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    HARLAN -- Alexa Hoffmann is the featured artist in this weekend’s eighth-annual Art in the Park at Pioneer Park in Harlan Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.    More than 20 artists will be present with many attending for the first time.  Art will be for sale, and there also will be music, food...
    HARLAN -- Installation of the Harlan Municipal Utility’s telecommunications fiber inside the home will begin in late summer following acceptance of a bid for the work by the HMU board.    MP Nexlevel, PC was awarded the internal install work at $195 bid per install.  The company was active in...
HARLAN -- Have you ever see a Ben Franklin re-enactor and a tomahawk thrower in the same place? The Shelby County Historical Society's Log Cabin Day provides exactly that.    Log Cabin Day will take place on Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.    "It's a community event with entertainment,vendors,...
Here's a video by Mark Maxwell and Brian Taylor on the new Shelby County voting machines...it's worth a watch!
Col. Justin Wagner was the Officer in Charge during a two-week training exercise in Kosovo.
    HARLAN – Colonel Justin Wagner was the Officer in Charge of a 53-person Iowa National Guard team and 35-member Military Police active duty Army Team from European Command in a two-week training exercise in Kosovo, geared toward building relationships and improving long-term security in the...
Julie DuVal with daughters Jessica (left) and Katie at Katie’s graduation from Iowa State University
    Sitting at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, getting ready to start a round of chemotherapy, switching between answering questions and speaking with caregivers, Julie DuVal spoke about being named as the Shelby County Relay for Life Honorary Survivor.    “I was asked in January or February to be the...
Geoffrey Esper
    ELK HORN -- Geoffrey Esper downed 107 æbleskiver in eight minutes to set a new world record in the second-annual Æbleskiver Eating Contest held at Tivoli Fest in Elk Horn Saturday afternoon, May 26.  Esper, left, is announced as the winner by emcee Sam Barclay.  At right is fellow contestant...
    ELK HORN -- “To put a positive spin on it, we’re considering it a ‘blessing in disguise.’”    That’s how Danish Windmill Manager Lisa Steen Riggs described getting the news last week that there was significant wood rot in the sheer beams of the Mill’s Cap frame.    Just 10 days ago, the...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has taken no action regarding a union request to adopt a resolution in support of Shelby County employees and collective bargaining units.    On Tuesday, May 22, Shelby County Board of Supervisors Chairman Charles Parkhurst read a statement that said it is good for the...
    HARLAN -- On Thursday, May 31, the Harlan Municipal Band will hold its first practice and performance of the summer.    Every summer, community members and students join together to perform on the Harlan downtown courthouse square and continue a 142 year tradition.    Under the direction of...

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