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SHELBY COUNTY — The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of Shelby County welcomes two new interns for the summer.Julia Biehl is from Belleville, Illinois, and attends Iowa State, where she studies agricultural communication. She will be heading into her sophomore year this fall....
    Starting on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Petersen Family Wellness Center (PFWC) will be open for extended hours while the Harlan outdoor pool is being repaired. The extended hours at the PFWC will be as follows:   Monday – Friday: 6 AM – 8 PM. The lap lanes will be closed from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM...
 HARLAN — The existing Dream Playground in Pioneer Park is being re-imagined. Due to the stress and fatigue the playground acquired over the last 27 years of being well-loved, it is being rehabbed to ensure its safety.Currently, there is not an all-inclusive playground in Shelby County. The re-...
 SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Advisory Council has brought multiple stakeholders together for one common goal: giving the people of Shelby County the best care possible for their tax value. The Board of Supervisors are holding the last of three public hearings...
AREA — Harlan native of 50 years, Donald Christensen, was awarded his Quilt of Valor May 29 at Peace Haven Retirement Home for his service during the Korean War.A Quilt of Valor is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is awarded to a service member or veteran who has been...
ELK HORN — The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn is celebrating 40 years of “Danish roots and American dreams”. In 1976, more than 300 volunteers rebuilt a Danish windmill in Elk Horn. “This windmill brought tourism to the towns of Elk Horn and Kimballton, and the communities knew a national...
 HARLAN — After a steady decline in volunteers, the residency requirement for members of the Harlan Fire Department was changed during the Tuesday, June 6 city council meeting. The council approved changes to Article VIII, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Harlan Fire Department.Chief Roger...
SHELBY COUNTY — Relay For Life has grown and evolved over the last 25 years it has taken place in Shelby County. It is a community celebration for survivors and those who have felt the weight of cancer at any point in their life.The annual Relay For Life event will take place June 9, from 5 p.m. to...
Community members joined architects, engineers and community stakeholders for a kick-off meeting discussing the future plans for the current Avoca Legion Hall. Previously, the building was owned by the American Legion but recently was taken over by the city of Avoca.Building renovations will next...
 HARLAN — A group of over 20 volunteers donated their time and efforts to assist in the removal of approximately 70 trees at the Harlan Golf & Country Club last week. Paul Leinen, member of the club’s Tree Committee, said the trees were removed to counteract the effects of the emerald ash borer...

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