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With the prediction of winter storms this weekend, now is the time to properly prepare for cold weather, potential loss of power, and limited access to services, including roads, medical care and communication systems. Extreme cold and harsh winter storms can dramatically increase the daily...
Donna Schmidt
1)  Why did you get involved with your agriculturally-based career?    “It’s kind of a funny story.  I was home between college and grad school and looking for a temporary job.  I was hauling cattle and stopped into the Job Service office to turn in an application.  They told me that FSA (ASCS at...
    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...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community’s Reading Recovery program, MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) program and at-risk programming will benefit financially from district action to request funding authority for dropout prevention, as explained by HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner this week...
2019 New Year’s Baby Spencer Allen Daniel Dusenberry with parents Lauren Pash and Austin Dusenberry of Harlan.
    COUNTY -- Welcome to the 2019 New Year’s Baby Spencer Allen Daniel Dusenberry, born Sunday, Jan. 6 at 10:39 p.m. at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.  Spencer weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.  He is the son of Lauren Pash and Austin Dusenberry of Harlan.  Spencer’s grandparents are Amanda Hanover,...
    HARLAN -- Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony Sunday, Jan. 6 at its recently remodeled/built home in Harlan at 202 Market St.  This is the fourth Habitat home over the years in Harlan.  Five tons of debris was removed from the property during the rehab.  Habitat for Humanity of West...
Front: Kaleb Ask. Middle:
Evelyn Schechinger; Katelyn
Kluver, Emily Ask, Caitlin Bissen, 
Emily Taggs, Jessalyn Schleimer.
Back: Griffin Schleimer, Joe Evans, Samuel Andersen, Joseph Andersen, David Kluver, Emma Schechinger. 
Not pictured: Ashley Knudtson.
    HARLAN – Faith Sound, the interdenominational, contemporary music group based out of Harlan, has kicked off its concert season with a performance in Harlan last Sunday, and additional performances are slated in the surrounding area during the next few months.    The first performance of the...
	AHSTW band members who were selected as part of the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band that performed at the Outback Bowl last week were L to R -- Kylynn Heilig, Nora Paulson, Sofia Platt, Emma Kock and Kallie Van Scoy.
    REGIONAL -- Six Southwest Iowa students were selected to perform as part of the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band at the Outback Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 1 in Orlando, FL.    Among the students were AHSTW’s Emma Kock on alto sax, Kylynn Heilig as banner carrier, Nora Paulson on tenor sax and Sofia...
Barry Jacobsen
    HARLAN - The Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved a new performance raise package for CEO Barry Jacobsen at their late December board meeting.    Under the new salary package presented by board president Jim Zimmerman, Jacobsen will be eligible to receive an increase in compensation...
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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