Harlan Community High School Seniors who finished their careers with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are L to R -- Casey Kohl, Abigail Lefeber, Brecken Van Baale, Hannah Bissen, Jack Klitgaard, Evan Finken, Grace Wegner, Brooke Goshorn, Olivia Freund, Lucy Metzger, and Justine Buman.
    HARLAN -- Eleven students will graduate this week with the highest distinction at Harlan Community High School, ranked as the top senior students at HCHS based on grade point average, a 4.0.  The students will be recognized during commencement...
	Jameson Bieker reads a portion of a summary of argument filed in Shelby County District Court this week.  At left is Tony Carter, who wrote the summary on behalf of Bieker, and Bieker’s parents Jim and Sharon Bieker.  Approximately 80 people turned out at a meeting Wednesday evening at the parking lot at Fresh Encounter Fellowship to discuss the Harlan Community Schools’ mask mandate.
    HARLAN – A Harlan Community High School student and his parents have filed a petition in Shelby County District Court against the Harlan Community School District for immediate injunction due to alleged “repeated emotional and physical violence...
	PLANNING COMMITTEE -- Shelby 150th Committee members include front: Michelle Mantell and Angie Grote. 
	Standing: Mike Mantell, Jarod Boeck, Andy Newland, Mallory Nelson and Karen Zimmerman. Not pictured - Jim Boeck and Pat Honeywell.
    SHELBY -- The opening of the time capsule on Friday, June 26 at the Shelby Park will be the kick-off event for the Shelby 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration this summer.    The celebration was originally planned for summer 2020 but was postponed...
	Maggie Langenfeld was chosen to have this necklace showcased at the Senior Art exhibit at Central College recently.
    PELLA – Maggie Langenfeld of Earling is one of four Central College students whose art was featured in the Senior Art Exhibit April 21-May 7 in Mills Gallery in the Lubbers Center for the Visual Arts.    The Mills Gallery allows fourth-year...
    AVOCA -- Celebrate a Once in a Lifetime Event on 5-15-21, Avoca’s Zip Code Day.    There will be events on Main Street throughout the morning, and plenty of shopping opportunities in the downtown district as well.    The Avoca Post Office will...
Pictured L to R -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen, Ernst, Dave Tyrrel (HMU), Pexton Pharmacy’s Tina and Rick Dotzler, and Shelby County Public Health Director Lori Hoch.
    HARLAN -- Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst (R) made a stop in Harlan and Shelby County Thursday, May 6 as part of her 99-county tour of Iowa.  She paid a visit to Pexton Pharmacy, a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, to visit with its employees and...
	Harlan Community High School Seniors who finished their careers with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are L to R -- Casey Kohl, Abigail Lefeber, Brecken Van Baale, Hannah Bissen, Jack Klitgaard, Evan Finken, Grace Wegner, Brooke Goshorn, Olivia Freund, Lucy Metzger, and Justine Buman.
	Jameson Bieker reads a portion of a summary of argument filed in Shelby County District Court this week.  At left is Tony Carter, who wrote the summary on behalf of Bieker, and Bieker’s parents Jim and Sharon Bieker.  Approximately 80 people turned out at a meeting Wednesday evening at the parking lot at Fresh Encounter Fellowship to discuss the Harlan Community Schools’ mask mandate.
	PLANNING COMMITTEE -- Shelby 150th Committee members include front: Michelle Mantell and Angie Grote. 
	Standing: Mike Mantell, Jarod Boeck, Andy Newland, Mallory Nelson and Karen Zimmerman. Not pictured - Jim Boeck and Pat Honeywell.
	Maggie Langenfeld was chosen to have this necklace showcased at the Senior Art exhibit at Central College recently.
Pictured L to R -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen, Ernst, Dave Tyrrel (HMU), Pexton Pharmacy’s Tina and Rick Dotzler, and Shelby County Public Health Director Lori Hoch.
	Harlan Community High School Seniors who finished their careers with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are L to R -- Casey Kohl, Abigail Lefeber, Brecken Van Baale, Hannah Bissen, Jack Klitgaard, Evan Finken, Grace Wegner, Brooke Goshorn, Olivia Freund, Lucy Metzger, and Justine Buman.
    HARLAN -- Eleven students will graduate this week with the highest distinction at Harlan Community High School, ranked as the top senior students at HCHS based on grade point average, a 4.0.  The students will be recognized during commencement ceremonies to be held Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at...
    REGIONAL – Graduates will be honored during commencement exercises at Exira-Elk Horn Kimballton and IKM-Manning High Schools on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m.    IKM-Manning graduation will be held at the high school in Manning and the Exira-EHK graduation will be held at the Exira-EHK west gym.    ...
