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    HARLAN – The Harlan Municipal Utilities is in conversations with Regional Water to potentially partner in a feasibility study that could lead to the opportunity to receive additional water supply via the Council Bluffs Water Department.    Tom Kallman, general manager, Regional Water, Avoca,...
	Ag in the Classroom’s Melanie Bruck works on a project with some area students recently.  Grants are being provided to teachers for classroom materials.
    HARLAN -- Many school children in southwest Iowa drive past farm ground on their way to school each day. Do they realize the importance of agriculture in their everyday lives?    Twenty-one teachers in the Loess Hills Agriculture in the Classroom (LHAITC) region have received teacher supplement...
	Brady and Presleigh in Saudi Arabia.  The couple moved in August, 2021 where Presleigh teaches special needs children and Brady is a fitness trainer.  They will be moving to Bangladesh this August.
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Harlan native Brady Greer is living quite the adventure overseas this year as the newly-married HCHS alumnus and his wife, Presleigh, have moved to Abu Dhabi, a capital in the United Arab Emirates.    The pair has decided to experience life abroad, and come...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Municipal Utilities is expected to implement voluntary water restrictions again this summer as drought conditions continue to deepen across the region and entire Midwest.    Like last year, HMU is implementing its Water Conservation Policy and Water Watch effective April 1...
	During the December 21 raffle at halftime of the boys basketball game vs. Mo. Valley, Jackie Branning (left) was the winner of the $3,000 shopping spree from The Market Place.
	Here, she draws the name of Kent Halbur, who won the $7,500 Polaris Sportsman 4x4.
	Also pictured are Jean Stadtlander and Jeremy Carroll.
    MANNING – The annual C3 GALA will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Hausbarn Heritage Park building in Manning, with proceeds going to support the IKM-Manning School District.    Postponed in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual GALA will be held in person in 2022 with a meal,...
    HARLAN – Auditors for the Harlan Community School District report increased revenues and expenditures with a clean audit for the year ended June 30, 2021.    The HCS Board of Education accepted the audit from Schroer & Associates, P.C. during its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 21.    HCS...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Education Association and Harlan Community Schools Board of Education will enter exempt closed session meetings to negotiate a contract settlement following initial proposals presented Monday, Feb. 21.    Both entities proposed a yearly package increase of three percent for...
Nancy Boettger, Harlan, Iowa Mother of the Year.
    HARLAN -- Nancy Boettger of Harlan was selected as the 2022 Iowa Mother of the Year®.    She is the 73rd woman in Iowa history to hold this honor. In the early 1980s, after working beside her husband on the farm and also raising their four children for 15 years, Boettger earned a BA in...
Ed Goetzinger was named Citizen/Volunteer of the Year.  (Photo by Lori Christensen)
From Staff Reports    HARLAN -- Ed Goetzinger was named Citizen/Volunteer of the Year at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual awards banquet held Friday evening, Feb. 25 at the C.G. Therkildsen Center in Harlan.    Goetzinger was recognized for his many volunteer efforts,...

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