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Mike Hadfield (left) and Glenn Carlson in front of the new operational system at the Harlan Wastewater Treatment Plant.
    HARLAN – Construction work recently has been completed on much-needed updates to the Harlan Wastewater Treatment Plant that will help sustain the plant into the future and make plant operations more efficient.    A new building addition complete with offices, restroom and lab; an updated...
    PORTSMOUTH – Ongoing water/sewer system improvements continue in Portsmouth with the announcement that the city has received additional funding from USDA Rural Development.    The USDA Office of Rural Development is an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture which runs...
    ATLANTIC -- Music students from the Harlan Community Schools will audition Saturday, Oct. 26 for the Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Band, Orchestra and Chorus.    A total of 17 Cyclone music students will audition on Saturday at Atlantic High School.
AVOCA -- Neighbors and friends turned out this week to help Duane Carroll with his harvesting.  Carroll was involved in a three-vehicle accident north of Avoca and was recovering in the hospital, so neighbors took to the fields to finish his harvest for him.  Iowa Nice!  (Photo courtesy HTS Ag)
  HARLAN – The 19th-annual Harvest Fest celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 complete with something for the whole family, from a parade and kids’s events to a street market, craft fair and petting zoo!    Event organizer Lori Christensen with the Harlan Newspapers said Harvest Fest has...
Connie Petersen, VITA volunteer
    COUNTY -- Each tax year Shelby County Extension & Outreach, with the support from the Iowa Center, IRS, DHS and volunteer certified tax preparers, serves Iowans by providing tax preparation help for low-income residents in Shelby County.    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) helps lower...
	The Kindness Club has approximately 60 members.  First-quarter participants include front L to R -- Charlotte Cronin, Abbey Brue, Clover Croghan, Addison Peterson, and Rece Gessert.  Middle L to R -- Aubrey Petsche, Addie Berndt, Mia Schweiso, Jayden Duckett, Josie Sonderman, and Aubry Christensen.  Back L to R -- Ava Bauman, Kaitlynn Schmitz, Josh Bray, Kasey Christensen, Jaeda Youngkin, Abby Curren, Olivia Kenkel and Rayna Brookens.  Missing: Audrie Bruck and Emma Erwin.
    HARLAN – Third, fourth and fifth graders at the Harlan Community Intermediate School have an important message for everyone.    Choose to be kind.    It may be a simple notion, but students feel so strongly about the message that they’ve formed a Kindness Club that is gaining members and...
    HARLAN -- The postponed Red Out event from two weeks ago due to cold weather conditions will be held at Friday’s’s HCHS-Winterset football game.    Harlan Community Schools and Myrtue Medical Center are hosting the Red Out to raise awareness and funds in the fight against heart disease.    ...
Pat Hoffmann
    EARLING -- It’s been a difficult 14 days for the residents, families, employees and owners of the longtime nursing home - the Little Flower Haven. An integral part of the Earling and Shelby County communities for 55 years, as a prominent caregiver for 1,000’s of former residents and a community...
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Historical Museum is excited to announce the opening of the newly-renovated Military Exhibit Hall. The exhibit hall will open to the public at 2 p.m. on November 11 with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, all are invited to attend.    The Military Exhibit...

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