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HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities’ Board of Trustees heard their hired consultant tell them that there is no need for a rate increase in Electric or Gas Departments, but HMU’s planned hike for water then meets all his cost of service survey parameters.    Dave Berg Consulting said he would...
Roelofs is pictured here with a live snake with the students.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN -- Shelby County Catholic School Little Angels Preschoolers had a visit from Shelby County and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Christina Roelofs recently.  The students learned about what plants and animals do during the different seasons. Roelofs is pictured here with a live...
Shelby County Emergency Preparedness partners will participate in a county-wide tornado drill to be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 10-11 a.m.
Shelby County Emergency Preparedness partners will participate in a county-wide tornado drill to be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 10-11 a.m.  Shelby County Emergency Management, Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center encourage everyone to take this opportunity to prepare, plan,...
Jett Peterson
AVOCA -- Jett Peterson, a fourth grader at AHSTW Elementary School, was selected to display his science project on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, March 17, in a segment that featured Outstanding Kid Inventors.    The science assignment was to come up with an invention to make a chore more...
Batman surprises Jaxon Rold.
    HARLAN -- The Iowa League of Heroes’ very own Batman came to the Harlan Community Intermediate School Monday, March 20 to meet local superhero Jaxon Rold. Batman even came in the Bat car!    Rold, 8, a third-grader, currently is undergoing treatment for brain cancer.  Batman is his favorite...
On to state are front L to R -- Ellen Keast and Alexis Irlbeck.  Second row L to R -- Laura Kaufmann, Jacob Bartley and Irelynn McMurphy.  Back L to R -- Anna Nelson, Reagan Hansen and Allyssa Obrecht.
    HARLAN – Two Harlan Community High School Mock Trial teams have qualified for state competition following top finishes at regional competition in Council Bluffs March 14.    The top three teams from regional competition qualify for state.  The overall regional champion team from HCHS consists...
Museum of Danish America
ELK HORN – In a live Facebook video Wednesday, March 15, staff of the Museum of Danish America announced that the organization has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to...
Saturday, March 25 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Harlan, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    HARLAN -- The 31st Annual Home, Garden & Living Show will be hosted by the Harlan Newspapers this Saturday, March 25 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Harlan.    The format has changed this year, moving to a one-day event, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.    “The number of hours will be similar to years...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 14.    Shelby County’s tax asking will decrease by an estimated $62,395.    The county supervisors stayed true to their word in cutting the...
Hirsh
    COUNTY – An Irwin man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in Shelby County District Court this month to homicide by vehicle – reckless driving.    District Court Judge James Heckerman ordered David Michael Hirsh, 41, to be...

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