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Senator Chuck Grassley speaks.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- Senator Chuck Grassley made a special stop at Myrtue Medical Center during his visit to Shelby County on April 16. As part of Senator Grassley’s tour of all 99 counties in Iowa, he held a Q & A session with Myrtue employees addressing questions on a number of topics, including...
Some of the students working to help rake up leaves for area residents were at left:  Jacob Bruck (left) and Chase Finken.
    HARLAN -- Approximately 150 Harlan Community High School students spent Thursday morning, April 18 volunteering for Community Service Day projects throughout Harlan and the communities in the Harlan Community School District.    There were more than 55 projects in the community available for...
    HARLAN -- The re-roofing hospital and clinic project at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan will begin on May 1 with substantial completion expected by November 1.  MMC Board of Trustees approved the low bid of $253,750 from McCoy Roofing, Omaha, for the roofing project at the March board meeting....
COUNTY -- Shelby County Emergency Management Director Alex Londo said this week that personnel with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) will be out in Shelby County going door to door to get people who were affected by the floods to register to receive assistance.    All of the...
    REGIONAL -- A second case of measles has been confirmed in Iowa, through testing at the State Hygienic Lab.    This case is an unvaccinated Northeast Iowa resident, who is a household contact of the recently confirmed measles case (an unvaccinated Northeast Iowa resident with recent travel to...
	Participating in the Bataan Memorial Death March were L to R -- Brady Greer, Ashley Thornborough and Matt Long.  Greer and Long are former Harlan residents and graduates of Harlan Community High School.  (Photo contributed)
    WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE, NM – Two former Harlanites recently participated in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico and took top five honors in the event.    The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range. The...
"I’ve tried my level best to stay neutral during this, to give Justin the benefit of the doubt, but that ship has sailed. To hijack patriotism as a last-gasp effort to camouflage a shady past is unconscionable and against everything I fought for...and so many have died for." -- Bob Mahoney
"I respect all military and all the sacrifices that come with this, but this is not what anyone is questioning," Daniels said.  Her husband has served in the Army/National Guard for 20 years and was deployed for 1 1/2 years.
Matt Carver addressed a sizeable crowd of teachers and community members at a school board meeting Monday, saying some in the Harlan Community have attacked Wagner for his service to the country.  Carver, who identified himself as legal services director for School Administrators of Iowa and as a...
Justin Wagner
    HARLAN – Harlan Community’s superintendent of schools is being deployed overseas.  Justin Wagner announced this week he will be leaving mid-June and will not return until February, 2020.    Wagner said it’s with great pride and honor that he’s been notified he’ll be deployed overseas serving in...

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