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Ernst with Ellen Walsh-Rosmann and Daniel Rosmann
HARLAN -- Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst toured the Farmtable Procurement and Delivery location in Harlan Wednesday, May 4 as part of her 99-county tour of Iowa.  Ernst learned from Daniel Rosmann and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, above, about their business, which helps small and mid sized farms bring fresh and...
    HARLAN – The racing season roars into action this weekend with the opening night at the Shelby County Speedway in Harlan.    Under the promoting team of Doug and Robin Batz and Denny and Mary Petersen, the 2016 season opener will be Saturday, May 7 under the theme Mother’s Day at the Races. ...
FCCLA student Gabe Madson
    DES MOINES -- The Harlan FCCLA Chapter along with more than 500 members from FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) chapters across the state attended the Iowa FCCLA State Leadership Conference on April 3-5.    Harlan FCCLA Chapter member Gabe Madson attended the conference...
AG LAND VALUES TREND DOWNWARD
    COUNTY – The latest county population estimates from the Iowa State Data Center in Des Moines shows Shelby County continues to lose population.    The data center, which is an associate of the U.S. Census Bureau, released the population data of Iowa and its 99 counties last month.  Most of Iowa...
Amanda Brewer
    HARLAN -- Amanda Brewer of Denison began her duties as the new director of the Harlan Community Library on April 18. Brewer said she is excited to bring some new ideas to the library and is eager to attend state meetings to learn more at roundtable discussions that she can incorporate at the...
    HARLAN -- Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co., Atlantic, will continue to provide auditing services to Myrtue Medical Center. The MMC Board of Trustees approved the recommendation made by Kristy Hansen, chief financial officer at MMC to remain with Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. for the term of...
    ELK HORN -- A gas leak in Elk Horn Monday, April 25 forced a small evacuation until the leak could be contained and fixed.    At approximately 11:15 a.m., Shelby Co. Emergency Management and 911 were notified of a gas line rupture near 4013 Main Street (Highway 173) in Elk Horn. Elk Horn Fire...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council this week appointed Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as special legal counsel to represent the City of Harlan in employment law matters.    The council met in special session Wednesday, April 27 for the sole purpose of appointing special counsel.  The council voted...
    HARLAN – School board members who attended a national conference in Boston, MA this month said they were excited to bring back information from the convention that will directly improve student learning in the Harlan Community School District.    Those sentiments come from Kathy Mahlberg and...
Cast members who will present May Day Melodies Sunday in Elk Horn include front L to R -- Tony Buman, Keith Bauer, Dallas McDermott, Maggie Buman, Katie Burchett and Sam Buman.  Second row L to R -- Clarence Coenen, Clark Ahrenholtz, Seth Johannsen, Pastor Keith Menter, Rya Eck, Lee Burchett, Deb Miller and Pat Crosley.  Back L to R -- Sharon Davidson and Kay Johannsen (by piano), Sharon Donlin, Tom Potts and Terry Crosley.
    COUNTY – Keith Bauer remembers the days when the Western Iowa Arts Association performed full-blown Broadway musicals.    Oklahoma and The Music Man.  Those were some awesome productions.    They used to rehearse and perform in the old St. Michael’s Church in Harlan, the same building that...

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