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	The West Nishnabotna River left its banks in east Harlan Wednesday, March 13, covering nearby fields and breaching Highway 44.  The road was closed late Wednesday, but re-opened by Thursday noon.  Highway 59 also was closed south of Harlan on Wednesday and Thursday where the Nishnabotna covered the road by the Corley bridge.
HARLAN -- Snow melt, heavy rains and frozen ground contributed to historical March flooding in Shelby County and Harlan.  Roads were closed, Westridge Acres Mobile Home Court and homes along Exchange St. in Harlan were evacuated due to rising waters from the West Nishnabotna River.    The county...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Board of Supervisors has accepted its audit report for the 2017-18 fiscal year, as presented by Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co., CPAs.    Audit company representative Chris Nelson said the county’s finances, including total assets and liabilities, are very similar...
To the citizens of Shelby County,    Approximately 22 months ago, the State Auditor’s Office was contacted by Shelby County’s legal counsel, Michael Galloway, requesting a special investigation to review various payroll issues and policies governing various Shelby County departments.  Although the...
Steve Kenkel
Improper paid leave, improper payroll and improper vacation buy-back payments identified     COUNTY – A special investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office has identified $59,165.28 in improper disbursements and $1,597.32 of unsupported disbursements, with all but $2,080.36 related to the...
Firefighters, police, sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel rescued a family by boat from the mobile home park Wednesday evening.  Pictured L to R -- Chad Kroger, Bruce Blum, Chad Butler, Robin Butler and Nate Jacobsen help the family and their pets to safety.
    COUNTY -- Heavy rains this week, slightly warmer temperatures and a rapid snow melt and thaw due to the rain created flooding conditions throughout Shelby County and the region on Wednesday, March 13.    Wednesday night the City of Harlan ordered a mandatory evacuation of Westridge Acres Mobile...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County early Thursday morning, March 14 passed a resolution of necessity placing an embargo on all of the county’s gravel roads.    Load limits of 10 tons are placed immediately on all granular surfaced roadways within Shelby County.    It’s the first time since 2010 an embargo...
    HARLAN -- Following no written or verbal comments or objections during the February public hearing, the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved to lower the current tax levy rate from $1.20792 per thousand taxable valuation to $1.17357 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.    MMC Chief...
Pictured  is Ben Baggett, a student at Exira-EHK School, waiting for the judges to view his hand washing station project.
    HARLAN -- A science fair showcasing projects by 28 groups of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students from Shelby County was held Thursday evening at Vet’s Auditorium in Harlan. The event was coordinated by Harlan Community Library and ISU Extension and Outreach - Shelby County. Funds for the program...
	HCHS Business Professionals of America students who have qualified for and will participate in national competitions include:   Front (left to right): Casey Kohl, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Danni Ehlert, Grace Wegner, Brecken Van Baale and Caitlin Clemons.  Back (left to right):  Sam Buman, Kyle Knudson, Adam Kohl, Jonathan Cheek, Tyler Schaben, Elijah Boldan, Mason Peters, Jay Swanson, Erik Brodersen, Nolan Blum and Trey Gross.  Missing is Matthew Pauley.
HARLAN -- Students from Harlan Community High School will be attending the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2019 National Leadership Conference, in Anaheim, CA, May 1-5.    HCHS chapter members will join nearly 6,000 conference delegates from across the nation to compete in national level...
    HARLAN -- Harlan FFA members competed at Southwest Iowa District FFA Career Development Events on Saturday, March 2 at Glenwood High School.Iowa FFA Degree Candidates    Nine members have cleared the first hurdle in an effort to earn their Iowa FFA Degree. Lucy Borkowski, Grace Kenkel, Hannah...

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