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Homecoming candidates include front, from left: Kira Barry, Alexis Karsten, Rylie Muhlbauer, Jenna Mullen, Aly Stadtlander and Katarina Willenborg.
	Back:  Hunter Behrens, Trey Boyle, Jon Brandt, Cody Chapman, Coltan Lesle and Ben Wegner. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    MANNING -- Homecoming Week 2016 has begun at IKM-Manning with a week of spirit days and preparations will culminate with the pep rally, parade, and big game on Friday, September 16.
  Angelina Marti and Charlotte Lotenschtein fire up the crowd.
    HARLAN -- Fall evenings at Merrill Field bring the excitement of small town athletics, music and spirit.
    IRWIN - “We must remember these American Heroes and speak their names when we see their family members. We can never forget those who sacrificed everything for our freedom,” said Bill Williams, co-creator of the memorial.    “While this memorial is about those who have died, it was created for...
Inland Sea makes investment pitch
HARLAN – An Ames, IA-based firm who has plans to develop a salmon production facility in Harlan offered nearly 30 area investors and residents an inside look at their business plan as well as an opportunity to be a ground-floor investor in the project.            The Tuesday meeting at the...
New planting scheme near Horticulture Hall at ISU. (Photos contributed
HARLAN – A former Harlan Community High School student helped design the landscape of a portion of Iowa State University’s campus this past spring, a project that was part of Iowa State’s Arbor Day.    Katrina Knudsen, now a graduate assistant in the Horticulture Department at ISU and a 2012...
Josh Craig of Hastings, NE covers the exterior rust on the Carstens 1880 Farmstead blacksmith shop.  The original blacksmith shop, the place neighbors visited talented blacksmith Heine Carstens, has undergone restoration this summer and will open for all to see during the 2016 edition of Carstens Farm Days which takes place September 10-11.  (Photo contributed)
    SHELBY - Iowa farm history will come to life September 10-11 at Carstens Farm during the 34th Annual Carstens Farm Days.  Threshing machines, saw mill operations, crafters and vendors, quilt show, plus much more will abound at the farm.  The Carstens family farm home and the many out-buildings...
Emma Barnes (left) and family friend Michelle Bruck with a pile of the hats that help youngsters keep hearing aids in place.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN -- Emma Barnes found a passion and a cause in sewing headbands for children with hearing aids.    “You know that you’re helping people and you’re helping these families,” Barnes said. “You’re improving the life of the child. Now that they are able to hear, they aren’t taking out their...
    HARLAN – Harlan Police are investigating a series of burglaries and attempted break-ins throughout Harlan the past three weeks, and are asking the public for additional help in catching those involved.    Police chief Frank Clark said the department has received seven reports of burglaries, of...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities will begin renting a portion of their old headquarters facility on east Hwy 44 to Shelby County Community Outreach.    The month-to-month lease arrangement will cover an area of approximately 20 feet by 60 feet in the southwest corner of the building.  Rent...
Gettys
    HARLAN – Gene Gettys, Jr. officially was appointed as Harlan City Administrator Tuesday, Aug. 30 at a special meeting of the Harlan City Council.    In doing so, the council also accepted Gettys’ resignation as mayor.  Both actions were approved unanimously by council members Mike Kolbe, Jay...

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