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Working at a recent event are L to R -- Peg Berg, Mary Illg, Tom Schulte, Christine Petersen and Venus Dryer.  The Red Cross volunteers are instrumental in helping those in need.
REGIONAL -- The Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team serves residents in emergencies ranging from house fires to hazardous weather.    For Tom Schulte, the leader for the team here in Shelby County, it used to be kind of scary. It isn’t anymore. 
Jacey Goetzman - Harlan Tribune's summer intern.
COUNTY -- As I sit here at my desk in Harlan on my last day, I know that when I leave it won’t be the same.    As soon as I walk out the door of this office on this Friday evening - that’s it - at least for the foreseeable future.  There will be no groggy Monday morning greetings, no snicker bars...
REGIONAL – Rain and cooler weather have improved conditions across most of west central Iowa, although there are some areas of the state still experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions.    Until the past two weeks, Shelby County was in a moderate drought, according to the Iowa Department...
Miranda Sorensen takes a photo of her son, Raiden, in his kindergarten room Tuesday evening at the back to school open house for the Harlan Community Schools.
HARLAN -- Students headed back to school this week as the school year officially got under way on Wednesday in the Harlan Community Schools and Shelby County Catholic School. 
EARLING – Steve Kenkel will be closing a chapter on his museum near Earling as he hosts his last bi-annual expo on his farm.    Kenkel said it has been a great run, but the expo has outgrown him, and hopes are to find another location in Shelby County to continue the event in the future.    “I’m...
REGIONAL -- School districts in the greater Shelby County area have begun classes for the year, and local officials are urging motorists to be on the lookout for children as they make their way to and from school.    For the fourth school year in Harlan, motorists are reminded of the crosswalk/red...
Peg Petsche flips through her photo album of the cakes she has made in the past.
PORTSMOUTH -- Peg Petsche of Portsmouth may be retired, but she hasn’t slowed down.    These days, she is doing her original dream job and helping soon-to-be spouses put together flower arrangements for their ceremony at her church. 
HARLAN -- Beginning Friday, Aug. 25 for the home football game with Lewis Central traffic flow changes will be implemented to improve public safety during home varsity football games.      Starting at 4 p.m. until departure of buses after the game the travelled area between Vets Auditorium and...
HARLAN -- The top 10 school salaries for the Harlan Community School District include these 10:    Justin Wagner, $213,697; Elaine Baughman, $130,711; William Mueller, $110,316; John Connell, $110,297; Donna Muller, $109,447;    Jeffrey Moser, $108,048; Della Newlin, $107,834; Mitch Osborn, $106,...
HARLAN – Becker’s Hospital Review recently recognized Myrtue Medical Center as one of its “62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know.”    This is the third year Becker’s has published a list recognizing outstanding critical access hospitals from more than 1,300 critical access hospitals in the nation....

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