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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...
Becker Family - Jordan, Renee, Greg, Teri and Taylor
    AVOCA – An Avoca family will be in the national spotlight next week as contestants on the hit game show Family Feud.    The Greg and Teri Becker family will appear on the television game show Monday, Feb. 8 on KXVO, Omaha.    Officials with the game show said the Becker family took part in the...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to pay $25,000 for a rate study of their three main utilities.    A proposal from Dave Berg Consulting of Minneapolis, MN would perform electric, natural gas and water cost-of-service and rate design studies for...
Michael Jurgensen (left) and Braden Quist
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office this week announced the hiring of two deputy sheriffs.    Michael Jurgensen was a patrolman with the Harlan Police Department prior to joining the sheriff’s office 18 months ago.  Jurgensen is assigned road patrol and investigations.    Braden Quist...
Pictured front row L to R -- Reagan Hansen,  Mackenzie Goshorn, Haley Koch and Caitlin Bissen.  Middle L to R --  Charlotte Lotenschtein, Caitlin Yamada, Angelina Marti, Elizabeth Burris, Emily Juhl and Katelyn Kluver.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Rebecca Sparandeo, Scott Kintner, Sarah Goedken, Steven Bailey, Bre Auen and Elizabeth Stroud.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community School’s Large Group Speech team, under the direction of Ms. Lisa Hagemeier, participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Contest on Saturday, Jan. 23.  There were eight events with six qualifying for state on February 6.  The categories and participants...
    HARLAN -- Riding a nationwide trend of declining patient visits and procedures, as well as tighter insurance payment procedures, Myrtue Medical Center’s revenues were up slightly in December to help it erase nearly $143,000 in losses - but they are still in the red with a fiscal year-to-date...
https://youtu.be/jUiyiVvYZJ8 An estimated 950 Shelby County Republicans packed into the Harlan Veterans Memorial Auditorium, while the Therkildsen Center held another 300 Democrats for the annual Iowa Caucus...on the Republican side Ted Cruz topped Donald Trump in a heated battle while Bernie...

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