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    HARLAN -- Harlan residents could soon have chickens living in their neighbor’s back yard, should a proposal being given consideration by the Harlan City Council be approved.    The Harlan City Council has directed staff to develop guidelines and restrictions as well as a permit application...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School will host the 7th annual “Red Out” football game against Lewis Central Community High School on Friday, Oct. 11 where those in attendance can help build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.    HCHS and Myrtue Medical Center are...
    AVOCA -- Avoca City Administrator Clint Fichter has resigned after 12 years serving the city, it was announced last week.    According to the Avoca Journal-Herald, the Avoca City Council voted 5-0 to accept his resignation during its Monday, Sept. 30 meeting.    “The City of Avoca attorneys and...
    EARLING – With one lift station pump out for repair, the city of Earling’s remaining pump failed, sending untreated wastewater from the pumping station into Mosquito Creek last week.    The city had been bypassing about 100 gallons per minute since 6 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 3.
    HARLAN -- The recently completed and accepted Harlan Municipal Utilities fiscal year audit shows growth and no major concerns, according to auditors.      The 2018-19 financials show the net position of assets increased 4.33 percent or $1,709,207 during the last year, based on operating...
 HARLAN -- The final phase of the multi-year electric overhead to underground conversion project is “substantially completed” it was announced at the Sept. 26 Harlan Municipal Utilities board meeting, and the board accepted a certificate from P&E Engineering stating as much.      There is still...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities Chief Executive Officer Ken Weber got a raise of $3,900 beginning October 1, following recent HMU board meeting action that approved the salary increase.      His new salary will be $131,200
    Jessica Christensen shows her ghoulish spirit during a performance at halftime with the band and flags at a recent IKM-Manning football game.  The band’s presentation this year is Fright Night, and the group is performing at a number of contests.
    HARLAN -- Today’s home fires burn faster than ever, making escape planning all the more critical to home fire safety. Studies show that in the past, people had approximately 17 minutes to escape a typical home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Now they may have as little as two minutes...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Lions Club will be offering free child vision screening next week in area schools, a service it has provided for years teaming with Iowa KidSight, a community service project of the Lions Club of Iowa.    Harlan pre-school and kindergarten students will be screened on...

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