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    STATE -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced the state has received $26.2 million in federal relief to ensure education continues for students of all ages impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.    Iowa’s grant is part of the nearly $3 billion Governor’s...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Library re-opens today, Tuesday, June 9.  It will be a grab and go event with hours as follows:  Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.    Curbsyde hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.    Following are guidelines...
    STATE – Shelby County Republican voters showed continued support for controversial U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Kiron) in Tuesday’s primary election, but statewide the embattled incumbent lost his bid for another term in the House to challenger Randy Feenstra of Hull.    Unofficial results...
	Rosie Thraen (left), outreach administrative assistant, and Dena Matthews, outreach director, are accepting donations to the food pantry.
    COUNTY -- With an expected spike for need at the beginning of June, donations of food and personal hygiene items are still very much needed at the West Central food pantry in dowtown Harlan.    West Central Community Action Outreach Director Dena Matthews said needed items include food and...
Recycling container removed
    COUNTY -- The recycling container in the former Shopko building parking lot has been removed from service.  The Shelby County Landfill Commission and county engineer’s office made the decision this week due to years of improper usage by the public.  Officials said on nearly any day of the week...
    COUNTY -- Over the past several months, Shelby Countians have experienced unprecedented times of change with COVID-19. Now, the coronavirus conversation shifts to reopening society, and looking ahead to what the “new normal” may look like.    With this in mind, Myrtue Medical Center healthcare...
    HARLAN – Harlan has re-opened its playgrounds, shelter houses, park restrooms and the skate park this week, after closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring.    Portable restrooms at Little George Park and North Park are not yet available.    In addition, the city made an...
Flush TP only!
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Wastewater Treatment Plant has seen a “significant” reduction in the amount of inappropriate items being flushed down the system during the last two weeks.    “I’d like to thank the public for helping us by being more aware of the items that should not be flushed down the...
    HARLAN  -- Auditor of State Rob Sand released an audit report on the City of Harlan recently.    The city’s receipts totaled $7,354,256 for the year ended June 30, 2019, an 18.6 percent decrease from the prior year. Disbursements for the year ended June 30, 2019 totaled $7,859,467, a 9.2...
Prom canceled at IKM-Manning    MANNING -- Prom at IKM-Manning has been canceled for this year.  It had been scheduled for June 20 as a make-up date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.      Officials said the move was made following recent guidance and recommendations from the governor’s office, Iowa...

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