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Harlanite Eric Chipman shot this video of the storm hitting Harlan the evening of Tues., June 29...thanks for sharing it Eric ! Click here to see the video: https://youtu.be/udTABLngH98  
Harlan coaches Mitch Osborn (left) and Curt Bladt received national honors last week at the 2017 National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention.
EAST PEORIA, IL -- Harlan Community High School coaching legends Curt Bladt and Mitch Osborn received national honors on back-to-back days last week at the 2017 National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Il. On Tuesday afternoon,...
PORTSMOUTH -- The Portsmouth Little League baseball team had its first home game of the season recently and it was a special night.  It was the first game teammate Jaxon Rold, who is battling cancer, was able to attend.  He led off each inning hitting and made it around on every hit.  He also...
HARLAN - The Harlan Community School District board voted last week unanimously to offer Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner a 1.38 percent wage increase, the same increase approved by the board for staff earlier this year.    There were no other changes to the three year rolling contract.    ...
HARLAN -- Proposed modifications to the Electric Utility and Water Utility rates were tabled at the HMU June 22 meeting but are expected to be acted on at their July 13 meeting.    The proposals show some billing change and “step” modifications to the electric rates but most customers will not...
Llamas can act as watchdogs of sorts and protect livestock.
    HARLAN -- One thing is for certain – you can’t buy a llama in any old Iowan sale barn.    Laura Heimerman and her husband, Trent, are all about their livestock. Laura grew up with sheep and pigs and cows, but Trent’s grandpa was into, and around, all different kinds of animals. That interest in...
Harlan City Administrator Gene Gettys, Jr. issued a statement Wednesday on behalf of the city elected officials and employees, following the release of a special investigation report by the state auditor's office that outlined improper and unsupported disbursements. In part, the statement said the...
    HARLAN -- Auditor of State Mary Mosiman today released a report on a special investigation of the City of Harlan for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2016.    The special investigation was requested by city officials as a result of concerns regarding certain travel reimbursements issued...
COUNTY -- A 19-year-old Akron man has been charged with felony sexual exploitation of a minor - cause to engage in act, following an investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.    Trevor Allen Richter, 400 River Road, also has been charged in Shelby County District Court with purchase/...
HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities spent part of their June 8 board meeting discussing possible rate changes for water and electricity, though no formal action was taken.  No action is expected on gas rates.    Discussed were changes that could go into effect August 1, including a...

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