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    COUNTY – Shelby County Emergency Preparedness partners will participate in a county-wide tornado drill to be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 10-10:30 a.m.  Shelby County Emergency Management, Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center encourage everyone to take this opportunity to...
Trickel accused the HCS Board of Education of violating the Iowa Open Meetings Law.  The Iowa Public Information Board dismissed his complaint.
    DES MOINES – A complaint filed with the Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) by Harlan resident Larry Trickel, alleging violation of the Iowa Opens Meeting Law by the Harlan Independent School District, was dismissed by the IPIB Thursday, March 21.    A dismissal order prepared by IPIB...
Joseph Andersen chose the text while driving option and found out how dangerous it is to text and drive as he knocked over several cones and did not drive safely because he was texting. Assisting the drivers was Cody McCreedy (standing). See more photos from the Teen Health & Resiliency Fair on page 6A in today’s Tribune.
    The Iowa State Patrol Impaired and Distracted Driving course was held at the Teen Health & Resiliency Fair Saturday morning at HCHS. Participants could chose to wear the fatal vision googles or text while driving as they navigated the route.
    COUNTY – Shelby County officials have documented more than $1.15 million in flood-related damages from the event that occurred in Shelby County Wednesday, March 13 and thereafter.    Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Alex Londo and his staff have been working with local officials...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner on Monday, March 18 was offered the opportunity to sign a waiver allowing for the HCS Board of Education to release the results of an independent investigation and staff survey, but as of early Thursday morning, March 21, he had not...
Caitlin Bissen
    HARLAN -- Caitlin Bissen, a senior at Harlan Community High School, has been nominated for the IHSSA All-State Speech Festival in two categories: acting and poetry interpretation.       She was nominated by at least two of the three judges who evaluated each of her performances at the state...
Attorney Jim Hanks, Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., Des Moines, who represents the Harlan Community School District, addresses those in attendance at Monday’s board meeting, saying there would be no action following a closed session meeting to discuss an individual.
HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education held another closed session meeting with its legal counsel present Monday, March 18 to evaluate an individual, and after approximately 1 ½ hours of discussion, re-entered open session and took no action.    It’s the third closed session...
HARLAN -- Harlan’s Shopko store will be closing sometime before June.    It was announced  Monday, March 18 that Shopko would be closing all remaining stores and liquidate its assets by June, according to a document filed in bankruptcy court.    A press release stated that the company was unable to...
    COUNTY – Shelby County is asking for clarifications from the Iowa State Auditor’s Office regarding information released in a special investigation of the county’s Emergency Management Association office.    A special investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office has identified $59,165.28 in...
School board statement made at every board meeting regarding citizen comments     “Citizens who do not have a place on the agenda may address the board on the issue of their concern during the citizens’ presentations part of a regular board meeting.    “The presiding officer will recognize these...

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