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Lucy Borkowski
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School’s Lucy Borkowski attended the World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute on April 29. The eighth annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute brought together 304 students from 130 high schools at Iowa State University to explore critical global food security...
    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.    Bank president Mike Kenealy said, “Farmers...
    COUNTY – A local business has stepped forward to claim responsibility for tearing up a recently-rocked road in Shelby County, and has offered to make restitution by paying for rock and required maintenance of the road. 
Lonnie Muxfeldt
    HARLAN – Long-time Harlan Community Schools Board of Education member Lonnie Muxfeldt has resigned from the board.    Muxfeldt submitted a resignation letter dated Monday, May 6 to Kelli Klaassen secretary of the school board, which read, “Effective upon receipt of this letter, I hereby resign...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community School District will begin the process of obtaining an interim superintendent for the 2019-20 school year.  School board members Monday gave consensus that an interim superintendent versus a shared superintendent would be better for the district for the next...
	Board members listen as school district attorney Jim Hanks outlines the terms of the resignation agreement for the public to hear at Monday’s board meeting.  Pictured L to R -- Jessica Anderson, attorney Jim Hanks, Amy Rueschenberg, Monte Schechinger, Al Hazelton, Joni Larsen, Lonnie Muxfeldt, and board secretary Kelli Klaassen.  (Photo by Alan Mores)
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner have signed off on a resignation agreement that will effectively bring to a close Wagner’s nine-year role as the district’s lead administrator.    The board voted 6-0 Monday, May 6 approving the...
Sabotaje and Cyclone Team members from HCHS included L to R -- Tyler Doonan, Andrew Wyatt, Sam Buman, Dominic Schaben, Niall Mahoney, Richard Gaul, Hudson Mass (Pilot - Sabotaje), Marcus Gross, Isaac Jones, Carter Wagner, Ellie Gross, Wyatt Obrecht, Andrew Schiltz (Pilot - Cyclones).
COUNCIL BLUFFS – Harlan Community High School students swept the top honors at Google’s 7th-annual Anti-Gravity Games held at Iowa Western Community College April 27.    The HCHS Sabotaje team took first place while the Cyclones team took second place.  St. Barnabas Classical Academy brought home...
    HARLAN – 4PAWS, a volunteer organization that helps care for and find rescues or homes for Harlan pound pets, is looking for new volunteers to take over leadership of their group.    After six years in that leadership role and several years as volunteers before, George and Sue Petsche said they...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School is hosting the Hawkeye 10 Art Show on Wednesday, May 8. The schools in the Hawkeye 10 take turns hosting the event, and this year is Harlan Community’s turn.    Each school in the conference will bring approximately 20 students and between 50-100 works of...
    HARLAN -- Badding Construction based in Carroll was awarded the low bid of $547,500 for the pharmacy remodel project at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. The bid was approved by the MMC Board of Trustees at an April 23 meeting. MMC CEO Barry Jacobsen said there were four bidders for the project...

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