Bernie Schroder demonstrates rope making to students at Carstens Farm Youth Day last Friday.  L to R are Audrie Bruck, Levi Obrecht, Blake Bruck, Kaitlynn Schmitz, Braelin Behrens, Alex McCulley and Kobe Klaassen.
    SHELBY --  Approximately 326 kids from Harlan Community Schools, Underwood, AHSTW, Riverside, Tri-Center and home schools attended the Carstens Farm Days event to learn about farming in the olden days.     last weekend.
Adrian Zach performed at halftime with the flag corps.
EXIRA -- The Spartans hosted a big game vs. Glidden-Ralston Friday night at 7 p.m. in Exira.  Photo highlights of last week’s win over Audubon are pictured.
Amy Rueschenberg
    HARLAN – Amy Rueschenberg was elected president and Jessica Anderson vice president of the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education Monday, Sept. 10 on a 4-3 split vote in a tense atmosphere that saw the three most senior members of the board...
	Andy Ring (left) and Jerry Evans at the Elk Horn Wastewater Treatment Plant.
    ELK HORN -- Jerry Evans has been the Elk Horn wastewater superintendent for 22 years and is preparing to retire in April of 2020. Andy Ring will be replacing him.    Evans worked construction and then was involved in an accident. A job became...
Bringing in the colors were L to R -- Bob Jorgensen, Kenneth Ledvina, Jay Wright and Chad Brockman.
AVOCA -- Their school and national spirit was shown off at the AHSTW-Shenandoah football game recently.
	Tom and Kathy Musich in front of the 127-year-old house in Westphalia.
    WESTPHALIA -- Tom Musich’s 127-year-old house had a surprising journey from the hands of his parents to his.    In 1975, Tom Musich’s parents, Lavern and Helen Musich moved off of a farm to 401 Webber after raising 10 kids.    In around 1991,...
Bernie Schroder demonstrates rope making to students at Carstens Farm Youth Day last Friday.  L to R are Audrie Bruck, Levi Obrecht, Blake Bruck, Kaitlynn Schmitz, Braelin Behrens, Alex McCulley and Kobe Klaassen.
Adrian Zach performed at halftime with the flag corps.
Amy Rueschenberg
	Andy Ring (left) and Jerry Evans at the Elk Horn Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Bringing in the colors were L to R -- Bob Jorgensen, Kenneth Ledvina, Jay Wright and Chad Brockman.
	Tom and Kathy Musich in front of the 127-year-old house in Westphalia.
Bernie Schroder demonstrates rope making to students at Carstens Farm Youth Day last Friday.  L to R are Audrie Bruck, Levi Obrecht, Blake Bruck, Kaitlynn Schmitz, Braelin Behrens, Alex McCulley and Kobe Klaassen.
    SHELBY --  Approximately 326 kids from Harlan Community Schools, Underwood, AHSTW, Riverside, Tri-Center and home schools attended the Carstens Farm Days event to learn about farming in the olden days.     last weekend.
Adrian Zach performed at halftime with the flag corps.
EXIRA -- The Spartans hosted a big game vs. Glidden-Ralston Friday night at 7 p.m. in Exira.  Photo highlights of last week’s win over Audubon are pictured.
Amy Rueschenberg
    HARLAN – Amy Rueschenberg was elected president and Jessica Anderson vice president of the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education Monday, Sept. 10 on a 4-3 split vote in a tense atmosphere that saw the three most senior members of the board vote against those nominations.    Rarely, if...
	Andy Ring (left) and Jerry Evans at the Elk Horn Wastewater Treatment Plant.
    ELK HORN -- Jerry Evans has been the Elk Horn wastewater superintendent for 22 years and is preparing to retire in April of 2020. Andy Ring will be replacing him.    Evans worked construction and then was involved in an accident. A job became available in Lewis and he decided to take the job....
Bringing in the colors were L to R -- Bob Jorgensen, Kenneth Ledvina, Jay Wright and Chad Brockman.
AVOCA -- Their school and national spirit was shown off at the AHSTW-Shenandoah football game recently.
    HARLAN – A public hearing on a proposal by a housing development group to purchase 25 lots in the Dye Street subdivision in north Harlan for future housing construction will be held at the next city council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18.    Prairie Fire Development Group, LLC has offered to...
    HARLAN – Volunteer John Leinberger is proposing a Potter Park basketball court renovation this month, has secured donations, and now is looking for volunteers.    Leinberger said he has secured all the funding for the project and is in the process of getting the materials and supplies.  Upwards...
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Historical Museum is excited to announce their newest fall event: Sundown Hoedown. This event will take place on Saturday, September 22 at 6 p.m. and will include line dancing, BBQ dinner, backyard games, a silent auction and more! All are invited to attend. 
	Tom and Kathy Musich in front of the 127-year-old house in Westphalia.
    WESTPHALIA -- Tom Musich’s 127-year-old house had a surprising journey from the hands of his parents to his.    In 1975, Tom Musich’s parents, Lavern and Helen Musich moved off of a farm to 401 Webber after raising 10 kids.    In around 1991, Lavern moved to Elm Crest. After garage sales and an...
    HARLAN -- Future organizational goals and goals from the past fiscal year which ended June 30 were highlighted at the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees August meeting. Goals under the six pillars were reviewed by MMC CEO Barry Jacobsen. The board approved the 2019 goals following Jacobsen...
Margaret Petsche became a sacristan and enjoys making flower arrangements.
    PORTSMOUTH -- Margaret Petsche fills her time with hobbies and grandchildren. Petsche is a sacristan at St. Mary’s in Portsmouth. She has three children, Donald, David and Patti Jo, and five grandchildren who all participate in an array of activities.    Petsche became a sacristan after the...
Suzanne Rasmussen has enjoyed volunteering at SCCO.
    KIRKMAN -- “I’m a professional volunteer,” Suzanne Rasmussen said while sitting in the Shelby County Community Outreach building.    Rasmussen worked at CDS for 28 years and took an early retirement. Since then, she has become a full time volunteer.    The first place she volunteers for is the...

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Jim Kohles
    HARLAN -- Jim Kohles of Harlan will mark his 90th birthday on September 14. His family is planning a card shower in his honor. Cards will reach him if sent to 1312 15th Street,...

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