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Gene Gettys, Jr.
    COUNTY – Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys, Jr. will be seeking his third term in office, and will run unopposed in November’s election.    Gettys and a host of others in communities throughout Shelby County filed nomination papers by the deadline Thursday, Sept. 17, for positions as mayor or on local...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has accepted the lowest submitted proposal of $118,857 from RL Craft Roofing (Denison) to re-roof the medical/surgical building portion of Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.    Chuck Assman, facilities director at MMC, said the roof (11,400 square...
    ELK HORN -- The City of Elk Horn, with Southwest Iowa Planning Council, is accepting applications from homeowners for the Elk Horn Housing Rehabilitation Program through October 30.      The program provides funding for owner-occupied, income eligible households to rehabilitate their home and...
Homecoming king and queen candidates at Harlan Community include L to R -- Michael Sciranko, Jessica DuVal, Dylan Ferguson, Samantha Schmitz, Alex Assmann, Emma Ahrenholtz, Jonathan Bieker, Jessica Klein, Connor McMurphy and Shea Ehlert.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community is ready to celebrate homecoming this week, under the theme “Lion King – Welcome to the Pride Lands.”    There’s plenty of excitement in the air as the Harlan Community Cyclone football team readies to meet Winterset in a Friday night match-up, hoping to get...
Dr. Hannah Johnk, DPM
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center announced this week the addition of Dr. Hannah Johnk, DPM as Podiatric Specialist.  Dr. Johnk will join Myrtue starting in August 2016.    Dr. Hannah Johnk received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and...
Homecoming candidates at Exira-EHK include front L to R -- Emily Greving, Kassidy Jensen, Rose Andersen and Carly Paulsen.  Back L to R -- Austin Malloy, Brady Hansen, John Schultes and Nelson Zach.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- The Exira, Elk Horn and Kimballton communities will celebrate homecoming with the Spartans next week, as staff, students, businesses and community members get ready for an exciting week of activities.    Welcome to the Jungle is the theme for 2015.
HARLAN -- The City of Harlan has filed a petition in Shelby County District Court this month, seeking title to an abandoned property located at 904 Court St.    According to court documents, the defendant is Jan Eric Pusch, trustee of the Jan Eric Pusch Revocable Trust dated July 10, 2011, as the...
    HARLAN -- Public support is needed through resident voting for a project that, if funded, will pay for a movie screen that can be utilized in the community.    The Movie in the Park project is a team effort between the city and Harlan Community Schools.  The groups are seeking a $6,900 grant...
HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner
    HARLAN --  The counselors in the Harlan Community School District understand how important it is for a student to feel welcomed at school.    “Kids who feel loved at home come to school to learn,” said Leanne Travis. “Kids who may not feel loved at home come to school to feel loved. You can’t...
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
HARLAN -- U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) held a town hall meeting in Harlan Monday, Sept. 14, meeting with constituents and discussing federal topics, including everything from immigration and energy policy to the Iran deal and monetary appropriations.    Only a handful of individuals turned out for...

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