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Tesla supercharger station
    SHELBY -- A Tesla supercharger station has been installed at The Corn Crib in Shelby just off Interstate 80.  There are eight superchargers available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, offering up to 120kW.  The charging stations are popping up all across the country to allow Tesla drivers...
Among the presentations provided to the guests was a STEM demonstration.  Hudson Mass presented on the CNC router that he assembled and programmed himself.  Ethan Leinen presented on the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa carpentry competition that he and other students attended in November 2018. Isaac Jones presented on 3-D printing and showed Governor Reynolds several designs he had created on his home-made 3-D printer.
    HARLAN -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg made a quick stop in Harlan Friday, Jan. 25 as part of their Condition of the State tour.  Earlier in the day the two had stopped in Sioux City and Denison, and made a half-hour visit to Harlan Community High School at 2:45 p.m. Friday...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities has released the wages paid to their 36 employees during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.    Those over $60,000 numbered 12:  Kenneth Webber, $130,343; James Gedwillo, $80,362; Kenneth Holloway, $76,347; Douglas Hammer, $73,717; Dean Gessert, $73,049; Stephen...
Katie Sandquist
    DES MOINES -- The Healthiest State Initiative has announced the finalists for the 2019 Healthiest State Annual Awards, and among those finalists is local resident Katie Sandquist.    Individuals, communities, schools and workplaces will be recognized for their efforts to improve the physical,...
Emily Holloway was among the HCS Special Olympics athletes honored during the evening.  Holloway made her way through a tunnel of supports, which included some of the Red Oak cheerleaders who joined in the recognition ceremonies.
    HARLAN -- Students, staff and the community recognized Harlan Community School’s Special Olympics athletes during the HCHS vs. Red Oak doubleheader basketball game in Harlan last week. 
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Board of Supervisors has approved a three percent, across-the-board salary increase for elected officials for the 2019-20 fiscal year.    Total annual cost to the county for the increased salaries is estimated at $12,000, said Mark Maxwell, Shelby County Auditor.    ...
    COUNTY -- Todd H. Argotsinger, Chair of the Shelby County Community Foundation, announced that approximately $115,000 in grant funds are available for Shelby County nonprofit organizations and that applications are due no later than February 1.    Detailed application procedures, fact sheets,...
    REGIONAL -- Local medical officials and The Centers for Disease Control are reporting that the number of influenza cases increased significantly after the recent holidays.    At this time, influenza has been reported in every region of Iowa and has already caused the first death of the 2018-...
    REGIONAL -- January has been designated as Radon Awareness Month, and local officials are suggesting homeowners consider getting their homes tested for Radon.    Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of uranium in rocks and soil. It is invisible, odorless and tasteless, and...
    HARLAN – Shelby County Catholic School, along with other Catholic schools across the nation, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 27-February 2.    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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