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HARLAN – Harlan Community School’s non-certified staff, administrators and the superintendent have been awarded a 1.38 percent pay increase for the 2017-18 fiscal year.    The HCS Board of Education approved the raise at its meeting Wednesday, April 19.  Board members Lonnie Muxfeldt, Al Hazelton,...
HARLAN -- Julie DuVal has dedicated much of her life giving back to the Harlan community. The Harlan High School math teacher is a member of the First Baptist Church and has coached high school volleyball for 19 years.    DuVal was recently diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma and will likely need...
HARLAN - The Harlan Fire Department was called to a machine shed fire east of Harlan at the farm home of Bruce Heilesen, 1540 Hwy 44, on Sunday, April 23 at 4:38 p.m.    Upon the fire department’s arrival, the machine shed was engulfed in flames. Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen said Heilesen had...
	The Harlan FFA Conduct of Meetings team as they were announced the state champions in Hilton Coliseum- Abigail Jacobsen, Courtney Mumm, Bobbie Schechinger, Elise Juhl, Grace Kenkel, Lucy Borkowski, Dalton Gross.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN -- Forty-two Harlan FFA members traveled to Ames to the Iowa State University Campus April 9-11 to compete and participate in various State FFA activities, with great results including a team crowned state champion and qualifying for nationals.    On Monday, April 10, 21 of those members...
Thysen Gessert rakes up some leaves and at bottom.
HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School students spent Thursday, April 13 helping clean up communities in the school district as part of the annual Community Service Day.The event has become a huge success over the years as students fan out across the communities and give back to those who have...
HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District has approved its 2017-18 fiscal year budget, highlighted by a total tax asking increase of $253,270 fueled by an overall increase in property valuations in Shelby County.    The HCS Board of Education approved the budget last month.  Overall taxable...
    COUNTY – The City of Harlan and Shelby County are partnering on a project that would effectively bring for sale an approximately 11-acre tract of land that currently is being used as conservation grassland.    It’s the old dump ground east of town on Nishna Ave., and the city owns about two...
Fire destroys machine shed     HARLAN - The Harlan Fire Department was called to a machine shed fire east of Harlan at the farm home of Bruce Heilesen, 1540 Hwy 44, on Sunday, April 23 at 4:38 p.m.    Upon the fire department’s arrival, the machine shed was engulfed in flames. Harlan Fire Chief...
ATLANTIC - Five HCHS students earned Hawkeye 10 recognition at the conference’s annual All-Academic Team and Character Awards banquet held in Atlantic Wed., April 5. The academic honors and character awards are given by the Hawkeye 10 Board of Control.    Established in 2001 with the help of former...
	Dan Crees with Crees Garden Center tilled the area in north Harlan where the community garden will reside.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN – The area has been tilled and the City of Harlan is accepting applications for residents to plant in the city’s community garden.    Potential participants can inquire about the gardens at city hall.  The gardens are made possible by the city, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry...

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