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HARLAN -- In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Iowa Tourism Office recognized Shelby County Historical Museum recently for contributing to the state’s $8.06 billion tourism industry.    National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13), now in its 34th year, unites communities across the...
AVOCA -- AHSTW hosted commencement exercises for its graduates this past weekend, with ceremonies held at the AHSTW High School gymnasium starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 14.    Fifty-seven graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas Sunday during commencement.    Highlights of the...
HARLAN -- A new restaurant will be the anchor of a new business development along Highway 59 south of the Settle Inn in Harlan.    The Harlan City Council has approved the sale of an approximately two-acre parcel of re-platted land along the highway in the Harlan Plaza Subdivision.    The land is...
	Members of the grand champion and runner-up teams are L to R -- Jason Weis (STEM Coach), Emma Krehbiel, Nick Foss, Ethan Jorgensen, Jonathan Cheek, Cierra Hoegh, Christabel Deas, Will Hoffmann, Hudson Mass, Dave Hoffmann, Jared Graeve, Kevin Campbell, Jeremy Flies, Taymon Klinkefus.  (Photo contributed)
COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Fourteen Harlan Community High School students participated in Google’s 5th Annual Anti-Gravity Games competition April 29, sweeping the competition and taking the grand prize and 1st runner-up for the second year in a row at Kanesville Arena on the Iowa Western Community College...
AVOCA -- Steven Sauvain has been named the new secondary principal at AHSTW School District effective July 1, pending final board approval.    Sauvain replaces Cynthia Phillips who is leaving AHSTW after four years as secondary principal for a similar position in central Iowa.    Sauvain currently...
Miguel Mena, along with mentor Justine McCall, attended the World Food Prize Youth Institute.  (Photo contributed)
DES MOINES -- Last Monday, the sixth annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute brought together 299 students from 131 high schools at Iowa State University to explore critical issues related to global food security and discover academic and career paths in the fields of Science, Technology,...
Nonprofit representatives received grant awards. See the May 9 Harlan Tribune for more information.
COUNTY – The Shelby County Community Foundation (SCCF) announced this week that grants totaling $114,562.81 have been awarded to Shelby County nonprofit agencies. 
The lack of safe clearance for emergency vehicles on many city streets has prompted a proposal to limit parking to one side.  (Photo by Mike Kolbe)
HARLAN – Clearance and safety for emergency vehicles are the main reasons behind a proposal by the Harlan City Council to create parking on only one side of the street across roughly 140 city blocks in the community.    The council voted 6-0 last week approving the first reading of an ordinance...
HARLAN – The City of Harlan and Harlan Community Schools have entered into an agreement to share an operations director for the next year.    Beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, city employee Tim Miller will spend the equivalent of 20 percent of his time working with the school district...
(Photo courtesy Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen)
AVOCA -- Firefighters, law enforcement and emergency services personnel gathered along the bridge at the Avoca exit along Interstate 80 Tuesday, May 2 to pay their respects to a deputy from Pottawattamie County who was killed in the line of duty.  The body of Mark Burbridge was on its way back to...

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