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    NATIONAL – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced recently that its Office of Enforcement is examining wholesale natural gas and electricity market activity during February’s extreme cold weather, to determine if any market participants engaged in market manipulation or other...
    HARLAN – Shelby County’s government is hoping not to have to raise property taxes to offset costs associated with increased utility bills from the Harlan Municipal Utilities due to last month’s unprecedented cold weather.    Like other Harlan residents receiving their power purchase adjustments...
Much more in the NA this week. See the paper on the street tomorrow afternoon.
Wilson
    OMAHA, NE – Joe Wilson was floating.    Up in the corner of the room.  On his back, looking up.    Not much above him to see but air.  It’s white and bright.  Reaching out his hands he grasps at nothing.  Looking around he sees he’s wearing a hospital gown.    “It’s all hazy.  I’m looking up...
Harlan residents turned down their heat during the extreme cold event last month, but still were saddled with high utility bills.
    HARLAN – Nearly 600 individuals have signed a petition on the Change.org website started by Harlan resident Hannah Beeman, requesting a company such as MidAmerican Energy be allowed to provide services in town as utility competition for the Harlan Municipal Utilities.    The petition is in...
Barnett
    HARLAN – Dr. Jennifer Barnett, newly-hired Harlan Community Superintendent of Schools, will be paid a base salary of $150,000 in the first-year of a two-year contract, as approved by the HCS Board of Education Monday, March 8.    Full compensation, including salary, insurance, FICA and IPERS,...
Harlan FFA members who attended the district leadership conference March 6.
    HARLAN -- Harlan FFA members competed in various Leadership Career Development Events at the Southwest Iowa District FFA Leadership Conference held at Southwest Valley Schools in Corning on March 6.    Members also participated in Sub-district FFA Contests at Riverside Community Schools in...
Avoca resident and sculptor Robert Dewaele
    AVOCA -- Robert Dewaele grew up on a crop and livestock farm near Crescent, Iowa, where he always worked with his hands. It only felt natural, the Avoca resident said, to become an artist.    Dewaele has worked as a wood sculptor for 39 years, carving the material from its original form into an...
    HARLAN – Students in the Harlan Community Elementary Schools will soon have the opportunity to learn about food and gardening through an interactive, hands-on experience being planned for this spring and fall.    Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, Director of Wellness, Food and Nutrition Services at HCS,...
	Honored in Harlan Saturday were John D. Lloyd, deputy grand master; Dennis R. Heflin, grand master; and Donald A. Drennan, grand chaplain, of the Grand Lodge of Iowa of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
    HARLAN – Iowa Freemasons gathered Saturday, March 6 in Harlan to honor and pay tribute to three 2020-21 officers of the Grand Lodge of Iowa of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.    Honorees were Dennis R. Heflin, Grand Master from Harlan; John D. Lloyd, Deputy Grand Master from Osceola; and...

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