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International Beer Festival
    COUNTY – Beer enthusiasts save the date…Saturday, Oct. 24.  The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first-ever International Beer Festival from 6-9 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Harlan.    Tickets are available in advance by calling 755-2114. Chamber Executive Director...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Emergency Service Officials, including Fire Chiefs, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management will begin twice weekly updates on local fire danger conditions.    Signs placed strategically in each community, primarily at the fire stations will indicate what the fire...
    COUNTY --     Local residents getting calls regarding applying for a business property tax credit can do so for free at the assessor’s office.    Shelby County Assessor Tony Buman said some residents are reporting having received a letter in the past week from a company offering to assist them...
Fund drive currently under way
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Community Chest has kicked off its annual fund drive with hopes of raising $40,000 this year for local organizations.    Shelby County Community Chest raises funds for agencies which provide valuable services to youth, for area residents and to communities in the...
Daylon Klindt practices with the HCHS Marching Band this week at Merrill Field.  The Cyclones head to state contest Saturday.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – Harlan Community music students have embarked on a Magical Mystery Tour this fall, as marching band students are preparing an exciting Beatlemania show that culminates this season at the state marching contest in Glenwood this weekend.    The 75-student-strong marching Cyclones will...
	Naturalist Christina Roelofs will now also serve half-time duties with the Iowa DNR.  Roelofs (center) is pictured with Shelby County Conservation Board Director Nick Preston and Michelle Reinig, park manager, Prairie Rose State Park.
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Conservation Board and Iowa Department of Natural Resources are partnering to offer a full-time naturalist position serving both entities for the next two years.    A two-year agreement has been signed providing Christina Roelofs’ services, with the option of...
Iowa State Representative Jack Drake (R-Griswold)
    REGIONAL -- Iowa State Representative Jack Drake (R-Griswold) died Sunday, Oct. 11 at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.  He was 81.    Drake, who lived in Griswold, was the longest-tenured Republican in the Iowa House, and served the 21st district in southwest Iowa, which is comprised...
    HARLAN -- While Harlan Community High School’s football team looks to beat Adel DeSoto Minburn Community High School on October 23, local supporters can help the American Heart Association defeat the nation’s number one and five leading causes of death: cardiovascular diseases and stroke.    ...
Firefighters Kristi Pedersen and Mike Butler show students at Harlan Community Elementary School Primary some of the equipment used by fire personnel.
    HARLAN -- Students in the Harlan Community Schools were paid a visit from firefighters with the Harlan Fire Department, who talked about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Week activities in Harlan. 
    ELK HORN -- On Monday, Oct. 5, the Museum of Danish America closed on the purchase of land that adjoins its current property, adding five acres to its grounds.    The land, purchased from the recently-dissolved First Baptist Church with the help of the congregation and a number of individual...

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