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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...
    HARLAN – Parking changes may be forthcoming for some streets in Harlan to comply with the International Fire Code as it pertains to safe clearance distance for emergency vehicles that may be responding to a call in the community.    The Harlan City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 4...
Auditor Candidates
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting a candidates forum Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Harlan Community High School auditorium.    Shelby County Auditor candidates incumbent Marsha Carter (D-Defiance) and Mark Maxwell (R-Harlan) will discuss the issues and...
    “We have been tracking threats that have been made against schools across the country by individuals dressed in clown attire.    “We take these threats seriously and any students attempting to dress as clowns or scare others using clown attire will face consequences.    “We have been in touch...
Phil and Sandy Hammann, co-authors of the national best selling book, will be at the Harlan Library Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. to give a presentation on the horrific story of the 1973 Gitchie Manitou mass murders.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
    REGIONAL – A terrified voice cried out in the night.  “Who are you? What do you want?”    The sound of snapping twigs closed in on the five teenagers enjoying an evening around a glowing campfire at Gitchie Manitou State Park. The night of music and laughter had taken a dark turn. Evil loomed...
	Mary Cownie, director, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, addresses the group in Harlan before project overviews begin.
    HARLAN – Local economic development officials entertained a group from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Wednesday, Sept. 28 in a two-way exchange of ideas, information gathering and connections that is hoped to further develop communication between Shelby County and the state office.    ...
Congratulations!
King Brandon Trevino
Queen Brooke Nelson
Congratulations!King Brandon TrevinoQueen Brooke Nelson
Pirate Bug
Photo courtesy Dr. Laura Jesse, Iowa State University
    REGIONAL – You’ll definitely feel them before you see them.  Those little black bugs which seem to have more teeth than they do body, swarming through the air in the early fall evenings just before dark, causing distress for anyone who may be gardening, attending a ball game or just out for a...

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