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Kara and Jon Meiners arrive with their daughter, Abigail, for the back to school open house Wednesday evening at the Harlan Community Primary building. Abigail is a preschool student this year.
    HARLAN -- Students headed back to school last week in the Harlan Community Schools and Shelby County Catholic School. 
Bernice Book started bowling back in the 1940s and has enjoyed it for 68 years.
    EARLING -- Bernice Book, 93, has been bowling for around 68 years.    Book was born in Panama but moved to Earling after getting married. She has seven children and inherited nine children along with their spouses and children from her second marriage.    She started bowling in Iowa around 1950...
    HARLAN -- The trial of former Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox on charges of first-degree theft, felonious misconduct in office and tampering with records has been continued.    Shelby County court records indicate that the pre-trial conference is now scheduled for October 1, 2018, and jury...
    KIMBALLTON -- Former Kimballton City Clerk Tammy Thompson has been charged with four felony counts after an investigation by the state auditor’s office.    Auditor of State Mary Mosiman this week released a report on the special investigation of the City of Kimballton for the period May 1, 2014...
Justin Wagner
    STATE -- Harlan Community Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner applied for membership on the governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative task forces, and was selected to serve on one by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.    Wagner is one of 22 members of the Growing Rural Iowa Task Force.    Last month,...
New teachers at HCS include L to R -- Kelsey Schechinger, pre-school teacher; Amber Schmitz, 5th grade teacher; Chelsy Newcomb, kindergarten teacher; Katie Sandquist, 6-12 School Based Therapist; and Susan Berndt 5th grade teacher.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools and Shelby County Catholic School welcome new instructors to the school districts this year.
    HARLAN – More discussion at the board table is a good thing, in the spirit of being completely transparent and providing the community and school patrons information concerning school district affairs.    Those words came from Harlan Community Schools Board Member Joni Larsen at the Monday, Aug...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities reports this week that the water plan is on a record-setting pace.    HMU is asking customers to implement voluntary water conservation over the next few days.  Officials said there is no compromise to quality, but HMU needs customers to cut back on...
    EARLING – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 11 regarding a construction permit application for a chicken confinement feeding operation.    Grove Ridge Poultry LLC has submitted an application to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for the...
    HARLAN -- The HCS Board of Education heard a presentation from an architectural firm Monday, Aug. 20 on a district facility study that outlines $28.5 million in identified, needed renovations and repairs across the four attendance centers (buildings) in the district.    The findings will be...

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