Shown here ready for the AHSTW prom grand march were L to R -- Matthew Herrera, Kelsi Cornejo, Ryann Portch and Brayton Tuma.
    AVOCA -- Prom-goers at AHSTW wouldn’t let one of the strongest mid-April storms in history rain or snow on their special evening Saturday night, April 14.  Strong storms that brought heavy rain, wind, hail and even some area twisters rolled in
    COUNTY – License plates with the new Iowa plate design are now available through local motor vehicle departments, including the Shelby County office, officials announced this week.
Jack Buman (left) and Tyler Buman clean up a rock area around a home.
    COUNTY -- Harlan Community High School students spread out across the school district Wednesday, April 11 as part of their annual Community Service Day.  Freshmen-seniors helped clean up homes, parks, etc. as part the event.
Miguel Mena named DeKalb award winnner, pictured with HCHS FFA Advisor Justine McCall.
    HARLAN -- Miguel Mena, a senior at Harlan Community High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
The cast for the play Baggage includes L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Caitlin Bissen, Spencer Dozler and Macy Neese.  The play is student-directed by Katelyn Kluver, assisted by instructor Kayla Weis, and will run this weekend at Harlan Community High School.
HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Drama Department will present the play Baggage this weekend, with shows on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday, April 15 matinee at 4 p.m., both at the HCHS auditorium.
	Harlan Jazz Experience:  Caitlin Bissen, Lucy Borkowski, Chloe Croghan, Andrea Ferry, Sam Heileson, Devin Kearney, Jack Klitgaard, Emma Krehbiel, Gabe Madson, Fidel Martinez-Greer, Lindsey Metzger, Jack Petersen, Aaron Porter, Fay Porter, Ben Rihner, Kara Rueschenberg, Drew Voge, Jennifer Weisenborn.
    HARLAN -- Congratulations to the Harlan Jazz Experience jazz band from Harlan Community High School!  The band was crowned state champions for the second year in a row in Class 3A at the Iowa Jazz Championships Thursday, April 5.
Shown here ready for the AHSTW prom grand march were L to R -- Matthew Herrera, Kelsi Cornejo, Ryann Portch and Brayton Tuma.
Jack Buman (left) and Tyler Buman clean up a rock area around a home.
Miguel Mena named DeKalb award winnner, pictured with HCHS FFA Advisor Justine McCall.
The cast for the play Baggage includes L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Caitlin Bissen, Spencer Dozler and Macy Neese.  The play is student-directed by Katelyn Kluver, assisted by instructor Kayla Weis, and will run this weekend at Harlan Community High School.
	Harlan Jazz Experience:  Caitlin Bissen, Lucy Borkowski, Chloe Croghan, Andrea Ferry, Sam Heileson, Devin Kearney, Jack Klitgaard, Emma Krehbiel, Gabe Madson, Fidel Martinez-Greer, Lindsey Metzger, Jack Petersen, Aaron Porter, Fay Porter, Ben Rihner, Kara Rueschenberg, Drew Voge, Jennifer Weisenborn.
Shown here ready for the AHSTW prom grand march were L to R -- Matthew Herrera, Kelsi Cornejo, Ryann Portch and Brayton Tuma.
    AVOCA -- Prom-goers at AHSTW wouldn’t let one of the strongest mid-April storms in history rain or snow on their special evening Saturday night, April 14.  Strong storms that brought heavy rain, wind, hail and even some area twisters rolled in on Friday.  On the back side of that storm was...
    COUNTY – License plates with the new Iowa plate design are now available through local motor vehicle departments, including the Shelby County office, officials announced this week.    The design, a city and country reboot, represents an updated and more visually compelling representation of the...
    HARLAN -- An official from the Essentia plant east of Harlan said Thursday, April 12 his company is working on the issue.    In a statement, John Abell, a representative from the plant, said, “We have been in contact with the DNR and the Shelby County Environmental Department and also with the...
    REGIONAL – Outstanding debt obligations for local governmental agencies decreased slightly in the past year, bucking the state trend that saw an overall increase in debt, according to a report released by the state treasurer’s office.    Shelby County saw it’s total debt obligations drop from $...
    COUNTY -- There will be a contested race for county supervisor this year.    Incumbent Roger Schmitz, Democrat, is being challenged by newcomer Darin Haake, Republican.  Both will appear on the primary ballot in June, and both will move on to the general election in November representing their...
    HARLAN -- The final legislative briefing of the year will be held Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry atrium, 1901 Hawkeye Ave. in Harlan.    This event is sponsored by Farm Sweet Farm of Harlan.  The public is invited to attend and learn more...
Jack Buman (left) and Tyler Buman clean up a rock area around a home.
    COUNTY -- Harlan Community High School students spread out across the school district Wednesday, April 11 as part of their annual Community Service Day.  Freshmen-seniors helped clean up homes, parks, etc. as part the event.    Temperatures had rebounded from an unseasonably cold April to more...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan has plans to issue $1.5 million in capital loan notes to finance a number of community projects, including improvements to the sewer plant and J.J. Jensen Park.    The Harlan City Council has approved resolutions in support of the authorization of loan agreements for...
    On page 4A of today’s Harlan News-Advertiser is a letter to the editor from Lori Minor, referencing the sexual abuse allegations against former Harlan Physician Dr. Wing-Tai Fung.  Minor was the victim who was the subject of a Rekha Basu article, and group of articles, chronicling the alleged...
    HARLAN – Another couple of weeks have gone by and still no answers to why, on occasion, Harlan stinks.    For about a month, winds out of the south and east have drawn an unpleasant odor into town, allegedly from the Essentia plant east of Harlan.  Most recently, the smell permeated the town on...
Miguel Mena named DeKalb award winnner, pictured with HCHS FFA Advisor Justine McCall.
    HARLAN -- Miguel Mena, a senior at Harlan Community High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.    Mena, the son of Miguel Sr. and Maria Artemisa Mena of Harlan, received the award for...
The cast for the play Baggage includes L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Caitlin Bissen, Spencer Dozler and Macy Neese.  The play is student-directed by Katelyn Kluver, assisted by instructor Kayla Weis, and will run this weekend at Harlan Community High School.
HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Drama Department will present the play Baggage this weekend, with shows on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday, April 15 matinee at 4 p.m., both at the HCHS auditorium.    The comedy by Sam Bobrick is student-led by junior Katelyn Kluver, with...

Sports

 HCHS seniors Sidney Craig (left) and Cassidy Riley make the first exchange in the 4x200 relay during Thursday’s Koos Invitational. Ashley Hall and Alyssa Sotelo ran the final two legs of the event and earned second place for the Cyclones. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)

 HARLAN (April 5) -- Considering the days of cold weather that came before and after the Koos Invitational Girls Track Meet, the 13 teams competing at Merrill Field Thursday night found conditions

Family Living

Bernie Wilwerding
    EARLING -- Bernie Wilwerding of Earling marked his 85th birthday on April 16. He plans to celebrate with family.   Bernie resides with his wife, Mary, in Earling. ...

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