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COUNTY -- An 18-year-old Le Mars 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.    Joshua Scott Draayer, 1875 4th Ave. SE, also has been charged in Shelby County District Court with purchase...
    REGIONAL -- Following the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session, Iowans can expect to see changes surrounding some of the country’s most controversial issues.    The session was considered unprecedented by both Republicans and Democrats alike.    The Iowa House and Senate are currently both dominated...
HARLAN -- Harlan will be holding its first Honey-Bacon Fest this Saturday, June 10.    The festival will be located at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.    The genesis of the idea was the manufacturers within Shelby County. The honey manufacturer,...
HARLAN -- A 29-year-old Harlan man is in custody charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, domestic abuse/assault and violation of no-contact order.    Theodore James Behrens, 1104 Durant St., faces up to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the first-degree kidnapping charge, a...
HARLAN -- Patrolman Jacob “Jake” Hoss (left) is handed his badge by City of Harlan Chief of Police Frank Clark (right). In a ceremony held recently, Hoss was sworn in as a new Harlan Police officer. He is taking over for Brent Soll, who was promoted to sergeant following the retirement of sergeant...
HARLAN -- The farmer’s market will sprout up in the northwest corner of the Shopko parking lot on June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.    The farmer’s market will be available every Saturday morning, and starting July 5, on Wednesdays from 3:30-6 p.m.    The farmer’s market is certified by the state,...
    REGIONAL -- A shed and garage on 7th and Broadway Streets caught flame at roughly 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 6.    The shed and garage both belonged to Paula Koester. Koester, her nine-month-old baby and her brother were home at the time. No one was injured.    The garage and shed were...
    HARLAN -- As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Dick “Slider” Gilmore has been mistaken for Jesus, the devil, a mental patient, a doctor and the cowardly lion from “The Wizard of Oz.”    Yet before this training, and the 20 years of experience that would follow his EMT training, Gilmore...
HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council passed a fireworks ordinance Wednesday morning, May 31 relating to the sales and display of fireworks within the city limits of Harlan.    The ordinance amends current city ordinance that previously prohibited sales or display of fireworks in the city.  The...
	2017 Relay for Life Honorary Survivor Lonnie Pitts’ family holds the banner greeting fellow survivors who rode in on motorcycles with Roar Into Harlan. From left to right: Shane Pitts, Elizabeth Hellbusch and Leah Pitts.  See more Relay for Life photos in Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
  REGIONAL --  Estimates for Relay for Life’s event fundraising are still unknown.    Even before the event, the 2017 Relay for Life has raised $91,000.    The event Relay for Life is a signature fund-raiser staffed and coordinated by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is to remember those lost...

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