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    COUNTY -- Shelby County Emergency Service Officials, including Fire Chiefs, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management will begin twice weekly updates this week on local fire danger conditions.    Signs placed strategically in each community, primarily at the fire stations will indicate what the...
The fans cheer for their team
    DENISON -- Fans and cheerleaders turned out in full force to cheer on the Harlan Community Cyclones’ boys basketball team as it took on Carroll Thursday.  The boys lost in overtime to see their season come to an end.
Mitch Osborn pictured here with his wife, Nancy, and grandson, Jack.
    HARLAN – Harlan Community High School Athletic Director Mitch Osborn was honored last week by the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association, as Iowa Athletic Director of the Year.    He was presented the award during the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines. 
Accepting the award on behalf of the Shelby County Historical Society are L to R -- Nate Buman, manager; board secretary Kathy Goede and board president Jeff Buman.
HARLAN – The Shelby County Historical Society and Beauty N the Beast were award winners at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual awards banquet held last Friday in Harlan.    The Historical Society was honored as non-profit of the year, while Beauty N the Beast was honored as...
Myrtue CEO
Barry Jacobsen
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Barry Jacobsen said Wednesday he was surprised by the comments of a Harlan resident at Tuesday’s medical center budget hearing critical of the hospital’s overall financial picture, decision-making and direction.    Especially since he, nor...
Resident
Jeff Schmitz
    HARLAN - Harlan agri-businessman Jeff Schmitz spent seven minutes voicing his concerns about the lack of accountability and leadership at Myrtue Medical Center by its administration and board of trustees during a tax levy public hearing here on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  The trustees later passed the...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities will use an outside firm for financial services until a decision on a staff employee is made.    At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, a contract with CFO Systems, LLC of Omaha was authorized, and the company will begin immediately to complete...
Miller
    ELK HORN -- Trevor Miller has been named the new superintendent at the Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton School District effective July 1.  He replaces Dean Schnoes, who announced his retirement earlier this school year.    Miller currently is the elementary principal in the Perry Community School...
Citizen of the Year Stan Jens with his wife, Michelle.  (Photo by Lori Christensen)
    HARLAN – Elk Horn’s Stan Jens was honored as the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s citizen of the year Friday night, Feb. 19 at the group’s annual banquet.    Approximately 100 turned out Friday to honor Jens, the mayor of Elk Horn, and other award winners at the event.  The...
Breaking Cylence is the high school show choir group
ARLAN – Kandy Hester always had show choirs in the schools where she taught.      That makes 26 years of teaching the music and dance choreography that so many high school musicians have found attractive.    So it was without question that when Hester arrived in Harlan back in 2013 that she’d give...

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