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    The Harlan Newspapers, Hy-Vee and Keast Auto Center have again teamed up to sponsor a coloring contest for children in Pre-K thru 5th grades. The winning entry and artist will be featured on the covers of this year’s Holiday Greeting issues Dec. 18 and Dec. 21
AVOCA -- Downtown Avoca is celebrating a Fabulous Frosty Event on Saturday, November 24 from 3-7 p.m. to celebrate Holidays on Main, and everyone is invited.  The event offers food, fun, and unique entertainment for all ages.      The fun-filled afternoon begins at 3 p.m.
	Harlan Municipal Utilities and City of Harlan crews put the official Shelby County Christmas Tree in place and strung it with lights Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the east side of the courthouse square.  The tree will light up and kick off the season at the annual holiday lighting festival slated for Saturday, Nov. 25.  The tree this year was donated by Betty Larsen.
COUNTY -- The fifth year of the holiday lighting ceremony in downtown Harlan will kick off Saturday, Nov. 24 with lots of Christmas cheer and holiday events to start the season in Shelby County.    The kick-off to the holiday season is a special one, with the lighting of the official Christmas tree...
Harlan FFA members pictured at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway brickyard finish line.  It is a tradition for any racing champion to kiss the bricks after a victory at the speedway.  Harlan FFA members were able to kiss the bricks as well.  Pictured L to R are:  Jocelyn Mena, Abigail Jacobsen, Reanna Obrecht, Andrew Schechinger, Jack Buman, Nolan Blum, Brayton Schechinger, Alex Barrett, Hannah Tunender and Carter Wagner.  (Photo contributed)
NDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Ten Harlan FFA members traveled to the National FFA Convention and Expo on October 24-27 in Indianapolis, IN. The members attended several tours and participated in various National FFA Convention activities while on the trip. The Harlan FFA members that attended the trip were...
Alan Hjelle
    HARLAN -- Allan Hjelle of Elk Horn has announced his intention to retire as a member of the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees. Hjelle read a prepared statement at the October 30 MMC board meeting. The November board meeting will be his last meeting as a board member. Hjelle has served as...
    WALNUT -- Walnut will host a Festival of Trees Friday-Saturday, Nov. 23-24 in conjunction with Walnut’s annual Christmas Antique Walk.    The event is being sponsored by the Walnut Creek Historical Society and Museum.  Contests will be held for decorated trees, festive table-settings and...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council has given approval to allow the Harlan Lions Club to create a holiday decoration display using LED lights at the Potter Park shelter house in Harlan during the holiday season.    The council also voted to waive the permit fee for the shelterhouse use for the...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner Friday released information for school district patrons about inclement weather processes, now that winter is arriving.    In an e-mail, Wagner said, “As the seasons change, inclement weather is inevitable. Below is information...
    ELK HORN -- Whimsically decorated chairs, homemade raspberry pie, an opportunity to parachute out of a military aircraft, and a chance to auctioneer for a minute are just a few of the items that were up for bid at the charity auction Saturday, November 3 to benefit the Danish Windmill in Elk...
•  40 current, former employees and community members raise concerns about Wagner. •  Allegations made of medical privacy intrusion, low staff morale, fear of job loss, failure to protect an employee from sexual orientation discrimination, and a "toxic" work environment created by Wagner for some...

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