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    HARLAN – Disappointing is an understatement for students in the Harlan Community Schools music program when describing the end of this past year.    The COVID-19 pandemic and closing of the school buildings with cancellation of school-sponsored events was a bummer.  The students missed out on...
	Elaine and Russ Baughman enjoy the farmers market each year, and grow items for sale at the market on 3 1/2 acres on their land.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Farmers Market will open for business on Saturday, June 20, in the parking lot of the former Hometown Shopko building on Chatburn Ave.    The farmers market will operate from 8:30 a.m. until noon each Saturday through October 31. Starting July 8, it will also be open on...
    STATE -- The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that the State of Iowa has received nearly $1 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer free crisis counseling to any Iowan who has been affected, in any way, by the COVID-19 public health...
    COUNTY – Two Shelby County entities have been awarded funding from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs as emergency relief grants made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic  Security (CARES) Act.    The Shelby County Historical Museum, Harlan, received $4,500 under...
    HARLAN -- The 8-Ball Aviation Club and City of Harlan have announced that the annual Flight Breakfast held on Father’s Day Weekend every year, and scheduled for this weekend, has been canceled.    Officials said they made the tough decision to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All...
St. Joseph on the Hill
EARLING – It’s a funny account of how Bowser the pooch helped lead to an informative hour-long documentary about the Earling Catholic church entitled St. Joseph on the Hill.    Dave Gaul’s movie is now available on YouTube® for all to see, offering a telling historical narrative of the development...
    COUNTY -- Statement from Shelby County Fair Board -- “As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the Shelby County Fair Board is making changes to the 2020 fair. The fair will be limited to 4-H and FFA shows and activities. Unfortunately, there will be no open class exhibits, commercial exhibits, or...
    HARLAN -- The Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center will re-open Wednesday, June 17 with normal business hours, pending approval by the Harlan City Council tonight.    Following Iowa Gov. Kim Reynoldss announcement on June 10, the Harlan pool is projected to open. Final approval on opening the pool...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School will host a live graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at Merrill Field in Harlan.    The ceremony will include an introduction, senior speeches, National Honor Society recognition, Cum Laude recognition, and presentation of the graduating class...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School’s 2020 Prom officially has been canceled.    In a statement released Thursday, June 11, the district said, “Due to the COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing requirements, Harlan Community School is unable to host a prom that allows for the...

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