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	These students finishing in the top 10 percent of the HCHS graduating class include front L to R -- Emily Lefeber, Addie Kaster and Julia Sorfonden.  Second row L to R -- Emma Ahrenholtz, Emily Juhl, Paige Powers, Jessica DuVal, Logan Schaben and Haley Koch.  Back L to R -- Michael Rueschenberg, Ethan Knudson, Logan Peters, Marcus Klein and Levi Kohl.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
    REGIONAL -- Fourteen students are vying to graduate with the highest distinction at Harlan Community High School this week, earning Summa Cum Laude honors for having obtained a 3.9 grade point average or above throughout their four years of high school.    The students will be recognized during...
Tristan Harvey, Teagon Kasperbauer and Tyler Arkfeld compete in Friday’s elementary track meet at Merrill Field.
    HARLAN -- Thunderstorms cut the annual elementary track meet short Friday, May 13, but not until these athletes got a chance to compete. See the Harlan Newspapers for more photos!
    HARLAN -- For the second year in a row, Myrtue Medical Center has been named one of the 20 highest-ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country by National Rural Health Association, as scored by iVantage Health Analytics.    “Being recognized as one of the Top 20 Hospitals in the...
	Iowa Degree recipients include L to R -- Kelsey Schaben, Lauren Blum, Kyle Travis, Matt Devine, Alex Assmann, Logan Peters, and Aaron Johannsen.  (Photo contributed)
    AMES -- Forty-five Harlan FFA members traveled to Ames to the Iowa State University Campus April 17-19 to compete and participate in various state FFA activities. On Monday, April 18, some members participated in Leadership Career Development events in a very competitive field of participants...
Kasperbauer
 HARLAN -- Toshia Kasperbauer of Harlan Community Middle School has been named a finalist for the 2016 Warren E. Shull Middle School Student Council Adviser of the Year Award sponsored by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals...
    HARLAN – Harlan officials will engage the services of the Iowa State Auditor’s Office in a special review and audit of the city’s financials for a yet-to-be-determined period of time.    The city’s personnel and finance committee (Mike Kolbe, Dave Miller and Sharon Kroger) voted unanimously...
SHELBY’S CREEK
REGIONAL – A novelist with Shelby County ties has authored the book “Shelby’s Creek,” now available for purchase at various locations, and local residents may notice some familiarity to the farming landscape of rural western Iowa in the novel’s feature.    Mark Schechinger, writing under the pen...
    HARLAN – Harlan city officials appear likely to pursue a special financial audit that would review the city’s past financial records for an undetermined period of past years.    The move comes following questions about expense reports submitted by former city administrator Terry Cox, who...
    HARLAN – Harlan has officially begun the search for a new city administrator.    At the direction of the city’s Personnel and Finance Committee, Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys, Jr. is contacting human resource firms to bring to the committee for review.  It’s hoped one of the firms will guide the...
    HARLAN - An improving financial picture, combined with cost containment efforts, increased patient activity and strong patient satisfaction surveys have opened the door for Myrtue Medical Center to reduce its employee cost reduction plan.    In a memo to employees, Medical Center CEO Barry...

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