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     Presenting Richard Daberkow (right) with the plaque is HCHS Athletic Director Mitch Osborn. Daberkow was presented the honor before the HCHS/Creston-OM football game.
    HARLAN -- Harlan’s Richard Daberkow was presented with a plaque from the Harlan Community Athletic Department at the final HCHS home football game of the season, honoring him for 40 years of service on the football chain crew and for 20 years of volunteering at high school and middle school...
Pictured here is me, in the north of Israel, enjoying the old city of Tzfat. Before this smiley photo was taken, a man approached me while playing his ukulele, asking for money (as the devil’s lettuce is expensive in Israel).
    After one too many tequila shots, Monica woke up in the same state she had been the night before: drunk. My friends and I noticed her drunken stupor after her purchase of a small drum with “Jerusselm” misspelled on its front. The walk — more like a hung-over shuffle — to the stone gates of the...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are hampering the drug activity efforts in the community with an increase in the number of narcotic-related arrests in recent months.    The Harlan Police Department netted a total of 27 different narcotic-related charges...
Earling Fire Chief Tom Henrich
    EARLING -- Earling Fire Chief Tom Henrich died in the line of duty Saturday, Oct. 20 after responding to a combine fire near Earling.    Shelby County Emergency Management reports that on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2:40 p.m., a 911 call was received at the EMA 911 Center regarding a combine and field...
    HARLAN -- A Harlan man has filed a petition in Shelby County court seeking $4,000 in damages from the City of Harlan due to injuries he allegedly suffered due to an overgrown bush.    Gary L. McCoy, 1007 2nd St., alleges that a bush hanging over the sidewalk at Potters Park caused him to be...
J.D. Scholten is challenging incumbent Steve King.
HARLAN -- J.D. Scholten, the Democratic candidate for U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th congressional district, held a town-hall meeting in Harlan Thursday, Oct. 18.  A good crowd turned out to hear from Scholten at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry offices. 
    HARLAN -- An investigation into Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner’s military leave from the district has uncovered inaccuracies and leave he failed to disclose and did not enter on his calendar, resulting in Wagner having to pay back to the district monies he was not...
Jim Zea (red and black shirt) released his homing pigeons for the first time ever at an AHSTW football game earlier this year.  Jim has been releasing pigeons for years at HCHS home games, but last Friday marked the final time as the Zeas are moving to Ankeny.
   HARLAN -- For the past 18 years veteran Jim Zea has been releasing 10 to 12 of his white pigeons during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the HCHS varsity home football games at Merrill Field in Harlan.    Last Friday marked the last time Zea released pigeons out from...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools is hosting international best selling author and speaker Jon Gordon Monday, Oct. 22 for a presentation to staff about the Power of a Positive Team.    The presentation is in partnership with Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan Municipal Utilities, City of Harlan...
(Earling) The Shelby County Emergency Management Office issued a press release Saturday evening regarding the loss of a firefighter at the scene of a combine and field fire in Shelby County on Saturday. According to the press release, a call came in at around 2:40 p.m. regarding a combine and field...

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