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SCCS 5th graders receiving trees from Plant Iowa Committee members Bev Burmeister (far left) and Mary Illg on Friday were from left: Jaylee Schmitz, Morgan Kruse and Lauren Gaul.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Plant Iowa Committee handed out trees to fifth-graders in Shelby County’s schools last week.     The committee said they are handing out hundreds of trees this year to the students.  The project has been ongoing for the past 35 years.
    All dressed up and ready for the night’s activities were L to R -- Garren Odom, Natalie Harris, Mia Nelson and Anthony Kingery.
    EXIRA -- Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton students enjoyed great weather for their prom festivities Saturday evening, April 28.    Grand March was at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and dance at the Exira Rec Center and after-prom at the middle school in Exira.
Dr. Scott Markham
    HARLAN -- At the 23rd annual Iowa Emergency Nurses’ Association (ENA) Conference, Dr. Scott Markham, Harlan, was recognized with the Emergency Provider Award.    Recipients of the Emergency Provider Award are Emergency Department (ED) physicians or mid-level providers who consistently...
    HARLAN -- Work officially has begun on the development project in south Harlan, soon to be home to the new, larger Bomgaars store, the Buck Snort Restaurant and Harlan Dental.    Local utility crews began digging a trench to lower the utilities in the berm along Highway 59.  The lines are being...
	Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen puts out a small fire in the back yard of a residence in north Harlan last week.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Police and Harlan Fire Department officials are trying to get to the bottom of a series of small fires being set in northeast Harlan during the past two years.    Another one occurred Monday, April 23 at about 8:51 a.m. in the back yard of a residence along Main St.    Harlan...
Here, Cori Mages (left) and Lael Taylor draw on the sidewalk on the south side of the courthouse.
    HARLAN -- Volunteers turned out Tuesday, April 24 to make their mark with sidewalk chalk around the Shelby County Courthouse to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Participants were bringing awareness to child abuse prevention efforts in Shelby County.    The free event included a...
	Inspectors from the Federal Aviation Association and Honda Motor Corporation were in Harlan last week to investigate a rough touchdown of this jet at the Harlan Airport.
HARLAN – A $5.2 million Honda jet parked at the Harlan Airport the past week has created quite the conversation piece, and it doesn’t look like it will be moving anytime soon.    The Honda HA-420 aircraft, a plane that can travel up to 38,200 feet and 438 miles per hour, had a minor landing issue...
    HARLAN – Long-time Iowa Supreme Court Justice Jerry Larson, 81, Harlan, died April 25 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.    Services will be held Monday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.  Family will greet friends Sunday, April 29 from 5...
	Rep. Steve Holt (left) and Sen. Jason Schultz were in Harlan Saturday, April 21 for the last legislative briefing of the session.  Approximately 15 people turned out to hear final thoughts on the session.
    HARLAN – The 2018 Iowa legislative session is winding down, and local representatives say there’s much that has been accomplished, but still much to do in what is hoped to be the last week of the session this week.    Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) and Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) held...
    HARLAN -- The racing season roars into action this weekend with the opening night at the Shelby County Speedway in Harlan.    Under the direction of Doug Batz, Highbankds Promotions, LLC, the season opener is set for Saturday, April 28.    Classes during the 2018 season will include modified,...

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