City of Harlan Iowa

City of Harlan Iowa

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Harlan is a wonderful town, one we very much enjoyed visiting. Unfortunately, our first two nights were spent in the only "hotel" that showed up as being in Harlan, with our third night stay being in Avoca.
The city of Harlan is recommended to take a closer look at the crime and disease pit known as the "Baymont by Wyndham."
The owner appears to be a criminal and supports criminal activity by the staff. This location is a shameful business and the City of Harlan should be ashamed for allowing it to be what it is.
Kountry Kids is looking for individuals that are adaptable, flexible, enjoy working with children, and passionately believe all children deserve the best start in life. If you have these qualities please call 712-235-2411 and talk with Pam or email at [email protected].
Harlan and Shelby County were in the national spotlight today on RFD-TV, a broadcast network serving the interests of rural America. Meteorologist, Tim Ross (an Iowa farm boy), gave ‘em a heartfelt “shout out”. Click this link to see it…

Harlan is located in southwest Iowa, approximately 11 miles north of Interstate 80 (Exit No. 41) between Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska at the junction of US Highways 59 and 44.

We have a great little community here in Harlan.

Operating as usual

05/03/2021

Pool Passes are available ONLINE ONLY.
http://www.cityofharlan.com/ParksRecreation.htm
Click the link above, scroll down to find links for Single and Family pool passes.

Pool Passes are available ONLINE ONLY.
http://www.cityofharlan.com/ParksRecreation.htm
Click the link above, scroll down to find links for Single and Family pool passes.

05/03/2021

The library is now open at 9am!!!! We are so excited to be back to our regular hours. Stop by the library from 9a-6p M,T,W,F and Th 9a-8pm. Don't forget we are also open on Saturdays from 9am till Noon.

The library is now open at 9am!!!! We are so excited to be back to our regular hours. Stop by the library from 9a-6p M,T,W,F and Th 9a-8pm. Don't forget we are also open on Saturdays from 9am till Noon.

04/30/2021

Thanks, Ashely Schleis for the great photo of the new fountain in Pioneer Park. Paid for with a grant that was written by Friends of Harlan Parks and it was installed by the Parks Dept. GREAT JOB!

Thanks, Ashely Schleis for the great photo of the new fountain in Pioneer Park. Paid for with a grant that was written by Friends of Harlan Parks and it was installed by the Parks Dept. GREAT JOB!

Photos from Harlan Newspapers's post 04/27/2021

Photos from Harlan Newspapers's post

04/22/2021

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE: Broadway Street is temporarily closed due to stormwater drainage improvements. Improvements will be completed within a few days and the street will be re-opened. The City of Harlan apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you!

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE: Broadway Street is temporarily closed due to stormwater drainage improvements. Improvements will be completed within a few days and the street will be re-opened. The City of Harlan apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you!

04/21/2021

UPDATE: 6th Street on the east side of the downtown square remains closed due to the repair of a private sewer line. In the interest of safety, this block will remain closed until work is finished in the next few days. The City of Harlan apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you.

UPDATE: 6th Street on the east side of the downtown square remains closed due to the repair of a private sewer line. In the interest of safety, this block will remain closed until work is finished in the next few days. The City of Harlan apologizes for any inconvenience. Thank you.

04/14/2021

Thank you for your patience. If you know someone who wants to be a lifeguard please get the pool hiring packet turned in ASAP! Thank you!

Thank you for your patience. If you know someone who wants to be a lifeguard please get the pool hiring packet turned in ASAP! Thank you!

Photos from Visit939Iowa's post 04/12/2021

Photos from Visit939Iowa's post

Photos from City of Harlan Iowa's post 04/09/2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

Photos from City of Harlan Iowa's post 04/09/2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

Photos from City of Harlan Iowa's post 04/08/2021

Information regarding the Yard Waste Site

03/31/2021

Please share!

Please share!

03/24/2021

Must be 18 to apply.

Must be 18 to apply.

03/22/2021

Applications are due tomorrow March 23 at Noon!

Applications are due tomorrow March 23 at Noon!

03/18/2021

HARLAN -- Manning native Ben Wegner said it has always been a dream of his to work in law enforcement. His first day as an officer with the Harlan Police Department was February 22.
Welcome Aboard Ben!
More in the NA.....

