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Gussied Up facade work
HARLAN -- Gussied Up was one of eight businesses in downtown Harlan to receive grant money for facade work.    The storefront was completely redone. This included new windows on the first and second story, new doors, storm windows on the second floor, new paint, and a new awning.    The building...
Supergirl and a caveman farmer showing sheep during the Open Class portion
A good time was had by all at the recent Shelby County Fair.
    HARLAN – Property owners who have not installed sidewalks as requested by the City of Harlan will have until December 31 of this year to do so, nearly five years after the city began the process of requesting sidewalk installation to make the community safer.    Letters mailed in early July...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education gave final approval Monday, July 16 for the expenditure of funds from the district’s flexibility account within the general fund to be used for future district needs.    The funding will pay for two elementary positions and building...
Robinson (middle) reigned over the weekend’s fair activities along with the two runners-up princesses Allyssa Obrecht, left, (first runner-up) and Emily Taggs (second runner-up).  See this week’s Harlan News-Advertiser on Friday for fair highlights.
    COUNTY -- Cassidy Robinson was crowned Shelby County Fair Queen during ceremonies held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Thursday evening, July 12. 
	Iben Kromann will play Marie Jensen for the last time at Bedstemor’s House in Elk Horn on Thursday, July 19.
    ELK HORN -- The year is 1917, and teenager Marie Jensen and her family have recently immigrated to Elk Horn from Denmark. Marie spends her spare time doing needlework or singing. She enjoys her elegant home and especially likes the new telephone on the wall – one of the first in the area!  …or...
Officials are reminding Shelby County residents that this bin is for recyclables only, and for rural residents only
    COUNTY -- The recycling bin in the Shopko/HyVee parking lot was clean and tidy on this day, but it hasn’t been the norm lately.  County officials said people have been dropping off trash more frequently that has to be hauled away.  On one day, there were nearly a dozen bags of trash and even a...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees Rick Rasmussen and Jim Zimmerman have been reappointed to serve one year terms on the Shelby County Medical Corporation Board of Directors. Their reappointments were made at the June meeting of the MMC Board of Trustees.    MMC CEO Barry...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan has allocated $50,000 to be used as matching funds for a downtown upper story and façade improvement program during the next fiscal year.    Applications now are being accepted from building owners in the targeted downtown area through October, 2018, to be reviewed...
    HARLAN – Former Harlan City Administrator Terry Lynn Cox, 67, Harlan, has pleaded not guilty in Shelby County District Court to Theft 1st Degree, Felonious Misconduct in Office and Tampering with Records.    A written arraignment and plea of not guilty was filed in district court July 9, and...

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