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COUNTY – Shelby County Engineer Dan Ahart has announced his retirement effective November 15 following 21 years of service to the county.    Ahart made the announcement Tuesday, July 11 at a regular meeting of the Shelby County Supervisors.  Ahart said, “It is my intent, after thoughtful...
Brian Byrnes, the gallery owner, poses paintings against the wall to determine where to position the pieces.
    HARLAN -- How many people have original works from local artists?    That is one question that Brian Byrnes is asking as he officially opens the doors to the Brick Wall Gallery on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16.    The opening will last from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days. On Saturday,...
	Ernst talks to Kristin Mantell of Treynor about veterans’ issues in Harlan.
    HARLAN -- Health care questions hailed upon Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) during her town hall meeting Monday morning, July 10 at Harlan Community High School in Harlan.    The questions came from constituents who formed a crowd of approximately 150. For these constituents, the topics around health...
KIRKMAN -- The Kirkman 1992 Time Capsule came out on July 8 after spending 25 years inside of the town’s bell.    The time capsule was pulled out as part of the celebration for Kirkman’s Quasquicentennial, the 125th celebration of its incorporation. Its previous celebration, Kirkman’s Centennial,...
HARLAN -- Although the exact time frame is yet to be determined, it is likely by the end of August 3D mammography service will be available at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.    The MMC Board of Trustees approved the equipment purchase of the Hologic Selenia Dimensions at a five year cost...
The kids participating in the rabbit agility course hold their rabbits following a meeting. Front row, left to right: Emily Taggs, Addison Obrecht, Cori Mages. Back row, left to right: Madison Rivera, Kaylee Rivera, Allyssa Obrecht and Mallory Mulligan.
    COUNTY -- It all started with a Facebook video, according to Jennifer Obrecht.    After Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach Educator Mary Taggs saw the video, she talked around to see who would be interested in getting a program started.    The Obrechts were part of that conversation...
	Queen candidates this year are front L to R -- Jessica Buman, Cassidy Robinson, Molly Wingert and Taylor Andersen.  Back L to R -- Bailey Heilesen, Marissa Wingert, Kelsey Schaben, Nicole Goshorn, Emma Barnes, Amelia Juhl and Sara Markham.
COUNTY -- Eleven young women are in the running to be crowned Shelby County Fair Queen this week.    Coronation will take place Thursday evening, July 13 in the show ring at the fairgrounds at 8 p.m. The new queen will reign over the Shelby County Fair as well as represent the county at the state...
HARLAN -- The Bill Riley Talent Search will have a local show in Harlan at the Shelby County Fair on July 14 at 6 p.m. The show is open to the public.    The Bill Riley Talent Search offers an opportunity to help young Iowans experience the  excitement and dedication necessary to help them succeed...
When the point-of-sale giant NCR decided to shutter its Viroqua, Wisconsin, factory in January 2009, 80 or so jobs disappeared, and the town of 4,300 joined the ranks of rural communities left reeling by the downturn. But rather than wallow and complain about tough luck, a group of residents...
DES MOINES – Consumer Protection Division representatives will be in Harlan and Atlantic next week to provide “mobile office” access for Iowans with consumer-related questions or complaints, Attorney General Tom Miller announced. Division representatives will be on hand to provide information,...

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