First in a Series    COUNTY – Shelby County residents are being asked to step up recycling efforts, and to take note of what is considered recyclable or garbage.    Those words come from local officials who say the most recent decision to remove...
	The ninth-place team at state mock trial this year includes front L to R -- Lauren Andersen, Lael Taylor, Ellie Gross, Abi Albertsen, Brooke Goshorn, and Eden Shaeffer.  Back L to R -- Josh Rihner, Abigail Lefeber, Liz Devine, and Hannah Bissen.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Mock Trial Program continued its success this year, competing in mock trial competition with one of the three groups bringing home state hardware.    The Red Team consisting of Abi Albertsen, Lauren Andersen...
    HARLAN -- Congratulations to Myrtue Medical Center’s Lori Hoch, RN, Director of MMC’s Public Health Department, for being selected as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2021.      Patients, colleagues, and nurse leaders nominated more than 300...
	Manning the Kindness Cart at the Harlan Elementary Schools recently were L to R -- Josie Sonderman, Adelyn Berndt, Aubrey Petsche, Mia Schweiso, and Aubry Christensen.  The club is promoting kindness in the schools, and is taking its efforts outside the school building this spring as well.
    HARLAN – Students in the Harlan Community Elementary Schools are bringing their kindness initiatives to the community at large.    The 2020-21 version of the Harlan Elementary Kindness Club got off to a slow start this year as the group analyzed...
    HARLAN - The 39 local scholarships available thru the HCHS guidance office and another 26 scholarships you will find on Harlanonline.com that are available directly from organizations provide a great planning document for students as they...
    COUNTY -- Thousands of dollars in community impact grants were recently awarded by Shelby County Community Chest to benefit local programs.    Short of the $30,000 goal, the Community Chest distributed checks totaling $23,800 to 12 local...
	The ninth-place team at state mock trial this year includes front L to R -- Lauren Andersen, Lael Taylor, Ellie Gross, Abi Albertsen, Brooke Goshorn, and Eden Shaeffer.  Back L to R -- Josh Rihner, Abigail Lefeber, Liz Devine, and Hannah Bissen.
	Manning the Kindness Cart at the Harlan Elementary Schools recently were L to R -- Josie Sonderman, Adelyn Berndt, Aubrey Petsche, Mia Schweiso, and Aubry Christensen.  The club is promoting kindness in the schools, and is taking its efforts outside the school building this spring as well.
First in a Series    COUNTY – Shelby County residents are being asked to step up recycling efforts, and to take note of what is considered recyclable or garbage.    Those words come from local officials who say the most recent decision to remove recycling trailers and sheds from numerous locations...
Vicki Kuhn plays with one of the goats at the petting farm last week.  The Animal Rescue League and petting farm are new to Shelby County.
    HARLAN – Volunteers and donations are being requested to help fund an animal rescue effort in Shelby County, a no-kill operation for abandoned and neglected animals.    The Animal Rescue League of Harlan is relatively new, but in less than a year has seen how sorely needed the effort is for...
	The ninth-place team at state mock trial this year includes front L to R -- Lauren Andersen, Lael Taylor, Ellie Gross, Abi Albertsen, Brooke Goshorn, and Eden Shaeffer.  Back L to R -- Josh Rihner, Abigail Lefeber, Liz Devine, and Hannah Bissen.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools Mock Trial Program continued its success this year, competing in mock trial competition with one of the three groups bringing home state hardware.    The Red Team consisting of Abi Albertsen, Lauren Andersen, Hannah Bissen, Liz Devine, Brooke Goshorn, Ellie...
The HCHS Prom Grand March will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 in the high school gym. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Entrance will be at the superintendent doors on the southeast side of the high school.You must have a ticket for admission. Due to COVID guidelines, each participant is allowed...
    HARLAN – Harlan water supply issues dating back decades will be addressed in the coming months and years as the Harlan Municipal Utilities looks forward to drilling new wells to serve the community.    Those words come from HMU Chief Executive Officer Ken Weber, who said last week the results...
    HARLAN -- Congratulations to Myrtue Medical Center’s Lori Hoch, RN, Director of MMC’s Public Health Department, for being selected as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2021.      Patients, colleagues, and nurse leaders nominated more than 300 nurses across the state for this prestigious...
	Manning the Kindness Cart at the Harlan Elementary Schools recently were L to R -- Josie Sonderman, Adelyn Berndt, Aubrey Petsche, Mia Schweiso, and Aubry Christensen.  The club is promoting kindness in the schools, and is taking its efforts outside the school building this spring as well.
    HARLAN – Students in the Harlan Community Elementary Schools are bringing their kindness initiatives to the community at large.    The 2020-21 version of the Harlan Elementary Kindness Club got off to a slow start this year as the group analyzed how best to work within COVID-19 protocols. ...
    HARLAN - The 39 local scholarships available thru the HCHS guidance office and another 26 scholarships you will find on Harlanonline.com that are available directly from organizations provide a great planning document for students as they determine which scholarships they may want to apply for...
    COUNTY -- Thousands of dollars in community impact grants were recently awarded by Shelby County Community Chest to benefit local programs.    Short of the $30,000 goal, the Community Chest distributed checks totaling $23,800 to 12 local organizations.    Organizations that received funds this...
Samantha Nerem (left) has been named director and Jessica Nelson associate director of Kountry Kids Childcare in Harlan.
    HARLAN – Long-time Kountry Kids Childcare Director Pam Klinkefus has announced her retirement, and her replacement, Samantha Nerem, began duties on March 1.    Kountry Kids is a licensed childcare center serving up to 133 children in Harlan.    Nerem grew up in Renwick and has her bachelor’s...
    HARLAN – Prairie Rose Lake will play host to an exciting angling event in May when the Student Angler Federation (SAF) will hold the Iowa State Fishing Championships for junior and senior high school students at the state park.    Approximately 30 youth anglers and their families will head to...
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
HARLAN -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) met with students at Harlan Community High School Tuesday, March 30, in an open dialogue and question and answer forum.  Among the topics were border policies, defunding the police, second amendment rights, political divisions, former President Donald J...

Sports

 TREYNOR (April 1) -- Danny Kinsella’s late penalty kick proved to be the difference maker Thursday night as Treynor handed Harlan Community a 3-2 defeat in the boys soccer season opener for both s

Family Living

Joyce Nielsen
    HARLAN -- Joyce Nielsen of Harlan will mark her 90th birthday on April 10. She will celebrate with a family dinner on her birthday. Cards will reach her if sent to 2004 Garfield...

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