03/11/2021

We are getting lots of calls about the Community Garden. See info below for our new partnership.

We are getting lots of calls about the Community Garden. See info below for our new partnership.

03/11/2021

Please stop by City Hall to pick up LIFEGUARD PACKETS. All new and returning lifeguards will need these packets. Thank you!

Please stop by City Hall to pick up LIFEGUARD PACKETS. All new and returning lifeguards will need these packets. Thank you!

03/02/2021

SWIM LESSON FORMS HERE:
http://www.cityofharlan.com/Site/PDFs/ParksRec/Private_Lessons_fillable_2021.pdf
(these are form fillable, type in information, and print)
Return to City Hall with payment.
You can also pick up forms at City Hall.

SWIM LESSON FORMS HERE:
http://www.cityofharlan.com/Site/PDFs/ParksRec/Private_Lessons_fillable_2021.pdf
(these are form fillable, type in information, and print)
Return to City Hall with payment.
You can also pick up forms at City Hall.

02/23/2021

Must be 18 to apply.

Must be 18 to apply.

02/22/2021

Welcome, Ben!

Help us welcome our new team member, Officer Ben Wegner! Officer Wegner was previously with The City of Manning and will be attending the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy this coming spring. Welcome, Officer Wegner to the Harlan Police Department!!

02/15/2021

HITTIN' THE ROAD
Real-life Experiences have helped shape Retiring Police Chief Frank Clark throughout his Law Enforcement Career
By Bob Bjoin, Managing Editor
HARLAN – Frank Clark never hid the fact that he was a heavy drug user in his younger years.
Marijuana, speed, LSD, cocaine, and lots of alcohol. “It was in eighth grade when I started,” said Clark, and it lasted for years. “I was into the dope really bad.”
His past substance abuse is no secret and never has been. He doesn’t hide it, but also doesn’t broadcast it. “It comes up all the time though,” he said.
So imagine everyone’s surprise when he was hired as a police officer with the Harlan Police Department back in 1992. By then he had been clean for four years after checking himself into treatment, and had been working for about 15 years as a light equipment operator with the City of Harlan.
“There was kind of an outcry when I applied the first time,” he said. Clark wasn’t hired then, but the second time around then Chief Lee Gordon took a chance on him. “Against a lot of people’s naysaying,” Clark remembers.
“It wasn’t hard for me to get hired, but I think it was hard for the city to hire me in that role.”
Clark jokes that in his first years as a patrolman, they didn’t need a K-9 officer.
“I knew every place in town that had dope,” he said. “They called me the department K-9 for a long time. On a drug case looking for dope I’d say ‘Yep, here it is. That’s where I’d have put it.’”
The day Clark got his badge was somewhat surreal. His parents had passed away, and much of the reasoning for him deciding to give law enforcement a try was to make them proud because, in his view, he had disappointed them horribly through a good part of his life.
“I remember the day I got my badge pinned on me,” he said. “The very first day I went to the cemetery and put it on my Dad’s grave and cried like a baby.
“He never got to see me where I was at that point in my life as compared to where I had been. He did get to see me straightened up, but he had passed before I got into law enforcement.”
Fast forward another 11 years, and Clark was named chief of police. Imagine the surprise then, he said. “For some odd reason, they picked me,” he said. “Nobody was more shocked than I was.”

MUCH MORE FROM CHIEF CLARK IN THE TRIBUNE AVAILABLE TODAY!

02/05/2021
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01/26/2021

UPDATE ON SNOW EMERGENCY. PLEASE SHARE.

UPDATE ON SNOW EMERGENCY. PLEASE SHARE.

01/25/2021

The library is currently open. Stop by to grab some movies, books, puzzles etc before the snow gets too deep. Happy "Snow Day" and be safe library friends!

The library is currently open. Stop by to grab some movies, books, puzzles etc before the snow gets too deep. Happy "Snow Day" and be safe library friends!

01/24/2021

CITY OF HARLAN ANNOUNCEMENT!

CITY OF HARLAN ANNOUNCEMENT!

