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	Those who helped work on the new sign included L to R -- Scott Smith, Lori Hoflen, Derek Newcomb, Jeff Nelson, Jr., and Scott Rasmussen.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- Over the course of the last few years, the Elk Horn Fire and Rescue building has seen many changes, but the newest addition is a metal and stained glass sign hanging outside the Fire Station.    “The most important aspect of Fire and Rescue is having proper equipment and training to...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees has voted to accept low bids for labor and materials toward installing fiber to the premises in parts of Harlan, with work to begin in late July or August of this summer.    Projected as a $2.1 million project, bids came in lower by...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Airport will be updating its runway lights as part of an effort to increase its eco-friendly technology.    “It keeps our municipal airport up-to-date with facilities, equipment and a reliable airport for pilots to fly in and out,” said Gene Gettys, Harlan mayor...
State economic development leaders study the outside of an Avoca building for possible revitalization efforts.  (Photo contributed)
    AVOCA -- As part of a project tour organized to demonstrate innovative downtown revitalization efforts, state economic development leaders visited downtown Avoca on June 21.    Hosted by representatives of Avoca Main Street, Inc., Main Street Iowa State Coordinator Michael Wagler was joined by...
McIntosh tombstone
COUNTY -- “Ordinary people working together can do extra-ordinary things,” is Ron Chamberlain’s, member of Western Iowa Pioneer Cemetery Association (WIPCA), favorite saying.    WIPCA attempts to do extra-ordinary things while restoring multiple cemeteries and hidden grave sites, especially in...
The fireworks show will begin at dusk Monday, July 4th at J.J. Jensen Park in Harlan.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan community once again will be treated to a fireworks show this Fourth of July, due to the fund-raising efforts of the local American Legion and financial generosity of local residents and businesses.    For more than 30 years Harlan American Legion Post #150 has fund-raised...
    HARLAN – Sports enthusiasts who have gotten used to parking on the north side of Elm Street near Merrill Field during ball games on football Friday nights may have to find a new place to park their vehicles, should a proposal being considered by the Harlan City Council be approved.    The...
Noah Culp takes off from the block during a recent swim meet.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- As the starting pistol is raised into the warm summer air, swimmers raise their marks on the platforms, parents shifted to the edge of the bleachers and the coaches calmly stare through their sunglasses.    The Harlan Swim Team has developed over the course of decades to be a...
Wagner
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner will be paid a base salary of $167,982.20 in 2016-17 under a contract agreement approved by the HCS Board of Education Monday, June 20.    Total salary and benefits package for Wagner amounts to $224,885.60.    The board approved...
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.

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