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    HARLAN - Volunteers are needed to assist with the removal of Christmas lights in downtown Harlan on Saturday, January 5 at 9 a.m. on the Courthouse Square.    If you can help the Harlan The Christmas City and Friends of Downtown your assistance will be greatly appreciated.    Or if you’d like...
■ For your vehicle    • Shovel • First aid kit • Non-perishable food • Flashlight • Candles and matches • Extra clothing • Tire chains • Booster cables • Cellphone with charged battery ■ For your home and workplace    • Flashlight and extra batteries    • Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and...
    COUNTY -- There are two ways to win in the Harlan Newspapers’ First Baby of 2019 contest. The first baby born at Myrtue Medical Center will be the recipient of several great prizes from greater Shelby County merchants.    And the person to predict the time and date of the first baby born will...
    COUNTY – The well-being of Shelby County children continues to be better than average, according to the National Kids Count Initiative sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.    Comparatively, Shelby County’s children fare better than their counterparts across the state and nation, report...
 Habitat house dedication set for Sunday, Jan. 6     HARLAN -- Habitat for Humanity will host a dedication of its newest Harlan project on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at 202 Market St. in Harlan.    The organization invites the community out to see what it has accomplished with this property.
	ELK HORN -- Mary Eldal and her brother, Alex Eldal, listen as Santa Claus reads through their Christmas wish list.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
Santa made a stop at the Elk Horn Public Library to visit with children in December.
	Former Harlan resident Jonathan Tilk has been awarded the Purple Heart.  (Photo contributed)
    SIOUX FALLS, SD – A former Harlan resident and 2003 graduate of Harlan Community High School has been honored with one of the highest honors bestowed upon a military serviceman, the Purple Heart, awarded to service members wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States,...
    HARLAN – Keeping sufficiently warm during the winter months can prove challenging, particularly when frigid temperatures persist, as they have already during the past couple of months.    While portable space heaters can help generate heat, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and...
The Shelby County Center of IWCC LPN program has had 24 students this fall.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – The Shelby County Center of Iowa Western Community College’s nursing program continues to grow, highlighting not only that interest in the program is increasing, but that the local center is attracting students from throughout Southwest Iowa.    The fall LPN class was 24, up from the...
    REGIONAL -- After having seen a slight increase in 2017, the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa saw a slight decrease in 2018.  The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent, or $62 per acre, from the 2017...

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