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REGIONAL – The annual holiday adoption program is in full swing with a number of needy families already being adopted, and more needy families added to the list.    Administration of the adoption program is being handled by West Central Community Action, and the Harlan Newspapers remains actively...
Mena represented Harlan Community High School at the annual Global Youth Institute in Des Moines.
DES MOINES -- High school students from 27 states and territories and nine countries were selected to attend the 24th Annual Global Youth Institute October 19-21 in Des Moines.    Miguel Mena from Harlan Community High School was among the 200 students selected to attend the prestigious three-day...
HARLAN -- Chris Nelson of Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPA, Atlantic outlined the annual audit report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year for Myrtue Medical Center at the October board meeting. Following his presentation the MMC Board of Trustees approved the audit report.    The audit indicated...
COUNTY – Incumbent Sharon Kroger won re-election to the at-large seat and newcomer Jeanna Rudolph won the race for the open ward 3 seat in the only two contested races for office in Harlan Tuesday.    Unofficial vote totals show Kroger defeated challenger Phillip B. Perkins 200-157 in votes, while...
Tyler Kloewer
REGIONAL – Maiden Dixie, a popular Minneapolis-based Midwest band that has enjoyed much regional success, is making a big jump in the near future – heading to Nashville, TN to try and make it in one of the nation’s music centers.    Drummer and vocalist Tyler Kloewer, a native of Defiance and 2008...
HARLAN – Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner thinks attending a national conference is important for the HCS Board of Education members, and he’s hoping it’s possible to offer that opportunity again in 2018 after a year off.    The National School Boards Association annual...
REGIONAL – Needy families will get some help from generous donors this holiday season as part of the annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program in Shelby County.    The Christmas season is just around the corner and a few families already are signed up for adoption.    Since the program was first...
    Accepting the award was Lisa Riggs, manager, Danish Windmill, from Director of Tourism Shawna Lode (right) and President of Travel Federation of Iowa Andy Milam (left).
ELK HORN -- The World Æbleskiver Major League Eating Contest in Elk Horn was the recipient of a tourism award during the Iowa Tourism Conference held recently.    The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented 27 awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry at a...
    HARLAN – Private funding has helped launch a new program at Harlan Community High School that will allow students to work on cyber security problems, managing networks and maintaining critical service operating systems.    With $2,500 in outside funding in hand, HCHS is putting in place...
	Harlan FFA members who attended National FFA Convention with a bus group are pictured left to right: Allen Fries, Maggie Koke, Kaleb Kaster, Allyssa Obrecht, Jack Buman, McKenna Boardman, Andrew Schechinger, Clara Schmidt, Miguel Mena, and Wyatt Obrecht.
HARLAN -- Seventeen Harlan FFA members traveled to the National FFA Convention and Expo on October 24-27 in Indianapolis, IN. The members attended several tours and participated in various National FFA Convention activities while on the trip.    Seven of the Harlan FFA members, Dalton Gross,...

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