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Chatting On The Steps . . . of the Meng Ho Choe family of Irwin are Mrs. Goldie McGee, Meng Ho, his wife, Honyup Ho, and their three children, Kwan Soo, 10, Kwoung San, 7, and You Kyoung, 3. Meng Ho's family arrived from South Korea just a few weeks…

A Celebration Marking The Centennial Of The Shelby County Courthouse Will Be Held Aug. 1

Jan and Dennis Stamp pose in front of The Library, their newly-opened restaurant in Harlan. Built in 1929, the building closed as the city's public library in 1983.

The Shelby County Courthouse in Harlan, Iowa was built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style by Charles E. Bell of Council Bluffs and built for $62,733.90. It is…

Admiring The Texture . . . of an exposed-log wall in one of the bedrooms is LaVale Jensen of Harlan. The adaptability of the logs enabled the Jensens to choose between paneling, dry-walling or leaving the logs exposed for a variety of interior…

A Beetle Log Home . . . adds a touch of history to the neighborhood of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jensen of Harlan. Built by Jensen in just 86 days, the house has over 1,200 feet of living space. Although the house has no basement, a large utility room is…

The New Shelby County Museum . . . in Potter's Park in Harlan dwarfs two nearby cabins which have been renovated and are being furnished according to the period of their construction. The museum, measuring 44 by 90 feet, has two levels for various…

Dedication Ceremonies . . . will be held Sunday at the new Harlan Community High School, a $2.25 million building which is the largest structure in Shelby County.

Lawren Rushenberg, manager of Harlan Municipal Airport, watches planes land and take off as he stands amid grading work preceding construction of a new runway. The project, at the approximate cost of $700,000, shared by the city of Harlan, the…

Mural . . . of faceted glass on St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan overlooks College Place.

Largest Employer . . . at Harlan is Western Iowa Pork plant, with 165 workers and a payroll approaching $1 million annually. Between 2,800 and 3,000 hogs are killed here daily.
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