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    HARLAN - Last spring, an estimated 70 students received local scholarship awards from 48 sponsoring organizations, totaling close to $230,000 in funding.  In 2018 there are 12 new scholarships plus an additional 33 scholarships come from other sources which would likely bring the total to more...
L to R -- Ellie Schultes, Sophia Peppers and Leslie Caniglia after the game.
The Spartans bow out of the state tourney in the semi-finals as they fall to eventual champion Springville, 57-41. 
    Shown here, Gwyn Maass tries to get a closer look at the bubble experiment her sister, Clara Maass and Jonas Reynolds are working on.
    HARLAN -- Approximately 30 kids had fun conducting science experiments during the Family Fun Night at the Harlan Community Library Thursday night, March 1.  Making slime, taste and smell test and poking a bubble without popping it were just a few of the experiments. 
Over 70 scholarships available regionally...
HARLAN - Last spring, an estimated 70 students received local scholarship awards from 48 sponsoring organizations, totaling close to $230,000 in funding.  In 2018 there are 11 new scholarships plus an additional 33 scholarships come from other sources which would likely bring the total to well over...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees and members of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Iowa Council 61 have reached a tentative bargaining agreement.    The board and union representatives met in closed session in early February and came...
 Pictured above are L to R -- Rihner, Swanson and Mumm.
    HARLAN -- Three Harlan Community High School speech students have qualified for the Iowa High School Speech Association state contest to be held next weekend in Nevada following outstanding performances at district competition recently. Jayden Swanson, Tim Mumm and Josh Rihner are heading on to...
  Holt (left) is pictured here filing his petitions with Secretary of State Paul Pate.
   DES MOINES -- Iowa Rep. Steven Holt (R-Denison) filed his nomination petitions to the Secretary of State’s office to seek re-election to District 18 in the Iowa House this fall.    District 18 serves all of Shelby County and portions of Crawford and Harrison Counties.  (Photo contributed)
Emily Bricker from Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton Community Schools finished 25th out of 60 school champion spellers at The Scripps Regional Spelling Bee Contest held February 21 at Augustana University in Rock Island, IL.
    ELK HORN --  It was the first year for the E/EH-K school champion to attend, and Bricker participated and finished with a tie for 25th place out of 60 school champion spellers. She is the daughter of Nikki and John Bricker of Elk Horn.    The champion will advance to the Scripps National...
Allan Hjelle
    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Allan Hjelle, Elk Horn, will be honored by CHI Health Mercy Hospital on March 24 at the Mid-America Center, where he will be named a Heritage Award recipient which were created to celebrate those who have enriched the community and established a legacy on which future Heritage...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council Tuesday, Feb. 27 approved implementation of a $25 daily fee to rent shelter houses in the parks.    In the past the shelters have been available on a first come, first served basis.  Residents now will be able to go online or stop in at city hall to reserve a...

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