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Portsmouth firefighters helped save dozens of hogs after a semi carrying the hogs traveled into the ditch and overturned.
    PORTSMOUTH -- Portsmouth firefighters helped save dozens of hogs after a semi carrying the hogs traveled into the ditch and overturned November 21 near 1200th St. and Fir Rd.  The international semi was hauling a load of hogs when it entered an area of soft road due to recent rain.  The trailer...
    REGIONAL – Today, Friday, Dec. 6 is the deadline to submit applications for families wishing to be adopted this holiday season.  Children 18 and under, along with elderly ages 65+, who are at or below 175 percent poverty level (or LIHEAP eligible) may apply.    For those donating, they can...
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...

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