STATE -- Eight more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 83 new cases have been confirmed in the state, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health on Sunday.    Iowa now totals 25 deaths and 868 confirmed cases of COVID-19.    There have...
	The Hoffmann family stands in front of one of their most recent batches of hand and surface sanitizer. The 160 proof product is a FDA approved recipe of denatured alcohol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and purified water.  Front, l-r, Lexi and Amy Hoffmann. Back, l-r, are Dave, Pat and Will.
    EARLING - A little more than five months ago, Pat Hoffmann faced the difficult decision of closing his family’s nursing home, Little Flower Haven, which had a storied 55-year history serving the elderly of greater Shelby County.    The...
Bull snake
    COUNTY – Shelby County and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Christina Roelofs is creating educational videos for students and others who are interested in nature during this COVID-19 pandemic.    Roelofs was a regular in area...
Happy Heart Hunt
Shelby County residents consider this....a Happy Heart Hunt!    •  Cut out a heart of any size from any material (craft paper, cardboard, wrapping paper, newspaper, fabric, etc.)    •  Decorate the heart with a positive message or leave it blank...
Follow this link to see the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdi3CALpncI&feature=youtu.be
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Elementary Schools staff put together a “virtual hello” to their students Friday, April 3, showing them how much they love and miss working with them in the classroom.    Elementary Guidance Counselor Courtney King...
The table when first available last week.
HARLAN -- Huge shout-out to the Harlan Pharmacy, which has set up a small food pantry/essentials area in the entryway to the business.  Anyone can come in and take what they need, and others can drop off items as donations for anyone to take.    ...
	The Hoffmann family stands in front of one of their most recent batches of hand and surface sanitizer. The 160 proof product is a FDA approved recipe of denatured alcohol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and purified water.  Front, l-r, Lexi and Amy Hoffmann. Back, l-r, are Dave, Pat and Will.
Bull snake
Happy Heart Hunt
Follow this link to see the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdi3CALpncI&feature=youtu.be
The table when first available last week.
    STATE -- Eight more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 83 new cases have been confirmed in the state, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health on Sunday.    Iowa now totals 25 deaths and 868 confirmed cases of COVID-19.    There have been an additional 680 negative tests for a total of...
	The Hoffmann family stands in front of one of their most recent batches of hand and surface sanitizer. The 160 proof product is a FDA approved recipe of denatured alcohol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and purified water.  Front, l-r, Lexi and Amy Hoffmann. Back, l-r, are Dave, Pat and Will.
    EARLING - A little more than five months ago, Pat Hoffmann faced the difficult decision of closing his family’s nursing home, Little Flower Haven, which had a storied 55-year history serving the elderly of greater Shelby County.    The transition allowed Hoffmann to focus on his other business...
Bull snake
    COUNTY – Shelby County and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Christina Roelofs is creating educational videos for students and others who are interested in nature during this COVID-19 pandemic.    Roelofs was a regular in area school districts every school year, providing...
Happy Heart Hunt
Shelby County residents consider this....a Happy Heart Hunt!    •  Cut out a heart of any size from any material (craft paper, cardboard, wrapping paper, newspaper, fabric, etc.)    •  Decorate the heart with a positive message or leave it blank.    •  Tape the heart to a street-facing window to...
    COUNTY -- An account from James White, raised in Harlan and now wintering in California but living in Michigan, gave a recent report of his grandfather, Harlanite Dr. James Bisgard, and actions he took during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.    Dr. Bisgard made house calls during the second...
Follow this link to see the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdi3CALpncI&feature=youtu.be
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Elementary Schools staff put together a “virtual hello” to their students Friday, April 3, showing them how much they love and miss working with them in the classroom.    Elementary Guidance Counselor Courtney King Crum published the final product Friday.    All...
    COUNTY -- Schools in Iowa will be shuttered through the end of the month, upon orders from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Thursday, April 2.    Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation orders the closure of schools, waiving time...
The table when first available last week.
HARLAN -- Huge shout-out to the Harlan Pharmacy, which has set up a small food pantry/essentials area in the entryway to the business.  Anyone can come in and take what they need, and others can drop off items as donations for anyone to take.    Doors are open during regular business hours and...
    HARLAN -- The annual Community Service Day provided by Harlan Community Schools students is canceled for 2020.    “We are disappointed to announce that the annual HCSD Community Service Day has been canceled for this year.  The district believes that sponsoring an event that creates any...
    COUNTY -- Harlan’s West Central Community Action – Food Pantry and Iowa Community Kitchen received a $500 check each to help  provide food during these extremely challenging and unprecedented times.   The checks were given by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Maria Goretti #2498...
Working at the health clinic at the men’s prison in Trujillo, Peru, L to R -- teacher Dr. Ana Haro, student Kevin Fan, PA Emily Wright, Gretchen King, RN, one of the prison guards and the patient being treated.
    TRUJILLO, PERU – Halfway across the globe, two Myrtue Medical Center emergency room nurses this week have some sound advice for Shelby County residents now that there are three local confirmed cases of COVID-19.    “Self-isolation works,” says Frannie DeLauter.  “I think people still don’t...
Front, from left: Matt Schmitz, operations manager at Panama Transfer; Girl Scouts Lilly Bissen and Katie Stern. Back: Girl Scouts Angel Stern and Bella Bissen.
    REGIONAL -- Harlan Girl Scout Troop 147 assembled 55 goodie bags for the delivery drivers at Panama Transfer as a special thank you for “Keeping America Moving” especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each goodie bag contained a pop, chips and a cookie or candy bar. The Girl Scouts have also...

Sports

 Jim Stessman of Harlan (center) is presented with a commemorative Iowa Farm Bureau basketball by Todd Tharp, Assistant Director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. At left is Jesse Sellers, who was honored as Norwalk’s Fan of the Game. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)

 DES MOINES -- Jim Stessman of Harlan was recognized prior to Harlan Community’s Class 3A Boys State Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game on March 10 as the school’s Iowa Farm Bureau Fan of the

Family Living

Julie Goetz
    PANAMA -- Julie Goetz of Panama will mark her 90th birthday on April 16. Her family is planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 206 4th Street, Panama,...

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