REGIONAL -- Blizzard conditions greeted Shelby County residents Thursday morning, Jan.
Loading up a truck are L to R -- Jen Ben, Amber Mohr and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann.
HARLAN – Twenty thousand pounds of produce had to be distributed and donated to regional food outlets last week after the heat went out at a local business New Year’s weekend.
Jaxon Rold, who is battling cancer, throws the football during the elementary track meet with his father, Trent.
Here are just a few photographs from 2017.
New Year’s Baby Natalie Kay Harrison, daughter of Shelby Kate Evans and Jesse Harrison of Persia with brother Brody Lee Harrison.
COUNTY -- Welcome to the 2018 New Year’s Baby Natalie Kay Harrison, born Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 4:14 a.m.
The shaft on a trailer outside the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.
ELK HORN - Late Christmas Eve, a visitor from afar left a package at the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.
We would like to recruit more members for 2018.  If you are interested in making a difference in your community, consider volunteering as a firefighter. -- Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen
HARLAN -- Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months, and local fire officials are urging residents to stay safe this winter season.
Loading up a truck are L to R -- Jen Ben, Amber Mohr and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann.
Jaxon Rold, who is battling cancer, throws the football during the elementary track meet with his father, Trent.
New Year’s Baby Natalie Kay Harrison, daughter of Shelby Kate Evans and Jesse Harrison of Persia with brother Brody Lee Harrison.
The shaft on a trailer outside the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.
We would like to recruit more members for 2018.  If you are interested in making a difference in your community, consider volunteering as a firefighter. -- Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen
REGIONAL -- Blizzard conditions greeted Shelby County residents Thursday morning, Jan. 11 after an overnight that saw some sleet and ice accumulations, making travel treacherous for much of Thursday.  Forecasters had warned about a powerful winter storm that would impact the area.  Schools and...
COUNTY – The well-being of Shelby County children continues to be better than average, according to the National Kids Count Initiative sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.    Comparatively, Shelby County’s children fare better than their counterparts across the state and nation, report...
Loading up a truck are L to R -- Jen Ben, Amber Mohr and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann.
HARLAN – Twenty thousand pounds of produce had to be distributed and donated to regional food outlets last week after the heat went out at a local business New Year’s weekend.    Farmtable Procurement and Delivery staff and volunteers spent parts of last week loading and delivering squash, onions...
    HARLAN -- Gary Hans Christiansen, 80, Harlan, died January 10 at CHI Health - Creighton.    Services are pending at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.    Christiansen was a former mayor of Harlan, serving the city for 12 years from January 1, 2000-December 31, 2011.      He also was named...
DES MOINES - Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 2.9 percent for November. The last time the rate was this low was in December 2000. The state’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in November. 
Jaxon Rold, who is battling cancer, throws the football during the elementary track meet with his father, Trent.
Here are just a few photographs from 2017.
New Year’s Baby Natalie Kay Harrison, daughter of Shelby Kate Evans and Jesse Harrison of Persia with brother Brody Lee Harrison.
COUNTY -- Welcome to the 2018 New Year’s Baby Natalie Kay Harrison, born Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 4:14 a.m. at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.  Natalie weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces.  She is the daughter of Shelby Kate Evans and Jesse Harrison of Persia, and is welcomed home by brother, Brody Lee...
The shaft on a trailer outside the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.
ELK HORN - Late Christmas Eve, a visitor from afar left a package at the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn. Instead of Santa, it was historic millwright Ben Hassett from Louisville, KY who delivered the Windmill’s long-awaited new White Oak wind shaft.    The wind shaft is one of the components of the...
HARLAN -- Dave Tyrrel will be the Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees chairman starting Jan. 1, replacing Mike Jones.     Nella Seivert was chosen vice-chair and chairman elect.     In other action at their December 28 meeting, the board approved a contract with Cahoy Group to do an “oxy-...
COUNTY -- Shelby County is teaming up with Live Healthy Iowa to improve the health of the county’s residents and improve its overall ranking in the newly released Active Index.    Live Healthy Iowa’s 10-Week Wellness Challenge provides participants with a fun opportunity to be active while engaging...
HARLAN -- Committee appointments for the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees for 2018 have been released. Jim Zimmerman will serve as chairman of the board of trustees. Additional officers and board members include Terry Torneten, vice chair; Rick Rasmussen, secretary/treasurer; Jeanine Larsen...
We would like to recruit more members for 2018.  If you are interested in making a difference in your community, consider volunteering as a firefighter. -- Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen
HARLAN -- Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months, and local fire officials are urging residents to stay safe this winter season.    The Harlan Fire Department, National Fire Prevention Association and the U.S....

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Dylan and Shelby Book
    MILFORD -- Shelby Nelson and Dylan Book both of Adel exchanged marriage vows at the Okoboji Events Center on September 30, 2017. Pastor John Burger performed the 4 p.m. double ring...

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