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HARLAN – A winter holiday farmers’ market will be held in Harlan today, Tuesday, Dec. 22, offering local residents the opportunity to shop with local producers for those last minute holiday meals and gifts.    The event will be held from 3-7 p.m. at Milk and Honey in downtown Harlan.  Winter...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan is moving forward with grant applications that, if approved, would provide funding for downtown rehabilitation and housing rehabilitation within the city.    The Harlan City Council Tuesday, Dec. 15 unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the city to apply for...
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson spoke to a standing room only crowd at the American Legion building in Harlan Saturday, Dec. 19.  Carson’s comments mostly focused on foreign relations at stamping out “radical Islamic terrorists.”
    HARLAN – Security was tight in Harlan Saturday, Dec. 19, as attendees of the campaign stop by Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson got a quick lesson in the importance of safety when important people arrive in town.    But the 100 or so people who turned out to hear Carson speak at...
    HARLAN -- If you shovel it, they will come. The Harlan Post Office is asking customers to help keep letter carriers safe by shoveling a path to their mailbox as soon as possible after it snows.    “We want our carriers to return home to their families healthy each night,” said Harlan Postmaster...
COUNTY – Shelby County this week approved a first reading of an amendment to its winter road maintenance ordinance that, if approved, would spell out financial penalties for residents who push snow into the roadway.    A second reading of the amendment will be presented at the county board of...
	Rep. Steve Holt discusses the budget with a group in Harlan Saturday morning, Dec. 12 while Sen. Jason Schultz looks on.  The two discussed the upcoming legislative session at a legislative coffee Saturday at Milk & Honey in downtown Harlan.
    HARLAN – Budgeting issues will monopolize this year’s Iowa legislative session, as legislators discuss how best to handle built-in expense increases with less-than-expected revenues.    Those words come from Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) and Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) who met with...
Adoption program winds down with 50+ families left
    HARLAN – The annual Christmas Adoption program is coming to a close, but there are more than 50 families still needing to be adopted this holiday season.    Dena Matthews with West Central Community Action, said it’s hoped many of the remaining families will be adopted for Christmas later this...
The hiring of anybody or hiring of anything coming out of this is going to be used only with the TLC funds. No general fund dollars will go toward TLC hires." -- Justin Wagner, HCS Superintendent of Schools
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education has approved the formation of the teacher leadership compensation (TLC) selection committee, the first step in the schools’ TLC process.    The district should be notified by March if it has been selected to receive $435,563.24 in funding...
    DEFIANCE – The City of Defiance is seeking title to three properties within the city limits that officials have determined to be abandoned.    Petitions filed in Shelby County District Court outline the following properties the city is requesting the court grant it title to:    •  Property at...
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COUNTY – A Shelby County deputy suffered bruises and abrasions after being attacked in rural Shelby County after being called to a possible car accident near Defiance Monday evening, Dec. 7.    Authorities aren’t releasing the name of the deputy, but sheriff reports said at approximately 10 p.m....

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