Dan Riley died in 2018 from complications of Autoimmune Encephalitis.  His family is hoping to bring awareness to the disease, and is encouraging Shelby County residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 22, World Encephalitis Day.
    HARLAN – Many local residents likely knew Dan Riley from his days working at Pizza Ranch, and his infectious laugh, sense of humor, kindness and generosity.    He was a healthy 25-year-old who began showing some abnormal behaviors back in early...
 Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schlwesig), left, and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) greeted approximately 20 people in attendance Saturday.
    HARLAN -- Local legislators made a stop in Harlan Saturday, Feb. 16 to discuss with constituents items being considered at the statehouse in Des Moines this legislative session.    Among the topics discussed were gun permitting changes, school...
Shown is Burchett with his customized vehicle he is driving on the show.
    HARLAN -- A Harlan man will be featured on an upcoming episode of Truck Night in America, driving his truck on what has been described as the craziest course in history.    Ross Burchett is one of five truck owners competing on the newest...
	  The center has state-of-the art equipment.
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center in Harlan recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).    “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Myrtue Medical Center Sleep...
	Pictured is the 2018-2019 Harlan FFA Chapter Officer Team. Left to right in front: Secretary Grace Kenkel, Reporter Allyssa Obrecht, Treasurer McKenna Boardman, Sentinel Lucy Borkowski and Bobbie Schechinger Secretary; Left to right in back: Advisor Justine McCall, President Jack Buman, Reporter Abigail Jacobsen, Vice President Andrew Schechinger and Advisor James Shughart.
HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter is celebrating National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23. This year’s theme is “Just One” and it embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Nearly 670,000 members will...
All State Readers Theatre Cast:  1st row (L-R) Chyann Bain, Grace Luna, Baylee Meyers and Ashley Jones.  2nd row (L-R) Hope Constable, Nora Paulson  3rd row (L-R) Sophie Brockman, Autumn Dea, Emma Maassen and Bella Zortman.  4th row (L-R) Zach Stanton, Ryan Kilmer, Evan Pattee and Kailey Jones.  (not pictured: Kaitlynne Henriksen).
    AVOCA -- The AHSTW Speech team set two new school records by having a Readers Theatre performance and the same Improvisation team selected for the Large Group All-State Speech Festival for three consecutive years.    Approximately 24,000...
	Dan Riley died in 2018 from complications of Autoimmune Encephalitis.  His family is hoping to bring awareness to the disease, and is encouraging Shelby County residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 22, World Encephalitis Day.
 Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schlwesig), left, and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) greeted approximately 20 people in attendance Saturday.
Shown is Burchett with his customized vehicle he is driving on the show.
	  The center has state-of-the art equipment.
	Pictured is the 2018-2019 Harlan FFA Chapter Officer Team. Left to right in front: Secretary Grace Kenkel, Reporter Allyssa Obrecht, Treasurer McKenna Boardman, Sentinel Lucy Borkowski and Bobbie Schechinger Secretary; Left to right in back: Advisor Justine McCall, President Jack Buman, Reporter Abigail Jacobsen, Vice President Andrew Schechinger and Advisor James Shughart.
All State Readers Theatre Cast:  1st row (L-R) Chyann Bain, Grace Luna, Baylee Meyers and Ashley Jones.  2nd row (L-R) Hope Constable, Nora Paulson  3rd row (L-R) Sophie Brockman, Autumn Dea, Emma Maassen and Bella Zortman.  4th row (L-R) Zach Stanton, Ryan Kilmer, Evan Pattee and Kailey Jones.  (not pictured: Kaitlynne Henriksen).
	Dan Riley died in 2018 from complications of Autoimmune Encephalitis.  His family is hoping to bring awareness to the disease, and is encouraging Shelby County residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 22, World Encephalitis Day.
    HARLAN – Many local residents likely knew Dan Riley from his days working at Pizza Ranch, and his infectious laugh, sense of humor, kindness and generosity.    He was a healthy 25-year-old who began showing some abnormal behaviors back in early 2018, becoming combative and forgetful, who would...
    HARLAN -- Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), with the City of Harlan, is holding a housing assessment meeting Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Therkildsen Activity Center.    The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input on the current condition of the housing stock in the City...
 Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schlwesig), left, and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) greeted approximately 20 people in attendance Saturday.
    HARLAN -- Local legislators made a stop in Harlan Saturday, Feb. 16 to discuss with constituents items being considered at the statehouse in Des Moines this legislative session.    Among the topics discussed were gun permitting changes, school funding for K-12 anticipated to be a 2.06 percent...
    COUNTY -- Shelby County officially received from 8-9.5 inches of snow Saturday evening through Sunday morning.  Local residents spent much of Sunday digging out from the latest round of snow.  The forecast calls for two more rounds of winter weather this week.  Tuesday night through Wednesday...
    HARLAN -- The 33rd Annual Home, Garden & Living Show in Harlan has been scheduled for Saturday, March 23 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 1104 Morningview Drive.  Hosted by the Harlan Newspapers each spring, the event draws approximately 1,500 visitors.  The show will run from 10:30 a.m.-5...
    HARLAN -- The facility master planning process for Myrtue Medical Center entered the second phase when the MMC Board of Trustees approved an amendment to the existing agreement with Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering, West Des Moines, to continue with design plan  proposals.    The design...
    HARLAN -- Impending inclement weather on Sat., February 23 forced officials to postpone the Teen Health and Resiliency Fair to Sat., March 23, from 9 a.m.-noon at Harlan Community High School.    This free event is designed to help promote healthy lifestyle choices for teens and their families...
Shown is Burchett with his customized vehicle he is driving on the show.
    HARLAN -- A Harlan man will be featured on an upcoming episode of Truck Night in America, driving his truck on what has been described as the craziest course in history.    Ross Burchett is one of five truck owners competing on the newest episode, to air Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. central...
	  The center has state-of-the art equipment.
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center in Harlan recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).    “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Myrtue Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center on meeting the high standards...
	Pictured is the 2018-2019 Harlan FFA Chapter Officer Team. Left to right in front: Secretary Grace Kenkel, Reporter Allyssa Obrecht, Treasurer McKenna Boardman, Sentinel Lucy Borkowski and Bobbie Schechinger Secretary; Left to right in back: Advisor Justine McCall, President Jack Buman, Reporter Abigail Jacobsen, Vice President Andrew Schechinger and Advisor James Shughart.
HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter is celebrating National FFA Week, Feb. 16-23. This year’s theme is “Just One” and it embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. Nearly 670,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local,...
All State Readers Theatre Cast:  1st row (L-R) Chyann Bain, Grace Luna, Baylee Meyers and Ashley Jones.  2nd row (L-R) Hope Constable, Nora Paulson  3rd row (L-R) Sophie Brockman, Autumn Dea, Emma Maassen and Bella Zortman.  4th row (L-R) Zach Stanton, Ryan Kilmer, Evan Pattee and Kailey Jones.  (not pictured: Kaitlynne Henriksen).
    AVOCA -- The AHSTW Speech team set two new school records by having a Readers Theatre performance and the same Improvisation team selected for the Large Group All-State Speech Festival for three consecutive years.    Approximately 24,000 students started competing at the district level from 347...
   Above is the 2019 membership: Front Row L-R: Patrick Gaul, Ryne Nelsen, Chad Kroger, Jordon Sanders, Richard Petersen.
    Middle Row: Robin Butler, Connie Miller, Madison Doonan, Kristi Pederson, Bruce Blum, Shane Ransom, Tim Pederson, Alex Londo, Jacub Hazen, Allison Taylor.
    Back Row: Chad Butler, Kyle Miller, Russ Lacy, Mike Kienast, Roger Bissen, Nate Pigsley, Justin Schechinger, Tom Butler, Nate Jacobsen, Shawn Bates, JR Campbell.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department held its annual Awards Banquet and Firefighter Recognition on Saturday evening, Feb. 2 at the C.G Therkildsen Center. Firefighters were recognized for years of service and special achievements.    The Harlan Fire Department has awarded Richard Petersen...

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Nathan Arkfeld and Patrice Crall
    PANAMA -- Mark and Mona Crall of Panama announce the engagement of their daughter, Patrice to Nathan Arkfeld both of Omaha. Nathan is the son of Mark and Lori Arkfeld, Defiance....

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