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    COUNTY – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Shelby County has developed a committee to support the agriculture and natural resources programming for the county.    The committee consists of members of the ag community who have been asked to meet on a quarterly basis to discuss the...
Paulette Madson
1)  Why did you get involved with your agriculturally-based career?    “I retired from being a classroom teacher in May of 2018 after 38 years as a Family and Consumer Science Educator. When the ISU Extension and Outreach Associate Extension Educator position came open in November it just seemed a...
    HARLAN -- Work continues on the development in south Harlan.  Officials said the new Bomgaars store is proceeding as planned after a wet summer put the project behind.  Plans are to move the old store to the new building the week of March 18, with hopes of opening for business at the new...
    STATE -- Former Harlan Community High School teacher and coach Ted Williams last week was the recipient of a silver medal, 75 years later, for his second-place showing in the men’s discus at the Drake Relays in 1944.    On his 93rd birthday last Thursday, Jan. 17, Williams, now of Altoona, only...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District operated within its budget, increased its solvency ratio and decreased its bond indebtedness during the 2017-18 fiscal year, according to the annual audit report prepared by Schroer & Associates and released last week.    Representatives from...
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Shopko Hometown is not on the list of 105 store closings announced this week by the company as part of a bankruptcy filing and restructuring effort, meaning the local store will remain open for business.    Shopko, a leading operator of general merchandise stores throughout...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools held its annual Pink Out event Thursday, Jan. 17 during the HCHS boy/girl basketball doubleheader vs. Red Oak.  The theme this year was Hollywood, and many of the same activities were held at Pink Out including a bake sale, duck throw, face and nail painting,...
Ed Fallon
    HARLAN -- From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Brick Wall Gallery, Harlan, former Iowa lawmaker Ed Fallon will read from his book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim, and discuss growing concerns about the climate crisis.    The book is Fallon’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action, when a...
Christina Roelofs
1)  Why did you get involved with your agriculturally-based career?    “I’m not really in an agricultural-based career...but the reason that I’m in my career is because I’ve always loved being outdoors and learning about things in the outdoors.  I’ve always loved outdoor activities.”2)  What are...
COUNTY – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Shelby County has developed a committee to support the agriculture and natural resources programming for the county.    The committee consists of members of the ag community who have been asked to meet on a quarterly basis to discuss the...

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