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    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 14.    Shelby County’s tax asking will decrease by an estimated $62,395.    The county supervisors stayed true to their word in cutting the...
Hirsh
    COUNTY – An Irwin man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in Shelby County District Court this month to homicide by vehicle – reckless driving.    District Court Judge James Heckerman ordered David Michael Hirsh, 41, to be...
Legislators brief Shelby Countians
    HARLAN -- Iowa legislators Rep. Steve Holt and Senator Jason Schultz were in Harlan Saturday, March 18 for the monthly town hall gathering, and filled in attendees on current state house actions and discussion topics.      Following their brief summaries, they responded to questions from the...
Reagan Hansen
    HARLAN -- Congratulations goes out to Harlan Community High School Senior Reagan Hansen who has qualified for IHSSA Individual All-State Festival and will be traveling to The University of Northern Iowa on March 27 to perform.    He was selected in the area of improvisational acting, after...
    COUNTY – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s State Climatology Office and the National Weather Service are recruiting a volunteer precipitation observer for Shelby County as well as other communities across Iowa.    The observer would participate in the Community...
	AHSTW FFA members front (l to r) Holly Hoepner, Abbie Willett, Holly Hatch, Sidney Nelsen, Konner Knop, Colton Zimmerman, Erin Carroll, Jared Madsen, and Raydden Grobe.
	Back (l to r) Ashley Lees, Austin Buck, Logan Hoepner, Preslyn Grobe, Blaine Lees, Jack Paulson, Joe Kenkel, Devin Meek, and Cody Roskens.  (Photo contributed)
    AVOCA -- AHSTW FFA competed in District FFA Career Development Events that were hosted in Red Oak on March 4.    Seventeen members participated in events that included Prepared Public Speaking, Experience the Action, Ag Issues and Preceptions, Ag CSI, Individual Ag sales, and Ag Radio...
Kara Kenkel (left) and Taryn Schuning
    COUNTY – Iowa State Extension and Shelby County Catholic School have teamed up to offer a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education program on robotics, giving students a chance to build their own EV3 robots in a hands-on approach to learning.    SCCS Principal Josh De Weerd said...
Entrances to Harlan to receive new signage
    HARLAN – New entrance signs into the Harlan community may be installed as early as this year as city officials firm up design plans and look to let bids for the project in the next three-five months.    Harlan City Administrator Gene Gettys said the project began back in 2014, and was included...
Holt, Schultz to provide updates
at legislative coffee Saturday
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a legislative coffee on Saturday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at Town and Country Credit Union in Harlan.    On hand will be Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison), who will answer questions from...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County released 2016 wage totals for employees including the following top 10 payroll totals.    The list does not include elected officials whose wages are published yearly following compensation board hearings.    The top 10: Daniel Ahart, $118,102; David Gau, $73,281; Ylonda...

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