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HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees has extended CEO Ken Weber’s employment contract for another three years, ending Sept. 30, 2020.    The contract calls for a 3 percent per year increase in salary beginning with $123,600 on Oct. 1, 2017 and increasing to $127,300 on 9-1-18...
HARLAN -- Harlan’s Aviation 8-ball Club is hosting its 72nd annual Father’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, June 18 at the airport.    The breakfast will be from 7:30-11 a.m. on Sunday. It will have pancakes, eggs, bacon and drinks such as coffee, juice and milk available. The breakfast is free for those...
COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors are reviewing a change to the county’s local burning ban ordinance due to the passage of fireworks legislation by the Iowa Legislature this past spring.    Shelby County Emergency Management Director Bob Seivert said the passage of the fireworks bill...
COUNTY -- An 18-year-old Le Mars man has been charged with felony sexual exploitation of a minor - cause to engage in act, following an investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.    Joshua Scott Draayer, 1875 4th Ave. SE, also has been charged in Shelby County District Court with purchase...
    REGIONAL -- Following the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session, Iowans can expect to see changes surrounding some of the country’s most controversial issues.    The session was considered unprecedented by both Republicans and Democrats alike.    The Iowa House and Senate are currently both dominated...
HARLAN -- The farmer’s market will sprout up in the northwest corner of the Shopko parking lot on June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.    The farmer’s market will be available every Saturday morning, and starting July 5, on Wednesdays from 3:30-6 p.m.    The farmer’s market is certified by the state,...
    REGIONAL -- A shed and garage on 7th and Broadway Streets caught flame at roughly 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 6.    The shed and garage both belonged to Paula Koester. Koester, her nine-month-old baby and her brother were home at the time. No one was injured.    The garage and shed were...
HARLAN -- Harlan will be holding its first Honey-Bacon Fest this Saturday, June 10.    The festival will be located at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.    The genesis of the idea was the manufacturers within Shelby County. The honey manufacturer,...
HARLAN -- A 29-year-old Harlan man is in custody charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, domestic abuse/assault and violation of no-contact order.    Theodore James Behrens, 1104 Durant St., faces up to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the first-degree kidnapping charge, a...

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