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	Harlan FFA Southwest District FFA Soil Judging Participants: left to right: Hannah Tunender, Jocelyn Mena, Ania Kaster, Alex Barrett, Mallory Mulligan, Allison Owens, Grace Coenen and Megan Klein.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- Eight students from the Harlan FFA Chapter competed in the Southwest Iowa District FFA Soil Judging Competition on September 24. 
    REGIONAL -- Iowa’s pheasant hunters should expect to find a similar number of birds as last year, with the exception of south central and southeast Iowa, where the pheasant population decline was more significant.    In Shelby County, pheasant numbers are higher than a year ago, but quail,...
    HARLAN – Three Harlan Community High School students recently were honored in the Greater Omaha Council Bluffs Area Council on Youth Leadership Youth Salute as being outstanding leaders.    Justina Borgman, Lucy Borkowski and Bobbie Schechinger were recognized during an awards ceremony that was...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Public Health reminds all residents that it is time to prepare for the upcoming influenza season by getting vaccinated.    Influenza is a contagious disease that can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or...
    HARLAN – Pioneer Park in Harlan soon will become the home of a StoryWalk® feature, where park-goers can read books through a series of signs spread out throughout the park.    StoryWalk® is a series of signs featuring sequential spreads from a children’s picture book, and those signs are spread...
This year’s king and queen are Nathan Henry and Chloe Hays, shown above.
HARLAN -- Homecoming royalty was crowned Friday, Sept. 27 at Harlan Community High School.  
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Area Solid Waste Agency is sponsoring its annual Free Cleanup Crew Event for residents wishing to dispose of household hazardous waste from their homes.      The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9-11 a.m. at the Shelby County Secondary Roads Department...
    COUNTY – Write-in votes will decide a number of municipal elections in the November general election as the deadline for filing nomination papers for mayor and city council came to an end Thursday, Sept. 19.    Harlan will see incumbents and one newcomer unopposed for office, while Shelby and...
This tornado northwest of Earling near the county line touched down briefly, but caused no damage.
    REGIONAL -- The greater Shelby County area saw rare late September severe weather Tuesday evening, Sept. 24, as heavy rains, winds, hail and tornados all were reported in and around Shelby County beginning at approximately 5 p.m.    There were reports of brief tornado touchdowns in Harrison...
Trying some sorghum dished out by Becky Ferry Rademacher of Templeton are L to R -- Kamryn Ketcham, Ethan Haubrich, Anastasia Schneider (back) and Keagan Eischeid.
    IRWIN -- Students from IKM-Manning had an educational time Friday, Sept. 20 at the annual youth day at Greenridge Antique Steam & Gas Show.     

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