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Elaine Baughman
1)  Why did you get involved with your agriculturally-based career?    “I actually got into my gardening business by accident.  My kids sold extra green beans one summer, and it seemed like an easy way to supplement the family income.  About the same time, my husband retired from his construction...
Those taking office include L to R -- Geralyn Greer, recorder; Darin Haake, supervisor; Carolyn Blum, treasurer; and Marcus Gross, Jr., attorney.
    Greer, Blum and Gross, Jr. are incumbents while Haake will be serving his first term as county supervisor after being elected in November.
    HARLAN -- Four elected county officials were sworn into office for 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Shelby County Courthouse.   
HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools’ jazz program will kick off its contest season this weekend at the Bluffs Jazz Festival in Council Bluffs, followed by performances through April.    This year the HCS jazz program will be fielding four performing groups: the Middle School Red Band, Middle...
The guard always wows the crowd with its routines.
Isabel Segebart, a member of the Exira-Elk Horn/Kimballton Winter Guard, performs recently at a Spartan home basketball doubleheader. 
    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 -- The Harlan Municipal Board of Trustees voted Dec. 27 to hike rates for HMU cable and phone effective Feb. 1, 2019.     Basic cable will go up $3 to $33.99 per month with expanded basic going up $6 to $91.99. Digital basic increases $1 per month to $13.99.      The top totally...
HARLAN -- Harlan City Council appointments to committees have been made for the 2019 calendar year.  See the Jan. 4 News-Advertiser for complete listings.
    HARLAN -- Auditor of State Mary Mosiman today released an audit report on the City of Harlan, Iowa.    The City’s receipts totaled $9,032,466 for the year ended June 30, 2018, a 13.5% increase over the prior year.  The receipts included $3,029,712 of property tax, $473,595 of tax increment...
REGIONAL – The number of registered sex offenders that call the greater Shelby County area their home has increased in the past three years, according to Iowa’s state sex offender registry.    Shelby County and areas surrounding the county have 34 registered sex offenders as of this month, as...

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