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    COUNTY – Two Shelby County entities have been awarded funding from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs as emergency relief grants made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic  Security (CARES) Act.    The Shelby County Historical Museum, Harlan, received $4,500 under...
    HARLAN -- The 8-Ball Aviation Club and City of Harlan have announced that the annual Flight Breakfast held on Father’s Day Weekend every year, and scheduled for this weekend, has been canceled.    Officials said they made the tough decision to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All...
St. Joseph on the Hill
EARLING – It’s a funny account of how Bowser the pooch helped lead to an informative hour-long documentary about the Earling Catholic church entitled St. Joseph on the Hill.    Dave Gaul’s movie is now available on YouTube® for all to see, offering a telling historical narrative of the development...
    COUNTY -- Statement from Shelby County Fair Board -- “As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the Shelby County Fair Board is making changes to the 2020 fair. The fair will be limited to 4-H and FFA shows and activities. Unfortunately, there will be no open class exhibits, commercial exhibits, or...
    HARLAN -- The Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center will re-open Wednesday, June 17 with normal business hours, pending approval by the Harlan City Council tonight.    Following Iowa Gov. Kim Reynoldss announcement on June 10, the Harlan pool is projected to open. Final approval on opening the pool...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School will host a live graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at Merrill Field in Harlan.    The ceremony will include an introduction, senior speeches, National Honor Society recognition, Cum Laude recognition, and presentation of the graduating class...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School’s 2020 Prom officially has been canceled.    In a statement released Thursday, June 11, the district said, “Due to the COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing requirements, Harlan Community School is unable to host a prom that allows for the...
Prairie Rose E. coli levels drop; swimming now okay
    HARLAN – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says swimming is now okay at Prairie Rose Lake after a week of it being not advisable due to high levels of E. coli.    On Wednesday, June 3, the DNR issued a swimming not advised warning as part of its beach and water quality monitoring program...
    HARLAN -- Harlan’s citywide garage sale will be held on Saturday, July 11.    Sponsored by the Harlan Newspapers, the deadline for advertising and to be on published maps is Tuesday, June 30 at noon.    The citywide garage sale was moved to July 11 from its previous date in June.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Community Foundation has announced that grants totaling $60,575 have been awarded to Shelby County nonprofit organizations and community projects as part of its spring grant cycle.    The following organizations were awarded grants by the Shelby County Community...

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