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The Scouts said subscribers will still get flags displayed on five holidays this year as they will include Patriots Day (September 11), in addition to Flag Day, July 4, Labor Day and Veterans Day.
HARLAN -- There’s no doubt Harlan is one of the most patriotic communities in Iowa.  Severe weather Memorial Day Monday, May 27 kept Harlan Boy Scout Troop 90 from placing the flags across town as part of its Star Spangled Streets Project.  The flags are placed each holiday, but the safety of the...
Palmer Amaranth.
    COUNTY – A newer invasive weed is making its way toward Shelby County this year, and property owners are encouraged to eradicate it immediately to stop the spread of Palmer Amaranth should it appear somewhere this spring and summer.    Shelby County has approved its annual weed destruction and...
Newly-appointed District 3 Harlan Community Schools Board Member Seth Piro was sworn into office Wednesday.  He will serve until the next election.  An article in this week's Harlan News-Advertiser erroneously reported he would serve the remainder of the vacant term through November, 2021.  The...
	Miki Sudo, the #1 ranked female competitive eater, was in Elk Horn on Saturday participating in the Æbleskiver-eating contest.
    ELK HORN -- Tivoli Fest, Elk Horn’s annual Danish festival celebrating their Danish heritage, was a fun and exciting time for Danes as well as visitors from around Iowa and the nation.  With the rise in new businesses coming to town, the Museum of Danish America becoming accredited and the...
	The City of Harlan brings the escape room concept to the library.
    HARLAN -- Librarians put a lot of work into making sure their services stay relevant to the times. For Kristen Bieret, Harlan’s adult services librarian, that meant bringing the concept of an escape room to the Harlan Community Library.    Escape rooms are entertainment venues cropping up in...
	Foreign exchange students at HCHS for the 2018-2019 school year were from left: Valeria Chirila of Moldova, Sina Fluor of Switzerland, Natalie Brockt of Germany, and Luiza Oliveira of Brazil will all return to their home countries in June.
    HARLAN -- As the school year comes to a close the four foreign exchange students who have spent the year at Harlan Community High School reminisced about their experiences and  memories.    Natalie Brockt of Germany, Valeria Chirila of Moldova, Sina Fluor of Switzerland and Luiza Oliveira of...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 Wednesday, May 22 to hire Grundmeyer Leader Services to find both its interim superintendent for the upcoming school year and permanent superintendent for the 2020-21 school year.    Approving the hire were board members Amy...
HCS Superintendent Justin Wagner congratulates Andrea Ferry.
REGIONAL -- Seniors from area schools graduated during commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 19.  See more photos inside today and in Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
Placing in the National BPA Conference contests were front, from left; Brecken Van Baale, Brooke Goshorn, Dani Arkfeld, Casey Kohl and Caitlin Clemons.  Back: Jay Swanson, Eli Boldan, Tyler Schaben and Trey Gross.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School students performed outstanding at the national Business Professionals of America competition earlier this month, with nine finalists earning top 10 honors at the event.    This year’s BPA competition was held in Anaheim, CA May 1-5 with more than 6,300...
    HARLAN - Midstates Bank, NA and Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Neola, announced the merger of Farmers & Merchants State Bank into Midstates Bank, NA, pending regulatory approval. The transaction is expected to close on August 30, 2019. 

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