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The eighth grade team includes front L to R -- Gabby Gaul, Macy Reischl, Madison Kjergaard, Vanessa Sotelo, Ava Miller and Ellie Ineson.  Back L to R -- Kaiden Milliken, Madison Pope, Steven Leinen and Brad Curren.
HARLAN -- Two Harlan Community Middle School mock trial teams will compete today-Thursday, Nov. 27-29 at the state mock trial event in Des Moines, following top showings at a regional event held November 7.    The HCMS 8th grade team garnered first place and the seventh grade team took second place...
Putting the finishing touches on the winter play recently were top L to R -- Camron Buck, Maggie Nollen, Katelyn Kluver, Macey Bendorf, Maya Kenkel, Emma Hilario, and Tim Mumm.
HARLAN -- The HCHS Drama Department will present A Good Old-Fashioned Big Family Christmas this weekend at the HCHS auditorium.    Under the direction of Kayla Weis, the comedy about how the holidays can bring out the best and worst in all of us will have three performances -- Friday-Saturday, Nov...
REGIONAL – The annual holiday adoption program is in full swing with a number of needy families already being adopted, and more needy families added to the list.    Administration of the adoption program is being handled by West Central Community Action, and the Harlan Newspapers remains actively...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved the annual audit report for the 2017-2018 fiscal year following a presentation by Chris Nelson of Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPA, Atlantic. Nelson outlined the report at the MMC board meeting on October 30.    During the...
ELK HORN—2018 is the 40th anniversary of the Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa’s Christmas celebration called Julefest, which will be held on November 23-24.      The important elements of a Danish Christmas – good food, warm hospitality, flickering candles and other decorations –...
    COUNTY – It’s almost time!  Get ready, kids, for Santa to make a stop in your community in December.  Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a new event where Santa will be hosted in your community this season.    The idea was first brought to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry by...
    REGIONAL – The annual holiday adoption program is under way with a number of needy families already being adopted, and more needy families added to the list.    Administration of the adoption program is being handled by West Central Community Action, and the Harlan Newspapers remains actively...
    The Harlan Newspapers, Hy-Vee and Keast Auto Center have again teamed up to sponsor a coloring contest for children in Pre-K thru 5th grades. The winning entry and artist will be featured on the covers of this year’s Holiday Greeting issues Dec. 18 and Dec. 21
AVOCA -- Downtown Avoca is celebrating a Fabulous Frosty Event on Saturday, November 24 from 3-7 p.m. to celebrate Holidays on Main, and everyone is invited.  The event offers food, fun, and unique entertainment for all ages.      The fun-filled afternoon begins at 3 p.m.
	Harlan Municipal Utilities and City of Harlan crews put the official Shelby County Christmas Tree in place and strung it with lights Wednesday, Nov. 14 on the east side of the courthouse square.  The tree will light up and kick off the season at the annual holiday lighting festival slated for Saturday, Nov. 25.  The tree this year was donated by Betty Larsen.
COUNTY -- The fifth year of the holiday lighting ceremony in downtown Harlan will kick off Saturday, Nov. 24 with lots of Christmas cheer and holiday events to start the season in Shelby County.    The kick-off to the holiday season is a special one, with the lighting of the official Christmas tree...

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