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    REGIONAL -- A shed and garage on 7th and Broadway Streets caught flame at roughly 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 6.    The shed and garage both belonged to Paula Koester. Koester, her nine-month-old baby and her brother were home at the time. No one was injured.    The garage and shed were...
    HARLAN -- As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Dick “Slider” Gilmore has been mistaken for Jesus, the devil, a mental patient, a doctor and the cowardly lion from “The Wizard of Oz.”    Yet before this training, and the 20 years of experience that would follow his EMT training, Gilmore...
HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council passed a fireworks ordinance Wednesday morning, May 31 relating to the sales and display of fireworks within the city limits of Harlan.    The ordinance amends current city ordinance that previously prohibited sales or display of fireworks in the city.  The...
	2017 Relay for Life Honorary Survivor Lonnie Pitts’ family holds the banner greeting fellow survivors who rode in on motorcycles with Roar Into Harlan. From left to right: Shane Pitts, Elizabeth Hellbusch and Leah Pitts.  See more Relay for Life photos in Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
  REGIONAL --  Estimates for Relay for Life’s event fundraising are still unknown.    Even before the event, the 2017 Relay for Life has raised $91,000.    The event Relay for Life is a signature fund-raiser staffed and coordinated by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is to remember those lost...
    REGIONAL -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton (Exira-EHK) Community School Board approved early last week sharing a superintendent with the IKM Manning School District.    “We signed a one-year sharing agreement to see how it goes,” said Exira-EHK Superintendent Trevor Miller.    The share could...
Placewinners at the National Business Professionals of America program in Orlando, FL recently were front L to R -- Alana Monson and Ellen Keast.  Back L to R -- Kyle Knudsen, Jay Swanson (national runner up) and Tyler Schaben.  (Photo by Jacey Goetzman)
Five Harlan Community High School students earned outstanding honors at the national Business Professionals of America leadership conference this month, including a national runner-up crowned in Jay Swanson.    Swanson, a sophomore, earned second place in Administrative Support Research Project. ...
ice Program (SFSP), administered by the USDA and managed by the Iowa Department of Education, will provide free meals to all students 18 years and younger in Harlan this summer beginning this week.    The program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is...
HARLAN – The Harlan City Council will meet in special session Wednesday morning, May 31 to discuss an ordinance outlining the sale and display of fireworks.      If approved, the ordinance would replace the current ordinance which doesn’t allow for the sale or discharge of fireworks in Harlan. 
    REGIONAL -- The Harlan Municipal Band will begin performing on Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. on the east side of the Square.    Rehearsals will begin at 5 p.m. in the high school band room. Anyone who can play an instrument is welcome, even if they haven’t picked up their instrument for years. The...
	Randy Pryor stands in front of his corn planter in Woodbine.  Pryor said it has been a cool and wet planting season.  (Photo by Jacey Goetzman)
REGIONAL -- This planting season started with wet, rainy periods which created conditions that kept farmers from their fields. Now, they’re taking them back.    The temperature, along with the rain, resulted in cold, damp fields that made it impossible to plant in April. Combined with the lack of...

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