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	Hannah Hatcher points out the bees in her book “Buzzz! Buzzz!” at the Harlan Community Library.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- “On your mark, get set, read” is this year’s summer reading program theme. Harlan Community Library is teaming up with Petersen Family Wellness Center and Iowa State University Extension Office to present the athletic inspired program.    “It gets them in the library,” said Pat...
Conner Bruck throws the ball back to home.
    HARLAN -- Nothing beats an evening at the ballpark.  T-ballers recently wrapped up their season.  Here are some highlights from recent games.
Harlan police to crack down on fireworks violators this year
    HARLAN -- Due to the overwhelming number of complaints and violations of the state and local fireworks code in recent years, the Harlan Police Department will have extra officers out over the Fourth of July weekend.    Officers will be enforcing the laws.  Officials said it’s a public safety...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department is in the process of forming an association in an effort to help with financial clarity regarding donations made to the department each year.    The Harlan City Council has given its blessing to the department as it seeks to develop the Harlan Fire...
    HARLAN – A former Harlan physician who was convicted last year of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child, is being sued by his victim in Shelby County District Court.    The victim, identified in court documents as Jane Doe #1, has filed civil suit seeking...
Godbersen-Smith, Ida Grove, is the contractor for the project.  (Photo by Mike Kolbe)
    EARLING -- Favorable weather has allowed construction crews to make headway on county projects this month.    Here, a bridge on Fir Road west of Highway 191 recently was deemed structurally deficient, so the project was put in the plan for repairs.  Cost of the bridge replacement is $690,000,...
Hawk survives being hit by truck
    HARLAN -- Check out this story complete with a happy ending for a red-tailed hawk that survived being hit by a vehicle, and then traveled inside the grill of the truck across western Iowa.    Shown  is Kevin “Hoss” Krohn, Harlan Parks and Recreation Director, pulling a hawk from the front grill...
Emmett and Steven Olson stand with their dog Otis in front of the Pioneer Park island that they helped clean up. (Photo by Sarah Muller)
HARLAN -- Tennis balls, a yellow race car, a disc golf frisbee and an unfertilized goose egg were all found while Steven Olson was clearing the island in the pond at Pioneer Park.    As a part of the Parks and Recreations board and a member of the community, Olson was concerned about the wellness...
McIntosh
...one of Shelby County’s earliest settlers
    EARLING – Shelby County will honor one of the county’s earliest settlers in a ceremony Sunday, June 26 at the Holcomb Cemetery northwest of Earling.    The day has been declared John McIntosh Day, proclaimed by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors, and highlights of the event will include the...
    HARLAN – Harlan has been awarded a 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Iowa Economic Development for downtown building façade improvements.    The state’s grant amounts to $299,750 (50 percent) toward the total project cost of $514,500.  The city will provide a portion of the...

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