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HARLAN -- Although the exact time frame is yet to be determined, it is likely by the end of August 3D mammography service will be available at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.    The MMC Board of Trustees approved the equipment purchase of the Hologic Selenia Dimensions at a five year cost...
The kids participating in the rabbit agility course hold their rabbits following a meeting. Front row, left to right: Emily Taggs, Addison Obrecht, Cori Mages. Back row, left to right: Madison Rivera, Kaylee Rivera, Allyssa Obrecht and Mallory Mulligan.
    COUNTY -- It all started with a Facebook video, according to Jennifer Obrecht.    After Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach Educator Mary Taggs saw the video, she talked around to see who would be interested in getting a program started.    The Obrechts were part of that conversation...
	Queen candidates this year are front L to R -- Jessica Buman, Cassidy Robinson, Molly Wingert and Taylor Andersen.  Back L to R -- Bailey Heilesen, Marissa Wingert, Kelsey Schaben, Nicole Goshorn, Emma Barnes, Amelia Juhl and Sara Markham.
COUNTY -- Eleven young women are in the running to be crowned Shelby County Fair Queen this week.    Coronation will take place Thursday evening, July 13 in the show ring at the fairgrounds at 8 p.m. The new queen will reign over the Shelby County Fair as well as represent the county at the state...
HARLAN -- The Bill Riley Talent Search will have a local show in Harlan at the Shelby County Fair on July 14 at 6 p.m. The show is open to the public.    The Bill Riley Talent Search offers an opportunity to help young Iowans experience the  excitement and dedication necessary to help them succeed...
When the point-of-sale giant NCR decided to shutter its Viroqua, Wisconsin, factory in January 2009, 80 or so jobs disappeared, and the town of 4,300 joined the ranks of rural communities left reeling by the downturn. But rather than wallow and complain about tough luck, a group of residents...
DES MOINES – Consumer Protection Division representatives will be in Harlan and Atlantic next week to provide “mobile office” access for Iowans with consumer-related questions or complaints, Attorney General Tom Miller announced. Division representatives will be on hand to provide information,...
REGIONAL – Shelby County State Bank has implemented enhanced security measures due to an increase in bank robberies in rural areas outside the Omaha metro area, it was announced recently.    The measures include a “buzz-in” policy which will allow branch staff to control entry into the bank during...
Maribeth Zimmerman’s life has been centered on her faith in Catholicism.
WESTPHALIA -- Maribeth Zimmerman’s hands smooth over her rosary’s beads. She pauses over three of the beads, blue eyes reverent, to tell me they are Hail Mary’s. She has a soft voice.    Zimmerman’s life is, and has been, centered on her faith in Catholicism. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. 
HARLAN – A special investigative report released on the City of Harlan by the state auditor’s office this week has outlined $144,872.32 in improper and unsupported disbursements, much of which has been tied to former city administrator Terry Cox.    Auditor of State Mary Mosiman this week released...
HARLAN -- Green and white balloons were released Monday, June 26 as part of the Green Out activities during HCHS vs. Atlantic baseball and softball games.  Green Out raised funds for cancer research and education, with all proceeds from the fund-raisers during the event being funneled to cancer...

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