By Bob Bjoin, Editor    COUNTY – An estimated 30 people could die and 85 new, invasive cancers could be diagnosed among Shelby County residents this year, according to a new report released recently by The University of Iowa College of Public Health...
	Dr. Jennifer Barnett is excited to lead the Harlan Community School District as the next superintendent of schools.  She began her duties this month.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Board of Education and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry are hosting a meet and greet tonight, Tuesday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. with new HCSD Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Barnett.    The...
	HARLAN -- Shelby County State Bank donated $25,000 to the “Make a Splash” fundraising campaign. Shown are L to R -- Kevin Campbell -  Shelby County State Bank President and CEO; Jan Norgaard - Shelby County Health Foundation President ; Barry Jacobsen - Myrtue Medical Center’s CEO ; and Todd Alberti - Petersen Family Wellness Center Director.
    HARLAN -- More than 10 years ago, a shared vision for enriching the health and well-being of the community was realized with the opening of the Petersen Family Wellness Center and Lewis Family Aquatic Complex.    “Our goal always has been to...
    LINCOLN, NE  -- Prevent * Promote * Protect; these are the primary pillars of a newly-formed nonprofit organization set to advocate for sensible reforms within the criminal justice systems of Iowa and Nebraska.    The StoneCatchers Society was...
Special thanks to Kristina Dotzler for providing the amazing calf photo!  Here are a few highlights from the fair.....     HARLAN -- Some of the fun highlights of the 2021 Shelby County Fair:  •  A child shows off her stuffed animal to fair queen...
	Dr. Jennifer Barnett is excited to lead the Harlan Community School District as the next superintendent of schools.  She began her duties this month.
	HARLAN -- Shelby County State Bank donated $25,000 to the “Make a Splash” fundraising campaign. Shown are L to R -- Kevin Campbell -  Shelby County State Bank President and CEO; Jan Norgaard - Shelby County Health Foundation President ; Barry Jacobsen - Myrtue Medical Center’s CEO ; and Todd Alberti - Petersen Family Wellness Center Director.
By Bob Bjoin, Editor    HARLAN – Harlan residents want more/better retail options, restaurants and biking/walking trails, and point to the school system, safe, small-town living and sense of community/togetherness as key community strengths.    Preliminary results from a community survey recently...
By Bob Bjoin, Editor    HARLAN – The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees last week received and filed a second appraisal of its telecommunications utility as part of a required process following the presentation of a petition asking for a public vote to dispose of the utility.    HMU Chief...
    WALNUT -- The City of Walnut will celebrate 150 years Friday, July 30 through Sunday, August 1 with events throughout the weekend on Antique City Drive.    Brett Simpson, committee chairperson for the event, said committee members began planning for the sesquicentennial event last August. The...
By Bob Bjoin, Editor    COUNTY – An estimated 30 people could die and 85 new, invasive cancers could be diagnosed among Shelby County residents this year, according to a new report released recently by The University of Iowa College of Public Health.    Cancer in Iowa 2021 is an annual project...
	Dr. Jennifer Barnett is excited to lead the Harlan Community School District as the next superintendent of schools.  She began her duties this month.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Board of Education and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry are hosting a meet and greet tonight, Tuesday, July 27 from 5-7 p.m. with new HCSD Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Barnett.    The public is invited to attend the event at the chamber...
	HARLAN -- Shelby County State Bank donated $25,000 to the “Make a Splash” fundraising campaign. Shown are L to R -- Kevin Campbell -  Shelby County State Bank President and CEO; Jan Norgaard - Shelby County Health Foundation President ; Barry Jacobsen - Myrtue Medical Center’s CEO ; and Todd Alberti - Petersen Family Wellness Center Director.
    HARLAN -- More than 10 years ago, a shared vision for enriching the health and well-being of the community was realized with the opening of the Petersen Family Wellness Center and Lewis Family Aquatic Complex.    “Our goal always has been to provide local access to an experience that supports...
    LINCOLN, NE  -- Prevent * Promote * Protect; these are the primary pillars of a newly-formed nonprofit organization set to advocate for sensible reforms within the criminal justice systems of Iowa and Nebraska.    The StoneCatchers Society was unveiled this spring, and through an array of...
Special thanks to Kristina Dotzler for providing the amazing calf photo!  Here are a few highlights from the fair.....     HARLAN -- Some of the fun highlights of the 2021 Shelby County Fair:  •  A child shows off her stuffed animal to fair queen Reanna Obrecht during the stuffed animal show...
    COUNTY – Charlie Obrecht and Dean Klein were honored as 2021 Shelby County Hall of Fame award winners during ceremonies held at the fair Thursday, July 15.    Accepting the awards were the Obrecht family (above) and Connie and Brian Klein (right).  Following are the award presentations as read...
	Fair queen candidate Mallory Mulligan presents Lorie Knudsen with a certificate recognizing her as Shelby County’s selection for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.
    COUNTY – Lorie Knudsen was honored Thursday, July 15 by the Shelby County Extension during ceremonies at the Shelby County Fair as this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame selection for Shelby County.    Shelby County Fair Queen Candidate Mallory Mulligan made the announcement during the annual queen...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors will act as the fiscal sponsor for a grant that would help fund a trails project in Shelby County, if awarded.    Joe Rueschenberg with Sundquist Engineering explained that the Shelby County Trails Board is applying for a $251,825 grant from the...

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 CARROLL (July 26) -- Tri-Center fought back gamely on multiple occasions Monday night but ultimately fell two runs short, losing to Alburnett 8-6 in a Class 1A State Baseball Tournament quarterfin

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Jean Ferry
 Jean Ferry will celebrate 90 years of fun-filled memories on July 11, 2021. To help commemorate her birthday, her family is requesting a card shower. Birthday greetings may be sent to:...

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