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Citizen of the Year Stan Jens with his wife, Michelle.  (Photo by Lori Christensen)
    HARLAN – Elk Horn’s Stan Jens was honored as the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s citizen of the year Friday night, Feb. 19 at the group’s annual banquet.    Approximately 100 turned out Friday to honor Jens, the mayor of Elk Horn, and other award winners at the event.  The...
Breaking Cylence is the high school show choir group
ARLAN – Kandy Hester always had show choirs in the schools where she taught.      That makes 26 years of teaching the music and dance choreography that so many high school musicians have found attractive.    So it was without question that when Hester arrived in Harlan back in 2013 that she’d give...
    HARLAN – Harlan Library Director Michael Burris has submitted his resignation effective April 1.    Burris announced February 8 that he has accepted the executive director position at the Lincoln County Library System in Kamrar, WY.  He has been the director of the Harlan Library for eight...
    HARLAN --  The City of Harlan has signed off on an agreement that will provide forgivable loan dollars to the developer of a memory care unit to serve the community.    The council Tuesday approved a resolution that provides the loan and land to Hansen House, LLC in exchange for the creation of...
HARLAN  >>>  One of Iowa’s Happiest Cities!
HARLAN – Harlan residents are among the happiest in the state, according to a new study published this year, and based on the community’s economy, crime factors and even weather.    HomeSnacks.net is a website that combines recent data, videos and thoughts about local culture.  It gathers data to...
Harlan FFA 2015-2016 Officer Team: front row: Co-Secretary Kenzie Mumm, President Jacob Koke, Vice President Logan Peters, Co-Reporter Kelsey Schaben; back row: Advisor Justine McCall, Advisor James Shughart, Sentinel Megan Owens, Co-Secretary Jamie Schechinger, Treasurer Aaron Johannsen, Co-Reporter Lauren Blum. Photo courtesy Jacobs Photographic
    HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 20-27. This year’s theme is Amplify! and it embraces more than 85 years of FFA traditions, courtesy Jacobs Photographic. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and...
HCHS Jazz band
    HARLAN -- On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Drake University hosted its annual honor jazz band festIval.  Students performing in this event are nominated by their directors and are placed into four bands based on their grade in school.    The students attend rehearsals and master classes during the day and...
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host its 2016 awards banquet Friday, Feb. 19 at the C.G. Therkildsen Activity Center in Harlan.    Awards to be presented include citizen/volunteer of the year, non-profit of the year, new business of the year, and business of...
 Northey takes a question from the one of the Harlan Community High School FFA students.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was in Harlan Friday, Feb. 12 to meet with Harlan Future Farmers of America (FFA) students as part of his “Day in the District.”  Accompanying Northey in Harlan was Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz.     Besides Harlan, Northey and Schultz toured the...
    DEFIANCE – The former city clerk of Defiance was sentenced in Shelby County District Court last month to probation, community service and restitution after pleading guilty to second-degree theft for misappropriation of city funds.    Shelby County District Court Judge Kathleen A. Kilnoski...

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