01/22/2021

DON'T MISS the feature in this week's NA about Steve Kenkel, who has retired after more than 43 years with the City of Harlan. Remember the 1993 flood? He sure does.....
Paper is available this afternoon....

Here's a preview --

By Bob Bjoin, Managing Editor
HARLAN – There’s a photo in the July 16, 1993 edition of the Harlan News-Advertiser of then Assistant Harlan Wastewater Superintendent Steve Kenkel working to repair damage at the city’s water treatment plant after the community had been hit with a once-in-a-100-year flood.
Long-time Harlan residents likely remember that week.
President Bill Clinton declared Shelby County a disaster area and Harlan and Shelby County residents began to clean up the muddy mess left behind by raging flood waters over one weekend. Damages from the historic flood topped $3 million county-wide to homes, businesses, municipalities, and cropland.
Nearly 10 inches of rain soaked the areas north of Harlan. The water had nowhere to go but down the West Nishnabotna River, which predictably overflowed its banks. The flooding covered the eastern part of Harlan. The Harlan Municipal Utilities, Westridge Mobile Home Park, Sta-Bilt Construction, Yellow Freight, the Shelby County Fairgrounds, and many other businesses and homes were under water.
Then mayor Ben Post said, “The flood of 1993 will go down as the major flood of the century."

Photos from Harlan Newspapers's post 01/20/2021

Photos from Harlan Newspapers's post

01/15/2021

PLEASE SHARE. THANK YOU!

PLEASE SHARE. THANK YOU!

01/14/2021
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01/09/2021

Congratulations Frank!! I’ve enjoyed working with you!!

Thank you to all our law enforcement members like Harlan Police Department Chief Frank Clark. Chief Clark is retiring at the end of the month after 44 years of service to his community. #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay

01/09/2021

Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System

Thank you to all our law enforcement members like Harlan Police Department Chief Frank Clark. Chief Clark is retiring at the end of the month after 44 years of service to his community. #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay

01/09/2021

We’re thankful for all you do!! 💙🖤

Thank you Harlan Police Department & Shelby County Sheriff's Office - Harlan, IA

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711 Durant St
Harlan, IA
51537

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Other Government Organizations in Harlan (show all)
Harlan Police Department Harlan Police Department
709 Durant St
Harlan, 51537

This page is to strengthen the communication between the public and our officers.

Shelby County Recorder - Harlan, Iowa Shelby County Recorder - Harlan, Iowa
612 Court Street Room 201
Harlan, 51537

Welcome to the official page of your Shelby County Recorder's Office!

Iowa Region 4 Saw Strike Team Iowa Region 4 Saw Strike Team
612 Court St
Harlan, 51537

The IA-HLSEM Region IV Disaster Assistance Saw Strike Team mission focus is to reduce, and mitigate when possible the hazard from storm damaged trees.

Geralyn Greer, Shelby County Recorder Geralyn Greer, Shelby County Recorder
2003 20th St
Harlan, 51537

Uniquely Qualified Republican Candidate for Shelby County Recorder

Shelby County Sheriff's Office - Harlan, IA Shelby County Sheriff's Office - Harlan, IA
1104 9th St
Harlan, 51537

"To protect and serve the citizens of Shelby County"

WCCA Head Start Program WCCA Head Start Program
701 10th St
Harlan, 51537

Looking for information about WCCA Head Start? Visit: http://www.westcentralca.org/index.php/programs/head-start-and-early-head-start

Shelby County Iowa Wildland Fire Shelby County Iowa Wildland Fire
708 Main Street
Harlan, 51537

Wildland Firefighter Training, and job opportunities

Shelby County Emergency Management Shelby County Emergency Management
612 Court St
Harlan, 51537

This web page is not monitored by Emergency Dispatchers. If you have an EMERGENCY please dial 911.

Shelby County Conservation Board Shelby County Conservation Board
516 Maple Rd
Harlan, 51537

Stay informed on different projects, news and events going on with the Shelby County Conservation Board's parks and recreation page.

Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District - Iowa Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District - Iowa
2519 Southwest Ave
Harlan, 51537

Serving the residents, landowners and farm operators of Shelby County Iowa

Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach
906 6th St
Harlan, 51537

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/shelby/