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Danny Mickelson (left) and Travis Holloway, both of Irwin, get the tractor situated to help with the log cutting operations.
    IRWIN -- The Greenridge Steam and Gas Show near Irwin was a huge success once again this year. With beautiful weather, participants were able to learn about old-time farming at the site this weekend.    See Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser for more photos from the Greenridge event, including...
    COUNTY – Neighbor opposition to a proposed chicken confinement facility in northwest Shelby County was heard loud and clear by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 11.    Supervisors Charlie Parkhurst, Roger Schmitz and Steve Kenkel voted unanimously not to recommend a permit...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities is reporting that the month of August has extremely high water usage, and customers are being asked to scale back on usage.    During August, the HMU water plant produced more than 29 million gallons of water, making it one of the highest production...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Area Solid Waste Agency is sponsoring their annual Free Cleanup Crew Event for residents wishing to dispose of household hazardous waste from their homes.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Shelby County Secondary...
	AHSTW Homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Sidni Osbahr, Kyley Nelsen, Kate Wise, Madison Simonsen and Isabella Zortman.
	Back L to R --  Elliot Young, Gabe Pauley, CJ Best, Kyle Branan and Ben Ehlers.
    AVOCA – The AHSTW community and school are gearing up for an exciting homecoming week, with the AHSTW Student Council hard at work planning activities under the theme Viking Victory is Sweet!    Homecoming court and attendants were elected earlier this month and include:    King candidates:  CJ...
Bernie Schroder demonstrates rope making to students at Carstens Farm Youth Day last Friday.  L to R are Audrie Bruck, Levi Obrecht, Blake Bruck, Kaitlynn Schmitz, Braelin Behrens, Alex McCulley and Kobe Klaassen.
    SHELBY --  Approximately 326 kids from Harlan Community Schools, Underwood, AHSTW, Riverside, Tri-Center and home schools attended the Carstens Farm Days event to learn about farming in the olden days.     last weekend.
Adrian Zach performed at halftime with the flag corps.
EXIRA -- The Spartans hosted a big game vs. Glidden-Ralston Friday night at 7 p.m. in Exira.  Photo highlights of last week’s win over Audubon are pictured.
Amy Rueschenberg
    HARLAN – Amy Rueschenberg was elected president and Jessica Anderson vice president of the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education Monday, Sept. 10 on a 4-3 split vote in a tense atmosphere that saw the three most senior members of the board vote against those nominations.    Rarely, if...
	Andy Ring (left) and Jerry Evans at the Elk Horn Wastewater Treatment Plant.
    ELK HORN -- Jerry Evans has been the Elk Horn wastewater superintendent for 22 years and is preparing to retire in April of 2020. Andy Ring will be replacing him.    Evans worked construction and then was involved in an accident. A job became available in Lewis and he decided to take the job....
Bringing in the colors were L to R -- Bob Jorgensen, Kenneth Ledvina, Jay Wright and Chad Brockman.
AVOCA -- Their school and national spirit was shown off at the AHSTW-Shenandoah football game recently.

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