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    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...
Janssen
    HARLAN -- A Harlan man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with sexual abuse in the third degree.    Dylan Ray Janssen, 19, 1322 Willow St., faces up to 10 years in jail and an additional $10,000 fine if convicted of the class C felony charge against him. 
Joni Larsen
...earns 62 percent of the vote and defeated Bendorf
    HARLAN -- Incumbent Harlan Community Schools Board of Education member Joni Larsen handily defeated a challenge from Allyson Bendorf for the District 5 board seat in Tuesday’s election.    Larsen earned 62.15 percent of the vote tallying 716 votes to Bendorf’s 435 votes, or 37.76 percent.    ...
    HARLAN -- Nearly a year after Harlan Community voters defeated proposals to extend Instructional Support and Physical Plant and Equipment levies for the Harlan Community Schools, those same voters did an about face and threw their support behind both issues in Tuesday’s general election.    In...
Johnson
    HARLAN -- Interim Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson has been offered a contract extension that will keep her with the HCS District through the 2020-21 school year.    In a statement Monday, Nov. 4, the HCS Board of Education said it had decided to extend the contract for one...
Petersen
...tallied 210 votes and will be a newcomer on the Harlan City Council
    COUNTY – The cities of Shelby and Irwin hosted the only contested races in the city/mayor portion of the Tuesday, Nov. 5 general election, as many seats awereunopposed in communities county-wide in Shelby County, while others will be determined by write-in vote.    In Shelby, unofficial vote...

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