HCS Superintendent Justin Wagner congratulates Andrea Ferry.
REGIONAL -- Seniors from area schools graduated during commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 19.  See more photos inside today and in Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
Placing in the National BPA Conference contests were front, from left; Brecken Van Baale, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Casey Kohl and Caitlin Clemons.  Back: Jay Swanson, Eli Boldan, Tyler Schaben and Trey Gross.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School students performed outstanding at the national Business Professionals of America competition earlier this month, with nine finalists earning top 10 honors at the event.    This year’s BPA competition was...
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist Bryan Hayes asks IKM-Manning sixth-grader Ty Jasa to put his finger into a fish’s mouth.
HARLAN -- The annual Conservation Day at Prairie Rose State Park was Wednesday, May 15.  Those fishing can identity the fish by examining what it would be able to eat.  Conservation Day allows students to learn all about the outdoors as well as fire...
	The top 10 students at Harlan Community High School this year ranked by grade point average include front L to R -- Andrea Ferry, Kara Weis, Lindsey Metzger and Greichaly Kaster.  Back L to R -- Kyle Knudson, Anna Ahrenholtz, Morgan Bendorf, Katelyn Kluver, Caitlin Bissen and Jay Swanson.
    REGIONAL -- Ten students will graduate this week with the highest distinction at Harlan Community High School, ranked as the top senior students at HCHS based on grade point average.      The students will be recognized during commencement...
Ryan Pattee
    HARLAN -- Ryan Pattee, Avoca, has joined Harlan Newspapers to be its intern for the summer.    Pattee just completed his sophomore year at Iowa State University and hopes to major in Journalism and Mass Communications as well as minor in Digital...
Abby Swanger of Carroll Kuemper High School works on a painting project
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School hosted the Hawkeye 10 Art Show on Wednesday, May 8, and it was considered a huge success.    Each conference school brought approximately 20 students and between 50-100 works of art to be displayed.   ...
HCS Superintendent Justin Wagner congratulates Andrea Ferry.
Placing in the National BPA Conference contests were front, from left; Brecken Van Baale, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Casey Kohl and Caitlin Clemons.  Back: Jay Swanson, Eli Boldan, Tyler Schaben and Trey Gross.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist Bryan Hayes asks IKM-Manning sixth-grader Ty Jasa to put his finger into a fish’s mouth.
	The top 10 students at Harlan Community High School this year ranked by grade point average include front L to R -- Andrea Ferry, Kara Weis, Lindsey Metzger and Greichaly Kaster.  Back L to R -- Kyle Knudson, Anna Ahrenholtz, Morgan Bendorf, Katelyn Kluver, Caitlin Bissen and Jay Swanson.
Ryan Pattee
Abby Swanger of Carroll Kuemper High School works on a painting project
HCS Superintendent Justin Wagner congratulates Andrea Ferry.
REGIONAL -- Seniors from area schools graduated during commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 19.  See more photos inside today and in Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
Placing in the National BPA Conference contests were front, from left; Brecken Van Baale, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Casey Kohl and Caitlin Clemons.  Back: Jay Swanson, Eli Boldan, Tyler Schaben and Trey Gross.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School students performed outstanding at the national Business Professionals of America competition earlier this month, with nine finalists earning top 10 honors at the event.    This year’s BPA competition was held in Anaheim, CA May 1-5 with more than 6,300...
    HARLAN - Midstates Bank, NA and Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Neola, announced the merger of Farmers & Merchants State Bank into Midstates Bank, NA, pending regulatory approval. The transaction is expected to close on August 30, 2019. 
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District has partnered with Hy-Vee Food Store to offer again this summer the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability,...
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist Bryan Hayes asks IKM-Manning sixth-grader Ty Jasa to put his finger into a fish’s mouth.
HARLAN -- The annual Conservation Day at Prairie Rose State Park was Wednesday, May 15.  Those fishing can identity the fish by examining what it would be able to eat.  Conservation Day allows students to learn all about the outdoors as well as fire safety and law enforcement.  See more photos...
	The top 10 students at Harlan Community High School this year ranked by grade point average include front L to R -- Andrea Ferry, Kara Weis, Lindsey Metzger and Greichaly Kaster.  Back L to R -- Kyle Knudson, Anna Ahrenholtz, Morgan Bendorf, Katelyn Kluver, Caitlin Bissen and Jay Swanson.
    REGIONAL -- Ten students will graduate this week with the highest distinction at Harlan Community High School, ranked as the top senior students at HCHS based on grade point average.      The students will be recognized during commencement ceremonies to be held Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the...
    REGIONAL -- IKM-Manning and Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Schools each will host commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19.    IKM-Manning will graduate 54 students in ceremonies that will be held at 2 p.m. at the IKM-M gymnasium in Manning.    This year’s senior class has selected as its class...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Police Department will be partnering with the Iowa State Patrol and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for a special traffic enforcement project along with their regular Special Traffic Enforcement Program May 20 through June 2.    The project will be focused around vehicle’s...
Ryan Pattee
    HARLAN -- Ryan Pattee, Avoca, has joined Harlan Newspapers to be its intern for the summer.    Pattee just completed his sophomore year at Iowa State University and hopes to major in Journalism and Mass Communications as well as minor in Digital Design. 
Vande Berg shows Aubree Wegner (left) and Allie Anderson where to line up for a race.
    HARLAN -- Friday, May 10 marked the last elementary track meet coordinated by long-time elementary physical education instructor Mark Vande Berg, who is retiring at the end of the school year.    Each year the elementary track meet is a highlight for upper elementary students, who finally get a...
Abby Swanger of Carroll Kuemper High School works on a painting project
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School hosted the Hawkeye 10 Art Show on Wednesday, May 8, and it was considered a huge success.    Each conference school brought approximately 20 students and between 50-100 works of art to be displayed.    Students had the opportunity to view the work and give...
	At the announcement last week were L to R -- Rachel Boon, Chief Academic Officer with the Iowa Board of Regents; Regent Nancy Boettger, Board Member with the Iowa Board of Regents; Lori Stitz, Director of the Shelby County Center of IWCC and new Transfer Specialist with the Western Iowa Regent Resource Center (WIRRC); Randy Pash, IWCC Board of Trustees; and Dr. Dan Kinney, President of Iowa Western Community College.
    HARLAN -- On Thursday, May 9, officials from the Iowa Board of Regents, the Western Iowa Regents Resource Center (WIRRC) and Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) announced an expanded partnership to help students in western Iowa pursue a degree at one of Iowa’s public universities.    The...

Sports

 HCHS juniors Jordan Fink (right) and Michael Heithoff celebrate Fink’s first-half goal during Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over Thomas Jefferson. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)

 GLENWOOD (April 29) -- A header goal by Dalton Gross with 21:24 remaining proved to be the game winner Monday night as Harlan Community outlasted Glenwood 1-0 for a Hawkeye Ten Conference boys soc

Family Living

Justin Graeve and Lori Lines
    MANNING -- Lori Lines and Justin Graeve both of Omaha plan to marry on August 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manning.    Lori is the daughter of Nancy and Tom...

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