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Gene Gettys, Jr.
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    COUNTY -- Voter turnout was low for Tuesday’s municipal election that saw many incumbents elected to office as well as write-in candidates.    Harlan saw only a 1.9 percent voter turnout.  Incumbent Mayor Gene Gettys, Jr. received a total of 56 votes in retaining his mayor position.  David H....
	Crews finish laying a six-inch concrete overlay at the Harlan airport this week.  Hopes are the airport will re-open to aviation traffic by November 20.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – Renovations at the Harlan Airport are coming to a close this fall, as a $1.2 million runway paving project is nearly complete and Rushenberg Field gets set to re-open to aviation traffic.    Crews this week are nearing the finish of a 3,000-foot, six-inch concrete overlay construction...
Coach Angie Spangenberg talks with the team during the Cyclones’ sweep of Bondurant-Farrar.
Coach Angie Spangenberg talks with the team during the Cyclones’ sweep of Bondurant-Farrar. See Sports in the November 10 Harlan Tribune.
	Evan Nielsen as Chad (front) and Connor McMurphy as Ryan in HCHS’s production of Disney’s High School Musical, practice their parts during rehearsal this week.  The musical will be performed three times at HCHS this week, on Nov. 5 and 7 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
HARLAN – Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical High School Musical will come to life on the Harlan Community stage as the HCHS drama department invites the public to performances this week at the HCHS auditorium.    Performances will be Thursday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 7, each at 7 p.m., and...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved a three year renewal contract for MMC CEO Barry Jacobsen on Tuesday. Jacobsen will be awarded an annual salary of $200,600 beginning January 1, 2016.         This new approved proposal is a 4.5 percent raise from his current salary of $...
Rick Santorum
HARLAN -- Former Arkansas Governor and winner of the Iowa 2008 Caucus Mike Huckabee, was in Harlan on Friday, Oct. 30 as part of a five city presidential campaign trip.   Also in Harlan last week was Rick Santorum, who stopped by Pizza Ranch on Thursday, Oct. 29 as part of his swing through Iowa...
    HARLAN – Harlan’s city council is expected tonight to contract with a human resource consulting firm to aid in the hiring of a new city clerk, following the dismissal of Debra Sawyer by the council last week.    Sawyer was discharged of her duties Tuesday, Oct. 27, and deputy city clerk Pam...
    COUNTY – Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys, Jr. will be seeking his third term in office, running unopposed for office in Tuesday’s municipal election.    Gettys and a host of others in communities throughout Shelby County filed nomination papers by the deadline in September, for positions as mayor or...
HARLAN – The Harlan City Council Tuesday, Oct. 27 terminated the employment of city clerk Debra Sawyer effective immediately.    City administrator Terry Cox recommended Sawyer be discharged from her duties.  “It’s been determined that the employee’s skill and competency is not adequate for...
Shown here are front L to R -- Brianna Muenchrath, Katelyn Plambeck, Paige Sonderman, and Brady Muenchrath.  Back L to R -- Ellie Gross, Abram Wilwerding, Pyper Schwarte, and Abi Namanny.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
HARLAN -- Students at Shelby County Catholic School dressed up Monday for team spirit day as part of Red Ribbon/Character Counts Week activities.  Students at the Catholic school and Harlan Community Schools have been learning about the pillars of character -- trustworthiness, respect,...

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