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by Mackenzie Bodell, News InternAREA — Dylan Petersen of Jacksonville is celebrating 17 years of auto racing.A typical racing day starts with Petersen loading the car and heading to the track. He checks his tire pressures and torques wheels to ensure everything is ready for hot laps.“When I first...
by Mackenzie Bodell, News InternHARLAN — When Steve Lawson arrived in Harlan in 1970 to begin his decades long career as the Harlan Community School High School jazz band and middle school band director, contemporary Christian music was just at the forefront of new music. Along with that, the...
 HARLAN ­— Visitors to Harlan’s Historic Downtown now have the opportunity to take photos in front of an interactive mural, located outside the Harlan Theatre. The unveiling of the brand-new mural on the side of the Harlan Theatre building took place Thursday, June 15.  After previewing the display...
  HARLAN — Iowa law allows the sale of fireworks in temporary structures from June 13 to July 8, and merchants’ stands in Harlan will soon be open for business. However, Harlan City Ordinance states the use and discharge of fireworks is prohibited with the exception of noon until 11:30 p.m. on July...
 by Renée Brich, Lifestyles Editor  SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Board of Supervisors gave final approval for a resolution declaring Emergency Medical Service (EMS) an essential service in Shelby County following a third and final public hearing Tuesday, June 13. Resolution 2023-29, passed...
HARLAN — The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees met Thursday, June 8 to discuss and approve several plans and policies.The trustees approved the contract for the new raw water system improvements. They plan to install four new wells with new piping, electrical and controls. McCarthy...
PANAMA ­— The annual Panama picnic is being held on June 10 and 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This event has been held for the past several years on Friday and Saturday nights in June on Father’s Day weekend. It is a great way for people to get together and socialize while also serving as a...
SAC COUNTY — Two Harlan teenagers sustained injuries during a collision between a personal watercraft (PWC) and a pontoon around 3:17 p.m. Sunday, June 11. According to a report issued by the Iowa DNR, the accident occurred on Black Hawk Lake near Lake View. The report stated the pontoon was...
SHELBY COUNTY — The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of Shelby County welcomes two new interns for the summer.Julia Biehl is from Belleville, Illinois, and attends Iowa State, where she studies agricultural communication. She will be heading into her sophomore year this fall....
    Starting on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, the Petersen Family Wellness Center (PFWC) will be open for extended hours while the Harlan outdoor pool is being repaired. The extended hours at the PFWC will be as follows:   Monday – Friday: 6 AM – 8 PM. The lap lanes will be closed from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM...

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