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    REGIONAL – The annual Christmas adoption list has grown to 113 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...
    DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has awarded a number of area fire departments grants to aid their efforts in protecting Iowans and their property from wildfires.    Local departments receiving 50 percent cost share grant monies include Elk Horn, Harlan and Irwin.    The...
	Hazelton, board member for the HCS district, was honored Nov. 19 as IASB Board Member Jon Rowen (right) presented Hazelton with a certificate for completing the IASB Better Boardsmanship requirements.
    DES MOINES -- The Iowa Association of School Boards recognizes that learning and leadership on the part of school board members makes a difference at the board table and for students.    At IASB’s 70th Annual Convention on Nov. 19, Harlan Community School Board member and IASB District 4...
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards, 1st row from left to right:  Marvin Leinen, Portsmouth Vol. Fire Depart.; Lisa Riggs, Danish Windmill; Alissa LaCanne, City of Elk Horn; Dena Matthews, WCCA; Connie Lehan, Friends of Harlan City Parks.  2nd row:  Tom Heinrich, Earling Fire & Rescue; Lynn Gaskill, Irwin Fire & Rescue; Nate Buman, Sh. Co. Historical Museum. Back row: Sh. Co. Comm. Foundation Board Members Todd Argotsinger, Gene Gross (Chair), and Allan Hjelle (Vice Chair).
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Community Foundation has announced grants totaling $34,340 this fall, awarded to Shelby County non-profit agencies.    With these grants, the foundation has distributed nearly $1.8 million in grant funds and scholarships over the last 15 years.
Shown here practicing their parts are third-graders Brett Heese and Lauren Gaul, dressed as Frosty and Mrs. Frosty.
    HARLAN -- Students from the Shelby County Catholic School at St. Michael’s Center will be presenting their Christmas program Monday, Dec. 7 in the school gym.  The program at 7 p.m. follows the anticipatory 5:30 p.m. Mass in the church for the Holy Day of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception...
    HARLAN -- The Annual Harlan Community Blue Out for men’s cancer awareness and fundraising will take place tonight, Friday, Dec. 4 at the Harlan Community High School girls/boys basketball doubleheader.    The theme for this year’s Blue Out is ‘Blue’s Clues, It’s Male Time!’      There will be a...
    HARLAN -- The City of Harlan has filed a petition in Shelby County District Court last month, seeking title to an abandoned property located at 910 Court St.    According to court documents, the defendants are Stephen R. Nichols, owner of the property; and others who may have an interest in the...
    REGIONAL – Needy families are getting some help from generous donors this holiday season as part of the annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program in Shelby County.    The list has grown to 87 families desiring “adoption,” and potential donors should contact West Central Community Action. Calls...

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