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    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District operated within its budget, increased its solvency ratio and decreased its bond indebtedness during the 2017-18 fiscal year, according to the annual audit report prepared by Schroer & Associates and released last week.    Representatives from...
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Shopko Hometown is not on the list of 105 store closings announced this week by the company as part of a bankruptcy filing and restructuring effort, meaning the local store will remain open for business.    Shopko, a leading operator of general merchandise stores throughout...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools held its annual Pink Out event Thursday, Jan. 17 during the HCHS boy/girl basketball doubleheader vs. Red Oak.  The theme this year was Hollywood, and many of the same activities were held at Pink Out including a bake sale, duck throw, face and nail painting,...
Ed Fallon
    HARLAN -- From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Brick Wall Gallery, Harlan, former Iowa lawmaker Ed Fallon will read from his book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim, and discuss growing concerns about the climate crisis.    The book is Fallon’s memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action, when a...
Christina Roelofs
1)  Why did you get involved with your agriculturally-based career?    “I’m not really in an agricultural-based career...but the reason that I’m in my career is because I’ve always loved being outdoors and learning about things in the outdoors.  I’ve always loved outdoor activities.”2)  What are...
COUNTY – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Shelby County has developed a committee to support the agriculture and natural resources programming for the county.    The committee consists of members of the ag community who have been asked to meet on a quarterly basis to discuss the...
Bret Richards
    IRWIN – Irwin’s Bret Richards has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives District #4 position currently held by Rep. Steve King, and plans to make a run for the office in 2020.    Richards, 47, is an Army veteran, educator and former businessman who worked from 1999-2015...
Williams, 93, was a former Harlan high school government teacher and coach in the 1960s-70s. Williams was also instrumental in the growth the Harlan Little League and Legion baseball programs. His late wife, Donna, who was the Shelby County Recorder from 1971 - 1986, was believed to be one of the...
Working on the restoration is E-EHK graduate Rachel Smith who is currently studying art at Northwest Missouri State University.
    Elk Horn - The Norse Horse Tavern’s building has been under renovation and remodeling for several months. One unique discovery was a pair of murals under wallpaper that Arron Dixon, owner/manager, is guessing is from 1915-1920. Sadly, they don’t know the actual date or artist’s name.    The...
Melanie Bruck
1)  Why did you get involved with your agriculturally-based career?    “I married a farmer.  And when our sons were born it made more sense for me to stay at home with them than to work and pay for day care.  I volunteered in their classes at Tri-Center and was amazed. I knew I was a “city” girl...

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