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Angie Kenkel, a parent member of the newly-formed Autism and Special Needs Support Group for the Harlan area, talks with law enforcement at a training session Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Also shown are Elaine Baughman (left), retired special education educator, and Tammy Kaltved, parent member.  The training was held to help law enforcement when dealing with situations that may involve an autistic individual.
    HARLAN – A spring outdoor festival is in the planning process to pair local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel with children in Shelby County who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.    The goal?  To provide better communication, information and to make it a fun event for...
    COUNTY – The 2018 Republican precinct caucuses will be held Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Harlan Community High School cafeteria.    All precincts will meet at that time and location.    The precinct caucuses will perform the following functions:    •  Elect two persons, Republican residents...
    COUNTY – The 2018 Democratic precinct caucuses will be held Monday, Feb. 5 at the Shelby County Historical Museum, 1805 Morse, in Harlan.    Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration, and the caucus begins at 7 p.m.  More information can be obtained by calling 579-6879.    All are invited to attend.
PANAMA -- The Shelby County Cattlemen’s annual banquet will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at St. Mary’s Hall in Panama.    Social hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. (prime rib), the annual meeting plus the trophy and scholarship fund auction to follow.    Tickets are available at the...
HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District once again operated within its budget, maintained its solvency ratio and has decreased its bond indebtedness significantly in the past year, according to the annual audit report prepared by Schroer & Associates and released this past month.    The...
HARLAN – The City of Harlan hopes to be successful in a submitted grant application process that, if received, could provide some funding for redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of buildings.    The Community Catalyst Building Remediation program through the state Iowa Community...
Orin Wesley Wright III
    COUNTY – A 25-year-old Kirkman man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the victim’s family for his role in a motor vehicle accident that killed an Earling man in August, 2016.    Orin Wesley Wright III, 1720 Road M47, was sentenced this month on...
Pictured are front, from left: Tim Mumm, Parker Jones, Andrew Shelton and Jayden Swanson.
Back from left: Macy Neese, Caitlin Bissen, Katelyn Kluver and Amelia Juhl.
HARLAN -- On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Harlan Community High School Large Group Speech Team, under the direction of Ms. Lisa Hagemeier, traveled to Treynor High School for the Iowa High School Speech Association’s District Competition.      Teams needed to earn a division I rating in their categories...
Fundraising efforts are under way for renovation efforts of the Military Exhibit Hall at the Shelby County Historical Museum.
HARLAN -- The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum is growing closer to completing their Military Exhibit Hall Renovation Project.    Representatives from the Museum met with Terry Healy, of HealyKohler Design, on Tuesday to discuss exhibit design concepts for their 2,000 sq. foot Military...
Kindergarten and first graders at SCCS performing a butterfly song following communion during Mass.  Front Row (L-R)   Grahm Schechinger, Eli Rivera, Gavin Herbst, Josie Zimmerman, Zaniah Witt, Meredith Mulligan and Maylee Hytrek.
	Back Row (L-R) Logan Erlbacher, Owen Cacy, Lucas Plumb, Hope Reinig, Doolin Vaughan, Leo Schaben, Makayla McCool, Kari Plambeck, Brody Bruck and Jackson Rau.  Absent were Brooklynn Kenkel and Cash Lyon.
    HARLAN – Shelby County Catholic School, along with other Catholic schools across the nation, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 28-February 3.    Catholic Schools Week is an annual observance meant to highlight the value of Catholic education and its contributions to communities and...

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