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	Emma Hilario, Brandon Trevino and Andrew Shelton (l to r) practice this week for the Who’s Crazy Now? production this weekend at HCHS.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Drama Department will present the three-act comedy Who’s Crazy Now? in two performances this weekend, following an exciting opening night Thursday at the HCHS auditorium.    Additional performances will be Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday, Nov. 6...
Unopposed for County Office
    COUNTY – Shelby County Supervisor Candidate Steve Kenkel said this week he was “surprised and disappointed” by a letter to the editor from former county recorder Linda Fahn that appeared in last Friday’s edition of the Harlan News-Advertiser.    Kenkel (R-Earling) is on the ballot for a second...
Auditor Race Highlights Ballot
    COUNTY – The race for Shelby County Auditor highlights the ballot for next Tuesday’s general election, with incumbent Marsha Carter (D-Defiance) and challenger Mark Maxwell (R-Harlan) each seeking election to the position.    Polls are open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. in Shelby County.  See polling...
Bernice Book, 91, Earling
    EARLING - One local resident is particularly caught up in the “Cubs World Series frenzy.”     Bernice Book, 91, Earling, shares something very few midwesterners can tout -- she attended a World Series game the last time the Cubs were in the championship series  -- October 1945 -- 71 years ago...
World-Famous Fatima Statue coming to Portsmouth
     PORTSMOUTH – The world-famous International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in Portsmouth Saturday, Nov. 5, making a visit 66 years to the day from the last visit to the church and community.    “This is a very exciting event for the area and we would like to do the best job...
Some kids watch as Christina Roelofs (left), Shelby County and IDNR Naturalist, and Kris Caughey, campground host, release one of the owls.
    HARLAN -- Approximately 30 interested spectators turned out Monday, Oct. 24 for a short hike at Prairie Rose State Park, and to witness the release of two owls back into the wild.  One was rescued in Shelby County with a shoulder injury, and the other from the Des Moines area that suffered a...
Don Petersen (left) and Phil Madson were honored Friday night for being members of the original Harlan Marching Band back in 1936.
HARLAN -- On Friday evening, Oct. 21 at the Harlan/Atlantic football game at Merrill Field, Don Petersen and Phil Madson were recognized for being two members of the first marching band from 1936.  The two walked onto the track while the 2016 marching band performed, and each said they were proud...
    COUNCIL BLUFFS -- On October 20, Michael Charles Garreans, 55, Harlan, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 60 months in prison for possession of child pornography.    Garreans’ term of imprisonment is to be followed by seven years of supervised release.    ...
	Fourteen Harlan FFA Members attended the 2016 National FFA Convention trip. Here are the members pictured in downtown Indianapolis in front of the Indiana Convention Center. Pictured from left to right: Andrew Schechinger, Clara Schmidt, Miguel Mena, Allyssa Obrecht, Stephanie Smith, Kaleb Kaster, Emilee Ellis, Maggie Koke, Kelsey Schaben, Laura Pauley, Alex Leinen, Lauren Blum, James Erlbacher, and Joey Fields.  (Photo contributed)
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Fourteen Harlan FFA members and advisors, Justine McCall and James Shughart, traveled to the National FFA Convention and Expo October 18-21 in Indianapolis, IN.    The members attended several tours and participated in various National FFA Convention activities while on the...
  Shown above, top to bottom, Brooke Lee, Drew Lee and Reese Knop (seated) are ready to go trick or treating in Shelby. Brooke and Drew are the children of Jesse and Renae Lee. Reese is the daughter of Keith and Rachel Knop.
    REGIONAL -- Area kids are excited about the upcoming Halloween trick-or-treating events, all scheduled for Sunday or Monday, Oct. 30-31 in the various communities of Shelby County.       Following is the 2017 trick-or-treat schedule:Sunday, Oct. 30•  Earling, 4-6:30 p.m.•  Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m...

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