Pictured  is Ben Baggett, a student at Exira-EHK School, waiting for the judges to view his hand washing station project.
    HARLAN -- A science fair showcasing projects by 28 groups of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students from Shelby County was held Thursday evening at Vet’s Auditorium in Harlan. The event was coordinated by Harlan Community Library and ISU Extension and...
	HCHS Business Professionals of America students who have qualified for and will participate in national competitions include:   Front (left to right): Casey Kohl, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Danni Ehlert, Grace Wegner, Brecken Van Baale and Caitlin Clemons.  Back (left to right):  Sam Buman, Kyle Knudson, Adam Kohl, Jonathan Cheek, Tyler Schaben, Elijah Boldan, Mason Peters, Jay Swanson, Erik Brodersen, Nolan Blum and Trey Gross.  Missing is Matthew Pauley.
HARLAN -- Students from Harlan Community High School will be attending the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2019 National Leadership Conference, in Anaheim, CA, May 1-5.    HCHS chapter members will join nearly 6,000 conference delegates from...
Harlan citizen Larry Trickel (right) has been an outspoken critic of the Wagner investigation and school board for months.  He spoke again Monday night, but the board has now said it’s done dealing with him.  Listening to Trickel speak is Larry Hopp.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School Board had what could be its final interaction with Harlan resident Larry Trickel Monday evening, March 4, answering numerous questions Trickel had presented to the board and board legal counsel (sometimes...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools jazz groups competed well at the Hoover Jazz Festival last weekend, taking home first and third place honors in the Class 3A high school division, and second and fourth place finishes in the middle school...
Haner
(Photo courtesy Council Bluffs
Police Dept.)
A Harlan man is being sought by police on a warrant for first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Adam Angeroth of Council Bluffs in January.    The warrant was issued for Nicholas Haner, 20, of Harlan.  Two others are in custody of law...
	Members of the HCHS CyberPatriot team that competed recently include L to R -- Sam Buman, Evan Finken, Brian Andersen and Sam Andersen.
    HARLAN – Harlan Community High School’s CyberPatriot Team earned top honors at state competition in February, placing first in the state and semi-final rounds in the Gold Division in Iowa.    Team members Sam Buman, Evan Finken, Brian Andersen...
Pictured  is Ben Baggett, a student at Exira-EHK School, waiting for the judges to view his hand washing station project.
	HCHS Business Professionals of America students who have qualified for and will participate in national competitions include:   Front (left to right): Casey Kohl, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Danni Ehlert, Grace Wegner, Brecken Van Baale and Caitlin Clemons.  Back (left to right):  Sam Buman, Kyle Knudson, Adam Kohl, Jonathan Cheek, Tyler Schaben, Elijah Boldan, Mason Peters, Jay Swanson, Erik Brodersen, Nolan Blum and Trey Gross.  Missing is Matthew Pauley.
Harlan citizen Larry Trickel (right) has been an outspoken critic of the Wagner investigation and school board for months.  He spoke again Monday night, but the board has now said it’s done dealing with him.  Listening to Trickel speak is Larry Hopp.
Haner
(Photo courtesy Council Bluffs
Police Dept.)
	Members of the HCHS CyberPatriot team that competed recently include L to R -- Sam Buman, Evan Finken, Brian Andersen and Sam Andersen.
    HARLAN -- Following no written or verbal comments or objections during the February public hearing, the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved to lower the current tax levy rate from $1.20792 per thousand taxable valuation to $1.17357 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.    MMC Chief...
Pictured  is Ben Baggett, a student at Exira-EHK School, waiting for the judges to view his hand washing station project.
    HARLAN -- A science fair showcasing projects by 28 groups of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students from Shelby County was held Thursday evening at Vet’s Auditorium in Harlan. The event was coordinated by Harlan Community Library and ISU Extension and Outreach - Shelby County. Funds for the program...
	HCHS Business Professionals of America students who have qualified for and will participate in national competitions include:   Front (left to right): Casey Kohl, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Danni Ehlert, Grace Wegner, Brecken Van Baale and Caitlin Clemons.  Back (left to right):  Sam Buman, Kyle Knudson, Adam Kohl, Jonathan Cheek, Tyler Schaben, Elijah Boldan, Mason Peters, Jay Swanson, Erik Brodersen, Nolan Blum and Trey Gross.  Missing is Matthew Pauley.
HARLAN -- Students from Harlan Community High School will be attending the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2019 National Leadership Conference, in Anaheim, CA, May 1-5.    HCHS chapter members will join nearly 6,000 conference delegates from across the nation to compete in national level...
    HARLAN -- Harlan FFA members competed at Southwest Iowa District FFA Career Development Events on Saturday, March 2 at Glenwood High School.Iowa FFA Degree Candidates    Nine members have cleared the first hurdle in an effort to earn their Iowa FFA Degree. Lucy Borkowski, Grace Kenkel, Hannah...
    HARLAN -- Harlan FFA members competed at Southwest Iowa District FFA Career Development Events on Saturday, March 2 at Glenwood High School.Iowa FFA Degree Candidates    Nine members have cleared the first hurdle in an effort to earn their Iowa FFA Degree. Lucy Borkowski, Grace Kenkel, Hannah...
Snow melt, rain and frozen ground made for a wicked combination this week, resulting in historic flooding for Harlan, Shelby County and Western Iowa.  This video was shot Wednesday, March 13 and shows the flooding in and around Harlan.
    HARLAN – Bob Mahoney says let the school board do its job.      You can’t pray this situation away, quit cornering board members at the grocery store or showing up unannounced at their home, and be patient while awaiting the truth to come out, he said.    “Why are folks still attending school...
Harlan citizen Larry Trickel (right) has been an outspoken critic of the Wagner investigation and school board for months.  He spoke again Monday night, but the board has now said it’s done dealing with him.  Listening to Trickel speak is Larry Hopp.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School Board had what could be its final interaction with Harlan resident Larry Trickel Monday evening, March 4, answering numerous questions Trickel had presented to the board and board legal counsel (sometimes directly) over the last few months regarding the...
    HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools jazz groups competed well at the Hoover Jazz Festival last weekend, taking home first and third place honors in the Class 3A high school division, and second and fourth place finishes in the middle school division.    The Harlan Jazz Experience took first place...
Haner
(Photo courtesy Council Bluffs
Police Dept.)
A Harlan man is being sought by police on a warrant for first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Adam Angeroth of Council Bluffs in January.    The warrant was issued for Nicholas Haner, 20, of Harlan.  Two others are in custody of law enforcement.  Xavier Smith-Catchings, 16, Omaha, has...
    HARLAN – Harlan property owners will see a tax levy decrease next year as part of a proposed budget to be considered by the Harlan City Council tonight, Tuesday, March 5.    A public hearing on the proposed $7.59 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is tonight at 5:15 p.m. at the city...
    HARLAN - Last spring, an estimated 70 students received local scholarship awards from 48 sponsoring organizations, totaling close to $230,000 in funding and scholarships coming from other sources which would likely bring the total to well over $500,000.      The scholarships below are divided...

Sports

 Exira-EHK senior point guard Cole Burmeister (11) shoots against Rolling Valley Conference rival Ar-We-Va during a regular season home game. Burmeister was named second team All-State by the IPSWA.

 DES MOINES (March 12) -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s career record holder in steals and assists added another title to his name this week as senior Cole Burmeister was named second team All-State

Family Living

Arline Gans
    IRWIN -- The family of Arline Gans of Irwin is planning a card shower in honor of her 95th birthday on March 14. Cards will reach her if sent to PO Box 277, Irwin, IA 51446. ...

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