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The lack of safe clearance for emergency vehicles on many city streets has prompted a proposal to limit parking to one side.  (Photo by Mike Kolbe)
HARLAN – Clearance and safety for emergency vehicles are the main reasons behind a proposal by the Harlan City Council to create parking on only one side of the street across roughly 140 city blocks in the community.    The council voted 6-0 last week approving the first reading of an ordinance...
HARLAN – The City of Harlan and Harlan Community Schools have entered into an agreement to share an operations director for the next year.    Beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, city employee Tim Miller will spend the equivalent of 20 percent of his time working with the school district...
(Photo courtesy Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen)
AVOCA -- Firefighters, law enforcement and emergency services personnel gathered along the bridge at the Avoca exit along Interstate 80 Tuesday, May 2 to pay their respects to a deputy from Pottawattamie County who was killed in the line of duty.  The body of Mark Burbridge was on its way back to...
HARLAN – The Harlan City Council has pushed back action to its Tuesday, May 16 council meeting on a proposed amended ordinance regarding time and age requirements for alcohol establishments, following lengthy discussion at its Tuesday, May 2 meeting this week.    Persons under the age of 21 won’t...
HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved at the end of April the updated MMC Perioperative Department capital request of an additional $60,000 for the purchase of a washer-disinfector.    In March, the MMC Board approved $190,785.25 for perioperative capital spending with $145,000...
    Pictured receiving their trees Friday were L to R -- Burmeister, Schechinger, Jaxon Wageman, Braydon Ernst, Mena and Gavin Bruck.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
COUNTY -- The Shelby County Plant Iowa Committee handed out trees to fifth-graders in Shelby County’s schools last week.  Here, Bev Burmeister, Plant Iowa Committee member,  and HCHS FFA members Andrew Schechinger and Miguel Mena presented the trees to HCS elementary students Friday afternoon,...
Nick Foss
DES MOINES -- Harlan Community Junior Nick Foss is a Drake Relays Champion!    Foss’s jump of 21 feet 6 1/4 inches earned top honors at the Relays held last week and weekend.    Foss is the first boys Drake Relays champion since Steve Wegner won the shot put back in 2000 and 2001, and the first...
Bryan Hayes, Fisheries Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, gets ready to release up to 200,000 Walleye Fry into Prairie Rose Lake.  It’s hoped the fish will be ready for catch by 2018-19.
HARLAN – Fishing enthusiasts will soon be able to pull out some walleye from Prairie Rose Lake thanks to a stocking program that has released 200,000 walleye fry into the lake this spring.    Bryan Hayes, fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the fry were put into...
HARLAN – Persons under the age of 18 won’t be allowed to remain in a Harlan business that primarily serves alcohol for consumption on-site after 9 p.m. under an amendment to city ordinance being proposed by the Harlan City Council.    The council is expected to consider the amended ordinance at its...
HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools made an announcement last week regarding students who have negative lunch balances.    “Beginning May 1, anyone with a negative lunch balance of $10.00 or more will be given a cheese sandwich, carrots, and a carton of white milk. This will still be charged to...

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