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Nat'l Weather service cuts estimates to 6 - 10" of snow...but it appears a moving target.
Maybe it was the non-stop barrage of warnings that started on Thurs., Jan. 28 that warned us of impending Winter Storm Kayla...it didn’t hit with a whimper...it’s pretty much what we expected....heavy wet snow with estimates in the eight inch range but worse as you go north of Shelby Co.... 31-32...
Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.
    Highlights include:  Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.  The half-court basketball shot fundraiser was a success.  Students sell ducks as a fund-raiser event during the evening.  Clare Klein hands a rose to Cancer survivor Ruth...
Catholic school education celebrated
    HARLAN – Shelby County Catholic School, along with other Catholic schools across the nation, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 31-February 5.    Catholic Schools Week is an annual observance meant to highlight the value of Catholic education and its contributions to communities and...
    COUNTY – Local political chairpersons are excited about caucus night next Monday, and are urging residents to turn out and participate in the process that will ultimately vault presidential hopefuls into frontrunner status.    The countdown to the caucus is on, with only a few days left until...
    COUNTY – Most elected officials in Shelby County will see a 2.5 percent salary increase under a proposal approved by the county’s board of supervisors Tuesday.    After hearing recommendations from the county’s compensation board, the supervisors voted to implement the 2.5 percent increase for...
Baughman
    HARLAN -- Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Harlan Community Future Health Professionals (HOSA), along with many other high school groups, will be hosting a Pink Out at the varsity doubleheader home basketball games starting at 6 p.m.    There will be many fun activities in order to make this Pink...
Schmitz
    COUNTY – Roger Schmitz has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Schmitz is joined on the board by supervisors Charlie Parkhurst and Steve Kenkel.    Schmitz...
Deb McLaughlin helps customers obtain their driver’s licenses at the Shelby County Treasurer’s Office.  Shelby Countians have the option of getting a REAL ID when renewing their licenses.
COUNTY – Shelby Countians heading to the driver’s license office to renew their driver’s license have the option of now selecting the REAL ID, a two-year old program that is hoped to provide more federal security and cut down on identity theft and fraudulent activity.    Iowa began implementation...
    HARLAN – Jane Smith, Denison, has been hired as the new director of finance/city clerk for the City of Harlan, it was announced this week.    Smith replaces Debra Sawyer, who was terminated October 27, 2015, and discharged from her duties.    Smith will begin duties February 1, said Cox.  She...
Chad Butler (right) of the Harlan Fire Department receives the Firefighter of the Year for 2015 from Fire Chief Roger Bissen.   (Photo by Becky Morenz)
    HARLAN -- Chad Butler (right) of the Harlan Fire Department receives the Firefighter of the Year for 2015 from Fire Chief Roger Bissen. Butler was presented the award because of his dedicated service and countless hours put toward the fire service in Harlan and the surrounding communities. 

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