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Daylon Klindt practices with the HCHS Marching Band this week at Merrill Field.  The Cyclones head to state contest Saturday.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – Harlan Community music students have embarked on a Magical Mystery Tour this fall, as marching band students are preparing an exciting Beatlemania show that culminates this season at the state marching contest in Glenwood this weekend.    The 75-student-strong marching Cyclones will...
	Naturalist Christina Roelofs will now also serve half-time duties with the Iowa DNR.  Roelofs (center) is pictured with Shelby County Conservation Board Director Nick Preston and Michelle Reinig, park manager, Prairie Rose State Park.
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Conservation Board and Iowa Department of Natural Resources are partnering to offer a full-time naturalist position serving both entities for the next two years.    A two-year agreement has been signed providing Christina Roelofs’ services, with the option of...
Iowa State Representative Jack Drake (R-Griswold)
    REGIONAL -- Iowa State Representative Jack Drake (R-Griswold) died Sunday, Oct. 11 at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.  He was 81.    Drake, who lived in Griswold, was the longest-tenured Republican in the Iowa House, and served the 21st district in southwest Iowa, which is comprised...
    HARLAN -- While Harlan Community High School’s football team looks to beat Adel DeSoto Minburn Community High School on October 23, local supporters can help the American Heart Association defeat the nation’s number one and five leading causes of death: cardiovascular diseases and stroke.    ...
Firefighters Kristi Pedersen and Mike Butler show students at Harlan Community Elementary School Primary some of the equipment used by fire personnel.
    HARLAN -- Students in the Harlan Community Schools were paid a visit from firefighters with the Harlan Fire Department, who talked about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Week activities in Harlan. 
    ELK HORN -- On Monday, Oct. 5, the Museum of Danish America closed on the purchase of land that adjoins its current property, adding five acres to its grounds.    The land, purchased from the recently-dissolved First Baptist Church with the help of the congregation and a number of individual...
    HARLAN -- The City of Harlan has filed a petition in Shelby County District Court this month, seeking title to an abandoned property located at 1014 Broadway St.    According to court documents, the defendant is Paul E. Berkley, 1410 7th St. Apt. #2, Harlan.  Also named in the petition are an...
    COUNTY -- Every five years in Iowa, local boards of health lead a community-wide discussion about health needs and decide what can be done about them.    A Shelby County community health survey has been developed and is open for the public to complete.      Public opinion is an important step...
Ray “Bubba” Sorensen of Greenfield was in downtown Manilla last week painting the Crawford County Freedom Rock. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    MANILLA -- Ray “Bubba” Sorensen of Greenfield was in downtown Manilla last week painting the Crawford County Freedom Rock. Sorensen began painting on Sunday and expected to have it completed by the end of the week. The Shelby County Freedom Rock also was painted by Sorensen.    The Freedom Rock...
 Playing in the powderpuff game are L to R -- Bri Boldan, Sarah Goedken, Tif Wingert, Haley Koch, Cassie Trader, Merissa Eckrich and Ashley Hastert.
Images from HCS Homecoming 2015

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