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Rivera will be recognized at the Iowa 4-H Celebration Gala in West Des Moines tonight.  (Photo contributed)
SHELBY – Kaylee Rivera, a Shelby County 4-H’er and senior at Tri-Center High School, Neola, will be receiving the Contributing Youth Award at the Iowa 4-H Celebration Gala tonight, Friday, Feb. 22 at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines.    Rivera, the daughter of Todd and Tammy Rivera of...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center’s Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Shelby County Wellness Alliance, Harlan Community Schools, and the Shelby County Prevent Child Abuse Council, is sponsoring a Teen Health and Resiliency Fair on Saturday, Feb 23, 2019, from 9 a.m.-noon at...
Prior to the varsity basketball game guest speaker Chub Assmann of Panama told about his experiences with his cardiac issues. Harlan Community Schools and Myrtue Medical Center hosted Red Out to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools hosted its annual Red Out event during the basketball game Friday, Feb. 15 vs. Creston-OM, to raise funds and awareness for heart health.   
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Jazz Experience has qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships April 2 by taking first place at the Dick Bauman District Jazz Festival held Monday, Feb. 18 in Glenwood.    In addition, the Harlan Jazz Ensemble placed third, which makes the group “wild card eligible” for the...
    HARLAN - Midstates Bank, Harlan, and Kingsley State Bank, Kingsley, announced the merger of Kingsley State Bank into Midstates Bank pending regulatory approval. The transaction is expected to close on May 1, 2019.    According to a news release the merger will expand Midstates Bank into a more...
Scenes like this were common throughout the County...plenty of snow yet to be removed from homes and parking areas.
Here's the snow storm follow-up....high winds brutal along with 6 - 8 - 10" of snow made for a difficult Sunday....the snow with 1-2" of frozen slush at the bottom of the drifts made it nearly impossible to use a scoop to shovel the snow...heavy duty snow blowers, skid loaders and tractors were...
Shelby County prepares for another wintery blast after dodging 6-10" on Wednesday and receiving only 3-4"...residents are hoping for the best but Omaha and Accuweather are predicting 6-10" of snow and high winds, some gusts more than 50 mph which could wreck havoc on power lines that come into...
	Dan Riley died in 2018 from complications of Autoimmune Encephalitis.  His family is hoping to bring awareness to the disease, and is encouraging Shelby County residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 22, World Encephalitis Day.
    HARLAN – Many local residents likely knew Dan Riley from his days working at Pizza Ranch, and his infectious laugh, sense of humor, kindness and generosity.    He was a healthy 25-year-old who began showing some abnormal behaviors back in early 2018, becoming combative and forgetful, who would...
    HARLAN -- Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), with the City of Harlan, is holding a housing assessment meeting Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Therkildsen Activity Center.    The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input on the current condition of the housing stock in the City...
 Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schlwesig), left, and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) greeted approximately 20 people in attendance Saturday.
    HARLAN -- Local legislators made a stop in Harlan Saturday, Feb. 16 to discuss with constituents items being considered at the statehouse in Des Moines this legislative session.    Among the topics discussed were gun permitting changes, school funding for K-12 anticipated to be a 2.06 percent...

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