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HARLAN -- The racing season roars into action this weekend with the opening night at the Shelby County Speedway in Harlan.    Under the promoting team of Highbanks Promotions LLC, Doug and Robin Batz and Denny and Mary Petersen, the season opener is set for Saturday, April 29.    Classes during the...
	Pictured are L to R -- Chuck Gipp, Director of the Iowa DNR; representing the City of Harlan were Jeff Musich, Ron Buck and Gene Gettys, Jr.; and Paul Tauke, state forester.  (Photo contributed)
DES MOINES – The City of Harlan was recently honored with the 2016 Tree City USA Award at the 27th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau April 6 at the Forte Banquet...
HARLAN -- Julie DuVal has dedicated much of her life giving back to the Harlan community. The Harlan High School math teacher is a member of the First Baptist Church and has coached high school volleyball for 19 years.    DuVal was recently diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma and will likely need...
HARLAN - The Harlan Fire Department was called to a machine shed fire east of Harlan at the farm home of Bruce Heilesen, 1540 Hwy 44, on Sunday, April 23 at 4:38 p.m.    Upon the fire department’s arrival, the machine shed was engulfed in flames. Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen said Heilesen had...
	The Harlan FFA Conduct of Meetings team as they were announced the state champions in Hilton Coliseum- Abigail Jacobsen, Courtney Mumm, Bobbie Schechinger, Elise Juhl, Grace Kenkel, Lucy Borkowski, Dalton Gross.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN -- Forty-two Harlan FFA members traveled to Ames to the Iowa State University Campus April 9-11 to compete and participate in various State FFA activities, with great results including a team crowned state champion and qualifying for nationals.    On Monday, April 10, 21 of those members...
HARLAN – Harlan Community School’s non-certified staff, administrators and the superintendent have been awarded a 1.38 percent pay increase for the 2017-18 fiscal year.    The HCS Board of Education approved the raise at its meeting Wednesday, April 19.  Board members Lonnie Muxfeldt, Al Hazelton,...
Thysen Gessert rakes up some leaves and at bottom.
HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School students spent Thursday, April 13 helping clean up communities in the school district as part of the annual Community Service Day.The event has become a huge success over the years as students fan out across the communities and give back to those who have...
HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District has approved its 2017-18 fiscal year budget, highlighted by a total tax asking increase of $253,270 fueled by an overall increase in property valuations in Shelby County.    The HCS Board of Education approved the budget last month.  Overall taxable...
    COUNTY – The City of Harlan and Shelby County are partnering on a project that would effectively bring for sale an approximately 11-acre tract of land that currently is being used as conservation grassland.    It’s the old dump ground east of town on Nishna Ave., and the city owns about two...
Fire destroys machine shed     HARLAN - The Harlan Fire Department was called to a machine shed fire east of Harlan at the farm home of Bruce Heilesen, 1540 Hwy 44, on Sunday, April 23 at 4:38 p.m.    Upon the fire department’s arrival, the machine shed was engulfed in flames. Harlan Fire Chief...

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