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	HCHS seniors who are the first to earn the Seal of Biliteracy are back row L to R -- Morgan Bendorf, Tim Mumm, Brady Wagner, Elijah Boldan, Jayden Swanson, and Morgan Schaben.
	Front row L to R -- Caitlin Bissen, Lindsey Metzger, Morgan Goetz, Greichaly Kaster, and Olivia Petersen.  Missing from photo: Andrea Ferry, Ethan Matthew Leinen, Angelina Marti, Ben Rihner, and Kara Weis.
HARLAN – Sixteen Harlan Community High School senior students have been awarded the Seal of Biliteracy for the 2018-19 school year, becoming the first HCHS graduates to earn the distinction since the Iowa’s Seal of Biliteracy award was established and adopted by the Iowa Legislature earlier this...
	HARLAN -- Lindsey Vorm poses for a photo with her sister Andrea’s family. Front row left to right: Andrea, Kye and Mari Gleason Back Row, left to right: Dustin and Grant Gleason and Lindsey Vorm.
    HARLAN -- May was national Foster Care Month in the United States.    During this time, organizations hoped to educate others about foster care and the children who need it, as well as encourage others to take on fostering, or help in some way.    Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) says children...
Professor Toto shows a chemical reaction turning a pink solution back into a clear liquid at the kickoff to the Harlan Community Library summer reading program recently.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Library kicked off its Universe of Stories summer library program with the Absolute Science interactive show on Thursday, May 30.    Presenting the show was Toto Johnson, an entertainer from the Davenport area, who joined the program due to his 20 year...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center will pay the Shelby County Medical Corporation $94 per work relative value unit (RVU) for professional services performed for the new fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 for a total estimated cost of $4.5 million.    MMC currently pays the Shelby County Medical...
    HARLAN – Rumors and discussions in Harlan about the possibility that Concerned, Inc. is closing are unfounded, and the executive director penned a letter to the editor to the Harlan Newspapers this week saying the organization actually is growing and changing to meet federal guidelines.    Erin...
Charley was diagnosed with PTLD after she reported feeling pain in her kidneys. PTLD is a very rare form of cancer which only shows up in transplant patients. She had a heart transplant when she was 7 months old, which makes her PTLD case even stranger as it typically shows two to five years after the transplant. Pictured from left to right: is Robin, Charley, Chloe and Chad Butler.
    HARLAN -- Charley Falkena is like many teenagers. She attends school, plays sports, cracks jokes and loves spending time with her friends. She lives in Harlan with her mother, Robin; stepdad, Chad; and sister, Chloe.    When looking at Charley you would have no idea that she is currently...
Harlan native and Vietnam War veteran Bill Reid poses by an American flag inside of Wild Willie’s, the saloon Reid and his brother-in-law built in 2005. Reid spent 21 years in military service both in the Marines and the Army reserve.
    HARLAN -- In Harlan’s historic downtown is Wild Willies. The owner is Bill Reid, a Vietnam War veteran who spent 21 years in the military.
    Harlan -- This Father’s Day weekend the 8-ball Aviation Club will host its 74th-annual flight breakfast. At the municipal airport in Harlan, during the event, attendees will be treated to plane rides, a barbecue, breakfast as well as antique tractor and car displays.    The airplane rides cost...
EARLING – The City of Earling and two of its officials are being sued in Shelby County District Court by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) for alleged discriminatory housing practices.     In a petition filed in Shelby County District Court, the ICRC is asking the court to declare defendants...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 4 unanimously approved a budget amendment totaling $855,568 for the current fiscal year, 2018-19.    Many of the monetary changes were due to spring flooding that occurred in March and April, necessitating the need for additional...

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