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    COUNTY – Local political chairpersons are excited about caucus night next Monday, and are urging residents to turn out and participate in the process that will ultimately vault presidential hopefuls into frontrunner status.    The countdown to the caucus is on, with only a few days left until...
    COUNTY – Most elected officials in Shelby County will see a 2.5 percent salary increase under a proposal approved by the county’s board of supervisors Tuesday.    After hearing recommendations from the county’s compensation board, the supervisors voted to implement the 2.5 percent increase for...
Baughman
    HARLAN -- Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Harlan Community Future Health Professionals (HOSA), along with many other high school groups, will be hosting a Pink Out at the varsity doubleheader home basketball games starting at 6 p.m.    There will be many fun activities in order to make this Pink...
Schmitz
    COUNTY – Roger Schmitz has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Schmitz is joined on the board by supervisors Charlie Parkhurst and Steve Kenkel.    Schmitz...
Deb McLaughlin helps customers obtain their driver’s licenses at the Shelby County Treasurer’s Office.  Shelby Countians have the option of getting a REAL ID when renewing their licenses.
COUNTY – Shelby Countians heading to the driver’s license office to renew their driver’s license have the option of now selecting the REAL ID, a two-year old program that is hoped to provide more federal security and cut down on identity theft and fraudulent activity.    Iowa began implementation...
    HARLAN – Jane Smith, Denison, has been hired as the new director of finance/city clerk for the City of Harlan, it was announced this week.    Smith replaces Debra Sawyer, who was terminated October 27, 2015, and discharged from her duties.    Smith will begin duties February 1, said Cox.  She...
Chad Butler (right) of the Harlan Fire Department receives the Firefighter of the Year for 2015 from Fire Chief Roger Bissen.   (Photo by Becky Morenz)
    HARLAN -- Chad Butler (right) of the Harlan Fire Department receives the Firefighter of the Year for 2015 from Fire Chief Roger Bissen. Butler was presented the award because of his dedicated service and countless hours put toward the fire service in Harlan and the surrounding communities. 
Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee
HARLAN – Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee says he’s hoping Iowans will turn the tables of the election come caucus night, suggesting that the mainstream media has it wrong and that the current frontrunners for the republican nomination may very well not be.    The former Arkansas...
    HARLAN --  Harlan Community Schools’ Health Occupations Students of America and a number of other school organizations will host the annual Pink Out fundraiser for breast cancer awareness Tuesday, Jan. 26.    The event will be held in conjunction with the boys/girls doubleheader high school...
Andersen
    REGIONAL – Jason Andersen has joined the USDA Service Center in Audubon as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist serving Shelby, Audubon and Cass Counties.    Andersen’s role is to work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services, the Iowa Department of...

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