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    REGIONAL -- Tivoli Fest is this weekend, and the theme this year is “Tivoli Traditions.... Hygge and Æbleskiver.”    “The first time I went to Denmark with my family, we went to my grandmother’s friend’s house and she didn’t know we were coming. We walked into her house and she took us into the...
Happy IKM-Manning graduates include L to R --  Mariah Klocke, Natalie Bauer, Quentin Brown and Tiffani Beck.
    REGIONAL -- Area schools held their graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 20.
    REGIONAL -- Harlan Memorial Day services will take place at the Veteran’s Memorial Building at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28 followed by a short ceremony at the Harlan Cemetery Memorial site at noon.    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #941 will host this year’s event with the assistance of American...
A firefighter gets some training on keeping the fire from spreading outside of the structure.
    HARLAN -- Local firefighters held a controlled burn Saturday, May 19 at a vacant home in east Harlan.  Prior to the training burn on Saturday, local firefighters had used the structure three times for training new firefighters.    The training topics were: Search and Rescue, Ventilation, Fire...
Highlights of the event included performances by the HCHS Band and HCHS Choir, recognition of students and the awarding of diplomas in front of a large crowd in the HCHS gymnasium.
HARLAN -- Seniors at Harlan Community High School celebrate with confetti and other celebratory items upon graduation during commencement exercises at HCHS Sunday afternoon, May 20.
	National BPA finalists from HCHS included front L to R -- Ellen Keast and Alana Monson.  Back L to R -- Adam Kohl, Mason Peters, Tyler Schaben, Tyler Buman, Eli Boldan and Jay Swanson.
    HARLAN – Eight Harlan Community High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) students earned high honors at nationals this month, named national finalists among a variety of contests they competed in while at the national event held in Dallas, TX.    Adam Kohl, Ellen Keast, Eli Boldan,...
Ron (right) and David Rosmann look over their field this week as the crops begin to emerge.  Statewide, planting is behind schedule.
    HARLAN -- Iowa farmers had a late start to their planting season this year due to a late-to-arrive spring with temperatures well below normal and snow into April.    But the past few weeks have yielded much more conducive weather, although farmers still remain somewhat behind in planting.  In...
   ELK HORN – Historic millwright Ben Hassett is expected to be back in Elk Horn this week to fit the new sails and shutters on the Danish Windmill, bringing the major mill restoration project closer to completion.    It was back in May, 2016 when Hassett initially assessed the windmill, and...
Jill Mages, Human Resources Director
HARLAN - Myrtue Medical Center announces the addition of Jill Mages, Human Resources Director, and Jeff Sundholm, Chief Information Officer, to Myrtue’s administrative team. Mages replaces Donna Christensen-Mores who is retiring after 32 years of service. Sundholm will be replacing David Sirek who...
Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a small plane crash near the Harlan Airport Wednesday morning, May 16.  The plane overturned in a field just north of the airport.  Harlan Fire, Harlan Police, Shelby County Sheriff’s personnel and Shelby County Emergency Management were on scene.
By Caitlin Yamada, News Reporter    HARLAN -- The pilot and only occupant of a small airplane walked away without injury when the plane he was piloting overturned in a field north of the Harlan Airport while attempting to land Wednesday morning, May 16.    The pilot has not been identified.    ...

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