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    HARLAN -- Every year, the fireworks show attracts hundreds to the J.J. Jensen ball fields. This show would not be possible without the help of the Harlan American Legion Post #150 and the community members' donations.    For more than 30 years the American Legion has been fundraising for the...
   HARLAN -- If you are looking for fresh, direct from the source produce, the farmer’s market is the place for you.    A variety of merchants now are selling fresh produce in the northwest corner of the Shopko parking lot from 8:30 a.m.-noon.    It will take place every Saturday through October,...
    REGIONAL – The number of registered sex offenders that call the greater Shelby County area their home has increased in the past six months, according to Iowa’s state sex offender registry.    Shelby County and areas surrounding the county have 38 registered sex offenders as of this month, as...
Owner: Keith Bauer (pictured right)
    HARLAN -- Bauer’s Shoes was one of eight businesses in downtown Harlan to receive grant money for facade work.    The building received a new paint job and all new windows and doors.    Old bricks were replaced around the sides of the building and eventually a new awning will be installed...
Mike Byrnes, Harlan Auto Mart, snapped this amazing shot from his business at the corner of 12th and Chatburn. For this shot he used his 11-year-old DSLR w/45 year old Vivitar 28mm manual focus lens -- focused to infinity, ISO 200, f/16, 1/5th second shutter. Used a tripod and interval timer set...
The Harlan Newspaper scanner was chattering busily on Thurs., June 28 at 10:30 am with a giant red blob of storms heading directly for Shelby County. Rainfall estimated at .85 to 1”, plus hail...wind speeds up to 70-mph from the NW.....electrical poles were snapped near Portsmouth and reports of...
The Harlan Newspaper scanner was chattering busily on Thurs., June 28 at 10:30 am with a giant red blob of storms heading directly for Shelby County. Rainfall estimated at .85 to 1”, plus hail...wind speeds up to 70-mph from the NW. Reports throughout the County of downed power lines and tree limbs...
Daisy and Karrisa on June 8 in the hospital where Daisy has been receiving treatments for cancer.  Karissa presented her with a gift, an American Girl doll.
HARLAN -- Karrisa Mickelson, an 11-year-old attending Harlan Community Intermediate School, decided to save money and donate an American Girl doll to a stranger, but not a complete stranger. Daisy Anguiano Miranda, an 11-year-old Nebraskan, has been fighting a rare bone cancer called Ewing's...
HARLAN -- Auditor of State Mary Mosiman this week released an audit report on the City of Harlan.    The City’s receipts totaled $7,955,740 for the year ended June 30, 2017. The receipts included $2,993,667 of property tax, $560,322 of tax increment financing, $2,126,100 of charges for service, $1,...
David H. Pedersen was honored with a certificate of appreciation by the mayor, city council and city administration for his years of service on the Harlan City Council.  Pictured L to R -- Renee Hansen, Greg Bladt, Mike Kolbe, Dave Miller, Pedersen, Jay Christensen, Jeanna Rudolph, Gene Gettys, Jr. and Sharon Kroger.
HARLAN – Long-time Harlan City Councilman David H. Pedersen has announced his resignation from the council effective July 1.    Pedersen has served on the council for 12½ years, and said in a resignation letter to the city that it’s been a pleasure to work for the community.

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