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    HARLAN – A number of water leaks during the month of August could very well be the reason the Harlan Municipal Utilities saw higher than average total water usage in the community last month.    HMU reported that the month of August had extremely high water usage, and customers were being asked...
Front L to R --  Lily Doyel, Sadie Thompson, Caitlin Muhlbauer, Amelia Vetter, Mya Irlmeier, and Gabrielle Cadwell.
    Back L to R -- Nathan Blankman, Joey Greazel, Ethan Carter, Alex Lingle, Ian Bornhoft and Keaton Allmon.
    MANNING – IKM-Manning will celebrate homecoming this week with a number of activities culminating with the Friday night football game vs. Manson NW Webster at 7 p.m. Sept. 28.    The homecoming court has been selected. 
Ryelyn Summerfield tosses an apple into the apple press during youth day at the Greenridge Steam and Gas Show near Irwin last Friday.  Watching on are Maybelin Valladares Carballo and Evan Raveling.
IRWIN --  See more photos from Greenridge on page 2A of today’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
    HARLAN – Improvements at JJ Jensen Park in Harlan received approval by the Harlan City Council this week, and some concrete work could begin this fall.    The council voted unanimously to approve the low bid from Hal, Cal Inc. dba Leinen Construction to complete the project, which includes a...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has received approval from the county’s board of supervisors to purchase body cameras for its officers, as well as a computer to store the audio and video footage.    Sheriff Neil Gross said the department already purchased one camera and has...
	Rich and Bev Goshorn (left) were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame recently.  Presenting them with a plaque were Emily Saveraid, executive director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, and Tillie Good (far right), ISU Extension & Outreach 4-H Youth Development Volunteer Specialist.
    COUNTY -- Rich and Bev Goshorn have been inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame representing Shelby County.    The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff...
AVOCA -- On Sunday, Sept. 16, the city of Avoca, successfully ended a discharge of untreated wastewater.    City officials learned of the discharge Sept. 16, but think it was ongoing since Friday, Sept. 14.    The city traced it to a partially open valve at a pumping station.    City officials...
The homecoming court includes king and queen candidates, front L to R -- Shelbi Wilson, Mary Carroll, Jada LaCanne and Destiny Dawson.
    Back L to R -- Cole Burmeister, Ian Leader, Aaron Allen and Trey Nelson.
EXIRA -- Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton will celebrate homecoming activities next week.     The homecoming parade will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in Exira.  A free-will donation homecoming tailgate will be held in Exira from 5-7 p.m. sponsored by the E/EH-K Leo Leadership Club.    The Spartans...
Danny Mickelson (left) and Travis Holloway, both of Irwin, get the tractor situated to help with the log cutting operations.
    IRWIN -- The Greenridge Steam and Gas Show near Irwin was a huge success once again this year. With beautiful weather, participants were able to learn about old-time farming at the site this weekend.    See Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser for more photos from the Greenridge event, including...
    COUNTY – Neighbor opposition to a proposed chicken confinement facility in northwest Shelby County was heard loud and clear by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 11.    Supervisors Charlie Parkhurst, Roger Schmitz and Steve Kenkel voted unanimously not to recommend a permit...

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