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	The Kindness Club has approximately 60 members.  First-quarter participants include front L to R -- Charlotte Cronin, Abbey Brue, Clover Croghan, Addison Peterson, and Rece Gessert.  Middle L to R -- Aubrey Petsche, Addie Berndt, Mia Schweiso, Jayden Duckett, Josie Sonderman, and Aubry Christensen.  Back L to R -- Ava Bauman, Kaitlynn Schmitz, Josh Bray, Kasey Christensen, Jaeda Youngkin, Abby Curren, Olivia Kenkel and Rayna Brookens.  Missing: Audrie Bruck and Emma Erwin.
    HARLAN – Third, fourth and fifth graders at the Harlan Community Intermediate School have an important message for everyone.    Choose to be kind.    It may be a simple notion, but students feel so strongly about the message that they’ve formed a Kindness Club that is gaining members and...
    HARLAN -- The postponed Red Out event from two weeks ago due to cold weather conditions will be held at Friday’s’s HCHS-Winterset football game.    Harlan Community Schools and Myrtue Medical Center are hosting the Red Out to raise awareness and funds in the fight against heart disease.    ...
Pat Hoffmann
    EARLING -- It’s been a difficult 14 days for the residents, families, employees and owners of the longtime nursing home - the Little Flower Haven. An integral part of the Earling and Shelby County communities for 55 years, as a prominent caregiver for 1,000’s of former residents and a community...
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Historical Museum is excited to announce the opening of the newly-renovated Military Exhibit Hall. The exhibit hall will open to the public at 2 p.m. on November 11 with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, all are invited to attend.    The Military Exhibit...
Bill Kearney
    HARLAN – The 96-member Harlan Community Cyclone Marching Band is gearing up for state contest this weekend, with a 2:30 p.m. performance time at Glenwood High School on Saturday, Oct. 19.    It’s the annual Iowa High School Music Association contest, where the band will be vying for a Division...
COUNTY – Shelby County Auditor and Election Commissioner Mark Maxwell said this week that ballots for the general election are late to arrive.    Maxwell said this year there was a condensed period of time from the election certification deadline to the first day ballots can be issued, which was...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Community Chest has kicked off its annual fund drive with hopes of raising $35,000 this year for local organizations.    Shelby County Community Chest raises funds for local non-profit agencies which provide valuable services to youth, for area residents and to...
Four generations of the Petersen family gathered for the dedication of the Vern and Wilmer Petersen Wildlife Management Area in Shelby County back in 1993.
    IOWA -- In 1993, four generations of the Petersen family gathered for the dedication of Vern and Wilmer Petersen Wildlife Management Area in Shelby County.    Wilmer Petersen had donated an expanse of grassland and ponds in western Iowa to the state for wildlife and people to enjoy. His son, H...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has given approval to contract with Shive-Hattery Architecture to work on the design work for the proposed renovation of the north visitors’ entrance and the third floor old pharmacy area at MMC.        MMC CEO Barry Jacobsen said DaVita...
Kristi Pederson with the Harlan Volunteer Fire Department speaks about fire safety to students in Mrs. Andersen’s kindergarten class at the Harlan Community Primary School on Monday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Fire department volunteers were at the area schools all week offering fire safety tips as part of Fire Prevention Week. Also shown is volunteer Patrick Gaul. 

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