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HARLAN – The Harlan City Council has pushed back action to its Tuesday, May 16 council meeting on a proposed amended ordinance regarding time and age requirements for alcohol establishments, following lengthy discussion at its Tuesday, May 2 meeting this week.    Persons under the age of 21 won’t...
HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved at the end of April the updated MMC Perioperative Department capital request of an additional $60,000 for the purchase of a washer-disinfector.    In March, the MMC Board approved $190,785.25 for perioperative capital spending with $145,000...
    Pictured receiving their trees Friday were L to R -- Burmeister, Schechinger, Jaxon Wageman, Braydon Ernst, Mena and Gavin Bruck.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
COUNTY -- The Shelby County Plant Iowa Committee handed out trees to fifth-graders in Shelby County’s schools last week.  Here, Bev Burmeister, Plant Iowa Committee member,  and HCHS FFA members Andrew Schechinger and Miguel Mena presented the trees to HCS elementary students Friday afternoon,...
	AHSTW participants included front L to R -- Preslyn Grobe, Erin Carroll, Holly Hatch, Sidney Nelsen, Kyley Nelsen, Konner Knop & Abby Willett.  Second row L to R -- Blaine Lees, Logan Hoepner, Jack Paulson, Jason Juhl & Ashley Lees.  Third tow L to R --  Austin Buck, Colton Zimmerman & Joe Kenkel.  (Photo contributed)
AMES -- FFA members across Iowa celebrated success as they gathered for the 89th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference on April 9-11 at Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum in Ames. The Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference is the 5th largest of its kind in the National FFA Organization
Nick Foss
DES MOINES -- Harlan Community Junior Nick Foss is a Drake Relays Champion!    Foss’s jump of 21 feet 6 1/4 inches earned top honors at the Relays held last week and weekend.    Foss is the first boys Drake Relays champion since Steve Wegner won the shot put back in 2000 and 2001, and the first...
Bryan Hayes, Fisheries Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, gets ready to release up to 200,000 Walleye Fry into Prairie Rose Lake.  It’s hoped the fish will be ready for catch by 2018-19.
HARLAN – Fishing enthusiasts will soon be able to pull out some walleye from Prairie Rose Lake thanks to a stocking program that has released 200,000 walleye fry into the lake this spring.    Bryan Hayes, fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the fry were put into...
HARLAN – Persons under the age of 18 won’t be allowed to remain in a Harlan business that primarily serves alcohol for consumption on-site after 9 p.m. under an amendment to city ordinance being proposed by the Harlan City Council.    The council is expected to consider the amended ordinance at its...
HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools made an announcement last week regarding students who have negative lunch balances.    “Beginning May 1, anyone with a negative lunch balance of $10.00 or more will be given a cheese sandwich, carrots, and a carton of white milk. This will still be charged to...
PORTSMOUTH -- On Sunday, July 30, the weekend of the annual Portsmouth St. Mary’s Parish Picnic, the Iowa Western League (IWL) baseball championship game will be held in Portsmouth for the 50th consecutive year.    As part of the championship celebration, a 70th anniversary reunion is planned at...
Family members headed to Washington, D.C. for the services and burial of their relative Donald Noehren, missing from the Korean War, whose remains recently were accounted for.  Pictured at right are L to R Pat Booth, Rick Chipman and Pat Chipman.  Above is the processional from the chapel to the cemetery.  (Photos contributed)
HARLAN – The remains of U.S. Serviceman Donald Dean Noehren, 23, Harlan, were buried April 3 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.    A total of 32 family members came from three generations to honor Noehren that morning.    “I will never forget this experience.  Uncle Donald is...

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