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Rick Norland, president, Construction Solutions, Inc., Kansas City, utilizes ground penetrating radar to find graves in the Holcomb Cemetery while WIPCA members Ron Chamberlain and Craig Poole (right) watch the progress.
    REGIONAL – A ground penetrating radar unit helped locate underground graves in area historical cemeteries last week, as part of an ongoing project by local historians to renovate the region’s pioneer cemeteries.    The Western Iowa Pioneer Cemetery Association (WIPCA) welcomed Rick Norland,...
Firefighters battle blaze southeast of Harlan Monday afternoon. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    REGIONAL -- Dry and windy conditions Monday fueled field fires throughout southwest Iowa, including this blaze southeast of Harlan Monday afternoon.  Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen said crews were called to the area of 700th/800th Sts. and Oak Road about 3:37 p.m. Monday where a field blaze had...
	Pictured here are members of the Iowa Supreme Court, from L to R -- Justice David Wiggins, Chief Justice Mark Cady, and Justice Dary Hecht.  Back L to R -- Justice Edward Mansfield, Justice Brent Appel, Justice Thomas Waterman, and Justice Bruce Zager.
HARLAN -- On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Harlan, in the case State of Iowa v. Taquala Monique Howse.    The proceeding will take place at Harlan Community High School’s auditorium.  The oral arguments are open to the public and begin at 7 p.m.    The court...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County will pay $20 each for beaver tails from November 1-April 1 as part of an ongoing effort to minimize the damage the critters cause to roadways and structures throughout the county.    The county’s board of supervisors re-authorized the bounty this month, with a total...
Kasperbauer
    HARLAN -- Toshia Kasperbauer, an instructor at the Harlan Community Middle School, will be awarded the Iowa Association of Student Council’s Warren E. Shull Middle School Advisor of the Year on October 26 at the 2015 Iowa Student Leadership Conference at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines...
      HARLAN -- The 2014-15 Harlan Municipal Utilities audit released recently shows increased operating sales revenues of $60,653 over last year’s figures and decreased expenses of $27,968.    The financial statements include a “Statement of Net Position” which indicates the Utility’s combined net...
Lori Christensen, event organizer
    HARLAN – Star Wars is the theme for this year’s Harlan Harvest Fest celebration, to be held Saturday, Oct. 24, with trick-or-treating at businesses, a parade, children’s games, scary story time and Street Market among the events scheduled for the one-day event. The HCHS Student Council also...
International Beer Festival
    COUNTY – Beer enthusiasts save the date…Saturday, Oct. 24.  The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first-ever International Beer Festival from 6-9 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Harlan.    Tickets are available in advance by calling 755-2114. Chamber Executive Director...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Emergency Service Officials, including Fire Chiefs, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management will begin twice weekly updates on local fire danger conditions.    Signs placed strategically in each community, primarily at the fire stations will indicate what the fire...
    COUNTY --     Local residents getting calls regarding applying for a business property tax credit can do so for free at the assessor’s office.    Shelby County Assessor Tony Buman said some residents are reporting having received a letter in the past week from a company offering to assist them...

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