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Lori Christensen honored as Shelby County Citizen of the Year
New Business of the Year  -  Shelby County Physical TherapyNon-Profit Business of the Year  -  Shelby County Community OutreachBusiness of the Year  -  Harlan Newspapers     HARLAN – Long-time Harlan resident Lori Christensen was honored as Shelby County’s Citizen of the Year at ceremonies held...
HARLAN – Anyone with unpaid parking tickets should get them taken care of soon or face additional administrative costs and fees under an effort by the Harlan Police Department to collect on those tickets.    The City of Harlan has entered into a 28E agreement with Shelby County that will allow for...
    REGIONAL -- There have been several reports of scams starting up again in our area, reports the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The first report is one of a relative being in jail in a different city or state and requesting money to bond the relative out of jail.  If this is a call you are...
	Harlan FFA 2017-2018 Officer Team: pictured left to right, front row: Maggie Koke, Secretary; Jack Buman, Secretary; CJ Schechinger, President; Andrew Schechinger, Vice President; Allyssa Obrecht, Treasurer; back row: Justine McCall, Advisor; Kaleb Kaster, Reporter; Clara Schmidt, Sentinel; Miguel Mena, Reporter; James Shughart, Advisor.
HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24. This year’s theme is I Can, We Will and it embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at...
Chief Bissen received a Meritorious Service Award for 30 years of Service from Past President Mark McNees of the Iowa Firefighters Association.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department held its annual Awards Banquet and Firefighter Recognition on Saturday evening, Feb. 3 at the C.G Thirkildsen Center. Firefighters were recognized for years of service and special achievements.    “The Harlan Fire Department has been fortunate in our...
Barry Jacobsen ....Myrtue Medical Center CEO
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Chief Executive Officer Barry Jacobsen this week in a letter to staff addressed the expose by The Des Moines Register regarding sexual abuse allegations against former Harlan physician Dr. Wing-Tai Fung.    The articles appeared online last week and in the print edition...
Parker Jones (left) and Andrew Shelton were selected for the all-state festival
HARLAN – Harlan Community High School’s Parker Jones and Andrew Shelton have been nominated by their judges at State Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) contest as Outstanding Performers in Group Improvisation, and they will perform at the all-state speech festival this weekend.    Speech...
Dr. Wing-Tai Fung...victims have come forward alleging additional sexual abuse. He’s currently on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry after being convicted of assault to commit sexual abuse and indecent contact with a 10-year-old patient.
    HARLAN – An article in the Harlan Tribune back in 2014 outlining sexual abuse allegations against former Harlan physician Dr. Wing-Tai Fung laid the foundation for an alleged abuse victim to come forward and share her story, outlined in a four-piece exposé appearing in The Des Moines Register...
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Wellness Alliance is sponsoring a community health and wellness event on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Petersen Family Wellness Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon.    Move More Shelby County is a new event aimed at encouraging youth and adults to move more by participating in...
    REGIONAL -- You may already know that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer in the United States. But do you know what’s number two?    The answer is radon, an invisible, radioactive gas—and if you didn’t know, you’re not alone. 

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