Justin Wagner
    HARLAN – Harlan Community’s superintendent of schools is being deployed overseas.  Justin Wagner announced this week he will be leaving mid-June and will not return until February, 2020.    Wagner said it’s with great pride and honor that he’s...
 Pictured from left are:  HCHS Principal Scott Frohlich, Ferry, Cheek, Metzger, Knudson, Kaster and Swanson.  (Photo contributed)
    ATLANTIC -- Six HCHS students earned Hawkeye 10 recognition at the conference’s annual All-Academic Team and Character Awards banquet held in Atlantic Wednesday, April 3.    The academic honors and character awards are given by the Hawkeye 10...
Donald Eugene Johnston
HARLAN – A Harlan man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with four counts of third-degree sexual abuse.    Donald Eugene Johnston, 67, 1208 7th St., faces up to 40 years in jail with additional fines totaling $40,000 if convicted of...
Terry Cox
    HARLAN -- Former Harlan Administrator Terry Cox has pleaded guilty in Shelby County District Court to an amended charge of second-degree theft, a class D felony, as well as tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor.    On Monday, April...
Waiting for the official start of the Easter egg hunt in the 0-3 years of age group were from left: Josh Lesch, Melanie Lesch, Sarah Lesch, Tierney McLaughlin, Sterling McLaughlin and Amy Laughlin.
    HARLAN -- The Girl Scout Easter Egg Hunt featured a football field full of colorful eggs and prizes on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Harlan. Area businesses donated numerous prizes for the event as well as $1,000 worth of candy. Girl Scout...
HMU employees Dan Render, Dean Gessert and Jacob Jochims look inside the cabinet to make sure there wasn’t any damage from the fire next to it.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities officials suspect a lightning strike overnight Wednesday-Thursday, April 10-11 may have caused a small fire in a utility secondary pedestal in southwest Harlan Thursday.    The investigation is ongoing, but...
Justin Wagner
 Pictured from left are:  HCHS Principal Scott Frohlich, Ferry, Cheek, Metzger, Knudson, Kaster and Swanson.  (Photo contributed)
Donald Eugene Johnston
Terry Cox
Waiting for the official start of the Easter egg hunt in the 0-3 years of age group were from left: Josh Lesch, Melanie Lesch, Sarah Lesch, Tierney McLaughlin, Sterling McLaughlin and Amy Laughlin.
HMU employees Dan Render, Dean Gessert and Jacob Jochims look inside the cabinet to make sure there wasn’t any damage from the fire next to it.
Justin Wagner
    HARLAN – Harlan Community’s superintendent of schools is being deployed overseas.  Justin Wagner announced this week he will be leaving mid-June and will not return until February, 2020.    Wagner said it’s with great pride and honor that he’s been notified he’ll be deployed overseas serving in...
 Pictured from left are:  HCHS Principal Scott Frohlich, Ferry, Cheek, Metzger, Knudson, Kaster and Swanson.  (Photo contributed)
    ATLANTIC -- Six HCHS students earned Hawkeye 10 recognition at the conference’s annual All-Academic Team and Character Awards banquet held in Atlantic Wednesday, April 3.    The academic honors and character awards are given by the Hawkeye 10 Board of Control.  Established in 2001 with the help...
HARLAN – Officials with the Essentia plant in east Harlan said this week it’s their top priority to eliminate the unpleasant odor that on occasion emanates from the company’s lagoons and wafting into the town.    John Abell, a representative of the plant, said officials believe the odor that was...
Donald Eugene Johnston
HARLAN – A Harlan man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with four counts of third-degree sexual abuse.    Donald Eugene Johnston, 67, 1208 7th St., faces up to 40 years in jail with additional fines totaling $40,000 if convicted of the class C felony charges against him. 
Terry Cox
    HARLAN -- Former Harlan Administrator Terry Cox has pleaded guilty in Shelby County District Court to an amended charge of second-degree theft, a class D felony, as well as tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor.    On Monday, April 15, Cox appeared in court with his attorney, Matt...
Waiting for the official start of the Easter egg hunt in the 0-3 years of age group were from left: Josh Lesch, Melanie Lesch, Sarah Lesch, Tierney McLaughlin, Sterling McLaughlin and Amy Laughlin.
    HARLAN -- The Girl Scout Easter Egg Hunt featured a football field full of colorful eggs and prizes on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Harlan. Area businesses donated numerous prizes for the event as well as $1,000 worth of candy. Girl Scout volunteers planned and conducted three egg hunts for...
    ELK HORN -- The Danish Mill Corporation has announced that it has received a $44,000 donation from the Mike and Lou Howard Foundation.      “After receiving the Howard’s generous gift of $100,000 at the Danish Windmill’s Annual Meeting in January from them personally, this additional funding...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools mock trial teams competed well at the state mock trial competition held April 4-6 in Des Moines.    Two HCHS teams qualified for state by finishing first and second at a regional event.  The Harlan Red Team placed 10th overall at state and the Harlan Black...
    COUNTY – An embargo placed on the county’s gravel roads has been lifted effective Monday, April 15, the Shelby County Engineer’s Office reported this week.    County engineer Brandon Burmeister said conditions have improved enough to lift the embargo, which had placed load limits of 10 tons on...
HMU employees Dan Render, Dean Gessert and Jacob Jochims look inside the cabinet to make sure there wasn’t any damage from the fire next to it.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities officials suspect a lightning strike overnight Wednesday-Thursday, April 10-11 may have caused a small fire in a utility secondary pedestal in southwest Harlan Thursday.    The investigation is ongoing, but the Harlan Fire Department and HMU were called to...
Jayden Swanson
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School announced this week that senior Jayden Swanson, son of Chad and Lisa Swanson, has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.    Swanson, the son of Chad and Lisa Swanson,  is among the more than 1.6 million students in 22,000 schools...
    Making slime at Mrs. Vanden Berg’s booth at the event were from left: Judy Coenen, Anastacia Kay and Daniel Kay.
    HARLAN -- The annual STEM Extravaganza is a huge hit each year and this year was no exception.  Held Thursday evening, April 4, participants were able to show off their many STEM related projects and participate in STEM activities.

Sports

 HCHS sophomore Madison Parman (18) heads the ball past Kuemper’s Kenya Trausch during last week’s season opener.

 HARLAN (April 8) -- The Harlan Community girls soccer team lost its season opener to Kuemper Catholic 3-1 last Monday at Merrill Field.

Family Living

Sadie and Derek Schwartz
    ANKENY -- Sadie Christensen and Derek Schwartz both of Iowa City  exchanged marriage vows at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on October 20, 2018. The 3 p.m. double ring...

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