Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards.
    COUNTY – Grants totaling $107,719.12 were awarded last week to Shelby County nonprofit agencies by the Shelby County Community Foundation.  
Terry Cox, Harlan City Administrator
    HARLAN – Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox admitted last week that he wrongly submitted a reimbursement request for a hotel room that was provided to him for free, and he’s now facing some serious questions from city officials who are furthe
Harlan natives Megan Euchner (left) and Sarah Olson are spearheading a scholarship in memory of fallen ISU classmate.
    Gone, but not forgotten.    An on-campus group aims to sculpt a lasting legacy for a fallen student in the form of a memorial scholarship.
The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.
 (Photo by Alan Mores)
    HARLAN -- Shelby County Emergency Management and the Harlan Fire Department recently placed this new sign in Harlan to alert the public of the current fire danger rating.  The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the
HCHS HOSA students headed to nationals include L to R -- Julia Sorfonden, Cheyenne Wright, Maddie Bak, Amanda Birks and Allison Bruck.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Courtnee Hicks, Natina Mitchell, Kristen Ferry, Clare Klein, Dakota Schaben and Daytona Wehr.  (Photos contributed)
    HARLAN – Eleven HOSA-Future Health Professional students from Harlan Community High School have qualified for nationals following successful showings at the state conference held last month in Des Moines.
Monica Friedman, VP of Human Resources for Nationwide, presents Barb Jorgensen (left) with her award.  (Photo contributed)
    DES MOINES – Harlan’s Barb Jorgensen was honored recently by the American Red Cross for her efforts in alerting a neighbor to a fire in their home last December.
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards.
Terry Cox, Harlan City Administrator
Harlan natives Megan Euchner (left) and Sarah Olson are spearheading a scholarship in memory of fallen ISU classmate.
The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.
 (Photo by Alan Mores)
HCHS HOSA students headed to nationals include L to R -- Julia Sorfonden, Cheyenne Wright, Maddie Bak, Amanda Birks and Allison Bruck.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Courtnee Hicks, Natina Mitchell, Kristen Ferry, Clare Klein, Dakota Schaben and Daytona Wehr.  (Photos contributed)
Monica Friedman, VP of Human Resources for Nationwide, presents Barb Jorgensen (left) with her award.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – Two Harlan Community School Board members recently attended the National School Board Association convention in Boston, MA, at a cost of $4,713.96 to the school district.    HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner confirmed that board president Kathy Mahlberg and board member Joni...
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards.
    COUNTY – Grants totaling $107,719.12 were awarded last week to Shelby County nonprofit agencies by the Shelby County Community Foundation.       Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards. 1st row, left to right: Jim Crawford, Portsmouth Fire Department; Dena Matthews, West Central...
    HARLAN – It’s not official policy, but it doesn’t look right and shouldn’t happen.    Those words come from some Harlan City Council members who agreed last week to develop a policy that eliminates providing alcohol free of charge for city employees at a city event such as the city’s annual...
Terry Cox, Harlan City Administrator
    HARLAN – Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox admitted last week that he wrongly submitted a reimbursement request for a hotel room that was provided to him for free, and he’s now facing some serious questions from city officials who are further investigating Cox’s expense reports.    Harlan...
Harlan natives Megan Euchner (left) and Sarah Olson are spearheading a scholarship in memory of fallen ISU classmate.
    Gone, but not forgotten.    An on-campus group aims to sculpt a lasting legacy for a fallen student in the form of a memorial scholarship.    Aptly named the “Emmalee Jacobs Memorial Scholarship,” it stands in memory of the student whose life was lost in a hit-and-run accident in December for...
The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.
 (Photo by Alan Mores)
    HARLAN -- Shelby County Emergency Management and the Harlan Fire Department recently placed this new sign in Harlan to alert the public of the current fire danger rating.  The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.    Similar signs have been placed...
    HARLAN - The Shelby County Encore Concert series will be hosting its last concert on Sat., April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. The program will feature the Alex Meiner Band.    “We are ending our 30 year run due to lack of membership,” 30-year event chairman Steve Lawson said.
HCHS HOSA students headed to nationals include L to R -- Julia Sorfonden, Cheyenne Wright, Maddie Bak, Amanda Birks and Allison Bruck.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Courtnee Hicks, Natina Mitchell, Kristen Ferry, Clare Klein, Dakota Schaben and Daytona Wehr.  (Photos contributed)
    HARLAN – Eleven HOSA-Future Health Professional students from Harlan Community High School have qualified for nationals following successful showings at the state conference held last month in Des Moines.    HCHS Chapter Advisor Nancy Osborn said the students will head to Nashville, TN in June...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education has reached an agreement with the Harlan Education Association, calling for a 3.13 percent package increase for teacher staff next year.    HCS Board members Lonnie Muxfeldt, Amy Rueschenberg, Angie Monson and Al Hazelton approved the...
    HARLAN – The last day of school for students in the Harlan Community Schools next year will be May 23, regardless of whether or not snow days or other activities cause cancelled school days throughout the year.    Those words come from district officials who approved the calendar last week. ...
Monica Friedman, VP of Human Resources for Nationwide, presents Barb Jorgensen (left) with her award.  (Photo contributed)
    DES MOINES – Harlan’s Barb Jorgensen was honored recently by the American Red Cross for her efforts in alerting a neighbor to a fire in their home last December.    Jorgensen was one of six individuals recognized by the Red Cross of Central Iowa as 2016 Heroes of the Heartland at ceremonies...
    HARLAN - The Shelby County Public Health KidsFest Health and Safety Event was held on Saturday, April 16 at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium with HCHS Athletic Director, Mitch Osborn acting as the 2016 guest of honor for over 425 in attendance. There were 39 interactive booths and activities to...

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Jeff Petersen and Ashley Bruck
    HARLAN -- Jim and Julie Bruck of Harlan announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley to Jeff Petersen both of Harlan. Jeff is the son of Gaige Petersen, Harlan; and Deanne...

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