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Harlan Municipal Utilities CEO Joe Rueschenberg has released the following statement regarding a recent electric meter audit. “In order to ensure accurate and consistent billing, we, from time to time, perform meter audits. During a recent electric meter audit we determined thirty-six (36)...
  For several years, Jerry “Doc” Strissel and his team have developed white and yellow corn for the industry with proprietary genetics. They have 24 acres but it’s all hand-harvested. JFS and Associates are hosting field day Wednesday. It will include a drone demonstration and hands-on training,...
Kids pet a baby yak.
The annual Greenridge Steam and Gas show entertaned many this weekend. Kids pet a baby yak. Students attended from area schools on Friday. Students got to try activities such as rope making and watched the demonstrations of several vendors. Fifth-graders from Exira-EHK stood in front of the steam...
Agnes Wehr has been helping with elections since the 1970s.
A familiar face has been seen around local polling places since the early 1970s. Agnes Wehr, 88, of Westphalia, has served in various capacities since her children were school-aged. The first time she worked an election was in the entrance of the old school. Back then, voting was with a large...
Steve Jeub, left, and Rich Walker fly into Harlan for breakfast.
What do you do if you have a hankering for Milk & Honey but live in Omaha? Hop in a plane and get there in less than 30 minutes. That’s what Steve Jeub and Rich Walker did recently, and have made a habit of it. “We have to fly somewhere,” Jeub said. “We'll go to Yankton or Topeka. Anywhere...
Five separate winners have been awarded prize money for their participation in the Harlan Newspapers first ever Newspaper BINGO contest. The winners include Janet Theulen, Defiance, $1,000 and $50 prizes; Laurie Wilwerding, Earling, $300 and $50 prizes; Deb McNeese, Harlan, $50 prize; Theresa Bruck...
Terry Schulte of Westphalia, who has donated more than 40 pints of blood, got started giving blood when his son had leukemia.
For many people, the reason for donating blood is personal. Terry Schulte of Westphalia, who has donated more than 40 pints of blood, got started giving blood when his son had leukemia. “We weren’t doing that much of it here in Westphalia. People kept coming so blood drives continued,” he said. “I...
Shelby County voters in the Harlan Community School District approved a $22.9 million bond issue in a special election held Tuesday, September 13.
 SHELBY COUNTY — Shelby County voters in the Harlan Community School District approved a $22.9 million bond issue in a special election held Tuesday, September 13. Unofficial results provided by Mark Maxwell, Shelby County Commissioner of Elections, show Proposition TD (the bond) passed with 1003...
 Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Deputy RJ Bielenberg.
 COUNTY — Students at the Harlan Community and Exira - Elk Horn - Kimballton Schools saw a familiar face when they began the school year, as Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Deputy RJ Bielenberg has resumed his role in both locations as the School Resource Officer.  The position is made possible...
Nuria Bachhofer
            As we jump into a new school year at IKM-Manning, we’ve seen many new faces. One face that stands out in particular is Nuria Bachhofer, a foreign exchange student for the 2022-23 school year.             Bachhofer is a senior and is from Stuttgart, Germany. She enjoys the fun, diverse...

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