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Kelly Littlefield, chef at Milk & Honey in Harlan, will participate in the Iowa Taste of Elegance competition in Des Moines on Monday.
HARLAN – Chef Kelly Littlefield will participate in The Taste of Elegance cooking competition Monday, Jan. 22 in Des Moines, with hopes of garnering a $1,000 top prize and trip to the National Pork Summit.    Littlefield, a chef at Milk & Honey farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Harlan, is...
HARLAN -- Harlan city council members and other city officials have been named to committees for the 2018 calendar year, as approved by the council in late December.    Following is a list of the city committees and those persons serving on the committees: 
HARLAN -- After reviewing in detail the bids received for new heating and AC units for the Exchange Street substation, the Harlan Municipal Utility board rescinded their approval to Camblin Plb-Htg and awarded the contract to Petsche Mechanical.    The original Camblin bid did not include the...
HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities has released their list of wages paid in 2017.    The list, comprised of 37 individuals who received wages the past year, shows over half of the employees made over $50,000.    The top 10 include: Kenneth Weber, $126,878; James Gedwillo, $80,027; David Goede...
STATE -- Influenza spread and severity is building in Iowa, as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported four new influenza-related deaths today: an elderly (81+ years of age) female and older adult (61 to 80 years of age) female in Southeast Iowa; an elderly female in Northeast Iowa; and an...
REGIONAL -- Blizzard conditions greeted Shelby County residents Thursday morning, Jan. 11 after an overnight that saw some sleet and ice accumulations, making travel treacherous for much of Thursday.  Forecasters had warned about a powerful winter storm that would impact the area.  Schools and...
COUNTY – The well-being of Shelby County children continues to be better than average, according to the National Kids Count Initiative sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.    Comparatively, Shelby County’s children fare better than their counterparts across the state and nation, report...
Loading up a truck are L to R -- Jen Ben, Amber Mohr and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann.
HARLAN – Twenty thousand pounds of produce had to be distributed and donated to regional food outlets last week after the heat went out at a local business New Year’s weekend.    Farmtable Procurement and Delivery staff and volunteers spent parts of last week loading and delivering squash, onions...
    HARLAN -- Gary Hans Christiansen, 80, Harlan, died January 10 at CHI Health - Creighton.    Services are pending at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.    Christiansen was a former mayor of Harlan, serving the city for 12 years from January 1, 2000-December 31, 2011.      He also was named...
DES MOINES - Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 2.9 percent for November. The last time the rate was this low was in December 2000. The state’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in November. 

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