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All dressed up and ready for the event were L to R -- Hajime Okuda, Jaden Jensen, Colby Keller, Abby Gruhn, Grant Kenkel and Amanda Ranniger.
MANNING --   The theme for this year’s prom was A Night in Paris, and students were treated to dinner and the dance held at Hansen Halle, Manning Hausbarn Conference Center.  (Photo courtesy of the Manilla Times)
REGIONAL – A shortage of foster parents in Shelby County and the surrounding area has officials looking to educate potential families with hopes of meeting the growing need and adding to the list of potential foster parents in the region.
“We desperately need more foster families in our area,” said Dawn Luetje, project manager with Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI), Denison, who works with foster families and children in need of placement in western Iowa.    “In Shelby County we currently have nine licensed foster families.  Of those...
    COUNTY – Elimination of a backfill of funding for Shelby County cities, county entities and schools would be detrimental, requiring those groups to get creative on how best to fund essential services in the future or face service cuts or possible tax increases.    There’s been much discussion...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County is awaiting damage estimates for a deputy’s vehicle that suffered significant damage after a pursuit through Shelby County April 13.    Sheriff Neil Gross said he’s awaiting to see if the vehicle is a total loss, or if it can be repaired.  If totaled, it will take up to...
    REGIONAL -- “I will never shut up about this.”    A new photo project featuring residents of western Iowa tells sexual assault survivors’ stories, in their own words and on their terms.    The photo project is the third of its type completed by Rebecca McKinsey, a reporter at the Carroll Daily...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center is celebrating National Hospital Week May 7-13.    The hospital. Those two words permeate our national conscience. Think about it.    When Americans talk about the place they rely on at critical times of their lives, they just say the hospital and everyone knows...
REGIONAL -- It’s been a week since the region saw one of the strongest mid-April storms in recent history.  Shelby County residents are hoping that spring isn’t a no-show this year, and warmer temperatures will arrive next week.  Flashback to last Friday-Sunday where the area saw everything from...
    REGIONAL – Students and adults representing four school districts in southwest Iowa, including Harlan Community Schools, recently returned from a historic trip to China – a cultural exchange with the emphasis on agriculture and business ideas in education.    Sponsored and paid for entirely by...
    COUNTY – Residents interested in learning some history about Shelby County are invited on a bus tour of the county on May 15 with tour guide and local historian Ron Chamberlain.    “What a long, cold winter this was,” he said.  “So what do you think of a historical bus ride right here in Shelby...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County has lost 539 residents since 2010, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census and released by the Iowa State Data Center.    The population decrease in the last seven years has been steady and increasing.  The loss since 2010 amounts to 4.4 percent of the...

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