Scholten and Booker visit with the crowd at the town hall
    HARLAN – A standing room only crowd turned out on less than a day’s notice for a town hall meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Cory Booker and Iowa Congressional Candidate J.D. Scholten at the C.G. Therkildsen Center Friday morning,...
Jeremy Taylor, republican candidate for the District 4 U.S. Representatives
    HARLAN -- Jeremy Taylor, republican candidate for the District 4 U.S. Representatives seat, made a campaign stop in Harlan Thursday, Dec. 5.  Approximately 20 people turned out for the event at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce &...
Flores
HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center announces the addition of Tina Flores, MD, as a family practice physician.    Flores will be joining Myrtue Medical Center’s team of seven family medicine physicians and 14 advanced-level practitioners who serve at...
Johnson
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools Interim Superintendent Lynn Johnson has been an offered a one-year contract extension, the terms of which were approved last week by the HCS Board of Education.    Board members Amy Rueschenberg, Jessica...
Ezekiel Sorensen tells Santa Claus what is on his Christmas wish list.
    COUNTY -- The holiday season officially kicked off in Shelby County last weekend with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the courthouse square in downtown Harlan.  A good turnout of people braved the cold and drizzly weather to meet...
Polar Run participants
    ELK HORN -- Julefest was once again considered a huge success last weekend in the Danish villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton.  One of the highlights was the annual Polar Run.  Pictured above are the participants in the event.  At right, Nathan...
Scholten and Booker visit with the crowd at the town hall
Jeremy Taylor, republican candidate for the District 4 U.S. Representatives
Flores
Johnson
Ezekiel Sorensen tells Santa Claus what is on his Christmas wish list.
Polar Run participants
    REGIONAL – A total of 87 families signed up this year for help during the holiday season in the annual holiday adoption program through West Central Community Action.    Those who adopted and will be delivering gifts to WCCA’s Outreach Office are asked to attend the drop-off day, Monday, Dec....
Scholten and Booker visit with the crowd at the town hall
    HARLAN – A standing room only crowd turned out on less than a day’s notice for a town hall meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Cory Booker and Iowa Congressional Candidate J.D. Scholten at the C.G. Therkildsen Center Friday morning, Dec. 6.    The two shared their messages with...
Jeremy Taylor, republican candidate for the District 4 U.S. Representatives
    HARLAN -- Jeremy Taylor, republican candidate for the District 4 U.S. Representatives seat, made a campaign stop in Harlan Thursday, Dec. 5.  Approximately 20 people turned out for the event at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry atrium.  Taylor discussed the issues important...
Flores
HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center announces the addition of Tina Flores, MD, as a family practice physician.    Flores will be joining Myrtue Medical Center’s team of seven family medicine physicians and 14 advanced-level practitioners who serve at Myrtue’s nationally recognized Critical Access...
Johnson
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools Interim Superintendent Lynn Johnson has been an offered a one-year contract extension, the terms of which were approved last week by the HCS Board of Education.    Board members Amy Rueschenberg, Jessica Anderson, Al Hazelton, Tarah Devlin-Lawler and Seth Piro...
    PORTSMOUTH – The City of Portsmouth has filed a petition in Shelby County District Court seeking title to an abandoned property.    The defendant named in the petition is Scott Phillips, believed to reside at 206 4th Ave.  Also named is Tiger 111 Partnership, which may claim interest in the...
Ezekiel Sorensen tells Santa Claus what is on his Christmas wish list.
    COUNTY -- The holiday season officially kicked off in Shelby County last weekend with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the courthouse square in downtown Harlan.  A good turnout of people braved the cold and drizzly weather to meet Santa and partake in the official lighting of the...
Polar Run participants
    ELK HORN -- Julefest was once again considered a huge success last weekend in the Danish villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton.  One of the highlights was the annual Polar Run.  Pictured above are the participants in the event.  At right, Nathan Steen of Bellevue, NE dressed up as Olaf from...
    HARLAN -- Another step forward has been made in the ongoing master facility plan project at Myrtue Medical Center. At the late November MMC Board of Trustees meeting approval was given to contract with Specialized Engineering Solutions (SES) for the design component and oversight of the central...
Lentz
    HARLAN -- An Eagle Grove man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with third-degree sexual abuse, accused of having sexual relations with a juvenile female.    Devon Dewaine Lentz, 19, 520 SE 1st St., Eagle Grove, is accused of having vaginal sex with a 13-year-old female in the...
Portsmouth firefighters helped save dozens of hogs after a semi carrying the hogs traveled into the ditch and overturned.
    PORTSMOUTH -- Portsmouth firefighters helped save dozens of hogs after a semi carrying the hogs traveled into the ditch and overturned November 21 near 1200th St. and Fir Rd.  The international semi was hauling a load of hogs when it entered an area of soft road due to recent rain.  The trailer...
    REGIONAL – Today, Friday, Dec. 6 is the deadline to submit applications for families wishing to be adopted this holiday season.  Children 18 and under, along with elderly ages 65+, who are at or below 175 percent poverty level (or LIHEAP eligible) may apply.    For those donating, they can...

Sports

 HARLAN (Dec. 3) -- During a frustrating 5-17 campaign last winter, the Harlan Community girls basketball team didn’t win its first two games until the 5th and 8th of January.

Family Living

Harold Peters
    TENNANT -- Harold Peters of Tennant will celebrate his 93rd birthday on December 8 with his family. His family is planning a card shower in his honor. Cards will reach him if sent...

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