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	The Harlan blood drive committee encourages new blood donors as well as welcomes new volunteers to assist with the blood drives.  Front, from left: Mary Illg, coordinator of volunteers; and Sue Smith, blood program leader and coordinator of marketing.  Standing: Janice Klein, coordinator of the canteen; and Jan Wilwerding, coordinator of appointments.
    COUNTY -- Want to help save lives by donating blood? Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? There will be multiple opportunities this summer in Shelby County to do both as 10 Red Cross blood drives are scheduled from June to September in the county.    According to Josh Murray, Regional...
    COUNTY -- As Shelby County continues to see its number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise, authorities are urging residents to remember the keys to slowing the spread of the virus in the community.    West Central Iowa, including Shelby County and the immediate counties surrounding, are seeing...
FYI to all of Shelby County. Iowa Community Kitchen has decided not to re-open at this time due to rising COVID numbers here in Shelby County. They will keep all posted for a future re-opening date.     HARLAN -- Iowa Community Kitchen will resume regular meals on Tuesday, July 7 from 4-6 p.m. at...
    SHELBY -- The Board of Directors of Carstens 1880 Farmstead has decided to postpone Farm Days this year until September 11 & 12, 2021.  This is due to COVID-19 safety consideration.      “We looked at a lot of things before we decided to postpone the show,” said Carstens Board President,...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County saw a 26.67 percent voter turnout for the June 2 primary election, a high number according to county auditor and election commissioner Mark Maxwell.    The county saw a total of 2,397 ballots cast, which includes in-person voting and absentee ballots.  The total number...
	Representing Harlan Community High School in the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band are L to R -- Jack Klitgaard, Mitchell Rueschenberg, Ian Kearney, Emma Herzberg and Angie Ordonez.  Missing is Ian Shelton.  (Photo contributed)
    REGIONAL -- Eighteen area music students, including six from Harlan Community High School, have been selected to participate in the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band, and will perform in the Holiday Bowl Parade in San Diego later this year.    Jack Klitgaard, Mitchell Rueschenberg, Ian Kearney...
    STATE -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order last week establishing the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The advisory board will be led by Ben McLean, CEO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, and it will focus on modernizing Iowa’s economy as well as education,...
    HARLAN – Disappointing is an understatement for students in the Harlan Community Schools music program when describing the end of this past year.    The COVID-19 pandemic and closing of the school buildings with cancellation of school-sponsored events was a bummer.  The students missed out on...
	Elaine and Russ Baughman enjoy the farmers market each year, and grow items for sale at the market on 3 1/2 acres on their land.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Farmers Market will open for business on Saturday, June 20, in the parking lot of the former Hometown Shopko building on Chatburn Ave.    The farmers market will operate from 8:30 a.m. until noon each Saturday through October 31. Starting July 8, it will also be open on...
    STATE -- The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that the State of Iowa has received nearly $1 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer free crisis counseling to any Iowan who has been affected, in any way, by the COVID-19 public health...

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