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HCHS Alum Greg Conry
HINTON --  A former Westphalia resident is venturing on a cross-country bicycle ride this summer to raise funds for Colleen’s Dream Foundation and ovarian cancer research.    Greg Conry, the son of Tom and Lisa Conry, Harlan, and a 2012 graduate of Harlan Community High School, will be riding from...
Santa in the Cabins
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Museum is excited to announce the fourth annual Santa in the Cabins event which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5-7 p.m.    Santa Claus will set up shop in the historic McIntosh Cabin to hear all the items on local children’s Christmas lists.    All are...
Shelby County elected officials
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Compensation Board has recommended a three percent across-the-board salary increase for elected officials and their deputies for the 2019-20 fiscal year, following a meeting of the board November 13.    The county’s board of supervisors, who have the ultimate decision...
    REGIONAL – The annual holiday adoption program continues this week with needy families hoping to receive some assistance this holiday season.    Applications for families wishing to be adopted will be accepted now until this Friday, Dec. 6.  Children 18 and under, along with elderly ages 65+,...
1st row: Amanda Brewer, Harlan Comm. Library; Alissa LaCanne, Elk Horn Fire Dept. and Elk Horn Public Library; Dena Matthews, West Central Comm. Action; Tim Plumb, Irwin Fire and Rescue Assoc.; 2nd row: Bre Fuhs, Country Care Center Corp.; Megan Defenbaugh & Bridgette Laver, Concerned, Inc.; 3rd row: Karen Schlueter, Shelby Fire & Rescue; SCCF Board members Kathi Kilworth (Vice Chair) & Rhonda Powers (Sec./Treasurer); 4th row: SCCF Board members Michael Riley, Kristy Hansen, CPA, & Jim Zimmerman (Chair)
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Community Foundation announced last week grants totaling $35,825 were awarded to Shelby County nonprofit agencies. With these grants, the Shelby County Community Foundation has distributed more than $3 million in grants and scholarships over the last 22 years.    The...
    REGIONAL – The annual holiday adoption program continues this week with needy families hoping to receive some assistance this holiday season.    Applications for families wishing to be adopted will be accepted now until December 6.  Children 18 and under, along with elderly ages 65+, who are at...
	The annual Polar Run is a popular event held during Julefest each year.  It will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- 2019 is the 41st anniversary of the Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa’s Christmas celebration called Julefest, which will be held on November 29-30.  The important elements of a Danish Christmas – good food, warm hospitality, flickering candles and other decorations...
Rueschenberg
    HARLAN – Board leadership in the Harlan Community Schools will remain the same for the next year as Amy Rueschenberg and Jessica Anderson were elected Monday, Nov. 18 unanimously to serve as president and vice president, respectively, of the HCS Board of Education.    The board voted 7-0 to...
	Harlan Municipal Utilities and City of Harlan crews put the official Shelby County Christmas Tree in place and strung it with lights Wednesday, Nov. 20 on the east side of the courthouse square.  The tree will light up and kick off the season at the annual holiday lighting festival slated for Saturday, Nov. 30.  The tree this year was donated by Mark Rasmussen. (Photo by Alan Mores)
COUNTY -- The sixth year of the holiday lighting ceremony in downtown Harlan will kick off Saturday, Nov. 30 with lots of Christmas cheer and holiday events to start the season in Shelby County.    The kick-off to the holiday season is a special one the weekend after Thanksgiving starting on Friday...
    The Harlan Newspapers, Keast Auto Center and Hy-Vee have again teamed up to sponsor coloring contests; one for children in Pre-K thru 2nd grade, with another for kids 3rd thru 5th grades. Winning entries and artists willbe featured on the covers of this year’s Holiday Greeting issues Dec. 20...

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