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roved the second reading of an ordinance amending its fireworks code, limiting the display of fireworks in Harlan to only two days.    The council voted 6-0 Tuesday, Nov. 7 amending chapter 41 of the city’s ordinance regarding dates and times of fireworks.  The third reading is expected at the next...
COUNTY -- Ron Heese will serve as a city councilperson in Kirkman.    Both Heese and Sonny Goans each received five votes for an open council seat.  When the city election was canvassed Tuesday, Nov. 14 by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors, lots were drawn for the seat and Heese’s name was...
COUNTY -- The City of Kirkman had the highest voter turnout in the county for the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election, and overall turnout was predictably low for an off-presidential year election day.    Of the 35 total registered voters in Kirkman, a total of 16 voted for a 45.71 percent turnout rate. ...
Richard Green
    HARLAN -- An employee of Settle Inn and Suites in Harlan allegedly falsely reported an armed robbery at the business early Monday morning, Nov. 13, and was arrested for theft and false reporting of the crime.    The Harlan Police Department reports that at 3:02 a.m., the department and Shelby...
Anna Nelson greets World War II veteran Rex Davis as he arrives at the veterans program at HCHS. Davis served in the United States Marine Corps.
COUNTY -- The Harlan community paid honor to its veterans with programs held Monday, Nov. 13 in the Harlan Community Schools. 
HARLAN -- The Iowa Attorney General’s office has assigned personnel to investigate a special investigative report from the state auditor’s office that outlined $144,872.32 in improper and unsupported disbursements tied to former Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox.    Current city administrator...
HARLAN -- The Harlan Police Department has recently received a number of complaints that revolve around a common scam.    Citizens are getting phone calls that claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service.  Caller says that they will go to jail unless they call back a phone number and arrange...
COUNTY – After some investigation and discussions, Shelby County has opted out of the possibility of sharing county attorney services with Audubon County.    It was last month that county officials announced that they were exploring the option of sharing services with neighboring Audubon County,...
DeWeerd
HARLAN -- Shelby County Catholic School announced Friday, Nov. 10  that Josh DeWeerd has resigned his 16 month post as principal of the school effective immediately.    Previous principal Ann Anderson will serve as principal in the interim while SCCS searches for a permanent replacement.    DeWeerd...
Bob Broomfield
LINCOLN, NE -- Bob Broomfield, former superintendent of schools at Harlan Community and co-director of Shelby County Developsource economic development, died Thursday, Nov. 9 unexpectedly, yet peacefully, at his home in Lincoln, NE.    Broomfield was superintendent from August, 2000-June, 2006, and...

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