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    COUNTY – Shelby County Emergency Preparedness partners will participate in a county-wide tornado drill to be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 10-10:30 a.m.  Shelby County Emergency Management, Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center encourage everyone to take this opportunity to...
	HOSA students performing well at state conference include front L to R -- Makenzie Jones and Nicole Goshorn.  Back L to R -- Baylee Hoegh, Rachel Blum and Molly Gubbels. Absent were Lexus Brown, Serena Kurtz and Perri Carter.
    HARLAN – Eight Harlan Community High School HOSA-Future Health Professionals students participated in the State Leadership Conference in Des Moines March 11-13.    A number of students are eligible to advance to the International Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX June 26-30.  Any HOSA...
    HARLAN -- The City of Harlan has begun its new project to replace all of the street signs in town.  The two-three year project began with these new red signs being put up in the southeast quadrant of town.    New Iowa Department of Transportation regulations require certain sizes of signs,...
New shutters to fit the eight spars are ready to be put in place.
    ELK HORN – Millright Ben Hassett and his crew are planning to arrive in mid-April to complete the construction on the Danish Windmill project, officials announced this month.    The Mill’s restoration project has been met with delay after one of the 67-foot timbers for the new sails that had...
    HARLAN -- The 32nd Annual Home, Garden & Living Show will be hosted by the Harlan Newspapers this Saturday, March 24 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Harlan.    Thirty-seven venders will be on hand to show visitors new ways to improve their homes, lawns, gardens and other aspects of living...
IWCC Public Speaking Instructor Elizabeth Duncan (left) talks with AHSTW seniors Katherine Symanowicz and Sam Petersen at the Shelby County Center of IWCC in Harlan. Symanowicz and Petersen attend college classes at IWCC in Harlan.
    HARLAN -- Today’s high school students have many opportunities to get a jump start on fulfilling college requirements by completing college classes before graduating from high school. Area students have been taking college credit classes at their respective high schools for many years and in...
Jesse Ulrich
    AVOCA -- AHSTW Superintendent of Schools Jesse Ulrich has announced his resignation effective June 30 as he has accepted the superintendent’s position with the Fort Dodge Community Schools.    In a statement sent to the AHSTW community this week, Ullrich said, “I have submitted a letter of...
    BRITT -- Former Harlan City Clerk and Finance Director Debra Sawyer has been named Britt’s new city administrator/clerk effective Monday, March 19.    Sawyer was hired in 2012 in Harlan, replacing long-time city clerk Sue Lambert, but was discharged from duties October 27, 2015.
    AVOCA -- Things will look a little different around the Western Iowa Development Association office.  After 22 years of service, executive director Lori Holste, and assistant Donna Peters, with 11 years of service, will be leaving effective March 22-23.    Holste said, “It was a tough decision...
HCHS Mock Trial students finishing first and second at regional competition and qualifying for state include front, from left: Irelynn McMurphy, Jacob Bartley, Alexis Irlbeck and Ellen Keast.
	Standing from left: Anna Nelson, Abigail Lefeber, Elizabeth Devine, Lauren Andersen, Brooke Goshorn, Camden Leinen, Hannah Bissen, Taryn Yamada, Tim Mumm, Eden Schaeffer, Ben Rihner, Abi Baldwin and Josh Rihner. Not pictured: Jack Klitgaard and Olivia Freund.
HARLAN – Two Harlan Community High School mock trial teams have qualified for state competition following top honors at the regional event held at Iowa Western Community College in Council Buffs March 7.    Harlan Community’s Red and Black teams finished first and second at regionals, and have...

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