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New Year’s Baby Natalie Kay Harrison, daughter of Shelby Kate Evans and Jesse Harrison of Persia with brother Brody Lee Harrison.
COUNTY -- Welcome to the 2018 New Year’s Baby Natalie Kay Harrison, born Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 4:14 a.m. at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.  Natalie weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces.  She is the daughter of Shelby Kate Evans and Jesse Harrison of Persia, and is welcomed home by brother, Brody Lee...
The shaft on a trailer outside the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.
ELK HORN - Late Christmas Eve, a visitor from afar left a package at the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn. Instead of Santa, it was historic millwright Ben Hassett from Louisville, KY who delivered the Windmill’s long-awaited new White Oak wind shaft.    The wind shaft is one of the components of the...
HARLAN -- Dave Tyrrel will be the Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees chairman starting Jan. 1, replacing Mike Jones.     Nella Seivert was chosen vice-chair and chairman elect.     In other action at their December 28 meeting, the board approved a contract with Cahoy Group to do an “oxy-...
COUNTY -- Shelby County is teaming up with Live Healthy Iowa to improve the health of the county’s residents and improve its overall ranking in the newly released Active Index.    Live Healthy Iowa’s 10-Week Wellness Challenge provides participants with a fun opportunity to be active while engaging...
HARLAN -- Committee appointments for the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees for 2018 have been released. Jim Zimmerman will serve as chairman of the board of trustees. Additional officers and board members include Terry Torneten, vice chair; Rick Rasmussen, secretary/treasurer; Jeanine Larsen...
We would like to recruit more members for 2018.  If you are interested in making a difference in your community, consider volunteering as a firefighter. -- Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen
HARLAN -- Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months, and local fire officials are urging residents to stay safe this winter season.    The Harlan Fire Department, National Fire Prevention Association and the U.S....
HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen was awarded by the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees a three-year renewal on his annual contract which included an 11.86 percent base salary increase to $230,000.    In addition in 2017, as part of Jacobsen’s incentive package, he received a...
COUNTY – Employees of the Shelby County Emergency Management Association (EMA) who received positive performance evaluations will see their one percent merit raise effective January 1, 2018 after all.    The Shelby County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday, Jan. 2 awarding the raise for those...
Faith Sound members include front L to R -- Kaleb Ask and Evelyn Schechinger.  Middle L to R -- Katelyn Kluver, Emily Ask, Caitlin Bissen and Emily Taggs.  Back L to R -- Emma Schechinger, Griffin Schleimer, David Kluver, Eli Arnold, Samuel Andersen and Gabe Madson.  Missing are Emma Herzberg, Camron Buck, Joseph Andersen, Ashley Knudtson, Emma Barnes and Jessalyn Schleimer.
HARLAN – Faith Sound, the interdenominational, contemporary music group based out of Harlan, is kicking off its concert season with performances in Harlan and the surrounding area during the next few months.    The first performance of the year was Sunday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United...
SHELBY -- Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, January 9 at the Shelby Community Hall in Shelby at 7:30 p.m.    An election for positions on the board of directors will be held. 

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