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REGIONAL – Shelby County State Bank has implemented enhanced security measures due to an increase in bank robberies in rural areas outside the Omaha metro area, it was announced recently.    The measures include a “buzz-in” policy which will allow branch staff to control entry into the bank during...
Maribeth Zimmerman’s life has been centered on her faith in Catholicism.
WESTPHALIA -- Maribeth Zimmerman’s hands smooth over her rosary’s beads. She pauses over three of the beads, blue eyes reverent, to tell me they are Hail Mary’s. She has a soft voice.    Zimmerman’s life is, and has been, centered on her faith in Catholicism. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. 
HARLAN – A special investigative report released on the City of Harlan by the state auditor’s office this week has outlined $144,872.32 in improper and unsupported disbursements, much of which has been tied to former city administrator Terry Cox.    Auditor of State Mary Mosiman this week released...
HARLAN -- Green and white balloons were released Monday, June 26 as part of the Green Out activities during HCHS vs. Atlantic baseball and softball games.  Green Out raised funds for cancer research and education, with all proceeds from the fund-raisers during the event being funneled to cancer...
Harlanite Eric Chipman shot this video of the storm hitting Harlan the evening of Tues., June 29...thanks for sharing it Eric ! Click here to see the video: https://youtu.be/udTABLngH98  
Harlan coaches Mitch Osborn (left) and Curt Bladt received national honors last week at the 2017 National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention.
EAST PEORIA, IL -- Harlan Community High School coaching legends Curt Bladt and Mitch Osborn received national honors on back-to-back days last week at the 2017 National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Il. On Tuesday afternoon,...
PORTSMOUTH -- The Portsmouth Little League baseball team had its first home game of the season recently and it was a special night.  It was the first game teammate Jaxon Rold, who is battling cancer, was able to attend.  He led off each inning hitting and made it around on every hit.  He also...
HARLAN - The Harlan Community School District board voted last week unanimously to offer Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner a 1.38 percent wage increase, the same increase approved by the board for staff earlier this year.    There were no other changes to the three year rolling contract.    ...
HARLAN -- Proposed modifications to the Electric Utility and Water Utility rates were tabled at the HMU June 22 meeting but are expected to be acted on at their July 13 meeting.    The proposals show some billing change and “step” modifications to the electric rates but most customers will not...
Llamas can act as watchdogs of sorts and protect livestock.
    HARLAN -- One thing is for certain – you can’t buy a llama in any old Iowan sale barn.    Laura Heimerman and her husband, Trent, are all about their livestock. Laura grew up with sheep and pigs and cows, but Trent’s grandpa was into, and around, all different kinds of animals. That interest in...

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