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    HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools Board of Education members this week are backing their votes approving a contract extension for their superintendent of schools, Justin Wagner, but one board member said although she voted for it, through more research she has learned there are areas where the...
L to R -- Vanessa Gunderson, Lexi Larsen, Lexie Holloway and Ashley Hall.
DES MOINES -- Fans were on hand cheering on the HCHS Cyclone baseball team to a 5-4 win over Boone Tuesday evening.    The Cyclones advanced to the semi-finals of the tourney and take on Waverly-Shell Rock today at 11 a.m. at Principal Park in Des Moines.    See sports pages today for highlights...
	Accepting a plaque from Dr. John Lawrence, Iowa State University Vice President in recognition of 100 years of extension services in Shelby County are extension council members L to R -- Lorie Knudsen, Elaine Baughman, Julie Klein and Jo Kenkel.  Missing were Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, Michele Monson, Renee Hansen and Kathy Fara.
    COUNTY – Shelby County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work this year, and was honored with a plaque presented by Dr. John Lawrence, Vice President for Extension and Outreach, during the Shelby County Fair held July 8-16 in Harlan.    Lawrence lauded the long-established...
    EARLING – The City of Earling has filed a petition in Shelby County District Court seeking title to an abandoned property within the city limits.    The city filed the petition July 5 under Chapter 657A.10A of the Iowa Code regarding abandoned property.  Defendants in the petition include...
The white shaded boxes at right are the proposed easement areas the city will require per FAA regulations.
    HARLAN – The Harlan City Council has passed a resolution allowing for the acquisition of permanent easements near the Harlan Municipal Airport, as per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required guidelines.    The council voted 5-0 (Jay Christensen, Jeanna Rudolph, Sharon Kroger, Greg Bladt...
    HARLAN – An Ankeny firm will be the headliner at an open town hall in Harlan tonight for anyone interested in building a new home in the future in Shelby County.    Classic Builders representatives will be available at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, July 24, at the C.G. Therkildsen Center to answer...
Gussied Up facade work
HARLAN -- Gussied Up was one of eight businesses in downtown Harlan to receive grant money for facade work.    The storefront was completely redone. This included new windows on the first and second story, new doors, storm windows on the second floor, new paint, and a new awning.    The building...
Supergirl and a caveman farmer showing sheep during the Open Class portion
A good time was had by all at the recent Shelby County Fair.
    HARLAN – Property owners who have not installed sidewalks as requested by the City of Harlan will have until December 31 of this year to do so, nearly five years after the city began the process of requesting sidewalk installation to make the community safer.    Letters mailed in early July...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education gave final approval Monday, July 16 for the expenditure of funds from the district’s flexibility account within the general fund to be used for future district needs.    The funding will pay for two elementary positions and building...

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