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    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Community Foundation awarded $117,594 in grants to county non-profit agencies on Thursday, April 19.    Twenty agencies shared in the grants after submitting applications by the February 1 deadline.
Caitlin Yamada
    HARLAN -- Caitlin Yamada, Harlan, recently joined the Harlan Newspapers as its summer intern.    Yamada is a sophomore at Iowa State University in Ames majoring in journalism and mass communication with a dual minor in sociology and women’s and gender studies.    “When I went to college, I had...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has given the go ahead to MMC administration to begin the process of interviewing and selecting architect and engineering firms for the next steps in completing the master facility plan.    In the next couple of months administration is expected...
Dr. Roger Davidson
    HARLAN -- Dr. Roger Davidson, who has served the Harlan community for 36 years, has announced his retirement effective June 30, with his last day at Myrtue Medical Center and the Shelby County Medical Clinic slated for June 29.    “It has been a true blessing to have been able to have a...
Terry Holdren
    HARLAN -- Terry Holdren, head pressman for the Harlan Newspapers, retired Monday, April 30 after 51 years at the newspaper office.    A retirement lunch was held at the Harlan Golf and Country Club Tuesday, May 1 in his honor.    Holdren started with the Harlan Newspapers in 1966 following...
State FFA Convention Attendees, shown above, include L to R -- Mallie Boell, Hannah Tunender, Alana Ploen, Jared Graeve, CJ Schechinger, Jared Moser, Jack Buman, Claire Dresen, Nolan Blum, Reanna Obrecht, Allen Fries, Maggie Koke, Kaleb Kaster, Miguel Mena, Carter Wagner, Andrew Schechinger, Jocelyn Mena, Ania Kaster, Megan Klein and Delaney Musich.
    HARLAN -- Twenty-two Harlan Community FFA members traveled to Iowa State University in Ames on April 22-24 to compete and participate in various State FFA Convention activities, and earned top honors at the event.    More than 6,000 FFA members across Iowa gathered for the 90th Iowa FFA...
At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Shelby County Emergency Management received a report of damage to buildings in the Walnut area, specifically in the 200 block of Quince Road northwest of Walnut.  Severe weather was in the area at the time of the report, and high wind reports had been received from Shelby County Sheriff Neil Gross who was patrolling in Elk Horn at the time.
    WALNUT -- Strong winds and heavy rain rolled through much of western Iowa and Shelby County Tuesday evening, May 1, dumping as much as three inches of rain, some small hail, and damaging winds in some areas.    Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert and Operations Officer Jason Wickizer...
    HARLAN – Essentia Protein Solutions continues to work on reducing odor coming from its lagoons east of Harlan, a representative from the company said this week.    John Abell said with the guidance of the company’s environmental engineering group and chemical company, Essentia has started a...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools will have five sections of kindergarten next year due to increasing numbers of students coming into the district in 2018-19, up from the current four sections.    The HCS Board of Education approved the hiring of Chelsy Petersen as a new kindergarten teacher. ...
Darin Jones
    AVOCA – Darin Jones, currently the elementary principal at Montezuma CSD in Montezuma, has been named the new superintendent of schools at AHSTW, replacing Jesse Ulrich who has taken the superintendent’s position at Fort Dodge.    The AHSTW Board of Directors announced Jones’ hiring this week,...

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