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    HARLAN – The City of Harlan has signed off on a project spearheaded by volunteers to implement a sound system in downtown Harlan.    The Friends of the Downtown group has worked tirelessly during the past year to fundraise and obtain grants for the project, which will see the installation of a...
    REGIONAL -- Protect yourself, your family and community this season with an annual flu vaccine for everyone in your family who is six months and older.    Shelby County Public Health officials say it’s that time of year again where local residents should consider getting a flu shot.  A number...
Gas prices lower
    HARLAN -- Customers of the Harlan Municipal Utilities may see a drop in their gas bills this winter, depending on usage, due to a drop in the cost of natural gas.    Doug Hammer, Director of Marketing and Stakeholder Relations at HMU, said this week that the price of natural gas will drop 20...
Allyson Ludwick and Kayden Erwin look over the parts in their EV3 robot kits.  They will learn the precise steps in building their robots this fall, and learn to program and code instructions to operate the EV3.
    HARLAN – Hands-on learning is exciting, as evidenced by the popularity of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Club participation this fall at the elementary and middle schools in the Harlan Community Schools.    Having a chance to cook homemade meatloaf, interact with nature,...
    REGIONAL -- Marne and Elk Horn Telephone Company and Walnut Communications, who announced their plan to merge in July, have completed the transaction, according to General Manager Janell Hansen.    “We have finalized the paperwork, made the necessary filings and have received the necessary...
    COUNTY -- Voters have the opportunity to elect members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Shelby County Council from a slate of four candidates at the Nov. 8 general election.    “The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to...
Every smoke alarm has an expiration date.  What’s yours?
    HARLAN – Does your home have a smoke alarm?    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not...
Nothing portrays a slice of Americana more than football Friday nights, marching bands and the American flag.  Here, Hailey Schumacher plays in the HCHS band last Friday night at Merrill Field.
    HARLAN – Get ready, marching fans, for Harlan Community’s take on The Music of Queen.    The 2016 version of the marching Cyclones will head to the Iowa High School Music Association’s state marching contest this weekend to present some of Freddie Mercury’s famous tunes in a show that is sure...
Click here to see the poster larger.http://www.harlanonline.com/harvest-fest-2016
    HARLAN -- Following a presentation by Keri Sonderman, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Myrtue Medical Center, the MMC Board of Trustees approved the replacement of the current CT (computed tomography) equipment with the Toshiba Aquilion Prime 80 Choice.         Prior to presenting the...

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