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    HARLAN – A proposal to change some traffic patterns designed to make the trip leading up to the downtown Harlan square safer and easier was rejected by the Harlan City Council upon second reading of an ordinance that would have implemented the changes.    A 3-1 vote (quorum of full council...
    HARLAN – As part of the City of Harlan’s comprehensive plan update, residents are being asked to consider taking a community survey, offering their thoughts and opinions on everything from housing, health care and city services to the importance of commercial and manufacturing growth,...
    REGIONAL -- Harlan water customers currently are under water restrictions due to continued drought conditions and limited pumping capacity while the utility works to rehab current wells and plan for additional well capacity in the future.    Shelby County customers who receive their water...
    HARLAN -- City of Harlan and Harlan Municipal Utilities officials are working together on their own water conservation efforts, thinking outside the box in keeping the Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center filled this summer.    Discharge water from the Water Treatment Plant that normally would be...
	Lori Tarney poses with some of her freshly picked strawberries, homemade jam and farm eggs in her strawberry patch near Avoca Monday, June 14. Tarney’s business, LNE Farm and Garden, participates in the Shelby County Farmers Market every year.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Farmers Market will open Saturday, June 19 with a variety of farm-fresh produce available for purchase.    The farmers market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 2099 Chatburn Ave in the former Shopko parking lot.    The market will take place every Saturday...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan 8-Ball Aviation Club will host their 75th annual Flight Breakfast Sunday, June 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the airport.    The event will be held at Rushenberg Field at the Harlan Municipal Airport on Hwy 59 South.    The breakfast will consist of bacon, eggs, pancakes and...
    COUNTY -- A poverty simulation Monday, June 14 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Harlan helped community members learn more about the experience of surviving in poverty and the challenges of overcoming it.    The Shelby County Prevent Child Abuse Council hosted the simulation. About 30...
     DOUGLAS, AZ -- The desert is hot and a half dozen dust devils surround us as we travel from Tucson to Douglas, AZ. As you might expect, it has not rained recently. Charlotte and I are accompanying Sister Joyce Blum FSPA, back to a location she served in the early 2000s. As you might also...
	Bob Mortensen of Elk Horn recharges his hybrid vehicle at the Danish Windmill’s new ChargePoint station in Elk Horn.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- Travelers driving hybrid and electric vehicles between Omaha and Des Moines on Interstate 80 can unplug and recharge at the same time by hopping off the interstate at exit 54 and taking a short drive north on the Western Skies Scenic Byway to the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.    “We...
    REGIONAL -- Regional Water Rural Water Association is moving to an Action Level Yellow in its water conservation plan, which calls for mandatory water use restrictions.    In a statement released June 4, Regional Water stated that due to heightened customer usage while dry water table...

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