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    HARLAN – Harlan officials will engage the services of the Iowa State Auditor’s Office in a special review and audit of the city’s financials for a yet-to-be-determined period of time.    The city’s personnel and finance committee (Mike Kolbe, Dave Miller and Sharon Kroger) voted unanimously...
SHELBY’S CREEK
REGIONAL – A novelist with Shelby County ties has authored the book “Shelby’s Creek,” now available for purchase at various locations, and local residents may notice some familiarity to the farming landscape of rural western Iowa in the novel’s feature.    Mark Schechinger, writing under the pen...
    HARLAN – Harlan city officials appear likely to pursue a special financial audit that would review the city’s past financial records for an undetermined period of past years.    The move comes following questions about expense reports submitted by former city administrator Terry Cox, who...
    HARLAN – Harlan has officially begun the search for a new city administrator.    At the direction of the city’s Personnel and Finance Committee, Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys, Jr. is contacting human resource firms to bring to the committee for review.  It’s hoped one of the firms will guide the...
    HARLAN - An improving financial picture, combined with cost containment efforts, increased patient activity and strong patient satisfaction surveys have opened the door for Myrtue Medical Center to reduce its employee cost reduction plan.    In a memo to employees, Medical Center CEO Barry...
Pictured receiving their trees Friday were front L to R -- Luke Dotzler, Kody Bruck, Austin Schumacher and Keyton Francis.  
	Middle  L to R -- Cameron Springman, Stephanie Scheuring, Clay Gross, Braxton Gaul and Nicholas Kohles.  Back L to R -- Mary Illg, Halle Funk, Savannah Christensen, Abi Namanny, William Kenkel and Bev Burmeister.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Plant Iowa Committee handed out trees to fifth-graders in Shelby County’s schools last week.  Here, Mary Illg and Bev Burmeister, Plant Iowa Committee members, present the trees to Shelby County Catholic School students Friday afternoon, April 29.    The committee...
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    COUNTY – Shelby County has been transitioning its public alert system from Code Red to Alert Iowa since September of last year and are encouraging local residents to sign up for the emergency notification system, officials with Shelby County Emergency Management announced this week.    The Code...
Harlan Team 2, winners of the Anti-Gravity Games at IWCC last weekend, included L to R -- Jonathon Cheek, A.J. Deas, Matt Devine, Mason Chamberlain, Drase Klindt and Garrett Erlbacher.
    HARLAN – Two Harlan Community High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teams finished first and second at the fourth-annual Anti-Gravity Games on Saturday, April 30 in Council Bluffs.    The fourth-annual event was hosted by Iowa Western Community College in partnership with...
    HARLAN – Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys, Jr. took the time at Tuesday’s Harlan City Council meeting to address that he and council members have been questioned the past week about Iowa law regarding open meetings and open records relating to “recent events.”    Gettys was referring to last week’s...
    HARLAN – Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox submitted his resignation to the Harlan City Council Tuesday, May 3, after 39 years of service to the community.    The announcement comes roughly two weeks following an open meeting of the city’s personnel and finance committee where Cox’s expense...

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