One of the fun things for kids was learning how to pick up manure!  They got a prize if they could successfully toss the “end result” in a bucket.
HARLAN – The first-ever Ag Festival held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Harlan Monday, Sept.
AHSTW homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Josey Jacobsen, Sarah Butcher, Sidney Nelsen, Morgan Eckmann, Heidi Hall and Josie Denning.  Back L to R -- Hayden Woltmann, AJ Sieh, Jake Martin, RJ Harris and Gage Clay.
AVOCA -- AHSTW will host homecoming activities next week under the theme Vikings Know What’s Up!, and a variety of exciting events will be held throughout the week.
HARLAN – The region’s top race car drivers will meet at the Shelby County Speedway this weekend, as the final event of the racing season kicks off tonight with the 25th anniversary Tiny Lund Memorial Races, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16.
HARLAN -- A Harrison County woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 44 and County Road M16 west of Harlan Thursday afternoon, September 7.
Homecoming king and queen candidates at Exira/EH-K include front L to R -- Bailey Robertson, Sophia Peppers, Grace Greving and Sydnee Young.  Back L to R -- Dalton VanderWal, Cole Madsen, Brady Griffin and Mason Rasmussen.
ELK HORN -- Homecoming festivities kick off this week for Spartan Nation under the theme Home Sweet Homecoming.
Grace Greving spinning the flags during halftime.
EXIRA -- Spartan spirit was in full force last Friday as Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton defeated Bedford in a football match-up in Exira. 
One of the fun things for kids was learning how to pick up manure!  They got a prize if they could successfully toss the “end result” in a bucket.
AHSTW homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Josey Jacobsen, Sarah Butcher, Sidney Nelsen, Morgan Eckmann, Heidi Hall and Josie Denning.  Back L to R -- Hayden Woltmann, AJ Sieh, Jake Martin, RJ Harris and Gage Clay.
Homecoming king and queen candidates at Exira/EH-K include front L to R -- Bailey Robertson, Sophia Peppers, Grace Greving and Sydnee Young.  Back L to R -- Dalton VanderWal, Cole Madsen, Brady Griffin and Mason Rasmussen.
Grace Greving spinning the flags during halftime.
One of the fun things for kids was learning how to pick up manure!  They got a prize if they could successfully toss the “end result” in a bucket.
HARLAN – The first-ever Ag Festival held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Harlan Monday, Sept. 11 was considered a huge success, with more than 200 youth turning out to learn everything from flowing grain and how water works to animal dissection and an animal learning center.    Mary Taggs,...
IRWIN -- The annual Greenridge Steam and Gas Antique Show celebrated its 41st year when events kicked off this past weekend at the Greenridge site southwest of Irwin.    This year highlighted a special Birds of Prey presentation display, and hosted a number of kids’ activities including a petting...
AHSTW homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Josey Jacobsen, Sarah Butcher, Sidney Nelsen, Morgan Eckmann, Heidi Hall and Josie Denning.  Back L to R -- Hayden Woltmann, AJ Sieh, Jake Martin, RJ Harris and Gage Clay.
AVOCA -- AHSTW will host homecoming activities next week under the theme Vikings Know What’s Up!, and a variety of exciting events will be held throughout the week.    King and queen candidates have been selected, and the king and queen will be crowned at a formal coronation ceremony scheduled for...
REGIONAL -- Voters in the Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton School District gave approval to a $3.9 million bond issue Tuesday that will help the district grow into the future.    The general obligation bond issue for district facility improvements garnered 72.27 percent voter approval, with 258 yes votes...
HARLAN – The region’s top race car drivers will meet at the Shelby County Speedway this weekend, as the final event of the racing season kicks off tonight with the 25th anniversary Tiny Lund Memorial Races, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16.    The Tiny Lund Memorial will feature two days of racing...
HARLAN – An uptick in the number of yard signs being placed in the city right of way is leading Harlan city officials to begin enforcement of a long-standing regulation prohibiting any signs within the public right of way.    The Harlan City Council last Tuesday voted unanimously to begin...
HARLAN -- A Harrison County woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 44 and County Road M16 west of Harlan Thursday afternoon, September 7.    The Iowa State Patrol reports that Nancy Louise Madsen, 58, Persia, died as a result from injuries suffered in the accident,...
HARLAN -- The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Harlan Area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.    The Walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Pioneer Park in Harlan.
Homecoming king and queen candidates at Exira/EH-K include front L to R -- Bailey Robertson, Sophia Peppers, Grace Greving and Sydnee Young.  Back L to R -- Dalton VanderWal, Cole Madsen, Brady Griffin and Mason Rasmussen.
ELK HORN -- Homecoming festivities kick off this week for Spartan Nation under the theme Home Sweet Homecoming.
Grace Greving spinning the flags during halftime.
EXIRA -- Spartan spirit was in full force last Friday as Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton defeated Bedford in a football match-up in Exira. 
REGIONAL – Polls will be open from noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 for the every-other-year school election.    The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education will see the addition of one new face after incumbent Angie Monson of district 4 decided not to run for re-election.    In the absence of...
COUNTY -- The Shelby County Area Solid Waste Agency is sponsoring a Free Cleanup Crew Event for residents wishing to dispose of household hazardous waste from their homes.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 8-11 a.m. at the Shelby County Secondary Roads Department on Industrial...

Sports

 Lady Vike players celebrate their 3-1 victory against Underwood.

 AVOCA -- All in all, it was a great opening night for AHSTW’s sparkling, newly-remodeled gymnasium.

Family Living

William Nelson and Amanda Burnette
TREYNOR -- Jim and Tina Burnette of Irwin announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda, to William Nelson both of Irwin. William is the son of Randy Nelson and Joan Watson-Nelson, Irwin. ...

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