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    COUNTY -- St. Boniface, Westphalia; St. Mary, Panama; and St. Mary, Portsmouth; will be resuming daily Masses beginning June 10.    The Diocese of Des Moines is allowing parishes to regather for the public celebration of Mass based on consultation with local medical professionals, Iowa...
    •  Elk Horn: Elk Horn Lutheran Christian Outreach Food Pantry. Help Elk Horn, Iowa with #HOPE (Help Other People Eat). This is for anyone in the surrounding communities, not just Elk Horn residents, that are in need. Appointments are needed to pick up items at the food pantry by calling or...
    HARLAN -- Three Harlan Community High School students recently were honored by the Omaha World-Herald and Des Moines Register.    Danielle Arkfeld, Lucy Borkowski and Anna Nelson were named to the World-Herald’s Western Iowa Honorable Mention All-Academic Team.  The three appeared in the...
Alex Wingert
    PORT HUENEME, CA - “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for more than seven decades.    The Navy Seabees are an elite group of personnel trained in both combat and the craft skills of the construction industry.    ...
It took four years and seven doctors before Logan Maxwell was able to confirm a diagnosis of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.  As of May 22 he is fully recovered and cured, and is working with the American Heart Association to educate the public.
    HARLAN – It was Sunday, March 16. 2016.    Life is a Highway was blaring on the radio, the Rascal Flatts’ version, as Logan Maxwell made the turn from Highway 59 onto Interstate 80 heading east and back to Iowa State University in Ames.    “It is one of my favorite songs,” he said.  “Normally I...
	Doug Kramer, Earling, fills the planter during planting season this year.  A dry planting season with timely May rains and crops are ready to take off.
    REGIONAL -- A dry planting season allowed most area farmers to put their corn and soybean crop in the ground at a well-above-average pace this spring.    Consistent late-May rains have followed, quenching surface soils in need of moisture and allowing for strong  and even emergence.    Add in...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities will now open its doors by appointment for customers as a start to return to what will be a “new” normal business operation.    In other action taken at its May 28 teleconference board meeting, “hero” pay of an additional $3 per hour was discontinued May 31...
Staff at the Harlan Community Library have been planning fun and challenging activities for youth and adults this summer. From left: Elizabeth Schechinger, Amanda Brewer, library director; and Dena Jacobsen.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Library Summer Program will again provide fun and challenges for youth and adults but in a different format this year. The 2020 summer library program theme will be “Imagine Your Story.”         Amanda Brewer, library director, said there will be lots of fun...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has begun the process of re-opening the courthouse in Harlan in a two-phased approach as the city, county and state start the process of lifting restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    The Shelby County Board of Supervisors Thursday, May 28 approved a courthouse re-...
SHELBY COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES:  36  •  Recovered:  31   Negative:  213  Pending:  2
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Treasurer Carolyn Blum has announced that beginning yesterday, Monday, June 1, her office now is open to in-person transactions by appointments only.  Facial masks are highly recommended and health screening questions will be asked.     The following guidelines will...

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