	Jameson Bieker reads a portion of a summary of argument filed in Shelby County District Court this week.  At left is Tony Carter, who wrote the summary on behalf of Bieker, and Bieker’s parents Jim and Sharon Bieker.  Approximately 80 people turned out at a meeting Wednesday evening at the parking lot at Fresh Encounter Fellowship to discuss the Harlan Community Schools’ mask mandate.
    HARLAN – A Harlan Community High School student and his parents have filed a petition in Shelby County District Court against the Harlan Community School District for immediate injunction due to alleged “repeated emotional and physical violence.”    Jameson Bieker and his parents, Jim and...
    HARLAN -- Compromise has been reached on the end-of-the-day schedule at the Harlan Community Schools following weeks of discussions about the permanent elimination of the activity period.    Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson said while there still will be no activity period...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities (HMU) Electric Department has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2020.    The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit,...
	PLANNING COMMITTEE -- Shelby 150th Committee members include front: Michelle Mantell and Angie Grote. 
	Standing: Mike Mantell, Jarod Boeck, Andy Newland, Mallory Nelson and Karen Zimmerman. Not pictured - Jim Boeck and Pat Honeywell.
    SHELBY -- The opening of the time capsule on Friday, June 26 at the Shelby Park will be the kick-off event for the Shelby 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration this summer.    The celebration was originally planned for summer 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The committee...
	Maggie Langenfeld was chosen to have this necklace showcased at the Senior Art exhibit at Central College recently.
    PELLA – Maggie Langenfeld of Earling is one of four Central College students whose art was featured in the Senior Art Exhibit April 21-May 7 in Mills Gallery in the Lubbers Center for the Visual Arts.    The Mills Gallery allows fourth-year students the opportunity to showcase their art to the...
    AVOCA -- Celebrate a Once in a Lifetime Event on 5-15-21, Avoca’s Zip Code Day.    There will be events on Main Street throughout the morning, and plenty of shopping opportunities in the downtown district as well.    The Avoca Post Office will be available 9-11 a.m. to add a special Once in a...
Pictured L to R -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen, Ernst, Dave Tyrrel (HMU), Pexton Pharmacy’s Tina and Rick Dotzler, and Shelby County Public Health Director Lori Hoch.
    HARLAN -- Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst (R) made a stop in Harlan and Shelby County Thursday, May 6 as part of her 99-county tour of Iowa.  She paid a visit to Pexton Pharmacy, a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association, to visit with its employees and discuss the issues facing pharmacies during the...
Justine Buman
    REGIONAL -- Justine Buman, the daughter of Jeff and Janet Buman, Harlan, has been recognized with the Des Moines Register Academic All-State Southwest Region honors.    Each year since 2010, schools nominated students for the Register’s academic all-state.  Each high school in Iowa is invited...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCC&I) is hosting a business plan competition, with the winner receiving $15,000 and second place $5,000 in business support.    Todd Valline, SCCC&I Executive Director, said the goal of the competition is to help a great...
	Emma Sandberg, a second year DMACC Fashion Design student from West Des Moines, helps out first-year Fashion Design student Cierra Hoegh of Harlan prior to the start of the DMACC Fashion Institute’s (DFI) seventh annual Fashion Gala.  Sandberg designed the “Deco Dress” worn by Hoegh, while Hoegh created the “Rainbow Luau” design worn by Sandberg.
    ANKENY – A Harlan native participated Friday, April 23 in the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Fashion Institute’s seventh-annual Gala, held at the Ankeny Campus Black Box Theatre.    Cierra Hoegh, a 2020 Harlan Community High School graduate and first-year student at DMACC, created...

Sports

 HCHS sophomore Caleb Smith (right) hustles after a free ball as Brayan Rivera moves in for Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln during Friday’s match at Merrill Field. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)

 HARLAN (May 7) -- Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln broke a 1-1 tie with two goals in the first eight minutes of the second half here Friday and beat Harlan Community 3-1 in boys soccer action at Mer

Family Living

Nadine Peck
    AVOCA -- Nadine Peck of Avoca will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 10. Her daughters, Connie Feekes, Spearfish, SD and Janet Pattee, Avoca and their families are planning a card...

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