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	Harlan Wastewater Superintendent Steve Kenkel retired at the end of December after more than 43 years of service with the City of Harlan.  His account of the the 1993 Harlan flood is fascinating.
    HARLAN – There’s a photo in the July 16, 1993 edition of the Harlan News-Advertiser of then Assistant Harlan Wastewater Superintendent Steve Kenkel working to repair damage at the city’s water treatment plant after the community had been hit with a once-in-a-100-year flood.    Long-time Harlan...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has been notified by its recycling provider that it will no longer provide service to the recycling buildings in Earling, Portsmouth, and Irwin effective February 1.    Shelby County Engineer Brandon Burmeister confirmed Monday that the buildings will be closed.    “The...
Here, his wife, Susan, pins on his badge.
    HARLAN -- Derrick Yamada officially was sworn in as Harlan Chief of Police during a ceremony at the Harlan City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19.  Yamada takes over duties for Frank Clark, who is retiring at the end of this month after a long career with the city.    He officially begins his...
    STATE -- On Monday, Jan. 18, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) spoke with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding expected increases in vaccine allocation.    IDPH officials said they continue to be in close communication with our federal partners and we will...
Superintendent Search Update The Harlan Community School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the three finalists in its Superintendent search. Grundmeyer Leader Services has been assisting the Board with the search. Initially a Community Stakeholder Survey was utilized; based...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry is accepting nominations for its Citizen/Volunteer of the Year.    Nomination forms can be found inside the Harlan News-Advertiser or Harlan Tribune.  Forms should be dropped off at the chamber office in Harlan or emailed to info@...
    COUNTY – Darin Haake has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Haake is joined on the board by supervisors Steve Kenkel and Charles Parkhurst.    Haake was...
Jerry Lambert tried to get through a drift along his sidewalk Friday morning.  Lambert said it’s good it wasn’t cold, and the wind was the worst culprit making the drifts larger.
    COUNTY -- Julie Kruse of Panama and daughters, Morgan, Kerrigan and Braylan, were doing what the majority of Shelby Countians were doing Friday, Jan. 15 during the blizzard conditions.  They were staying home and staying safe. Julie’s husband, Jeremy, was able to get into work but the Kruse...
Stop lights at 12th and Chatburn in Harlan are not working properly
Notice.   Stop lights at 12th and Chatburn in Harlan are not working properly.   While awaiting repair you will see blinking lights and stop signs. Be  aware when motoring in the area.
    HARLAN – Shelby County has received 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date, with all being given to health care workers in the county under Tier 1A of the national vaccine distribution plan.    Next up is Tier 1B, and local officials said to watch for the availability of vaccine for those listed...

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