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Marian Greer-Stokes and Patti Bogler sing while they ring for Salvation Army.  (Photo contributed)
    REGIONAL -- A stranded motorist may be given a gas card.  A victim of domestic abuse may get a night’s stay in a safe place.      A family short on funds may receive assistance with their rent or utilities, or maybe they need winter apparel, or diapers and lice kits for their children.  An...
    REGIONAL – The annual holiday adoption program is under way with a number of needy families hoping to receive some assistance this holiday season.    Administration of the adoption program is being handled by West Central Community Action, and the Harlan Newspapers remains actively involved in...
	Eighth-grade team back L to R - Ian Shelton, Noah Schmitz, Gavin Bruck, and Darbie Argotsinger.  Middle L to R - Isabelle Gaul, Scarlett McGuinness, Kami Stork, and Joseph Bragg.  Front L to R - Cole Heronimus, Lael Taylor, and Violet Lotenschtein.  (Photos contributed)
    HARLAN -- Two Harlan Community Middle School mock trial teams will compete today-Thursday, Nov. 19-21 at the state mock trial event in Des Moines, following top showings at a regional event at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs held in early November.    The HCMS 8th grade team...
    MANILLA – Patrons of the IKM-Manning Community School District may see a general obligation bond referendum as early as March, 2020 with proceeds to help pay for facility needs as identified by a three-year master planning process conducted by the district with help from outside architects and...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council has decided not to proceed with a proposal to allow chicken raising within the city limits of town.    At its Tuesday, Nov. 5 board meeting, council members and the mayor said they had received more negative responses to the proposal than positive.  To proceed...
    COUNTY – A Rock Road Summit will be held this week hosted in Denison, giving the opportunity for western Iowa county engineers, supervisors, foremen and legislators to meet with researchers from Iowa State University and discuss the challenges of maintaining rural gravel roads.    The summit...
	Harlan FFA 2019 National FFA Convention attendees included L to R -- Ania Kaster, Ryleigh Obrecht, Reanna Obrecht, Mallie Boell, Braxton Gaul, Carter Wagner, Julia Schechinger, Grace Coenen, Mallory Mulligan and Jocelyn Mena.  (Photo contributed)
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Ten Harlan FFA members traveled to the National FFA Convention and Expo on October 29-November 1 in Indianapolis, IN. The members attended several tours and participated in various National FFA Convention activities while on the trip. The Harlan FFA members that attended the...
    HARLAN -- The annual audit report for Myrtue Medical Center for the 2018-2019 fiscal year has been approved by the Myrtue Board of Trustees. Chris Nelson of Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPA, Atlantic, presented highlights of the audit noting many positive financial indicators during...
The ribbon cutting before guests toured the new wing at the museum.
    HARLAN -- A ribbon-cutting was held Monday, Nov. 11 for the new Shelby County Historical Museum Military Exhibit Hall.  Approximately 50 people turned out for the event and to tour the new facility at the museum.       The Military Exhibit Hall explores the strength and sacrifice of Shelby...
    HARLAN -- After months of discussions and investigations on the best place to house a dog park in Harlan, the city has announced it will be placed at Potter Park.    The just less than one acre of available space currently is being under-utilized and will make the perfect location for a park...

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