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Gene Gettys, Jr.
    COUNTY – Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys, Jr. will be seeking his third term in office, and will run unopposed in November’s election.    Gettys and a host of others in communities throughout Shelby County filed nomination papers by the deadline Thursday, Sept. 17, for positions as mayor or on local...
Dr. Hannah Johnk, DPM
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center announced this week the addition of Dr. Hannah Johnk, DPM as Podiatric Specialist.  Dr. Johnk will join Myrtue starting in August 2016.    Dr. Hannah Johnk received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and...
Homecoming candidates at Exira-EHK include front L to R -- Emily Greving, Kassidy Jensen, Rose Andersen and Carly Paulsen.  Back L to R -- Austin Malloy, Brady Hansen, John Schultes and Nelson Zach.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- The Exira, Elk Horn and Kimballton communities will celebrate homecoming with the Spartans next week, as staff, students, businesses and community members get ready for an exciting week of activities.    Welcome to the Jungle is the theme for 2015.
HARLAN -- The City of Harlan has filed a petition in Shelby County District Court this month, seeking title to an abandoned property located at 904 Court St.    According to court documents, the defendant is Jan Eric Pusch, trustee of the Jan Eric Pusch Revocable Trust dated July 10, 2011, as the...
    HARLAN -- Public support is needed through resident voting for a project that, if funded, will pay for a movie screen that can be utilized in the community.    The Movie in the Park project is a team effort between the city and Harlan Community Schools.  The groups are seeking a $6,900 grant...
HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner
    HARLAN --  The counselors in the Harlan Community School District understand how important it is for a student to feel welcomed at school.    “Kids who feel loved at home come to school to learn,” said Leanne Travis. “Kids who may not feel loved at home come to school to feel loved. You can’t...
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
HARLAN -- U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) held a town hall meeting in Harlan Monday, Sept. 14, meeting with constituents and discussing federal topics, including everything from immigration and energy policy to the Iran deal and monetary appropriations.    Only a handful of individuals turned out for...
HCHS Guidance Counselor Leanne Travis
    HARLAN --  Most teachers or school staff say working with students yields many rewards, but there also are challenges every day.    The staff and faculty in the Harlan Community School District have strived to provide the best education for their students, as well as opportunities for...
	At right, Charley Falkena works in the blacksmith area while Brayden Lund looks on.  The students are from the A-H-S-T district.  
	Giving the demonstration in the blacksmith shop is John Kraucunas.
SHELBY -- Approximately 415 students from A-H-S-T, Harlan Community, Underwood, Tri-Center, Shelby County Catholic, Iowa School for the Deaf, M and M Academy in Council Bluffs, Mindful Learning Center in Council Bluffs and Home School from Omaha and Council Bluffs area traveled to Carstens Farm...
Pictured Front, from left: Josie Amsden, Bayley Brandt, Danielle Hale, Marissa Willenborg, Hanna Knudson and Jessica Singsank.
	Back from left: Austin Dahlgren, Jacob Ertz, Noah Harlow, Jacob Thraen, Cole Lingle and Ridge Muhlbauer. More details on page 2A of today’s Harlan News-Advertiser.
MANNING -- It’s homecoming week at IKM/Manning, and the homecoming court has been selected. 

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