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    COUNTY – The Shelby County Compensation Board will meet this month to discuss salary compensation for the county’s elected officials.    The date and time has yet to be determined.    Members of the compensation board are selected by the elected officials they represent and include: Ron Rosmann...
    REGIONAL -- The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says flu activity in Iowa is increasing, prompting IDPH to increase the level of geographic spread of influenza from local to regional spread.    All three flu viruses covered by this year’s vaccines - influenza A (H3), influenza A (H1N1...
HCHS Senior Alex Dotzler plays the four bass drums
HCHS Senior Alex Dotzler plays the four bass drums during pep band at a Cyclone basketball game recently.  The bass drums have become a tradition for the pep band in recent years.
Jay helps Christensen with her official robe while youngest son Cass watches.
    HARLAN -- Friends, family and colleagues filled the Shelby County Courthouse courtroom Friday, Jan. 8 in support of Susan Larson Christensen, who officially took the oath of office as District Court Judge of the Fourth Judicial District of Iowa.    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad selected Christensen...
The wellness center, hospital services and park systems help to make Harlan an attractive location for seniors and those thinking of retirement.  (Harlan Newspapers photos)
    HARLAN – Considering an Iowa retirement soon?  Already live in Harlan?  Well, you’re in luck…according to some “experts,” this is the place to be in your senior years if you live in Iowa.    Real estate website findthehome.com partnered with msn.com recently to rank the “most fun” places to...
    REGIONAL – The Iowa Department of Education released its Iowa School Report Card Wednesday, Dec. 16, with area schools rating from commendable to acceptable on the new system’s scale.    Iowa’s schools are rated on certain educational measures, including math and reading proficiency, college...
    HARLAN – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating reports of land application of process wastewater potentially entering a stream after receiving numerous telephone calls from concerned citizens.    A contractor was land applying wastewater from Essentia, a processing facility...
    AVOCA -- Many residents of Avoca and nearby communities were shocked to receive a letter in the mail indicating their pharmaceutical services would be switching to another provider. Carley Drug, a storefront occupying Avoca Main Street for over 45 years, is closing January 29, 2016.    Many...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Trustees in an October meeting heard their CPA tout that MMC had another very good year of operations which ended on June 30, and that over the past 15 years they have had an amazing consistency in operations.        But five months later, finances have changed...
Survival this winter as cold, snow arrive
    REGIONAL – The annual weather summary from the Farmers Almanac says this winter will be warmer than normal with less snow than average.    If December is any indication of the rest of the winter months to come, then the almanac may be a little off.  Lots of snow and bitter cold temperatures...

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