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Bruce Heilesen works with Inpatient Occupational Therapist Maddie Krueger (above) and Inpatient Physical Therapist Alison Mooney (right) to regain his mobility after 12 percent of his body was burned in an accidental fire caused by a propane tank. (
    HARLAN -- It was a regular day. Bruce Heilesen was mowing his lawn when the unthinkable happened.    The mower’s left rear tire intersected with a valve on a propane tank and turned it on. Heilesen thought he would park his lawn mower and shut the tank off.    “Evidently, when I got back to the...
    REGIONAL -- Everybody loves a classic.    Or, at least, that seems to be the case with current baby name trends. According to Myrtue Medical Center, the most popular name for a little boy is James, while girls’ trends sway toward Charlotte.
    REGIONAL -- The next time you go to vote, you’ll be asked for an ID.    Iowa’s Election Integrity Law is taking to polling places with a soft rollout. The law requires voters to present a driver’s license, a non-driver’s ID, military ID, veteran’s ID or Voter ID Card.    The new voter ID law...
HARLAN – Months of discussions at the council table about an ordinance amending the age for minors in liquor establishments has resulted in a new ordinance amendment seeing a first reading approved by the Harlan City Council last week.    The council voted 5-0 (Mike Kolbe, Dave Pedersen, Sharon...
    HARLAN - Inland Sea – Harlan LLC announced Reicks View Farms of Lawler, IA, has made an anchor investment in the planned state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) salmon production facility.
	Shelby native Glenn Dohrmann recently received the Lance P. Sijan Award, established in 1981 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership in their jobs and lives. Presenting the award to Dohrmann is Janine Sijan Rozina, sister to Lance Sijan.
    REGIONAL -- After being shot in enemy fire three times, the first thing Glenn Dohrmann remembered was waiting in a 50-foot-long line to be taken into the Norwegian Mass Unit for operation.    Dohrmann, a Shelby native, had been hit by three bullets from a machine gun being operated by a Chinese...
Learn more thanks to our friends at the Sioux City Journal.... DES MOINES – Bishop Heelan’s trip to the Iowa Class 3A semifinals Friday can be summed up by two words: elation and frustration. Stymied for five innings, the Crusaders rallied to tie defending state champion Harlan in the sixth...
	Mike Wohlhutter sits on his classic Harley Davidson.
    REGIONAL -- Some came to stand and gawk at them like living fossils. Others were moved in nostalgia. Many were  simply amazed that they still exist.    Antique motorcycles had their own night when Roar Into Harlan hosted its classic bike night on July 20 in the Historic Downtown Square of...
    REGIONAL -- Hands off.    As of July 1, that’s the new rule regarding phone usage while driving. With the law now a primary offense, officers can stop citizens simply for being on their mobile devices. The law is clear that phones can, however, be used for GPS. If you are caught in violation,...
COUNTY -- Brandon Burmeister has been hired as the new Shelby County Engineer effective November 16, taking over for long-time engineer Dan Ahart, who last week announced his retirement effective in November.    Burmeister currently is assistant county engineer, a position he has held for four...

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