HARLAN -- Joel Wahling is one of many Iowa farmers affected by late planting. Wahling has all of his corn planted for the year, but still needs to plant more than 200 acres of soybeans.
    HARLAN -- For the second year in a row farmers in Iowa are facing a late planting season.    In a statement released by Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, the amount of rainfall Iowa has received is responsible for the late planting.    “The corn belt is in a weather pattern that’s...
 Griffin Schleimer
    AVOCA -- Griffin Schleimer, of Troop 97, Avoca, had an awesome experience recently as he performed with the Boy Scouts band at the Indianapolis 500 last month.  Schleimer (shown in front here with his trumpet) is a Life Scout who attends Harlan Community High School and will be junior this fall...
	The Shelby Country Relay for Life team gathered recently in Harlan to discuss the event being held at Merrill Field. Front Row: Tara Kelly, Cindy Lefeber, Julie Ziola and  Shelli Larson. Second Row: Dawn Vanden Berg, Renee Hansen and Joan Potter.  Third Row: Jackie Neumann, Joan Bieker and Cindy Schechinger.  Back Row: Emily Barrett, Randy Mages, Denise Wiig and Ray Porter.  Missing were Nancy Kloewer, Paulette Rasmussen, Connie Lehan, Lesly Christensen, Ryan and Mallory Meyer and Josh Hansen.
 HARLAN -- For years, Relay For Life has been  a staple in Shelby County, fundraising and donating money raised to the American Cancer Society.    On Friday, May 31 the Shelby County Relay For Life ceremony was held in Harlan at Merrill Field starting at 4 p.m.    The theme for this year’s event...
C.J. Best and Jackie Moore walk to their seats during the graduation ceremony.
AVOCA -- The AHSTW Class of 2019 celebrated on Sunday, May 26 when the seniors officially graduated from high school.  
Sydney O’Neill
    HARLAN -- Sydney O’Neill, 15, Harlan, the daughter of Tim and Jenny O’Neill, has qualified as a state finalist in the National American Miss Iowa Pageant.    The event will be held June 28-30 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Omaha, NE.    The pageant is held for girls ages 4-18 in five age...
    HARLAN -- Seth Piro has been appointed to the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education replacing Lonnie Muxfeldt who resigned May 6.    The HCS Board of Education voted 3-2 Wednesday, May 29 appointing Piro, who will serve District 3 for the remainder of Muxfeldt’s term, through November,...
    WEST DES MOINES -- Andrea Ferry, a student at Harlan Community High School, was recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for outstanding achievement at the 17th annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 28 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. 
    HARLAN -- Charlotte Frank, 85, Harlan, died Monday, May 27 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.  Services are pending at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan. 
	Elk Horn’s Mike Howard will participate with the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team in a jump marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
    ELK HORN – Mike Howard is journeying back to Normandy, France in early June, to participate with the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team in a jump marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6.    Howard, of Elk Horn, will be in a group that will be the lead aircraft when the participants...
At left is the 7th-nationally ranked professional eater MikiSudo as she is declared the winner, much to her surprise. On the right of the photo is the 6th-ranked professional eater Gideon Oji, who finished second by eating 87 Æbleskiver.
ELK HORN -- Professional eater Miki Sudo ate a jaw dropping 91 1/2 Æbleskiver  on Saturday, May 25 to become the 2019 professional eating champion during the third-annual Tivoli Fest Æbleskiver-eating contest.    See Friday’s Harlan News-Advertiser for more photos from Tivoli Fest.




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