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HARLAN – The region’s top race car drivers will meet at the Shelby County Speedway this weekend, as the final event of the racing season kicks off tonight with the 25th anniversary Tiny Lund Memorial Races, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16.    The Tiny Lund Memorial will feature two days of racing...
HARLAN – An uptick in the number of yard signs being placed in the city right of way is leading Harlan city officials to begin enforcement of a long-standing regulation prohibiting any signs within the public right of way.    The Harlan City Council last Tuesday voted unanimously to begin...
HARLAN -- A Harrison County woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 44 and County Road M16 west of Harlan Thursday afternoon, September 7.    The Iowa State Patrol reports that Nancy Louise Madsen, 58, Persia, died as a result from injuries suffered in the accident,...
HARLAN -- The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Harlan Area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.    The Walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Pioneer Park in Harlan.
Homecoming king and queen candidates at Exira/EH-K include front L to R -- Bailey Robertson, Sophia Peppers, Grace Greving and Sydnee Young.  Back L to R -- Dalton VanderWal, Cole Madsen, Brady Griffin and Mason Rasmussen.
ELK HORN -- Homecoming festivities kick off this week for Spartan Nation under the theme Home Sweet Homecoming.
Grace Greving spinning the flags during halftime.
EXIRA -- Spartan spirit was in full force last Friday as Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton defeated Bedford in a football match-up in Exira. 
REGIONAL – Polls will be open from noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 for the every-other-year school election.    The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education will see the addition of one new face after incumbent Angie Monson of district 4 decided not to run for re-election.    In the absence of...
COUNTY -- The Shelby County Area Solid Waste Agency is sponsoring a Free Cleanup Crew Event for residents wishing to dispose of household hazardous waste from their homes.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 8-11 a.m. at the Shelby County Secondary Roads Department on Industrial...
ELK HORN -- A $3.9 million general obligation school bond will be on the ballot for Sept. 12 in Elk Horn and Exira.    If approved, bond issue proceeds will be used to make repairs and improvements to the Elk Horn and Exira school campuses, originally built in the 1950s. Many of the improvements...
COUNTY – The first-ever Shelby County Ag Festival will be held Monday, Sept. 11 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Harlan.    The hands-on learning experience for kids of all ages will include everything from bean dissection, an animal learning center, flowing grain and a...

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