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    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...
Iowa’s best burger contest
    EARLING -- Troy’s Bar and Grill, Earling, has been named as one of the top 10 in Iowa having the best burger.    Iowans submitted nominations between February 15 – March 15 to kick off the quest to find the best burger in Iowa. Nominations were accepted online by the Iowa Beef Industry Council...
    HARLAN – Ken Weber is the first to admit he has a home in Avoca.    But he also has one in Harlan.    Weber’s actual residency has come into question in recent weeks as Harlan residents come to grips with higher than normal utility bills due to February’s unprecedented extreme cold via a polar...
    STATE -- While the Harlan Municipal Utilities isn’t planning to utilize it, many municipal utilities in Iowa are being offered a natural gas loan program through the Iowa Economic Development Authority to help with costs associated with last month’s unprecedented cold and the bills associated...
Friday and Saturday, April 9th and 10th
    On Friday and Saturday, April 9th and 10th, Myrtue Medical Center’s Public Health, in partnership with Rex Pharmacy from Atlantic, will host a mass COVID-19, Pfizer vaccination clinic with 1,170 doses available. “With all Iowans being eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 5, the...
    REGIONAL -- According to a message on its website about the assistance effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has $2 billion earmarked to reimburse the families of COVID-19 victims for actual funeral expenses.    The funds are for individuals and households with coronavirus-...
Xavier Rosmann, son of Daniel Rosmann and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, looks up from reading his copy of My Family’s Corn Farm by Katie Olthoff. The books in the My Family’s Farm series highlight individual Iowa commodity farms and are written at a third-grade reading level.
    REGIONAL -- Bringing farmers and kids together is one of the ways that Loess Hills Agriculture in the Classroom (LHAITC) has been celebrating the month of March, a month dedicated to reading across Iowa.    Agriculture literacy programs are gaining more recognition as LHAITC serves five...
Kimberly Piro holding one of the dragon eggs she made as part of her fantasy art series.
    HARLAN -- Multi-colored animal skulls hung on the wall of Kimberly Piro’s art studio while she explained her love for creating what she describes as ‘weird art.’ The remnants of a pale winter sun shone through the dimly lit studio, producing a natural light pleasant to any eye, even through a...
	Peggy and Rollie Hansen got to share a hug at the Salem Lutheran Homes last week after months apart during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    ELK HORN – Peggy and Rollie Hansen hadn’t been able to hold hands or hug for nearly seven months before they finally got the chance recently due to newly-updated guidance on care facility visitations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    Rollie is a resident of the Salem...

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