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Vikes/Lady Vikes split vs. Underwood Friday night.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry is accepting nominations for its Citizen/Volunteer of the Year.    Nomination forms can be found inside the Harlan News-Advertiser or Harlan Tribune.  Forms should be dropped off at the chamber office in Harlan or emailed to info@...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has received a favorable interest rate on general obligation bonds being sold to fund emergency communications equipment.    The county’s board of supervisors Tuesday, Jan. 11 okayed the sale of $1.585 million in bonds for the purchase of E911 portable radios, consoles...
	The family of Shawn Havick presented a check to the Iowa Department of Transportation to initiate the Shawn Havick Memorial Response Program.  Shown L to R --  Dave Lorenzen, Director of Systems Operations Division; Mitch Dillavou, Director of Field Operations Division; Scott Marler, DOT Director; LaDonna, Chelsey holding baby Shawn, and Hannah.
    REGIONAL -- In the last few months of his life, Shawn Havick shared stories with his family of his 32 years with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).    Shawn’s wife, LaDonna, and their two daughters, Hannah and Chelsey, enjoyed the stories of all the good times he had with his co-...
	Librarian Karen Plagman looks through one of the many books at the Irwin Lied Public Library.
By Molly Blanco, News Reporter    IRWIN -- If you want to travel the world from the comfort of your home, look no further than the Lied Irwin Public Library.    The library board members suggest you take a trip to anywhere in the world by picking up a good book at the library.    “There is no...
    HARLAN -- Harlan firefighters work to extinguish a chimney fire at 1715 Nishna Ave. last week.  The fire started in the chimney in the basement above the wood stove.  Firefighters were able to disassemble the chimney, remove the hot embers and take the embers outside to the driveway.  There was...
    HARLAN – The telecom committee of the Harlan Municipal Utilities (HMU) will be meeting later this month to develop a plan for the future of the telecom utility and present its findings to the full board at HMU’s first meeting in February.    The move comes after a nearly 80-minute open meeting...
    WESTPHALIA -- The community of Westphalia and St. Boniface Parish are celebrating 150 years since its founding in 1872.    On January 29, the town will be kicking off its 150th celebration at the parish hall with doors opening at 5 p.m. and a meal to be served at 6 p.m. The event will be a free...
HARLAN -- Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) and Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) will host a legislative briefing Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry atrium in Harlan, sponsored by St. Croix Hospice.    The public is invited to attend to learn more...
Trombonist Micah Sorensen practices with the Harlan Jazz Experience in
November.  The jazz bands are gearing up for contest season.
    HARLAN – Harlan Community’s tradition-rich jazz program is gearing up for an exciting contest season that kicks off this week with a first trip ever to the Triton Jazz Festival at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge on Friday, Jan. 14.    First-year Jazz Experience Director Bill...

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