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HARLAN – The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL on February 14, where 17 people were killed, has fueled efforts to enhance school safety nationwide.    School security is becoming a growth industry, with everything from bulletproof backpacks and palm scanners to metal...
	Miguel Mena will start and manage a beehive.
    HARLAN – A Harlan teenager has been awarded a scholarship from the Iowa Honey Producers Association to start and manage a beehive.    Miguel Mena will receive a bee hive, beekeeping equipment, honeybees, a mentor and beekeeping classes.  Soon he will receive the equipment and assemble his hive...
    HARLAN – Harlan and Shelby County need a weather observer.    Those words come from Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker who said daily weather observations for Harlan have been non-existent for quite some time, with Harlan relying on automated weather observations made at the Harlan airport...
    HARLAN – Music students from Harlan Community High School are headed to the warmth of Florida next week to showcase their vocal and instrumental skills at Disney World.    Traditionally, every four years the marching band has blasted off for sunny Orlando for the Disney trip, to have some fun...
    HARLAN – Harlan property owners will see a tax levy decrease this year as part of a proposed budget to be considered by the Harlan City Council Tuesday, March 13.    A public hearing on the proposed $8.58 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year will be Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. at the city...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees approved a proposal to lower the current tax levy rate from $1.22 to $1.20792 per thousand taxable valuation for 2018-2019. The unanimous board approval was given following no written or verbal comments or objections at the Tuesday public...
    HARLAN – Shelby County’s tax asking will increase an estimated $90,750 under a budget proposal expected to be adopted by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 13.    A hearing on the 2018-19 county budget will be held at 9 a.m. that day in the supervisors’ room at the Shelby...
Statement on Violent Act "Rumor" at HCS
The HCSD has been made aware of a rumor which has begun to create increased levels of concern and anxiety amongst students and the community that the school was being targeted for a violent act. As of this communication there is no specific threat against the school. If a student or a parent/...
	National qualifiers include Front L-R - Jay Swanson, Taylor Andersen, Ellen Keast, Alana Monson, Dani Arkfeld and Andrew Schechinger.  Back L-R - Jacob Bartley, Kyle Knudson, Tyler Buman, Eli Boldan, Adam Kohl, Tyler Schaben, Mason Peters and Thomas Fah.  Not pictured - C.J. Schechinger
    HARLAN – Fourteen Harlan Community High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) students have qualified for the national conference to be held in Dallas, TX May 9-13.    The 2018 national leadership conference, Dream Bigger, will welcome more than 5,000 conference delegates from across...
    HARLAN -- For the first time in school history, Harlan Community High School will be sending two bands to the Iowa Jazz Championships.    This year’s event will be held in Ames on the campus of Iowa State University on Thursday, April 5. The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tom Cronin, will perform...

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