COUNTY – Darin Haake has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Haake is joined on the board by supervisors...
Jerry Lambert tried to get through a drift along his sidewalk Friday morning.  Lambert said it’s good it wasn’t cold, and the wind was the worst culprit making the drifts larger.
    COUNTY -- Julie Kruse of Panama and daughters, Morgan, Kerrigan and Braylan, were doing what the majority of Shelby Countians were doing Friday, Jan. 15 during the blizzard conditions.  They were staying home and staying safe. Julie’s husband,...
Stop lights at 12th and Chatburn in Harlan are not working properly
Notice.   Stop lights at 12th and Chatburn in Harlan are not working properly.   While awaiting repair you will see blinking lights and stop signs. Be  aware when motoring in the area.
Geraldine Swisher gets her first dose, while assisted living manager Kathy Goede (standing) helps and Loretta Baughman awaits her turn.
    HARLAN -- Elm Crest Retirement Community residents received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, Jan. 8.    Elm Crest Administrator Tim Nausler said vaccines were delivered by Walgreens as part of a national program with CVS and...
    HARLAN – Interim Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson announced this week she has not applied for the permanent superintendent position.    Johnson is in her second year as interim superintendent following the resignation of the...
    DES MOINES -- The Iowa Supreme Court re-selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as chief justice.    At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the justices of the supreme court by majority vote shall designate one justice as chief...
Jerry Lambert tried to get through a drift along his sidewalk Friday morning.  Lambert said it’s good it wasn’t cold, and the wind was the worst culprit making the drifts larger.
Stop lights at 12th and Chatburn in Harlan are not working properly
Geraldine Swisher gets her first dose, while assisted living manager Kathy Goede (standing) helps and Loretta Baughman awaits her turn.
    COUNTY – Darin Haake has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Haake is joined on the board by supervisors Steve Kenkel and Charles Parkhurst.    Haake was...
Jerry Lambert tried to get through a drift along his sidewalk Friday morning.  Lambert said it’s good it wasn’t cold, and the wind was the worst culprit making the drifts larger.
    COUNTY -- Julie Kruse of Panama and daughters, Morgan, Kerrigan and Braylan, were doing what the majority of Shelby Countians were doing Friday, Jan. 15 during the blizzard conditions.  They were staying home and staying safe. Julie’s husband, Jeremy, was able to get into work but the Kruse...
Stop lights at 12th and Chatburn in Harlan are not working properly
Notice.   Stop lights at 12th and Chatburn in Harlan are not working properly.   While awaiting repair you will see blinking lights and stop signs. Be  aware when motoring in the area.
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School District saw an increase in revenues and a decrease in expenditures for the 2019-20 fiscal year, as outlined in its annual audit conducted by Schroer & Associates, PC.    The HCS Board of Education unanimously approved accepting the audit at its regular...
    HARLAN – Shelby County has received 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date, with all being given to health care workers in the county under Tier 1A of the national vaccine distribution plan.    Next up is Tier 1B, and local officials said to watch for the availability of vaccine for those listed...
Geraldine Swisher gets her first dose, while assisted living manager Kathy Goede (standing) helps and Loretta Baughman awaits her turn.
    HARLAN -- Elm Crest Retirement Community residents received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, Jan. 8.    Elm Crest Administrator Tim Nausler said vaccines were delivered by Walgreens as part of a national program with CVS and Walgreens providing the vaccines to care facilities.  
    HARLAN – Interim Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson announced this week she has not applied for the permanent superintendent position.    Johnson is in her second year as interim superintendent following the resignation of the previous superintendent in 2019, and said in an...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School Board, following a closed session meeting Monday, Jan. 11, has narrowed its search for a permanent superintendent to eight candidates, with screening interviews set for Thursday, Jan. 21.    Representatives from Grundmeyer Leader Search, the consulting firm...
    DES MOINES -- The Iowa Supreme Court re-selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as chief justice.    At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the justices of the supreme court by majority vote shall designate one justice as chief justice, to serve for a two-year term.
Firefighters keep the blaze under control.
    PORTSMOUTH -- Firefighters from the Portsmouth and Persia Fire Departments held a practice burn on a Portsmouth residence Saturday, Jan. 9.  The home had been abandoned and reclaimed by the city.
Shelby County Emergency Management and some helpful motorists pulled this vehicle from a drift at 7th and Durant Sts.
Just now Shelby County Emergency Management and some helpful motorists pulled this vehicle from a drift at 7th and Durant Sts. Everyone was okay. Be Careful! Hard to see during these blizzard conditions.
Snapped this pic just outside our back door.
Thinking we are getting more snow than the National Weather Service originally thought Harlan and Shelby County would see. We'll keep you posted.

Family Living

Mary Klindt
    HARLAN -- Mary Clare Klindt of rural Harlan will celebrate her 97th birthday on January 31. Her family is planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 532...

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