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    HARLAN – Shelby County is in a good financial position heading forward and had no instances of non-compliance or internal control deficiencies, according to an audit report presented last week by Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co., PC.    Auditor Chris Nelson told the Shelby County Board of...
Jayden Swanson
    HARLAN -- A Harlan Community High School junior has been honored with all-state honors, and he will perform later this month at the Iowa High School Speech Association’s All-State Festival in Cedar Falls.    Jayden Swanson was nominated for the all-state festival in the category of Expository...
    HARLAN – Shelby County residents will soon see some development work at the Harlan Plaza area in south Harlan as final plans have been approved and bids set to be let in early April on initial dirt and road work.    Within a year the south corridor into town will see the likes of the Buck Snort...
Congratulations to the students L to R -- Kami Stork, Scarlett McGuiness and Lael Taylor.
HARLAN -- Every year for about 10 years, HCHS Talented and Gifted Instructor Kim Zaccone has had her math classes celebrate Pi Day,  March 14.  She has contests to see how many digits (places) of pi the students can memorize.        Remarkably, this year, students set an incredible record, said...
    ELK HORN -- The Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton School Board has approved the sale of not to exceed $3.9 million in general obligation bonds, to be used for capital improvements at school buildings in Elk Horn and Exira.    Bids were set to be opened yesterday, Monday, March 19, and were expected to...
	Harlan Community High School culinary students Kayla Pauley, Abie Gorden and Tara Hansen (l to r) took first place in the baking competition.  At left, the trio works on their dessert.
    HARLAN – Three culinary students from Harlan Community High School competed in a regional food competition that saw the trio team up to take first place at the event held Monday, March 5 in Council Bluffs.    The team of Kayla Pauley, Abie Gorden and Tara Hansen earned top honors in the baking...
The HCHS 3 on 3 basketball team of Jason Anderson, Lokahi Smith, Drake Riley and Reed Waldron got third place.
    IOWA CITY -- More than 1,100 Special Olympic athletes and Unified Sports partners, along with more than 400 volunteers, were a part of the Mid-Winter Tournament held in Iowa City March 9-10.    Harlan Community Schools athletes competed well at the event with all 18 participants placing in the...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center generates 553 jobs that add $24.3 million to Shelby County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association.      It is estimated that Myrtue Medical Center’s employees by themselves spend $3.5 million on retail sales and contribute $212,...
    HARLAN – School would start on August 23, 2018 and end on May 24, 2019 under a proposed school calendar being considered by the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education.    Only in draft phase, the calendar is hoped to be presented to the board at an upcoming meeting for final consideration...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Education Association and Harlan Community Schools Board of Education met Friday, March 9 to present initial bargaining proposals.    The HEA’s initial bargaining proposal was a $150 increase to base wage as well as natural movement on the salary schedule based on years of...

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