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    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Historical Museum is excited to announce their newest fall event: Sundown Hoedown. This event will take place on Saturday, September 22 at 6 p.m. and will include line dancing, BBQ dinner, backyard games, a silent auction and more! All are invited to attend. 
	Tom and Kathy Musich in front of the 127-year-old house in Westphalia.
    WESTPHALIA -- Tom Musich’s 127-year-old house had a surprising journey from the hands of his parents to his.    In 1975, Tom Musich’s parents, Lavern and Helen Musich moved off of a farm to 401 Webber after raising 10 kids.    In around 1991, Lavern moved to Elm Crest. After garage sales and an...
    HARLAN -- Future organizational goals and goals from the past fiscal year which ended June 30 were highlighted at the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees August meeting. Goals under the six pillars were reviewed by MMC CEO Barry Jacobsen. The board approved the 2019 goals following Jacobsen...
Margaret Petsche became a sacristan and enjoys making flower arrangements.
    PORTSMOUTH -- Margaret Petsche fills her time with hobbies and grandchildren. Petsche is a sacristan at St. Mary’s in Portsmouth. She has three children, Donald, David and Patti Jo, and five grandchildren who all participate in an array of activities.    Petsche became a sacristan after the...
Suzanne Rasmussen has enjoyed volunteering at SCCO.
    KIRKMAN -- “I’m a professional volunteer,” Suzanne Rasmussen said while sitting in the Shelby County Community Outreach building.    Rasmussen worked at CDS for 28 years and took an early retirement. Since then, she has become a full time volunteer.    The first place she volunteers for is the...
Niall Mahoney’s Eagle Scout project is being well received in Harlan.
Harlan’s Niall Mahoney recently has led the construction of eight Little Free Libraries, placed in parks throughout Harlan, as part of his Eagle Scout project.    Inside each box are books that interested readers can take, or others can put their own books inside for others to read.    Funded by...
Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner’s latest attempt to provide requested information about his daily attendance and school leave this past contract year is inconsistent with what he has provided before, shows some discrepancies, and is in conflict with what sources have provided...
Concept drawing of what a new auditorium at HCHS could look like.  Courtesy CMBA Architects
    HARLAN – Renovation of the high school’s auditorium is one of the large-ticket cost items of an overall school district facilities upgrade plan being recommended by a district facilities study committee to the HCSD Board of Education for evaluation and review.    Total cost of the improvements...
Jim Brantner has been the mayor of Tennant since 2014 and enjoys the quiet living Tennant offers.
    TENNANT -- Jim Brantner, the mayor of Tennant, has not always resided there.  Previously he lived in Denver, CO with his wife, Betty, and their three sons for 16 years before moving to Tennant in 2006.    Betty has brothers and sisters who live in the Council Bluffs area and Brantner grew up in...
Military duties take him away from Harlan; Google® calendar may show discrepancies; paid $3,488.46 for unused vacation time     HARLAN – Harlan Community Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner’s leave from the district during the past contract year has become the object of discussion recently,...

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