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    SHELBY -- The City of Shelby will have a special election Tuesday, July 10 to fill two vacancies on the Shelby City Council.    Councilpersons Bob Richmond and Sheila Rihner both had submitted their resignations from the council as they moved out of the city limits of Shelby.  Rihner moved to...
    HARLAN -- The City of Harlan has questions for Harlan Municipal Utilities regarding money transfers to the city for sewer billing.    It’s not that HMU isn’t transferring all income received, it’s the overall amount.    When the city updated their sewer system several years ago, their engineers...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education has approved a contract extension for HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner.    The board voted 6-0 (Lonnie Muxfeldt, Amy Rueschenberg, Al Hazelton, Jessica Anderson, Joni Larsen and Monte Schechinger aye; Kathy Mahlberg absent) on...
     HARLAN -- The public notice in the July 3 Harlan Tribune listed all Harlan Community Schools salaries for the school’s past fiscal year.      Included were these top 10 salaries:      Justin Wagner, $214,950; John Connell, $140,417; Jeffrey Moser, $117,174; Mitch Osborn, $116,504; Scott...
    ELK HORN -- Elk Horn is currently planning and funding a 1,800 foot trail in the city park that will comply with the American with Disabilities Act in regards to walking trails.    The trail will connect all of the shelter houses, putt-putt golf, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and...
Scott Kwapiszeski
    BRANSON, MO -- One phone call.    One phone call can change the direction of someone’s career.    For Scott Kwapiszeski, this phone call changed his career direction to Branson, MO.    Scott Kwapiszeski was raised in Panama and said he has always been interested in music. As a child,...
    HARLAN -- Roman candles, sparklers, poppers, bottle rockets, and snakes. Fireworks are  popular during the 4th of July season, especially with the recent legalization in Iowa.    Last year, Terry Branstad, the previous Governor of Iowa, signed Senate File 489 which legalized the distribution...
	Intermittent rains and heat have helped the corn crop take off in some areas.  Flooding has been a concern in others.
    REGIONAL -- Crops in Iowa have grown significantly over the last two weeks due to much needed rainfall, but this rainfall also caused some crops harm particularly on Thurs., June 28 when hail and reports of wind flattened crops surfaced.    “Iowa experienced a pronounced pattern shift from...
Pictured L to R: Alex Heithoff and Jacob Brouse jumping off the diving boards.
HARLAN -- The hot temperatures in early June meant busy days at the Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center in Harlan. Although it has been rainy the past few weeks, area kids still got some time in at the pool. 
Bob Fields continues to perform around Iowa and Nebraska with his group Bob Fields and Swing Time.
    HARLAN – A long-time Harlan musician will be inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in September for the fourth time.    Bob Fields already has been honored as a member of The Great Imposters (2007), The Impacts (2009) and Larry Ray and the Redtops (2016), and now will be recognized...

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