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Monica Friedman, VP of Human Resources for Nationwide, presents Barb Jorgensen (left) with her award.  (Photo contributed)
    DES MOINES – Harlan’s Barb Jorgensen was honored recently by the American Red Cross for her efforts in alerting a neighbor to a fire in their home last December.    Jorgensen was one of six individuals recognized by the Red Cross of Central Iowa as 2016 Heroes of the Heartland at ceremonies...
    HARLAN - The Shelby County Public Health KidsFest Health and Safety Event was held on Saturday, April 16 at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium with HCHS Athletic Director, Mitch Osborn acting as the 2016 guest of honor for over 425 in attendance. There were 39 interactive booths and activities to...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner read the resignation letters from five teachers at this week’s school board meeting, and thanked them for their service to the district.    Three-fifths of the district’s music staff is moving on after this year. 
    HARLAN – Harlan Community will host students from 20 schools across southwest Iowa in a Battle of the Books, a program that encourages students of all levels to read.    The competition will be held Wednesday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., with an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the...
Fuhs
    SHELBY -- The heirs of Ernest (Ernie) Fuhs have agreed to donate a vacant lot in Shelby, Iowa to Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc.  As a long-time farm volunteer, this donation is in accordance with Ernie’s wishes.  Recent public notices in Shelby County have disclosed that the donation is...
A section of County Road F16 near Manteno
    COUNTY – County authorities are on the fast track to repair a significant portion of road in the northern section of Shelby County after an unforeseeable collapse occurred last month.    A section of County Road F16 near Manteno fell in Easter weekend, creating a crater the size of which hasn’t...
    COUNTY – Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan has reported a laboratory-confirmed case of Mumps in Shelby County last week.    The most common symptoms of Mumps are fever, headache, and swollen glands under the jaw.  Other symptoms can include tiredness, muscle aches, and loss of appetite.  Mumps is...
    HARLAN – The Shelby County Community Kids Fest will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Harlan Saturday, April 16 from 9-11:30 a.m.    Kids Fest is a community health and safety fair for children ages preschool through 5th grade and their families.  The event will be filled with...
    HARLAN – An escapee from a residential work facility Sunday, April 10 was captured in Shelby County.    News reports indicate Colton Benson-Blaine,  25, a native of Harlan, was arrested in Shelby County.  Iowa law enforcement officials had been searching for Benson-Blaine after he allegedly...
HCHS vocal students ready to experience the sights and sounds of New York, New York, and perform in The Big Apple, are L to R -- Alex Dotzler, Evan Nielsen and Samantha Schmitz.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
HARLAN – Harlan Community vocal students are heading to The Big Apple this week for a choral performance at a historical chapel as well as sightseeing and other musical offerings in New York City.    Ninth-12th grade vocal students have been afforded the opportunity to participate on the trip. ...

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