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Craig Clemons (above) gets the caucus rolling at the Republican site, by electing a chairman for the Clay/Monroe caucus.
OUNTY – Shelby County caucus-goers backed Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz as their Democratic and Republican candidates of choice for president, in a Monday night meeting that saw record numbers of voters both locally and statewide head to their caucus sites.    At Veteran’s Auditorium in Harlan, an...
Becker Family - Jordan, Renee, Greg, Teri and Taylor
    AVOCA – An Avoca family will be in the national spotlight next week as contestants on the hit game show Family Feud.    The Greg and Teri Becker family will appear on the television game show Monday, Feb. 8 on KXVO, Omaha.    Officials with the game show said the Becker family took part in the...
    HARLAN -- Riding a nationwide trend of declining patient visits and procedures, as well as tighter insurance payment procedures, Myrtue Medical Center’s revenues were up slightly in December to help it erase nearly $143,000 in losses - but they are still in the red with a fiscal year-to-date...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to pay $25,000 for a rate study of their three main utilities.    A proposal from Dave Berg Consulting of Minneapolis, MN would perform electric, natural gas and water cost-of-service and rate design studies for...
Michael Jurgensen (left) and Braden Quist
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office this week announced the hiring of two deputy sheriffs.    Michael Jurgensen was a patrolman with the Harlan Police Department prior to joining the sheriff’s office 18 months ago.  Jurgensen is assigned road patrol and investigations.    Braden Quist...
Pictured front row L to R -- Reagan Hansen,  Mackenzie Goshorn, Haley Koch and Caitlin Bissen.  Middle L to R --  Charlotte Lotenschtein, Caitlin Yamada, Angelina Marti, Elizabeth Burris, Emily Juhl and Katelyn Kluver.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Rebecca Sparandeo, Scott Kintner, Sarah Goedken, Steven Bailey, Bre Auen and Elizabeth Stroud.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community School’s Large Group Speech team, under the direction of Ms. Lisa Hagemeier, participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Contest on Saturday, Jan. 23.  There were eight events with six qualifying for state on February 6.  The categories and participants...
https://youtu.be/jUiyiVvYZJ8 An estimated 950 Shelby County Republicans packed into the Harlan Veterans Memorial Auditorium, while the Therkildsen Center held another 300 Democrats for the annual Iowa Caucus...on the Republican side Ted Cruz topped Donald Trump in a heated battle while Bernie...
Nat'l Weather service cuts estimates to 6 - 10" of snow...but it appears a moving target.
Maybe it was the non-stop barrage of warnings that started on Thurs., Jan. 28 that warned us of impending Winter Storm Kayla...it didn’t hit with a whimper...it’s pretty much what we expected....heavy wet snow with estimates in the eight inch range but worse as you go north of Shelby Co.... 31-32...
Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.
    Highlights include:  Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.  The half-court basketball shot fundraiser was a success.  Students sell ducks as a fund-raiser event during the evening.  Clare Klein hands a rose to Cancer survivor Ruth...
Catholic school education celebrated
    HARLAN – Shelby County Catholic School, along with other Catholic schools across the nation, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 31-February 5.    Catholic Schools Week is an annual observance meant to highlight the value of Catholic education and its contributions to communities and...

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