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    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council has approved a request to block off streets and close a downtown parking lot for the Annual Shelby County Relay For Life event on Friday, June 3.    The council unanimously approved the request to close 6th, 7th, Market and Court Streets which border the Shelby...
Logan Peters is shown here with FFA Instructor Justine McCall.
    HARLAN -- Logan Peters, a senior at Harlan Community High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. 
	Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys (left), and City Councilman Mike Kolbe (right) with fire department representative Bruce Blum.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – The Harlan Fire Department has been named Fire Department of the Year by the Iowa Fire Association.    The presentation of a plaque in the department’s honor was made at the Harlan City Council meeting this week.    Nominated by Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees, the Harlan department...
Mgonja
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center announced the addition of Sarah Mgonja, DNP-FNP, a Nurse Practitioner.  Sarah will join Myrtue on August 1, 2016.    Sarah Mgonja received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Creighton University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Upper Iowa...
    HARLAN – Class sizes at the elementary level likely will be higher next year as Harlan Community Schools administration wrestles with the difficulty of balancing financial solvency with state funding, staffing and declining enrollment.    The HCS Board of Education unanimously approved the 2016...
HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees approved bids to clear out and clean up parts of the former headquarters facilities to be used for “cold storage.”    The old facilities, located on the east end of Highway 44 going through Harlan, will see demolition to floors, walls, plumbing...
Levell
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office completed a theft investigation March 30, culminating with the arrest of Justin Levell, 28, 207 Jane St., Irwin.    Sheriff’s officials said Levell was found to be in possession of a 35-foot camper trailer at his residence in Irwin, along with  a...
    COUNTY – The third and final reading of an ordinance pertaining to the use of the road right-of-way in Shelby County will be presented for discussion and public input at today’s county board of supervisors meeting.    Officials said basically they are updating an ordinance currently in place. ...
Dr. Jodie Pettit answers students’ questions and lets them pet the calf during a visit to the Exira-EHK Elementary school recently.
ELK HORN -- Kindergarten and first grade students at Exira-EHK Elementary School recently learned about different types of careers. In Mrs. Jordan Webster’s first grade class, nine of her 14 students want to work with animals or be a veterinarian when they are older. AMVC employees were invited to...
Scouting for Food drive Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hy-Vee and Fareway Grocery Stores in Harlan.
    HARLAN – Harlan Cub Scout Pack 90 and Boy Scout Troop 90 will conduct their annual Scouting for Food drive Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hy-Vee and Fareway Grocery Stores in Harlan.    All proceeds of food and cash will be donated to the Shelby County Food Pantry in Harlan.    ...

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