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    COUNTY -- Shelby County Emergency Management announced this week that it will again be issuing local fire danger assessments for the spring season.    Bob Seivert, Shelby County Emergency Management Director, said despite the recent snow and rain, there have been several grass and brush fires,...
    HARLAN -- The City of Harlan will pay former city administrator Terry Cox $19,388.08 for unused sick leave and an additional $2,120 in attorney fees.    The Harlan City Council approved the settlement last Tuesday and authorized Harlan Mayor Kate Kohorst to sign the agreement.    Kohorst...
Roger Schmitz was honored as the Shelby County Volunteer/Citizen of the Year.  Schmitz (right) was presented his award by Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director Todd Valline.  (Photo by Mike Kolbe)
    HARLAN – Family, friends and community members turned out Friday, Feb. 24 to honor Shelby Countians at the annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s awards banquet, including Roger Schmitz who was named Shelby County Volunteer/Citizen of the Year.    Also honored were a number of...
Spartan players and fans are fired up following Monday's state tournament win over Sidney.  See Friday's Harlan News-Advertiser for full details.
DES MOINES -- For the second time in three years, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton has reached the semifinals of the Girls State Basketball Tournament. The 3rd-ranked Spartans did what they needed to do in Monday afternoon’s Class 1-A quarterfinal clash with No. 8 Sidney, playing some of their best...
    COUNTY -- The finalists for the 2017 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Awards have been announced, as follows:•  Business of the Year:  Milk & Honey, 4 Seasons Travel, Beauty N the Beast.•  New Business of the Year:  Living Well Home Care and American Wealth Group.•  Non-Profit...
    IRWIN -- Three students and one adult were injured when a school bus and wide load vehicle collided in foggy conditions east of Irwin Tuesday, Feb. 21.    Shelby County Sheriff reports indicate deputies were called out at about 8:15 a.m. to the accident scene east of Irwin on County Road F24...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities and the City of Harlan will be increasing their contributions to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, following actions this past week.    The HMU Board has agreed to increase its industrial development contribution from $25,000 to $40,000...
Aebleskiver eating contest to highlight Tivoli Fest
    ELK HORN – The first-annual Tivoli Fest World Aebleskiver Eating Championships will be held this year during the Tivoli Fest celebration in Elk Horn, with hopes of bringing professional eaters from across the nation to the community to show off their eating skills.    Major League Eating and...
As part of the fundraiser, some staff were recipients of a pie in the face, including vocal director Chase Schoemaker.  Administering the blow is junior Kara Rueschenberg.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools raised more than $250 last Tuesday evening for The Native Fund.  As part of the fundraiser, some staff were recipients of a pie in the face, including vocal director Chase Schoemaker.  Administering the blow is junior Kara Rueschenberg.  HCHS’s Ellen Keast...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center and Harlan Community School are collaborating together to provide a free community educational “notMYkid…or is it? What We Don’t Know” seminar, slated for Thursday, March 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Harlan Community High School auditorium.      The educational program...

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