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    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Director Keri Schwieso said MMC has had great response from the community and are seeing new patients each week since the addition of the 3D mammography at MMC last summer. Schwieso along with Jason Eckermann, lab director at MMC, and Jill...
    HARLAN – Employees of the Harlan Community School District who traditionally have been among the lowest paid will get a significant bump in hourly pay next year under a proposal approved by the HCS Board of Education last week.    Associate pay increase for the 9/10 month employees will...
    HARLAN -- “Is it true we got picked for IJC?,” Jazz Ensemble member Asia Williamson asked her director, Tom Cronin.    “100 percent,” he replied.    Cue the screaming....    In a fantastic, history-making accomplishment, the Harlan Jazz Ensemble will join the Harlan Jazz Experience as one of...
HARLAN -- If there was any question as to whether Harlan Community’s jazz program has set the Iowa bar for high school jazz music groups, look no further than who was selected for this year’s Class 3A All-State Jazz Band.    Of the 21 band members announced in mid-March, nine of those come from...
HARLAN – Employees of the Harlan Community School District who traditionally have been among the lowest paid will get a significant bump in hourly pay next year under a proposal approved by the HCS Board of Education last week.    Associate pay increase for the 9/10 month employees will increase $1...
Details of a plan are being discussed, and final decisions will be announced soon.  Regardless, demolition of the old building will allow for a large parking lot with space for tour buses and RVs at the new restaurant location.
ELK HORN -- Demolition crews tore down the Danish Inn building in Elk Horn last month, paving the way for a new project in the works that could include a new restaurant on the site.  In 2015 the Danish Inn closed, and in August, 2017, Mike and Lou Howard of Elk Horn purchased the property with...
Landon Nihsen (left) and Sam Shields take a look at a race car made out of recycled materials at the Engineering is Elementary STEM Club booth. They each made a project.
    HARLAN -- Hundreds of people turned out Thursday night, March 22 for the third-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...
Community Schools will see its levy decrease slightly next year but will also see a tax asking increase as approved by the HCS Board of Education this week.    The board has approved a tax asking increase of $128,135 next year, mostly due to an increase in valuations, as the district lowers its...
    HARLAN – Unpleasant odor allegedly emanating from a plant east of Harlan in recent weeks has community members on edge, asking for an explanation that hasn’t yet come.    City officials via Shelby County Environmental Health have been in contact with representatives of the Essentia plant on the...
	Band members include -- First Row (left to right):  Carter Sorensen, Jackie Lingle, Dustin Johnson, Ethan Smith, Miranda Lingle, Hanna Mullen, Grace Daiker, Brianna Sander, Payton Sporrer and Dylan Spies.  Back L to R -- Director Ryan Runyan, Conner Richards, Nathan Blankman, Tanner Spoelstra, Tanner McLaws, Abby Lingle, Joey Greazel, Liam Carter, Hanna Fisher, Austyn Sweeney and Carter Irlmeier.
    MANNING – It was back in 2011 that the IKM-Manning Jazz Band last qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships, so to say that the director and students are excited for their opportunity this year is an understatement.    Don Struve was the director back then, and the band had consistently through...

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