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HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council passed a fireworks ordinance Wednesday morning, May 31 relating to the sales and display of fireworks within the city limits of Harlan.    The ordinance amends current city ordinance that previously prohibited sales or display of fireworks in the city.  The...
	2017 Relay for Life Honorary Survivor Lonnie Pitts’ family holds the banner greeting fellow survivors who rode in on motorcycles with Roar Into Harlan. From left to right: Shane Pitts, Elizabeth Hellbusch and Leah Pitts.  See more Relay for Life photos in Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
  REGIONAL --  Estimates for Relay for Life’s event fundraising are still unknown.    Even before the event, the 2017 Relay for Life has raised $91,000.    The event Relay for Life is a signature fund-raiser staffed and coordinated by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is to remember those lost...
    REGIONAL -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton (Exira-EHK) Community School Board approved early last week sharing a superintendent with the IKM Manning School District.    “We signed a one-year sharing agreement to see how it goes,” said Exira-EHK Superintendent Trevor Miller.    The share could...
Placewinners at the National Business Professionals of America program in Orlando, FL recently were front L to R -- Alana Monson and Ellen Keast.  Back L to R -- Kyle Knudsen, Jay Swanson (national runner up) and Tyler Schaben.  (Photo by Jacey Goetzman)
Five Harlan Community High School students earned outstanding honors at the national Business Professionals of America leadership conference this month, including a national runner-up crowned in Jay Swanson.    Swanson, a sophomore, earned second place in Administrative Support Research Project. ...
ice Program (SFSP), administered by the USDA and managed by the Iowa Department of Education, will provide free meals to all students 18 years and younger in Harlan this summer beginning this week.    The program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is...
HARLAN – The Harlan City Council will meet in special session Wednesday morning, May 31 to discuss an ordinance outlining the sale and display of fireworks.      If approved, the ordinance would replace the current ordinance which doesn’t allow for the sale or discharge of fireworks in Harlan. 
    REGIONAL -- The Harlan Municipal Band will begin performing on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. on the east side of the Square.    Rehearsals will begin at 5 p.m. in the high school band room. Anyone who can play an instrument is welcome, even if they haven’t picked up their instrument for years. The...
	Randy Pryor stands in front of his corn planter in Woodbine.  Pryor said it has been a cool and wet planting season.  (Photo by Jacey Goetzman)
REGIONAL -- This planting season started with wet, rainy periods which created conditions that kept farmers from their fields. Now, they’re taking them back.    The temperature, along with the rain, resulted in cold, damp fields that made it impossible to plant in April. Combined with the lack of...
HARLAN – Iowa Gov.Terry Branstad signed into legislation this month legalizing the sale and use of commercial fireworks in Iowa, and local communities, including Harlan, are now interpreting how that will affect their towns.    Under the new law, Iowans may purchase consumer fireworks beginning...
HARLAN -- Next time you rent from the library, you may find more than just a story with your books and DVDs.    Amanda Brewer, the library director, decided to hide golden tickets in various library items for both children and adults to find. The tickets, upon discovery, can be exchanged for prizes...

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