Michael Jurgensen (left) and Braden Quist
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office this week announced the hiring of two deputy sheriffs.
Pictured front row L to R -- Reagan Hansen,  Mackenzie Goshorn, Haley Koch and Caitlin Bissen.  Middle L to R --  Charlotte Lotenschtein, Caitlin Yamada, Angelina Marti, Elizabeth Burris, Emily Juhl and Katelyn Kluver.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Rebecca Sparandeo, Scott Kintner, Sarah Goedken, Steven Bailey, Bre Auen and Elizabeth Stroud.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community School’s Large Group Speech team, under the direction of Ms. Lisa Hagemeier, participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Contest on Saturday, Jan.
Nat'l Weather service cuts estimates to 6 - 10" of snow...but it appears a moving target.
Maybe it was the non-stop barrage of warnings that started on Thurs., Jan.
Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.
    Highlights include:  Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.  The half-court basketball shot fundraiser was a success.  Students sell ducks as a fund-raiser event during the evening.  Cl
Catholic school education celebrated
    HARLAN – Shelby County Catholic School, along with other Catholic schools across the nation, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 31-February 5.
Michael Jurgensen (left) and Braden Quist
Pictured front row L to R -- Reagan Hansen,  Mackenzie Goshorn, Haley Koch and Caitlin Bissen.  Middle L to R --  Charlotte Lotenschtein, Caitlin Yamada, Angelina Marti, Elizabeth Burris, Emily Juhl and Katelyn Kluver.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Rebecca Sparandeo, Scott Kintner, Sarah Goedken, Steven Bailey, Bre Auen and Elizabeth Stroud.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
Nat'l Weather service cuts estimates to 6 - 10" of snow...but it appears a moving target.
Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.
Catholic school education celebrated
Pictured front row L to R -- Reagan Hansen,  Mackenzie Goshorn, Haley Koch and Caitlin Bissen.  Middle L to R --  Charlotte Lotenschtein, Caitlin Yamada, Angelina Marti, Elizabeth Burris, Emily Juhl and Katelyn Kluver.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Rebecca Sparandeo, Scott Kintner, Sarah Goedken, Steven Bailey, Bre Auen and Elizabeth Stroud.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community School’s Large Group Speech team, under the direction of Ms. Lisa Hagemeier, participated in the Iowa High School Speech Association’s Contest on Saturday, Jan. 23.  There were eight events with six qualifying for state on February 6.  The categories and participants...
    HARLAN -- Riding a nationwide trend of declining patient visits and procedures, as well as tighter insurance payment procedures, Myrtue Medical Center’s revenues were up slightly in December to help it erase nearly $143,000 in losses - but they are still in the red with a fiscal year-to-date...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to pay $25,000 for a rate study of their three main utilities.    A proposal from Dave Berg Consulting of Minneapolis, MN would perform electric, natural gas and water cost-of-service and rate design studies for...
Michael Jurgensen (left) and Braden Quist
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office this week announced the hiring of two deputy sheriffs.    Michael Jurgensen was a patrolman with the Harlan Police Department prior to joining the sheriff’s office 18 months ago.  Jurgensen is assigned road patrol and investigations.    Braden Quist...
https://youtu.be/jUiyiVvYZJ8 An estimated 950 Shelby County Republicans packed into the Harlan Veterans Memorial Auditorium, while the Therkildsen Center held another 300 Democrats for the annual Iowa Caucus...on the Republican side Ted Cruz topped Donald Trump in a heated battle while Bernie...
Nat'l Weather service cuts estimates to 6 - 10" of snow...but it appears a moving target.
Maybe it was the non-stop barrage of warnings that started on Thurs., Jan. 28 that warned us of impending Winter Storm Kayla...it didn’t hit with a whimper...it’s pretty much what we expected....heavy wet snow with estimates in the eight inch range but worse as you go north of Shelby Co.... 31-32...
Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.
    Highlights include:  Nancy Osborn and Lori Baughman share an embrace after Baughman was honored as a Cancer survivor.  The half-court basketball shot fundraiser was a success.  Students sell ducks as a fund-raiser event during the evening.  Clare Klein hands a rose to Cancer survivor Ruth...
Catholic school education celebrated
    HARLAN – Shelby County Catholic School, along with other Catholic schools across the nation, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 31-February 5.    Catholic Schools Week is an annual observance meant to highlight the value of Catholic education and its contributions to communities and...
    COUNTY – Local political chairpersons are excited about caucus night next Monday, and are urging residents to turn out and participate in the process that will ultimately vault presidential hopefuls into frontrunner status.    The countdown to the caucus is on, with only a few days left until...
    COUNTY – Most elected officials in Shelby County will see a 2.5 percent salary increase under a proposal approved by the county’s board of supervisors Tuesday.    After hearing recommendations from the county’s compensation board, the supervisors voted to implement the 2.5 percent increase for...
Baughman
    HARLAN -- Tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Harlan Community Future Health Professionals (HOSA), along with many other high school groups, will be hosting a Pink Out at the varsity doubleheader home basketball games starting at 6 p.m.    There will be many fun activities in order to make this Pink...
Schmitz
    COUNTY – Roger Schmitz has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Schmitz is joined on the board by supervisors Charlie Parkhurst and Steve Kenkel.    Schmitz...

Sports

Harlan Community junior Caleb Rasmussen defends Kuemper’s Nathan Mertz during the Cyclones’ 67-32 victory Friday night.

 CARROLL -- Lopsided wins at Kuemper Catholic have been a rarity over the years, but Friday night was a fun exception to the rule for the Harlan Community boys basketball team.

Family Living

Ruth and Robert Weis Sr.
    DEFIANCE -- Robert Sr. and Ruth Weis of Defiance marked their 65th wedding anniversary on January 29. The couple will celebrate with family at a later date.    Their...

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