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Members of the Harlan FFA who competed at district contests.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN -- Harlan FFA members competed at Sub-district FFA Contests on February 24 and Southwest Iowa District FFA Convention on Saturday, March 5. Forty-five Harlan FFA members now look to participate in various State FFA Leadership Events in Ames, April 19-21.    Iowa FFA Degree Candidates:    The...
Alan Hjelle, Myrtue Medical Center Board Member
    HARLAN – Hospital revenues continue to improve at Myrtue Medical Center as they realized a decrease in its operating losses year to date, hospital officials reported this month.    The hospital’s financials showed a $293,953 gain in net income from all sources, such as tax support, donations,...
HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner has stepped back from comments he made earlier this month regarding  next year’s school calendar being unanimously approved by a calendar committee, keeping the door open for more feedback from school district patrons, staff,...
    NEOLA – A 14-year-old Tri-Center High School student was killed and three others were injured in a one-vehicle accident near Neola Monday afternoon, March 21.    Gage Williams, Neola, has been identified as the teenager who died in the accident, according to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s...
    HARLAN -- Carmen Hosack of Harlan has submitted her resignation as a member of the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees. The March board meeting was the last for Hosack who has served as a MMC board member for the past 20 years.    She will be leaving the MMC board due to meeting conflict...
	The 2016 Harlan FFA Senior Class. Front L to R -- Ashley Hastert, Megan Owens, Brianna Boldan, Kenzie Mumm, Amber Gross, Jessica Klein, Madelyn Bak, Jamie Schechinger, Amanda Birks. Back L to R -- Daylon Klindt, Michael Larsen, Haley Klein, Abby Schechinger, Sam McLaughlin, John Fields, Matt Devine, Alex Assmann, Jack Gubbels, Tina Mitchell, Kyle Travis, Evelyn Rzonca, Logan Peters, Emily Juhl and Jacob Koke.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter recently held its 75th Anniversary Awards Banquet at Harlan Community High School. Nearly 450 people met for a meal catered by Irwin Locker and Catering, an awards presentation and a concert presented by country music band, Maiden Dixie, in the high school gym....
Kaede Loudy works on the go-cart he built, ready to show off to those in attendance.
HARLAN -- Approximately 500 people turned out Tuesday night, March 22 for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Extravaganza held at the Harlan Community Schools.    Some of the amazing projects showcased by students included:  Kaede Loudy works on the go-cart he built, ready to show...
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COUNTY – Shelby County Emergency Preparedness partners will participate in a county-wide tornado drill to be held on Wednesday, March 23 from 10-11 a.m.  Shelby County Emergency Management, Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center encourage everyone to take this opportunity to prepare...
From left: Nicholas Kohles, Braxton Gaul and Austin Schumacher
    HARLAN -- From left: Nicholas Kohles, Braxton Gaul and Austin Schumacher work on identifying the parts of a sheep on a graph at the ISU Extension booth at the Ag STEM event at Shelby County Catholic School on Wednesday afternoon, March 16.The celebration was held in conjunction with National...
Katie Andersen, a fifth-grader from Exira-EHK Schools (Photo contributed)
AMES -- Katie Andersen, a fifth-grader from Exira-EHK Schools, finished in 15th place in The Scripps State of Iowa Spelling Bee Contest held March 12th at Iowa State University.    The spelling bee is sponsored by ISU Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication. 

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