Elm Crest Retirement Community has implemented strict measures for the safety of its residents. Here,  Arlene Adams talks with her daughters, Cindy and Penny, through the window.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- They are patiently waiting the day when visitors can return, but for now the use of technology to connect residents at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan with their families is bringing big smiles to residents and their loved...
Washing hands is the number one way to reduce the spread of virus, along with social distancing.
The basic guidelines:
Stay Home •  Stay in Touch with your Provider
Wash your Hands •  Cover Coughs and Sneezes
    COUNTY -- It’s apparent that Shelby Countians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and are doing everything correctly to stop the spread of the coronavirus should it eventually show here locally.    As of Thursday morning, there still are...
	Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been giving regular press briefings on COVID-19 matters as they relate to Iowans.
    COUNTY – On March 20, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the temporary suspension of penalties and interest for delayed property tax payments until April 16, 2020.     Taxes will still be marked delinquent if they are not paid by March 31, but...
Grab-n-go meals available for children 18 years old and younger.
    HARLAN -- The Feed the Children meal program offered by the Harlan Community Schools is going strong.    HCS Director of Wellness, Food and Nutrition Ellen Walsh-Rosmann said Tuesday they are serving about 450 meals per day, with 350 of those...
	The sharing table at the high school.  There is a need for donations to stock this table for those who need.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – In conjunction with the free meal program for kids being coordinated and offered for the Harlan Community Schools, there is a sharing table of donated items kids/families can grab on their way out.    During the grab-n-go meal service,...
Where to get the latest information -- Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry Facebook pageHarlan Newspapers Facebook Pagewww.myrtuemedical.orgwww.idph.iowa.govwww.harlanonline.com    If you suspect you are infected with COVID-19 and need...
	Elm Crest Retirement Community has implemented strict measures for the safety of its residents. Here,  Arlene Adams talks with her daughters, Cindy and Penny, through the window.  (Photo contributed)
Washing hands is the number one way to reduce the spread of virus, along with social distancing.
The basic guidelines:
Stay Home •  Stay in Touch with your Provider
Wash your Hands •  Cover Coughs and Sneezes
	Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been giving regular press briefings on COVID-19 matters as they relate to Iowans.
Grab-n-go meals available for children 18 years old and younger.
	The sharing table at the high school.  There is a need for donations to stock this table for those who need.  (Photo contributed)
All is quiet in downtown Harlan, looking northeast.
First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Shelby County A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Shelby County. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home. “We encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority,”...
Mike Kolbe, Mayor of Harlan
"To the citizens of Harlan,        The health, safety and welfare of you all has been at the forefront of community leaders' decision-making regarding operational procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. From a community-wide standpoint, I urge you to heed the advice and directives from Governor...
	Elm Crest Retirement Community has implemented strict measures for the safety of its residents. Here,  Arlene Adams talks with her daughters, Cindy and Penny, through the window.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- They are patiently waiting the day when visitors can return, but for now the use of technology to connect residents at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan with their families is bringing big smiles to residents and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Because...
Washing hands is the number one way to reduce the spread of virus, along with social distancing.
The basic guidelines:
Stay Home •  Stay in Touch with your Provider
Wash your Hands •  Cover Coughs and Sneezes
    COUNTY -- It’s apparent that Shelby Countians are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and are doing everything correctly to stop the spread of the coronavirus should it eventually show here locally.    As of Thursday morning, there still are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County,...
    STATE -- The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned Tuesday of the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was an older adult, 61-80 years of age, and a resident of Dubuque County.    “Our hearts are heavy with the first loss of an Iowan to COVID-19....
    NATION -- The federal government has delayed requirements that all Americans obtain a Real ID to travel, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.  The deadline had been October 1, 2020.    The law requires people to have the Real ID in order to board planes, enter federal buildings or gain access to...
	Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been giving regular press briefings on COVID-19 matters as they relate to Iowans.
    COUNTY – On March 20, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the temporary suspension of penalties and interest for delayed property tax payments until April 16, 2020.     Taxes will still be marked delinquent if they are not paid by March 31, but late interest and penalty on property tax payments...
    COUNTY – The primary election still will be held June 2, but local and state officials are urging voters to consider absentee ballots this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    Shelby County Auditor and Elections Commissioner Mark Maxwell said this week Secretary of State Paul Pate issued a...
Grab-n-go meals available for children 18 years old and younger.
    HARLAN -- The Feed the Children meal program offered by the Harlan Community Schools is going strong.    HCS Director of Wellness, Food and Nutrition Ellen Walsh-Rosmann said Tuesday they are serving about 450 meals per day, with 350 of those being delivered to people’s doors.    “Our most...
	The sharing table at the high school.  There is a need for donations to stock this table for those who need.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – In conjunction with the free meal program for kids being coordinated and offered for the Harlan Community Schools, there is a sharing table of donated items kids/families can grab on their way out.    During the grab-n-go meal service, a table is provided with a number of fresh, ready-...
    NATION -- The purpose of this FEMA page (https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control) is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.    Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed with...
    STATE -- Governor Reynolds this week announced the launch of a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.    The program offers eligible small businesses grants ranging from $5,...

Sports

 University of South Dakota senior Taylor Frederick (15) walks off the floor of the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls with teammate Chloe Lamb (22) following the Coyotes’ Summit League Tournament semifinal win over Oral Roberts on March 9. USD won the championship one day later with a win over South Dakota State. (Photo courtesy of Aaron Packard, USD)

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Taylor Frederick, the daughter of Jay and Kathy Frederick, Earling, was a member of the record-setting 2019-2020 South Dakota women’s basketball team.

Family Living

James and Nicole Muell
    WEST DES MOINES -- Nicole E. Braatz and James E. Muell both of Windsor Heights exchanged marriage vows on September 21, 2019 at St. Joseph Chapel at Dowling Catholic High School in...

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