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    REGIONAL – Southwest Iowa school districts are taking initiatives to retain quality staff members with financial incentives during this current school year as well as in 2022-23.    Red Oak, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton and IKM-Manning are among the latest through board action to approve financial...
Much more in the Tribune.....thanks to Joel Stevens from the Glenwood Opinion-Tribune for the HCHS District Wrestling Photos!
Kiimberly Thomas.
    HARLAN – The manager of a local hotel has been charged with numerous drug-related offenses after a search warrant was issued at her hotel residence February 2.    Kimberly Ann Thomas, 59, 2004 23rd St., Managers Suite, is charged with possession with intent to deliver, failure to affix tax...
    HARLAN – Rachel’s Challenge, a highly-effective violence and self-harm prevention program focusing on school culture and creating safer, more connected school communities, is coming to the Harlan community.    Programs will be presented Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 14-15 to students with a public...
Commander Stacy Condie
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Stacy Condie has been named commander of the Civil Air Patrol’s Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron (NCR-IA-003) following a changing of the guard ceremony held January 4.    First Lieutenant Condie takes over for Major Jason Erickson, who will continue to serve as vice...
    COUNTY – The Harlan Newspapers’ reporting of COVID-19 statistics, including hospital information, will be scaled back starting next week following the state’s announcement that it will decommission its state reporting websites, www.coronavirus.gov and vaccinateiowa.gov.    Since the websites...
Harlan Mayor Mike Kolbe
    HARLAN -- Harlan Mayor Mike Kolbe has announced his resignation effective March 31 to pursue a position with the Shelby County Board of Supervisors.    In a letter dated February 7 (see today’s Opinion Page), Kolbe said he made the decision after much thought and consultation with his wife,...
    PANAMA – A carjacking in Omaha, NE Saturday evening, Feb. 5 led to a chase that traveled into Iowa and Shelby County before coming to an end in Panama with four juveniles taken into custody.    Omaha Police Department reports that at approximately 9:09 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to...
    COUNTY – Shelby County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a 16 percent raise for the sheriff, five percent raises for the auditor, recorder, attorney and treasurer, and four percent increases for the supervisors for the 2022-23 fiscal year.    The move comes after further discussion of the...
    HARLAN – A water main leak Thursday, Feb. 3 along a portion of Chatburn Ave. in Harlan led to a water boil order through Friday.    Harlan Municipal Utilities Chief Executive Officer Ken Weber said the water main leak on the north side of Chatburn affected only the 1305-1708 block of customers...

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