From left: Leonie Finkbeiner, Alfonsina “Bonlli” de Santos Guzman and Anja Steiger have spent the past school year at HCHS as foreign exchange students. They will all be returning to their home countries soon. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
HARLAN -- In a few short weeks Anja Steiger of Germany, Alfonsina “Bonlli” de Santos Guzman of Mexico and Leonie Finkbeiner of Germany will be returning to their home countries with lots of great memories of Harlan and HCHS.
Justin Brus, IKM-Manning sixth grader, feels the teeth of a fish during a demonstration by the Iowa DNR’s Brian Hayes.
	See more photos in Tuesday’s Harlan Tribune.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- Conservation Day for approximately 200 sixth graders from Shelby County was held at Prairie Rose State Park on Wednesday.
Sarah Muller, Harlan Newspapers summer intern
    HARLAN -- Sarah Muller, Pella, has joined the Harlan Newspapers as summer intern.    She is a junior studying journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science at Iowa State University.
Addie Kaster with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
    WEST DES MOINES -- Harlan Community High School Senior Addie Kaster was recognized by Iowa Gov.
	These students finishing in the top 10 percent of the HCHS graduating class include front L to R -- Emily Lefeber, Addie Kaster and Julia Sorfonden.  Second row L to R -- Emma Ahrenholtz, Emily Juhl, Paige Powers, Jessica DuVal, Logan Schaben and Haley Koch.  Back L to R -- Michael Rueschenberg, Ethan Knudson, Logan Peters, Marcus Klein and Levi Kohl.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
    REGIONAL -- Fourteen students are vying to graduate with the highest distinction at Harlan Community High School this week, earning Summa Cum Laude honors for having obtained a 3.9 grade point average or above throughout their four years of hi
Tristan Harvey, Teagon Kasperbauer and Tyler Arkfeld compete in Friday’s elementary track meet at Merrill Field.
    HARLAN -- Thunderstorms cut the annual elementary track meet short Friday, May 13, but not until these athletes got a chance to compete. See the Harlan Newspapers for more photos!
	From left: Leonie Finkbeiner, Alfonsina “Bonlli” de Santos Guzman and Anja Steiger have spent the past school year at HCHS as foreign exchange students. They will all be returning to their home countries soon. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
Justin Brus, IKM-Manning sixth grader, feels the teeth of a fish during a demonstration by the Iowa DNR’s Brian Hayes.
	See more photos in Tuesday’s Harlan Tribune.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
Sarah Muller, Harlan Newspapers summer intern
Addie Kaster with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
	These students finishing in the top 10 percent of the HCHS graduating class include front L to R -- Emily Lefeber, Addie Kaster and Julia Sorfonden.  Second row L to R -- Emma Ahrenholtz, Emily Juhl, Paige Powers, Jessica DuVal, Logan Schaben and Haley Koch.  Back L to R -- Michael Rueschenberg, Ethan Knudson, Logan Peters, Marcus Klein and Levi Kohl.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
Tristan Harvey, Teagon Kasperbauer and Tyler Arkfeld compete in Friday’s elementary track meet at Merrill Field.
HARLAN -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a candidates’ forum on Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Harlan Community High School auditorium.
REGIONAL – Seniors from area high schools will graduate Sunday, May 22 in commencement exercises at their schools.    Harlan Community High School will host pomp and circumstance beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday in the HCHS gymnasium.  See the Tuesday, May 17 Harlan Tribune for details about the ceremony...
	From left: Leonie Finkbeiner, Alfonsina “Bonlli” de Santos Guzman and Anja Steiger have spent the past school year at HCHS as foreign exchange students. They will all be returning to their home countries soon. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
HARLAN -- In a few short weeks Anja Steiger of Germany, Alfonsina “Bonlli” de Santos Guzman of Mexico and Leonie Finkbeiner of Germany will be returning to their home countries with lots of great memories of Harlan and HCHS. The foreign exchange students were juniors at HCHS during the 2015-2016...
Justin Brus, IKM-Manning sixth grader, feels the teeth of a fish during a demonstration by the Iowa DNR’s Brian Hayes.
	See more photos in Tuesday’s Harlan Tribune.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    HARLAN -- Conservation Day for approximately 200 sixth graders from Shelby County was held at Prairie Rose State Park on Wednesday.
Sarah Muller, Harlan Newspapers summer intern
    HARLAN -- Sarah Muller, Pella, has joined the Harlan Newspapers as summer intern.    She is a junior studying journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science at Iowa State University.    Muller wishes to have a job in the reporting field after graduation.    “One of my...
    COUNTY – Shelby County employees, those covered under a union agreement and those who are not, will see a 2.25 percent salary increase next year under a proposal approved by the county’s board of supervisors.    In addition, the employees have the possibility of receiving an additional one...
Addie Kaster with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
    WEST DES MOINES -- Harlan Community High School Senior Addie Kaster was recognized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for outstanding academic achievement at the 14th-annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony May 1 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.    The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa...
	These students finishing in the top 10 percent of the HCHS graduating class include front L to R -- Emily Lefeber, Addie Kaster and Julia Sorfonden.  Second row L to R -- Emma Ahrenholtz, Emily Juhl, Paige Powers, Jessica DuVal, Logan Schaben and Haley Koch.  Back L to R -- Michael Rueschenberg, Ethan Knudson, Logan Peters, Marcus Klein and Levi Kohl.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
    REGIONAL -- Fourteen students are vying to graduate with the highest distinction at Harlan Community High School this week, earning Summa Cum Laude honors for having obtained a 3.9 grade point average or above throughout their four years of high school.    The students will be recognized during...
Tristan Harvey, Teagon Kasperbauer and Tyler Arkfeld compete in Friday’s elementary track meet at Merrill Field.
    HARLAN -- Thunderstorms cut the annual elementary track meet short Friday, May 13, but not until these athletes got a chance to compete. See the Harlan Newspapers for more photos!
SHELBY’S CREEK
REGIONAL – A novelist with Shelby County ties has authored the book “Shelby’s Creek,” now available for purchase at various locations, and local residents may notice some familiarity to the farming landscape of rural western Iowa in the novel’s feature.    Mark Schechinger, writing under the pen...
    HARLAN -- For the second year in a row, Myrtue Medical Center has been named one of the 20 highest-ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country by National Rural Health Association, as scored by iVantage Health Analytics.    “Being recognized as one of the Top 20 Hospitals in the...
	Iowa Degree recipients include L to R -- Kelsey Schaben, Lauren Blum, Kyle Travis, Matt Devine, Alex Assmann, Logan Peters, and Aaron Johannsen.  (Photo contributed)
    AMES -- Forty-five Harlan FFA members traveled to Ames to the Iowa State University Campus April 17-19 to compete and participate in various state FFA activities. On Monday, April 18, some members participated in Leadership Career Development events in a very competitive field of participants...

Sports

HCHS senior Nolan Heese makes a running forehand return shot from behind the baseline during his singles win vs. Red Oak.

 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community boys tennis team finished the regular season by earning its fifth straight dual win here Thursday, outlasting Red Oak, 5-4, to improve to 8-4 overall and 6-3 against

Family Living

Mary and Christopher Tepe
    HARLAN -- Christopher and Mary Tepe of Harlan celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 18.    Their children are Marielle Tepe, a student at Millikin...

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