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Schmidt with one of her quilts made by a quilting group she is involved in.
    PANAMA -- “When I was a teacher, I told this story. It was about an Indian woman, she was a grandma, and she would tell her grandson, ‘When I get finished weaving this tapestry, I will die.’ So, at night he would go out and he would unravel part of it,” Ellen Schmidt of Panama said.    Schmidt...
	Volunteers serve dinner recently at the Iowa Community Kitchen in Harlan.  The group is celebrating its five year anniversary this year.
ARLAN -- The Iowa Community Kitchen in Harlan is going into its fifth year anniversary.    The Iowa community kitchen serves a freewill donation meal every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.    “We’re there for the people who need a well balanced meal and we’re also there...
  ELK HORN -- Elk Horn is getting a new restaurant, The Norse Horse Tavern. Diane and Dave Thompson own the restaurant but their son-in-law, Arron Dixon, will operate it. Dixon hopes to have it open within the next month, but it depends on the remodeling.    Once opened, the tavern will have 12...
    COUNTY -- Non-profit agencies within Shelby County will have until the end of August to complete applications for funding from Shelby County Community Chest. Funds from SCCC are made possible by the generosity of local donors to the SCCC annual fund drive which will be taking place this fall...
Dave Miller says Harlan is one of the best cities to live in.
    HARLAN -- Dave Miller has lived in Harlan almost his whole life and believes Harlan is one of the best places to live.    Miller was born here in 1949. As a child he remembers doing all the childhood things in Harlan.
    REGIONAL – A review of contracts for superintendent of schools among Hawkeye 10 Conference Schools shows not only base salaries, but a wide range of differing benefits that makes it difficult to do apples-to-apples comparisons.    While some may offer everything from cell phone and mileage...
Daniel Fuhs
    DEFIANCE -- Daniel Fuhs’ experiences in the Army taught him about hard work and dedication while traveling the world.    For 23 years, Fuhs traveled around the world with the Army. He enlisted when he was just a few years into college. 
    HARLAN -- Four Shelby County residents have been appointed to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach council nominating committee, Julie Klein council chairperson announced. The committee is charged with nominating candidates for the five vacancies on the council before Aug. 29, 2018...
Sienna Michels has been painting and hiding rocks all summer and shows off one of the rocks she painted.
  HARLAN -- Residents all around Harlan have been finding painted rocks scattered around the town. On the back, the rock directs you to a Facebook page, the Harlan Cyclone Rocks.    Harlan Cyclone Rocks was started by Charlaye James. She heard of the Kindness Rocks Project from her mother-in-law in...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved the recommendation to hire the architecture and engineering firm, Shive-Hattery (West Des Moines), as the architect to conduct a master facility plan at MMC. The master facility plan fees are estimated at $35,000 to $40,000. 

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