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    HARLAN – Shelby County’s tax asking will decrease an estimated $62,395 under a budget proposed to be adopted by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 14.    A hearing on the 2017-18 county budget will be held at 9 a.m. that day in the supervisors’ room at the Shelby County...
    HARLAN – Harlan property owners will see a steady tax levy this year as part of a proposed budget approved by the Harlan City Council Tuesday, March 7.    A public hearing on the proposed $8.84 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year was held Tuesday with no comments from the public.  The...
The entire group of students at the event.
    OMAHA, NE – On-site learning for high school students can be just as rewarding as classroom bookwork, and some Harlan Community High School students had the chance recently to take a field trip to Omaha and learn about the development of the Buffett Cancer Center.    HOSA (Health Occupation...
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night!
    HARLAN - Last spring, an estimated 70 students received local scholarship awards from 48 sponsoring organizations, totaling close to $210,000 in funding.  Additional scholarships and financial assistance comes from other sources, as well as individual institutions that students attend.  All...
    AVOCA --     The AHSTW Community School District is hoping to grow its endowment fund, recently reaching out to district patrons seeking tax deductible contributions to the fund, established back in 2009.    School district officials said this week the goal is to increase the fund so students...
    HARLAN -- Following no verbal or written comments or objections at the public hearing Tuesday, the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved the tax levy rate of $1.22 per thousand taxable evaluation for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The 2016-2017 rate was $1.27 per thousand taxable...
National qualifiers include front L to R -- Molly Gubbels, Alana Monson, Ellen Keast, Haley Arkfeld, Michaela Bissen, Laura Kaufmann, Perri Carter, Taylor Andersen.  Middle L to R -- Colton Stanley, Tyler Buman, Brandon Leinen, Kyle Schmitz, Jay Swanson, Mason Peters, Kyle Knudsen.  Back L to R -- Tyler Schaben, Jon Owens, Jacob Bartley, Jonny Cheek, Andrew Shelton.  Not Pictured: CJ Schechinger.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – Twenty-one Harlan Community High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) students have qualified for the national conference to be held in Orlando, FL May 10-14.    The 2017 national leadership conference, Spread Your Wings, will welcome more than 5,000 conference delegates from...
Students are all smiles at the activities they have had during the week -- front L to R -- Jett Sondag and Phoenix Brewer. 	Back L to R -- Vivian Schleimer, Caiden Hicks, Sidney Blenkinsop, Carmela Garcia and Brie Nelson.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools elementary students had fun this week participating in Read Across America Week, celebrated in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 2.      Students had fun dressing up in character and reading during the week. 
Front, from left: Alexis Irlbeck, Storm Stokes, Sidnie Burroughs and Annabel Schechinger;  Back: Steven Bailey, Lake Goetz, Rebecca Sparandeo, Tim Mumm, Reagan Hansen and Jay Swanson. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN – Eight Harlan Community High School speech students have qualified for state participation following outstanding performances at the district speech contest recently.    On February 25, the HCSD Individual Speech Team, under the direction of Ms. Lisa Hagemeier, traveled to Griswold High...

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