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Sports Editor Oeffner honored
by IHSAA with media award
    CEDAR FALLS - Veteran Harlan Newspapers Sports Editor Mike Oeffner has been awarded the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s media award as selected by the IHSAA Board of Control.  He, along with four others, was given the honor at the Class 3A state football championship here on Thursday,...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan is applying for grant funds to assist local homeowners in fixing up their homes.    The Iowa Economic Development Authority offers a community development block grant (CDBG) program for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.    If approved, the city would be able to...
Harlan FFA members pictured at the Churchill Downs horse racing track L to R, front row: Megan Owens, Lauren Blum, Jacob Henry, Brandon Nelson, Jacob Koke, Abby Schechinger, and Maggie Koke.  Back row: Kelsey Schaben, Miguel Mena, Kaleb Kaster, Jamie Schechinger, Kenzie Mumm, Claire Dresen, and Joey Fields.
    HARLAN -- Fourteen Harlan FFA members and advisors, Justine McCall and James Shughart, traveled to the National FFA Convention and Expo October 27-30 in Louisville, Kentucky. The members attended several tours and participated in various National FFA Convention activities while on the trip.    ...
Nursing students Stephanie Schmitz, Dana Tanner and Sarah Oliver work on an assignment.  IWCC enrollment has increased this year.
    COUNTY – Iowa Western Community College’s Shelby County Center has seen an uptick in enrollment this fall, attributable to everything from adults returning to college and distance learning options to community college affordability and an increase in part-time students.    “We are very lucky to...
    HARLAN – Harlan’s City Council this month forgave a $11,550 balance of a fire response bill to ROV Holdings, LLC, and pledges to re-assess the city’s need for the city’s uniform fire billing ordinance.    The council voted 5-0, and Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox said Harlan residents can...
    HARLAN – The search for a new city clerk/finance director to serve the City of Harlan has begun, following action by the Harlan City Council last week to hire HR-OneSource as consultants to coordinate the efforts.    At a cost of upwards of $15,000 to the city to utilize the search firm, city...
A barn, crib, porch roof and trees were damaged at the Lonnie and Joann Rose residence, 512 Juniper Rd., during a powerful November storm last Wednesday.  (Photos by Kim Wegener)
COUNTY – Lonnie and Joann Rose called it “experiencing four seasons” all in one day last Wednesday, Nov. 11, as a powerful storm system rolled through the Midwest, including Shelby County, causing damage in its path.    The two were home when a suspected tornado raced through their property at 512...
Sam Bladt thanks veteran Ken Olson of Harlan for his service.
HARLAN -- Sam Bladt thanks veteran Ken Olson of Harlan for his service following the Harlan Community Elementary School Veteran’s Day program Wednesday morning.    Programs honoring local veterans were held in the elementary and at the middle/high school on Veteran’s Day last Wednesday, Nov. 11. (...
    REGIONAL – Needy families will get some help from generous donors this holiday season as part of the annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program in Shelby County.    The Christmas season is just around the corner and a few families already are signed up for adoption.    Since the program was first...
     A tornado southwest of the exit 40 (Avoca) interchange on Interstate 80.  (Photo courtesy Shelby County EMA)
    REGIONAL -- Shelby County is assessing damage from an apparent tornado, which reportedly touched down in northern Pottawattamie County and tracked through the southern parts of Shelby County Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11.    “This was a very unusual event for November,” said Shelby County...

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