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The wellness center, hospital services and park systems help to make Harlan an attractive location for seniors and those thinking of retirement.  (Harlan Newspapers photos)
    HARLAN – Considering an Iowa retirement soon?  Already live in Harlan?  Well, you’re in luck…according to some “experts,” this is the place to be in your senior years if you live in Iowa.    Real estate website findthehome.com partnered with msn.com recently to rank the “most fun” places to...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Trustees in an October meeting heard their CPA tout that MMC had another very good year of operations which ended on June 30, and that over the past 15 years they have had an amazing consistency in operations.        But five months later, finances have changed...
Survival this winter as cold, snow arrive
    REGIONAL – The annual weather summary from the Farmers Almanac says this winter will be warmer than normal with less snow than average.    If December is any indication of the rest of the winter months to come, then the almanac may be a little off.  Lots of snow and bitter cold temperatures...
Eugene Cardine and Kimberlee Green with son Lyrick Chron Cardine
    HARLAN -- Lyrick Chron Cardine is the first baby born in 2016 at Myrtue Medical Center.  The son of Eugene Cardine and Kimberlee Green, Harlan, arrived at Myrtue on Friday, Jan. 1 at 4:17 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces.    Lyrick has three siblings -- Nicholas, 1 1/2; Paxton, 4; and Lyncoln...
    Shelby – Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Shelby Depot in Shelby at 7 p.m.    An election for positions on the board of directors will be held.  Members will be voting for three board members this year.          “We will talk about...
    COUNTY – The well-being of Shelby County children continues to be better than average, according to the National Kids Count Initiative sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.    Comparatively, Shelby County’s children fare better than their counterparts across the state and nation, report...
The Community Health Department at Myrtue Medical Center has had a very busy year.  A five-year agreement has been signed with Shelby County to continue to provide needed services.  (Harlan Newspapers photo)
    COUNTY – Shelby County has signed a five-year agreement with Myrtue Medical Center to provide community health services for the county.    Costs will begin at $130,000 in the first year, and raise by $10,000 increments over the five years to $170,000 in the fifth year.  The agreement comes on...
    COUNTY -- Gene Gross, chairman of the Shelby County Community Foundation, announced that approximately $108,000 in grant funds are available for local nonprofit organizations and that applications are due no later than February 1, 2016.      Detailed application procedures, fact sheets, and a...
Shelby County farmland values decrease
    COUNTY – Farmland values in Shelby and surrounding counties dropped significantly during the past year, following a statewide trend that has seen values drop for the second consecutive year.    Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre.   Per acre value declined $310,...
    COUNTY – The eyes of the nation will be upon the State of Iowa February 1 for the Republican and Democratic Caucuses, and Shelby County will be included in the national media spotlight.    Republican caucus participants will elect delegates, alternate delegates and junior delegates to the...

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