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    COUNTY -- As spring cleaning time nears, and residents go about cleaning up the yard and sprucing up buildings, local emergency management officials are asking that they pay close attention to the address marker.    It should be bright and clearly visible from the road. Emergency responders,...
ELK HORN – Bradley R. Cornelsen, 40, Council Bluffs, has been sentenced to four years in jail on wire fraud charges.    A federal judge sentenced Cornelsen to the prison term as well as three years supervised release following imprisonment.  He also must pay $1,400,320.09 in restitution to MV...
Group members include: Top L-R: Fay Porter, Ryan Meyer, Jenny Weisenborn, Gabe Madson
Next Row: Drew Voge, Lindsey Metzger, Fidel Martinez-Greer
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Bottom Row: Madi Doonan, Alan Holloway, Xavier Smith
AMES - The Harlan Community High School Jazz Experience, under the direction of Ryan Meyer, won its seventh Class 3A championship at the 42nd Annual Iowa Jazz Championships on Tues., April 4 here. HCHS has placed in the trophy class every year since its inception in 1976 and has garnered first...
HARLAN -- Beginning the first week in April, three specialists from Miller Orthopedic Specialists (Council Bluffs/Omaha) will conduct weekly clinic and surgical procedures at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.    Dr. Roy Abraham, Dr. Daniel Larose and Dr. Huy Trinh will conduct weekly clinics while...
HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education has approved a final draft of the 2017-18 school calendar, with Wednesday, Aug. 23 being the first day of the school year.    A public hearing on the calendar was held Monday, April 3 with no objections, and the board unanimously passed the...
AMES -- Kassidy Chadwick, a seventh-grader from Exira-EHK Community School District, finished in a tie as state runner-up in the Scripps State of Iowa Spelling Bee Contest, held March 25 at Iowa State University.  The spelling bee was sponsored by the ISU Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass...
Kyle Michels demonstrates his EZ Server invention as Jolie Nielsen watches.
HARLAN -- Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday night, March 28 for the second-annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Extravaganza held at the Harlan Community Schools.    The Southwest Iowa regional STEM hub hosted the event in the primary and intermediate gyms in the Harlan...
HARLAN – The Harlan Education Association and Harlan Community Schools Board of Education have approved a three-year agreement following exempt-session negotiations held during the past few weeks.    Due to legislative changes implemented at the state level this year, specifically a revision of...
HARLAN – The Harlan Education Association and Harlan Community Schools Board of Education have approved a three-year agreement following exempt-session negotiations held during the past few weeks.    Due to legislative changes implemented at the state level this year, specifically a revision of...
HARLAN -- Ken Weber, Harlan Municipal Utilities General Manager, issued an overview of three of HMU’s utility performances through Jan. 31, 2017 recently.    In the Electric Utility, he reported that revenues are 23.86 percent greater than budgeted and 13.53 percent higher than the prior year, same...

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