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Miguel Mena named DeKalb award winnner, pictured with HCHS FFA Advisor Justine McCall.
    HARLAN -- Miguel Mena, a senior at Harlan Community High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.    Mena, the son of Miguel Sr. and Maria Artemisa Mena of Harlan, received the award for...
The cast for the play Baggage includes L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Caitlin Bissen, Spencer Dozler and Macy Neese.  The play is student-directed by Katelyn Kluver, assisted by instructor Kayla Weis, and will run this weekend at Harlan Community High School.
HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Drama Department will present the play Baggage this weekend, with shows on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday, April 15 matinee at 4 p.m., both at the HCHS auditorium.    The comedy by Sam Bobrick is student-led by junior Katelyn Kluver, with...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan and employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local #1014 have signed off on a three-year contract agreement that allows for raises and other benefit changes.    Employees will see a 1.5 percent wage increase...
	Harlan Jazz Experience:  Caitlin Bissen, Lucy Borkowski, Chloe Croghan, Andrea Ferry, Sam Heileson, Devin Kearney, Jack Klitgaard, Emma Krehbiel, Gabe Madson, Fidel Martinez-Greer, Lindsey Metzger, Jack Petersen, Aaron Porter, Fay Porter, Ben Rihner, Kara Rueschenberg, Drew Voge, Jennifer Weisenborn.
    HARLAN -- Congratulations to the Harlan Jazz Experience jazz band from Harlan Community High School!  The band was crowned state champions for the second year in a row in Class 3A at the Iowa Jazz Championships Thursday, April 5.    Two bands from Harlan Community High School performed at the...
Maia Zewert was the Harlan Newspapers summer intern in 2013 and 2014.
    NEWCASTLE, ME – A former Harlan Newspapers intern and Iowa State University graduate is making a name for herself on the east coast.    Maia Zewert, intern for the newspaper in the summers of 2013 and 2014, recently received the 2017 Bob Drake Young Writer’s Award from the Maine Press...
    KIMBALLTON – A Kimballton author has released a new novel set back in the 1960s highlighting the coming of age of a young man set to be drafted into the service.    Back in the Day, a new book by Steve Heuton, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., and transports the reader to the...
HCHS Alum attending Johnson and Wales and is a line cook at Annette, one of the top new restaurants in the Denver area.
DENVER, CO – Jacob Taggs says having a meal should be an experience – kind of an adventure of sorts that leaves the diner happy, full and glad they sat down with good friends at the table.    That’s how he approaches it from the other side; from his spot in the kitchen at Annette Restaurant in...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Public Health and the newly formed Shelby County Prevent Child Abuse Council (SCPCAC) are kicking off a campaign to provide opportunities and educational events that strengthen families and support positive childhood experiences. 
    ELK HORN - Members of the founding committee to establish the museum in 1983 were part of the more than 130 participants at the anniversary kick-off event on Monday.  Denmark’s ambassador to the U.S., Lars G. Lose, had his trip delayed due to illness, but planned to be in Elk Horn and...
    HARLAN – Two Harlan Community High School Mock Trial students earned all-state attorney honors at the Mock Trial State Meet held at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines March 26-27.    Alexis Irlbeck and Hannah Bissen were awarded for their efforts at the state meet which saw two HCHS teams compete.

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