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An example of a rural uncontrolled intersection.  Shelby County has roughly 40.
    COUNTY – With warmer weather and the first signs of spring arriving this month, soon there will be increased traffic on the roadways, including the rural roads in Shelby County.    The Shelby County Engineer’s Office and Iowa County Engineer’s Association are reminding motorists this week to be...
    HARLAN – Harlan property owners will see a decrease in their tax levy this year as part of a proposed budget approved by the Harlan City Council Tuesday, March 8.    A public hearing on the proposed $8.32 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year was held Tuesday with no comments from the...
	Kerry is a 1979 graduate from HCHS and son of Dr. Earl and JoAnn Boltinghouse. He currently resides in Montgomery, TX with his wife Mallory and youngest daughter Autumn. Lisa is a 1984 graduate from HCHS and daughter of George and Karma Petersen. She currently resides in Highlands Ranch, CO with son Jacob and daughter Taylor.  (Photo contributed)
    DENVER, CO -- Out of the more than 10,000 plus pilots at United Airlines, only two are Harlan natives. On February 11, Captain Kerry Boltinghouse and First Officer Lisa (Petersen) Christensen operated a Boeing 737 on United Flight #1727 from Denver, CO to Tucson, AZ, and Flight #1138 back to...
STEM students Levi Preston (left) and Jacob Koke make a presentation to the HCS Board of Education regarding converting the district to solar energy.
HARLAN – Harlan Community will be hosting a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Festival Extravaganza Tuesday, March 22, highlighting student achievements in STEM.    Approximately 40 booths will be showcased with STEM projects, as students share with the public the types of projects...
Students are all smiles at the activities they have had during the week -- L to R -- Sadie Boje, Kenzley Bruck, Jackson Ahrenholtz and Rian Buck.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools elementary students had fun this week participating in Read Across America Week, celebrated in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 2.  Students had fun dressing up in character and reading during the week.
	BPA students who have qualified for nationals include front L to R -- Jilian Meyer, D’Artagnon Deuel, Abigail Schechinger, Laura Kaufmann.  Second row L to R - Caitlin Yamada, Jay Swanson, Levi Kohl, Michaela Bissen.  Third row L to R - Alana Monson, Scott Kintner, Reagan Hansen, Jess Buman.  Fourth row L to R - Paige Powers, Logan Klaassen, Haley Arkfeld.  Back L to R - Ellen Keast, Claire Dresen, Jacob Bartley, Kyle Schmitz.  Missing is CJ Schechinger.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
HARLAN – Twenty Harlan Community High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) students have qualified for the national conference to be held in Boston, MA May 5-8.    The 2016 national leadership conference, This is Our Time, will welcome more than 5,000 conference delegates from across the...
    COUNTY – The poor and needy in Shelby County are helped in numerous ways by local taxpayers under a county relief ordinance last reviewed in 2008.    General assistance is available to families or individuals who are poor and needy, when their own means, relatives or other public or private...
    HARLAN - Last spring, an estimated 70 students received local scholarship awards from 48 sponsoring organizations, totaling close to $210,000 in funding.  Additional scholarships and financial assistance comes from other sources, as well as individual institutions that students attend.  All...
    HARLAN – An investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources into the land application of processed wastewater from the Essentia Protein Solutions plant in Harlan by a subcontractor has uncovered alleged violations of Iowa Code and Iowa Administrative Code.    Kevin Wilken, senior...
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    HARLAN -- Carmen Hosack has been selected as the new chief executive officer and general manager for Nishnabotna Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (NVREC).    She will begin her duties in the position on April 1.    Current CEO/GM John Euchner has accepted a position with Southeastern Electric...

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