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HMU customers are encouraged to visit harlannet.com for energy saving tips.
    HARLAN -- The cost for natural gas from Harlan Municipal Utilities for the upcoming winter heating season is the same as last year, according to Doug Hammer, Director of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations at HMU.    “In 2012, we signed a multi-year agreement to purchase natural gas at $4.59...
    REGIONAL -- While the Iowa influenza season typically starts in November and peaks in January or later, flu can begin any time of year.    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Shelby County Public Health Department at Myrtue Medical Center urge everyone to get their annual flu...
Mahlberg
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    HARLAN – Kathy Mahlberg has been named president of the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education for the upcoming year, as nominated and approved by fellow board members last month.    Mahlberg, the current board president, was re-named to the position on a 6-0 vote.  Board member Lonnie...
    HARLAN -- Harlan street lights are slowing being replaced by energy efficient LED bulbs with nearly three-fourths of the community completed.    Harlan Municipal Utilities set aside $90,000 each year for the replacement effort and have at least another year of work to do.    HMU hopes to...
Harlan Newspapers introduces new web site
    REGIONAL -- After being one of Iowa’s first community newspaper websites in 1999 and offering the first Shelby County app in 2012 (our e-edition) the Harlan Newspapers is going through its third modification of its Harlanonline.com website this month.    Harlan Newspapers Co-publisher Alan...
Alex Assmann and Jessica Klein
    HARLAN -- Alex Assmann and Jessica Klein were crowned Harlan Community High School Homecoming 2016 king and queen during coronation ceremonies at HCHS Friday afternoon, Oct. 2.  The two then presided over homecoming activities including the parade and pep rally downtown and the HCHS football...
Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, theme for fire prevention week
    HARLAN – Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, under the theme this year “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.  Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”    Location matters when it comes to a smoke alarm.  Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, the Harlan Fire Department is...
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center Behavioral Health will host a community wellness event Thursday, Oct. 8 centering on “Developing a Healthier U….Becoming Head-Strong” as part of National Mental Health Awareness Week.    Persons interested in attending to learn more about mental wellness can...
Vernon Lee Hansen, a Harlan native (Photo contributed)
HARLAN -- Vernon Lee Hansen, a Harlan native and 1968 graduate of Harlan Community High School, was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Iowa band “Freestyle,” at Lake Okoboji on September 6.    He was primarily the sax player with that band, but got his start playing the...
 Pictured front, from left: Joey Fields and Spencer Boardman (Apollo and Rocky).
Back: Kyle Travis and Matt Devine (Earl Dibbles Jr. and Granger Smith), Jordan Petersen and Wren Koch (Sandy and Danny from Grease) and Ashley Petsche and Haley Arkeld (Dr. Cristina Yang and Dr. Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy). (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Homecoming week at Harlan Community has a number of activities, including the popular dress-up days for high school students.  Tuesday was twins/duo day.

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