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Maxwell
...will he take on all
Carter has done?
    COUNTY – Shelby County will be a few weeks behind its normal schedule in developing the next fiscal year’s budget come January 1, but hopes are the process will go smoothly once initiated.    Newly-elected auditor Mark Maxwell will take office the first of the year, and among the items the...
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards, 1st row from left to right:  Sharon Oman, Clint and Kathy Kienast; Amanda Brewer.  2nd row: Danielle Nordby; Bre Fuhs; Marian Greer Stokes; Dena Matthews. 3rd row: Jim Borcher; Lynn Gaskill; Nick Preston; Alissa LaCanne. 4th row: Shelby Co Comm Foundation board members Gene Gross, Chair, and Allan Hjelle, Vice Chair.  (Photo contributed)
    COUNTY -- Shelby County non-profit agencies were awarded grants from the Shelby County Community Foundation last week in a ceremony held on the courthouse steps in downtown Harlan.    Gene Gross, chairman of the foundation, said $32,734 in total was awarded to a number of local non-profit...
Photo shown looking north on Timber Road
Elliott man dies in rollover accident JACKSONVILLE -- An 18-year-old Elliott man died as a result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Timber Road near Jacksonville Saturday morning, Dec. 3. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday at approximately 9:45 a...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has approved the annual audit report following a presentation by Chris Nelson of Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPAs, Atlantic.    Nelson outlined the highlights of the 2015-2016 fiscal year.    “A lot of positives that are shown on your...
    HARLAN – Shelby County will have to decide how to proceed with Christmas light storage and programming in the future as a four-year agreement with a Harlan company will soon come to an end.    Off Kilter Media has notified the county that the 2016 Christmas season will be its last in providing...
    COUNTY – Shelby County Auditor Marsha Carter is calling for a mid-year audit of her office to be completed as she leaves the position January 1.    Carter told the Shelby County Board of Supervisors last week that it’s an important step to make sure all is taken care of financially as she...
    COUNTY -- Four Shelby County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Shelby County Council in the Nov. 8 general election. They are: Kathy Fara, Irwin; Julie Klein, Harlan; Michele Monson, Irwin; and Sheila Rihner, Shelby.    Current members of the county...
Some of the news lights on the courthouse square
    HARLAN -- The downtown Christmas lighting ceremony was a huge success Saturday evening, Nov. 26 with hundreds turning out to meet Santa and kick off the festive season.
State runner-up participants include L to R -- Abigail Lefeber, Brooke Goshorn, Olivia Freund, Justine Buman, Lauren Andersen, Jackson Lotenschtein, Josh Rihner, Hannah Bissen, Jack Klitgaard, Camden Leinen.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – A team of students from Harlan Community Middle School finished as state runners-up at the 2016 Middle School Mock Trial State Tournament Wednesday, Nov. 16.    This year’s mock trial case was a civil case based on a 2013 wrongful death lawsuit filed by a mother whose son died...
Harvest
Season
    REGIONAL – Harvest activities were virtually completed during the week ending November 20, including harvesting, baling corn stalks, tiling, terracing, hauling and spreading manure, and anhydrous application.    In west central Iowa, including Shelby County, 92 percent of the corn crop for...

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