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Emily Bricker from Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton Community Schools finished 25th out of 60 school champion spellers at The Scripps Regional Spelling Bee Contest held February 21 at Augustana University in Rock Island, IL.
    ELK HORN --  It was the first year for the E/EH-K school champion to attend, and Bricker participated and finished with a tie for 25th place out of 60 school champion spellers. She is the daughter of Nikki and John Bricker of Elk Horn.    The champion will advance to the Scripps National...
Allan Hjelle
    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Allan Hjelle, Elk Horn, will be honored by CHI Health Mercy Hospital on March 24 at the Mid-America Center, where he will be named a Heritage Award recipient which were created to celebrate those who have enriched the community and established a legacy on which future Heritage...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council Tuesday, Feb. 27 approved implementation of a $25 daily fee to rent shelter houses in the parks.    In the past the shelters have been available on a first come, first served basis.  Residents now will be able to go online or stop in at city hall to reserve a...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities board approved a performance agreement with the City of Harlan to move utility lines and trim the berm fronting Highway 59 on the south entrance to Harlan.      The arrangement will be to lower electric, telecommunication and gas lines as well as add a...
    HARLAN -- In 2012, Harlan was named one of the initial Blue Zones Project demonstration communities in Iowa. The city received assistance from experts to develop and implement a blueprint for making permanent environmental, social and policy changes that transition people into healthier...
The Rosmanns: Daniel and Ellen, Rebecka and David, Mark and his late wife, Courtney, and Maria and Ron.
    HARLAN -- The Rosmanns of Rosmann Family Farms, Harlan, were honored Thursday, Feb. 22 as the 2018 Organic Farmers of the Year at the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, WI.    This prestigious award recognizes Midwest farmers for outstanding land management, innovative...
    REGIONAL – Shelby Countians who love to eat have a new experience to try this year, starting locally at home by heading to downtown Harlan to Milk & Honey.    The Iowa Tourism Office has launched a new promotion called 99 Counties, 99 Restaurants, for travelers who love to eat where the...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.    “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to our community,...
The Harlan contingent on hand to be recognized included front L to R -- city administrator Gene Gettys, Jr., mayor Mike Kolbe, and HMU CEO Ken Weber.  Back L to R -- Jeff Branstetter, community volunteer, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director Todd Valline, Karen Buman, Myrtue Medical Center Chief Nursing Executive, and Jani Sorfonden, Myrtue Community Wellness Coordinator.
HARLAN -- Harlan wasn’t awarded, but was recognized as a finalist in Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative (HSI) during the inaugural HSI awards held Thursday, Feb. 15 in Des Moines.    Winners were awarded in a number of categories including individual, school, workplace and hometown.  Harlan was...
	Harlan Community High School’s show choir, Breaking Cylence, has had a great start to the contest season, most recently finishing in third place at the Pella contest on February 17.
HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School’s Show Choir program is turning heads this year.     In only its fifth year, the high school group Breaking Cylence has garnered a third-place finish at one of its first contests, and has a rising star in the making in sophomore vocalist Camron Buck who has...

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