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    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council has decided not to proceed with a proposal to allow chicken raising within the city limits of town.    At its Tuesday, Nov. 5 board meeting, council members and the mayor said they had received more negative responses to the proposal than positive.  To proceed...
    COUNTY – A Rock Road Summit will be held this week hosted in Denison, giving the opportunity for western Iowa county engineers, supervisors, foremen and legislators to meet with researchers from Iowa State University and discuss the challenges of maintaining rural gravel roads.    The summit...
	Harlan FFA 2019 National FFA Convention attendees included L to R -- Ania Kaster, Ryleigh Obrecht, Reanna Obrecht, Mallie Boell, Braxton Gaul, Carter Wagner, Julia Schechinger, Grace Coenen, Mallory Mulligan and Jocelyn Mena.  (Photo contributed)
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Ten Harlan FFA members traveled to the National FFA Convention and Expo on October 29-November 1 in Indianapolis, IN. The members attended several tours and participated in various National FFA Convention activities while on the trip. The Harlan FFA members that attended the...
    HARLAN -- The annual audit report for Myrtue Medical Center for the 2018-2019 fiscal year has been approved by the Myrtue Board of Trustees. Chris Nelson of Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPA, Atlantic, presented highlights of the audit noting many positive financial indicators during...
The ribbon cutting before guests toured the new wing at the museum.
    HARLAN -- A ribbon-cutting was held Monday, Nov. 11 for the new Shelby County Historical Museum Military Exhibit Hall.  Approximately 50 people turned out for the event and to tour the new facility at the museum.       The Military Exhibit Hall explores the strength and sacrifice of Shelby...
    HARLAN -- After months of discussions and investigations on the best place to house a dog park in Harlan, the city has announced it will be placed at Potter Park.    The just less than one acre of available space currently is being under-utilized and will make the perfect location for a park...
	Project locations for the Prairie Fire development in north Harlan.  Black boxes show new duplexes and eight-plexes.  Far left portion of the photo is old Highway 59/Linden Road.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- Final agreements have been signed on a housing project in north Harlan expected to start moving dirt as early as late fall.    “The last few weeks the closing has taken place on that land,” said Gene Gettys, Jr., Harlan city administrator.  “12 duplexes and two eight-plexes.    “In...
Neil Ferguson
HARLAN -- Neil Ferguson was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day program at the HCS Elementary Schools on Monday afternoon, Nov. 11 in Harlan.    Ferguson is an Air Force Veteran and Commander of Helmer Reyelt American Legion Post 150. Veterans were recognized and the musical selections were...
Clark
    HARLAN – Harlan Community High School students often have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers on a number of topics and this school year has been no exception.    Last week, author Garry Clark shared his message of how to overcome fear and work toward success in life during an assembly...
    SIOUX CITY – Five Harlan area men filed complaints with the Harlan Police Department alleging they had received bogus checks in a pay-for-sex transaction and were infected with a contagious or infectious disease after they engaged in oral sex with a Briar Cliff University student, according to...

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