Griffin Schleimer with his Eagle Scout project, a full-size bocce court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Griffin Schleimer recently completed his Eagle Scout project, constructing a full-size bocce ball court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.    Schleimer, 16, the son of June and Mike Schleimer, is a junior at...
Cooper ...accused of buying bomb-making materials
    HARLAN – A Harlan man is being accused of purchasing bomb-making materials, threatening attacks, and has been formally charged in federal court with possession of a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance, according to...
Students practiced outside working on their fundamentals, drills, footwork, songs, baton twirling and flag work. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- This week, members of the Harlan Community High School Marching Band held camp in preparation for the upcoming year. 
Patrick Gaul (left) and Madison Doonan demonstrate a grain bin extrication exercise.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- The National Night Out event in Harlan was a huge success Tuesday evening, August 6 with nearly 300 people turning out to meet and visit with local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel.
	Donny Dotzler has lived in Defiance for most of his life, allowing him to collect a vast knowledge of stories about the area as well as the people who lived there. Dotzler got many of his stories from his father as well as his own personal experiences within the town. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    DEFIANCE -- Donny Dotzler was born in Defiance and has spent most of his life in the agricultural community. During his time in Defiance, Dotzler has heard a number of stories.    Dotzler’s history of Defiance came from his father, his brother,...
Playground equipment recently was installed at Little George Park in south Harlan, the culmination of years of planning and fundraising that started after a request from two youngsters who wanted a playground close by to their homes.
    HARLAN –  City officials said they attended a city parks and recreation board meeting in 2015 and read a letter offering why they felt playground equipment was necessary in the area.  If funding would have been available the equipment would have...
	Griffin Schleimer with his Eagle Scout project, a full-size bocce court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.  (Photo contributed)
Cooper ...accused of buying bomb-making materials
Students practiced outside working on their fundamentals, drills, footwork, songs, baton twirling and flag work. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
Patrick Gaul (left) and Madison Doonan demonstrate a grain bin extrication exercise.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
	Donny Dotzler has lived in Defiance for most of his life, allowing him to collect a vast knowledge of stories about the area as well as the people who lived there. Dotzler got many of his stories from his father as well as his own personal experiences within the town. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
Playground equipment recently was installed at Little George Park in south Harlan, the culmination of years of planning and fundraising that started after a request from two youngsters who wanted a playground close by to their homes.
	Griffin Schleimer with his Eagle Scout project, a full-size bocce court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Griffin Schleimer recently completed his Eagle Scout project, constructing a full-size bocce ball court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.    Schleimer, 16, the son of June and Mike Schleimer, is a junior at Harlan Community High School, has been a scout for...
Cooper ...accused of buying bomb-making materials
    HARLAN – A Harlan man is being accused of purchasing bomb-making materials, threatening attacks, and has been formally charged in federal court with possession of a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance, according to WHOTV, Des Moines.    The station reported Wednesday...
Students practiced outside working on their fundamentals, drills, footwork, songs, baton twirling and flag work. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- This week, members of the Harlan Community High School Marching Band held camp in preparation for the upcoming year. 
Patrick Gaul (left) and Madison Doonan demonstrate a grain bin extrication exercise.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- The National Night Out event in Harlan was a huge success Tuesday evening, August 6 with nearly 300 people turning out to meet and visit with local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel.
	Donny Dotzler has lived in Defiance for most of his life, allowing him to collect a vast knowledge of stories about the area as well as the people who lived there. Dotzler got many of his stories from his father as well as his own personal experiences within the town. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    DEFIANCE -- Donny Dotzler was born in Defiance and has spent most of his life in the agricultural community. During his time in Defiance, Dotzler has heard a number of stories.    Dotzler’s history of Defiance came from his father, his brother, and his own firsthand experience of Defiance’s...
LaVonne Miller
    PERSIA -- LaVonne Miller of Persia will mark her 80th birthday on August 19. Her children are hosting a card shower in honor of her birthday.    Cards will reach her if sent to PO Box 208, 309 6th Ave., Persia, IA 51563
    DES MOINES -- Nothing compares to state fair favorites in 2019. From the food, to the games, to the competitions, fair favorites are what make experiences at the Iowa State Fair memorable. With more than one million attendees and 11 fun-filled, action packed, can’t miss days, there are billions...
Playground equipment recently was installed at Little George Park in south Harlan, the culmination of years of planning and fundraising that started after a request from two youngsters who wanted a playground close by to their homes.
    HARLAN –  City officials said they attended a city parks and recreation board meeting in 2015 and read a letter offering why they felt playground equipment was necessary in the area.  If funding would have been available the equipment would have been installed immediately, but it took time to...
    COUNTY -- Non-profit agencies within Shelby County will have until the end of August to complete applications for funding from Shelby County Community Chest (SCCC). Funds from SCCC are made possible by the generosity of local donors to the SCCC annual fund drive which will be taking place this...
	David Frum stands in his printing shop where he does custom t-shirts and memorabilia for the surrounding communities. The FrumWear Custom Screen Printing and Embroidery has been Frum’s personal business since 1998 and has been located in southwest Iowa for many years. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    EARLING -- David Frum has always been an entrepreneur. Happily married with five sons, he lives in Earling working at his printing shop and managing the Dairy Queen in Denison.
The saw team truck and equipment.  (Photos contributed)
    REGIONAL -- This past month saw one of the most active months in several years for the Shelby County Disaster Assistance Saw Team.    With deployments to Nishna Bend Park for removal of trees posing a threat to campsites, to Portsmouth following a micro-burst that caused damage to several trees...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center CEO Barry Jacobsen shared updates on the current pharmacy and roofing projects at MMC as well as the master facility planning progress at the MMC Board of Trustees July meeting.    Jacobsen said the pharmacy project is going along well and is on pace for an...

Family Living

Tanner and Jody Pease
    ADAIR -- Jody Hagedorn and  Tanner Pease both of Stuart were married on June 15, 2019 at the Schafer Barn on the Hill near Adair. Rev. Robert Kersten performed the 5:30 p.m....

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