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    HARLAN – Improvements at JJ Jensen Park in Harlan received approval by the Harlan City Council this week, and some concrete work could begin this fall.    The council voted unanimously to approve the low bid from Hal, Cal Inc. dba Leinen Construction to complete the project, which includes a...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has received approval from the county’s board of supervisors to purchase body cameras for its officers, as well as a computer to store the audio and video footage.    Sheriff Neil Gross said the department already purchased one camera and has...
	Rich and Bev Goshorn (left) were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame recently.  Presenting them with a plaque were Emily Saveraid, executive director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, and Tillie Good (far right), ISU Extension & Outreach 4-H Youth Development Volunteer Specialist.
    COUNTY -- Rich and Bev Goshorn have been inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame representing Shelby County.    The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff...
AVOCA -- On Sunday, Sept. 16, the city of Avoca, successfully ended a discharge of untreated wastewater.    City officials learned of the discharge Sept. 16, but think it was ongoing since Friday, Sept. 14.    The city traced it to a partially open valve at a pumping station.    City officials...
The homecoming court includes king and queen candidates, front L to R -- Shelbi Wilson, Mary Carroll, Jada LaCanne and Destiny Dawson.
    Back L to R -- Cole Burmeister, Ian Leader, Aaron Allen and Trey Nelson.
EXIRA -- Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton will celebrate homecoming activities next week.     The homecoming parade will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 in Exira.  A free-will donation homecoming tailgate will be held in Exira from 5-7 p.m. sponsored by the E/EH-K Leo Leadership Club.    The Spartans...
Danny Mickelson (left) and Travis Holloway, both of Irwin, get the tractor situated to help with the log cutting operations.
    IRWIN -- The Greenridge Steam and Gas Show near Irwin was a huge success once again this year. With beautiful weather, participants were able to learn about old-time farming at the site this weekend.    See Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser for more photos from the Greenridge event, including...
    COUNTY – Neighbor opposition to a proposed chicken confinement facility in northwest Shelby County was heard loud and clear by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 11.    Supervisors Charlie Parkhurst, Roger Schmitz and Steve Kenkel voted unanimously not to recommend a permit...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities is reporting that the month of August has extremely high water usage, and customers are being asked to scale back on usage.    During August, the HMU water plant produced more than 29 million gallons of water, making it one of the highest production...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Area Solid Waste Agency is sponsoring their annual Free Cleanup Crew Event for residents wishing to dispose of household hazardous waste from their homes.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Shelby County Secondary...
	AHSTW Homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Sidni Osbahr, Kyley Nelsen, Kate Wise, Madison Simonsen and Isabella Zortman.
	Back L to R --  Elliot Young, Gabe Pauley, CJ Best, Kyle Branan and Ben Ehlers.
    AVOCA – The AHSTW community and school are gearing up for an exciting homecoming week, with the AHSTW Student Council hard at work planning activities under the theme Viking Victory is Sweet!    Homecoming court and attendants were elected earlier this month and include:    King candidates:  CJ...

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