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U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley talked with Shelby County constituents about everything from health care and prescription drug prices to the North Korea situation.
HARLAN -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) says the situation with North Korea should be handled with diplomacy and economic sanctions, and only as a last resort should military action be used.    Bottom line, however, is protecting the United States first and foremost.    “You have to remember...
Ron Rosmann and Rosmann Family Farms will host a field day September 9.
HARLAN -- Soil and water quality are increasingly on farmers’ minds these days as they consider ways to reduce erosion, as well as nitrogen leaving their farms. Cover crops are one important tool farmers can use to help boost soil health and hold nutrients in place – but extended crop rotations,...
REGIONAL -- Protect yourself, your family and community this season with an annual flu vaccine for everyone in your family who is 6 months and older. Influenza remains a top 10 leading cause of death in Iowa, yet can be prevented by receiving yearly flu vaccine.    Some people are at higher risk...
REGIONAL -- The Harlan Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are warning citizens and businesses about the possibility of scams arising from the flooding and relief efforts in Texas.    “We, as Iowans, are very caring and giving when it comes to helping other people that are...
SHELBY - Iowa farm history will come to life September 9-10 at Carstens Farm during the 35th Annual Carstens Farm Days.  Threshing, sawmill operations, crafters and vendors, a quilt show and of course, tractors.      The Farm abounds with something for everyone throughout the weekend. Horse, steam...
The Cyclones were ready to rock the house in their Friday, August 25 home opener at Merrill Field
COUNTY -- On August 28, local city clerks began accepting nomination papers for the elected positions of city mayor and city council members in communities throughout Shelby County.    For those considering candidacy within city positions this year, the deadline for filing nomination papers will be...
HARLAN – Midstates Bank becomes the latest banking institution to implement enhanced security measures due to an increase in bank robberies in rural areas outside the Omaha metro area.    Earlier this year, Shelby County State Bank announced enhanced security such as a “buzz-in” policy, which...
HARLAN – A Harlan man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail on charges of kidnapping, first degree, and domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood flow causing bodily injury.    Theodore James Behrens, 29, 1104 Durant St., is committed to the custody of the Director, Iowa Department of Corrections...
Kelli Klaassen
HARLAN -- Kelli Klaassen of Harlan was appointed as a new member of the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees at the August board meeting.    Klaassen was appointed and voted in to fill the position on the board which was open following Larry Miller’s resignation. Klaassen will fill the term...

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