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    SIOUX CITY – Five Harlan area men filed complaints with the Harlan Police Department alleging they had received bogus checks in a pay-for-sex transaction and were infected with a contagious or infectious disease after they engaged in oral sex with a Briar Cliff University student, according to...
Janssen
    HARLAN -- A Harlan man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with sexual abuse in the third degree.    Dylan Ray Janssen, 19, 1322 Willow St., faces up to 10 years in jail and an additional $10,000 fine if convicted of the class C felony charge against him. 
Joni Larsen
...earns 62 percent of the vote and defeated Bendorf
    HARLAN -- Incumbent Harlan Community Schools Board of Education member Joni Larsen handily defeated a challenge from Allyson Bendorf for the District 5 board seat in Tuesday’s election.    Larsen earned 62.15 percent of the vote tallying 716 votes to Bendorf’s 435 votes, or 37.76 percent.    ...
    HARLAN -- Nearly a year after Harlan Community voters defeated proposals to extend Instructional Support and Physical Plant and Equipment levies for the Harlan Community Schools, those same voters did an about face and threw their support behind both issues in Tuesday’s general election.    In...
Johnson
    HARLAN -- Interim Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson has been offered a contract extension that will keep her with the HCS District through the 2020-21 school year.    In a statement Monday, Nov. 4, the HCS Board of Education said it had decided to extend the contract for one...
Petersen
...tallied 210 votes and will be a newcomer on the Harlan City Council
    COUNTY – The cities of Shelby and Irwin hosted the only contested races in the city/mayor portion of the Tuesday, Nov. 5 general election, as many seats awereunopposed in communities county-wide in Shelby County, while others will be determined by write-in vote.    In Shelby, unofficial vote...
Knights of Pythias
    HARLAN – The Knights of Pythias plans to start new lodge in Harlan, it was announced this week, with invitations for Harlan area residents to join.     The Grand Lodge of Iowa, Knights of Pythias will be holding a membership drive at the Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6-8 p.m. for the...
	Hundreds of plastic bottles recently were dumped into the trash at the Shelby County Landfill instead of being recycled.  County officials said the residents have to make a more concerted effort to recycle or the county will face higher fees from its recycling provider.  (Photo contributed)
    COUNTY – Shelby County officials are reminding residents that the recycling bin in the former Shopko parking lot is for rural residents’ recyclables only, and if people continue to drop off trash that has to be hauled away, the recycling location may be closed.    In-town Harlan residents have...
	Cast members include back L to R -- Nicholas Kohles, Sam Buman, Benett Dozler, Evan Finken, Aaron Porter, Maggie Nollen, Isaac Jones, Thuong Vo, Joe Evans, Maya Kenkel, Niall Mahoney, Samuel Heileson and Kayla Weis (director).  Front L to R -- Victoria Chapman, Sirriniti Fleshman, Liz Devine, Julia Renkly, Macey Bendorf, Ellie Gross, Vanessa Sotelo, Morgan Schwery, Sophie Thomas and Maggie Buman.  Not pictured: Jennifer Crosley, Emma Struck-Friedrichsen, and Cathy Buman (costumes).  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Drama Department will be presenting the play Divine Stella Devine in three performances this week.    Showtimes are Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 9, at 7 p.m., and a Sunday, Nov. 10 matinee at 2 p.m. at the HCHS Auditorium.    Director Kayla Weis...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools patrons are getting another chance to show their support for the school next week by voting on proposals to renew the district’s instructional support levy (ISL) and physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL).    The HCS Board of Education has moved to put both...

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