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Sheriff Neil Gross
    COUNTY -- "We're here for you 24/7 and when I say we it's not just the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, it's law enforcement and law enforcement officers in general because it's one big family," Neil Gross said.    Gross has been the Shelby County sheriff for a year and a half. He has been a...
HARLAN - Voters will have the opportunity to elect six members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Shelby County Extension Council from a slate of six candidates at the Nov. 6 general election.    “The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational...
    HARLAN -- The trial of former Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox on charges of first-degree theft, felonious misconduct in office and tampering with records has been continued.    Shelby County court records indicate that the pre-trial conference is now scheduled for March 18, 2019 and the...
     Presenting Richard Daberkow (right) with the plaque is HCHS Athletic Director Mitch Osborn. Daberkow was presented the honor before the HCHS/Creston-OM football game.
    HARLAN -- Harlan’s Richard Daberkow was presented with a plaque from the Harlan Community Athletic Department at the final HCHS home football game of the season, honoring him for 40 years of service on the football chain crew and for 20 years of volunteering at high school and middle school...
Pictured here is me, in the north of Israel, enjoying the old city of Tzfat. Before this smiley photo was taken, a man approached me while playing his ukulele, asking for money (as the devil’s lettuce is expensive in Israel).
    After one too many tequila shots, Monica woke up in the same state she had been the night before: drunk. My friends and I noticed her drunken stupor after her purchase of a small drum with “Jerusselm” misspelled on its front. The walk — more like a hung-over shuffle — to the stone gates of the...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are hampering the drug activity efforts in the community with an increase in the number of narcotic-related arrests in recent months.    The Harlan Police Department netted a total of 27 different narcotic-related charges...
Earling Fire Chief Tom Henrich
    EARLING -- Earling Fire Chief Tom Henrich died in the line of duty Saturday, Oct. 20 after responding to a combine fire near Earling.    Shelby County Emergency Management reports that on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2:40 p.m., a 911 call was received at the EMA 911 Center regarding a combine and field...
    HARLAN -- A Harlan man has filed a petition in Shelby County court seeking $4,000 in damages from the City of Harlan due to injuries he allegedly suffered due to an overgrown bush.    Gary L. McCoy, 1007 2nd St., alleges that a bush hanging over the sidewalk at Potters Park caused him to be...
J.D. Scholten is challenging incumbent Steve King.
HARLAN -- J.D. Scholten, the Democratic candidate for U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th congressional district, held a town-hall meeting in Harlan Thursday, Oct. 18.  A good crowd turned out to hear from Scholten at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry offices. 
    HARLAN -- An investigation into Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner’s military leave from the district has uncovered inaccuracies and leave he failed to disclose and did not enter on his calendar, resulting in Wagner having to pay back to the district monies he was not...

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