate left, is where she was pounding to waken the father, who later broke out the window to escape with his son. (photo by Alan Mores)
Four factors play into father / son survival     • Was going into work later that day, instead of first thing in the morning.    • Uncharacteristically decided to scoop her walk in the middle of a snow storm.    • Had a gut feeling, that someone had to be in the house.    • Remembered the house...
Click here to see the interview with Harlanite Barb Jorgensen and read first-hand accounts of what transpired that morning in the Harlan News-Advertiser available on Thurs., Dec. 31 https://youtu.be/FoUi1OljHS4   Harlanite Barb Jorgensen, likely saved the lives of Theo Behrens and his three-year-...
https://youtu.be/FlR17hMpjQg ...Winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 am CST Tuesday, Dec. 29... * Timing...Snow will spread into the area this morning. The snow will continue through the day...with moderate snow possible.   This morning into the afternoon. Snow will taper to flurries...
Members of the 2016 Faith Sound group include Mackenzie Goshorn, Elizabeth Stroud, Cassie Trader, Emily Ask, Katelyn Kluver, Charlotte Lotenschtein, Camron Buck, Evan Nielsen, Andrew Shelton, Nick Andersen, Alex Dotzler, Cade Smith, Caitlin Bissen, Emily Lefeber, Gabe Madson, Fidel Martinez-Greer, Kylee Hinz, Jackson Lotenschtein, Caitlin Yamada and Evan Smith.
    HARLAN – Faith Sound, the interdenominational, contemporary music group based out of Harlan, will kick off its concert season Sunday, Jan. 3, with a performance at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Harlan.    Now in its 41st year, members of the group are students in 7th-12th grade...
    COUNTY -- There are two ways to win in the Harlan Newspapers’ First Baby of 2016 contest. The first baby born at Myrtue Medical Center will be the recipient of several great prizes from greater Shelby County merchants. And the person to predict the time and date of the first baby born will win...
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
    HARLAN - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rousing town hall meeting with upwards of 325 - 350 in attendance in the standing room only Therkildsen Activity Center here. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, is a junior U.S. Sen. from Vermont and as of 2015, he had been the longest-...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Trustees in an October meeting heard their CPA tout that MMC had another very good year of operations which ended on June 30, and that over the past 15 years they have had an amazing consistency in operations.        But five months later, finances have changed...

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