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A manure hauler caused this damage to a Shelby County road right after county crews spread 1,036 tons of rock on the 4.75 mile stretch of road.  Damages approach $4,000.  Shelby County Engineer Brandon Burmeister said crews will have to repair this section that was destroyed.
COUNTY – There’s no question the winter and early spring has been hard on Shelby County’s gravel roads.  With an abundance of snow, then rain, and a deep frost that started to come out of the ground, albeit slowly, during the past month, it made for difficult travel conditions on the county’s...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education held two special closed session meetings with its legal counsel present Monday, April 29  -- one  to evaluate an individual, and the other to discuss strategy regarding employment conditions.    After approximately 2 1/2 hours of behind...
    COUNTY -- The recent measles cases in Iowa serve to remind us that immunizations are important for all age groups.    Adults have a few options to consider, in consultation with your health care provider, to determine evidence of immunity for measles.    Find your immunization record and have...
Jayne Garrison adjusts a new bicycle helmet for Austin Christensen at the Kids Fest event Saturday morning at Vet’s Auditorium. The Huff ’N’ Puffers bicycle club presented children with bicycle helmets.
HARLAN -- Hundreds of kids turned out Saturday, April 27 for the annual Kids Fest Celebration in Harlan, which again was deemed a huge success. 
Ready for the IKM-Manning grand march in Manning were from left: Zach Willenborg, Emily Powers, Lexi Branning and Ben Lingle.  See more  photos inside today’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
MANNING -- The IKM-Manning Prom was held Saturday evening, April 27.
Front from left:  Bailey Smith, Hope Preston and Jayden Lacy.  Back from left:  Bev Burmeister; Reanna Obrecht, Harlan FFA; Carly Torneten, Aiden Bladt; Alex Barrett, Harlan FFA; and Mary Illg.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Plant Iowa Committee handed out trees to fifth-graders in Shelby County’s schools last week.  Here, Harlan Community Intermediate School students accepted their trees from Plant Iowa Committee members.    The committee said they are handing out hundreds of trees this...
Justin Petersen and Paige Vais
    ELK HORN -- Among the Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton attendees arriving for the Prom Grand March were Justin Petersen and Paige Vais.  See Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser for more photos from area proms. 
Kayla Weis is the director of The Music Man, the first production by the newly-formed Harlan Community Theatre.  Auditions are May 5-6 and May 10 callbacks.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – Auditions will be held next week for the Harlan Community Theatre’s production of The Music Man, to be presented later this summer.    Open auditions for all ages for the first annual summer production of the Harlan Community Theatre will be held Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m. and Monday, May...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan continues to work with the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) on an application for a Community Development Block Grant for housing rehabilitation of six homes in Harlan.    Alexis Fleener, Community Development Team Leader with SWIPCO, said this grant program...
    HARLAN - Myrtue Medical Center works with community partners and the general public to determine health care priorities through a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) provided by Myrtue’s Public Health Department.      The most recent Public Health CHNA was completed in early 2016. Among...

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