COUNTY -- Most Shelby County communities have decided to permit trick-or-treating in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are asking kids and adults to take all precautions to stay safe and healthy when out and about this weekend.    The City...
SHELBY COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES:  372Recovered:  314   Negative:  2,416  Pending:  20
Accident on Highway 59 near Willow St. Law enforcement and rescue personnel on scene. Avoid the area if possible.
HARLAN -- Signs have popped up in Harlan during the last few weeks.
	Sophie enjoyed playing in the four inches of snow Harlan received early Monday morning.
HARLAN – It wasn’t officially a “snow quall” according to the National Weather Service until it reached further east of Harlan, but the beginning of the unexpected snow event had its origins in western Iowa, dropping four-five inches of snow in...
    REGIONAL -- The Iowa Western Community College Board of Trustees announced this week it has selected three finalists for the presidency of Iowa Western Community College.      “I would personally like to thank the entire College community for...
	Sophie enjoyed playing in the four inches of snow Harlan received early Monday morning.
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan has contracted with a West Des Moines firm to conduct an operational and financial feasibility study of Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the C.G. Therkildsen Activity Center.    The Harlan City Council Tuesday, Oct. 20 signed off on a $19,500 expenditure with Shive...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Community Foundation announced Friday, Oct. 23 that grants totaling $40,033 were awarded to Shelby County nonprofit organizations and community projects.    With these grants, the Shelby County Community Foundation has distributed more than $3.3 million in grants and...
    COUNTY -- Most Shelby County communities have decided to permit trick-or-treating in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are asking kids and adults to take all precautions to stay safe and healthy when out and about this weekend.    The City of Harlan has put trick-or-treating times at 5-7 p...
SHELBY COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES:  372Recovered:  314   Negative:  2,416  Pending:  20
Accident on Highway 59 near Willow St. Law enforcement and rescue personnel on scene. Avoid the area if possible.
HARLAN -- Signs have popped up in Harlan during the last few weeks.
	Sophie enjoyed playing in the four inches of snow Harlan received early Monday morning.
HARLAN – It wasn’t officially a “snow quall” according to the National Weather Service until it reached further east of Harlan, but the beginning of the unexpected snow event had its origins in western Iowa, dropping four-five inches of snow in Shelby County early Monday morning, Oct. 19.    A mid-...
    COUNTY – Shelby County needs new representation on zoning boards after a change in state law mandates an adjustment in the make-up of those commissions to include only rural residents.    Shelby County Zoning Administrator Tony Buman said effective July 1, the legislature and governor signed...
    REGIONAL -- The Iowa Western Community College Board of Trustees announced this week it has selected three finalists for the presidency of Iowa Western Community College.      “I would personally like to thank the entire College community for your continued interest and support in the process...
   HCHS senior Chandler Leinen rumbles to the end zone on his 23-yard fumble return early in the second half against Bondurant-Farrar.
   HARLAN (Oct. 23) -- The Harlan Community football team shook off some bye-week rust on offense and got scoring help from the special teams and defense Friday night to handle Bondurant-Farrar 36-7 in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs at Merrill Field.    Leading just 6-0 into the second...
    HARLAN – Nine Harlan Community High School students are recording videos to submit for all-state music consideration this week, a change in the process 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    Band members Eric Torneton, trumpet; Devin Kearney, trumpet; Hannah Bissen, flute; Seth Anderson,...
    AVOCA -- The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has awarded Avoca Main Street, Inc. a $75,000 grant for the Edward Carroll Building Project. Thirteen other Main Street Iowa communities also received grants.    “We are very thrilled and honored to receive funding for this important...

Sports

 Exira-EHK senior Makaela Riley serves against Riverside during Monday’s regional match. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)

 OAKLAND (Oct. 19) -- The effort and energy were there, but Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton lacked the execution to hang with Riverside in Monday’s Class 1A, Region 2 volleyball opener at Oakland.

Family Living

Stella Quinn
    HARLAN -- The family of Estelle “Stella” Quinn is planning a card shower in honor of her 95th birthday on November 9. Cards will reach her if sent to 2108 12th Street #...

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