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COUNTY – A Shelby County deputy suffered bruises and abrasions after being attacked in rural Shelby County after being called to a possible car accident near Defiance Monday evening, Dec. 7.    Authorities aren’t releasing the name of the deputy, but sheriff reports said at approximately 10 p.m....
Meghan Zach, a junor at Exira/EH-K, performs with the winter guard
 Meghan Zach, a junor at Exira/EH-K, performs with the winter guard during a recent performance during halftime of a boy/girl basketball doubleheader at Elk Horn.
HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education Monday, Dec. 7 approved the formation of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Student Club, paving the way for the group to become an official club within the school district.    The board voted 6-0 (Kathy Mahlberg, Al Hazelton, Angela Monson,...
    HARLAN – A Harlan man has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance and using a racial slur directed at another individual during a second-grade Christmas vocal concert at Harlan Community High School Thursday, Dec. 3.    Kenneth James Smith, 53, faces a fine of...
Harlan Community High School senior cheerleaders Shea Ehlert, April Olmos, and Ashley Hastert (l to r) were recently selected as members of the 2015 Iowa Cheer Honor Squad.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School senior cheerleaders Shea Ehlert, April Olmos, and Ashley Hastert (l to r) were recently selected as members of the 2015 Iowa Cheer Honor Squad, and performed during half-time of two of the Iowa high school football championship games at the UNI-Dome in...
Participants paid to take half-court shots at the ball game.
HARLAN -- The annual Blue Out for men’s cancer awareness and research was held Friday, Dec. 4 at Harlan Community High School, raising $9,500 for the cause. The evening included a number of activities, including a bone marrow drive.  (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
    REGIONAL – The annual Christmas adoption list has grown to 136 families desiring “adoption,” and potential donors should contact West Central Community Action soon.    Calls are being taken Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-4:30 p.m., for persons wishing to be adopted or to adopt a family....
Rep. Steve Holt
    HARLAN -- Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) and Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) will host a pre-legislative breakfast session for the public Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. at Milk & Honey in downtown Harlan.    The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event, where the local...
The view from inside a motor grader of snow pushed across the road, which could cause a hazard.
OUNTY – Shelby County is proposing an amendment to its winter road maintenance ordinance that would spell out financial penalties for residents who push snow into the roadway.               The county’s board of supervisors will have a first reading of the ordinance change at its next meeting...
Sarah Goedken
    DES MOINES --  Harlan Community High School’s Sarah Goedken was among the select students nominated to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Oct. 15-17 in Des Moines, during the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which drew 1,300 people from more than 60 countries to discuss...

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