Members of the Harlan Community High School’s Business Professionals of America placing at the State Leadership Competition included: (front row, left to right) Ari Daniels, Lauren Gaul, Ellerie Nelson, Adrian Irlbeck, Erna Kantarevic, Emercyn Reischl, Suzy Kenkel, Dana Schaben, Daniel Perez, (back row) Kobe Klaassen, Harrison Kjergaard, Ben Leinen, Lejla Kantarevic, Jason Croghan, Jada Morenz, Colton Hagle, Reese Koch, Eli Sorensen, Benjamin Schmitz, Mitchell Vo. Not pictured is Hayden Soma.
HARLAN — Students from Harlan Community High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter have qualified to attend the 2024 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago May 10-14.Those attending the National Conference advanced from the...
 Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions  staff members Lynn White, Office Patient Coordinator; Dave Bauman, Program Director and Julie Mann, LMSW, Program Therapist. (Photo contributed)
HARLAN — Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions has been named the 2023 Program of the Year Finalists, by Psychiatric Medical Care, which manages the program.Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) partners with more than 250 hospitals and health...
 AREA — When teams take the field for the big game on Sunday, there’s no doubt who Kasey Christensen will be cheering for. Kasey is a Chiefs fan, and through the Make-A Wish-Foundation®, he recently met his favorite player, reigning Super Bowl and...
 SHELBY COUNTY — As we navigate through life, the strands of who we are intertwine with those of others and form relationships of the tightest and strongest fabric. Each year, the Mother of the Year Award recognizes one mom from each state across...
 HARLAN — The Harlan Community Middle School honored the life and memorialized the legacy of a teammate and friend. Mia Schwieso passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2023.  Tuesday, January 30, Mia's team retired her basketball jersey. Middle school...
 Members of the Harlan Community High School’s Business Professionals of America placing at the State Leadership Competition included: (front row, left to right) Ari Daniels, Lauren Gaul, Ellerie Nelson, Adrian Irlbeck, Erna Kantarevic, Emercyn Reischl, Suzy Kenkel, Dana Schaben, Daniel Perez, (back row) Kobe Klaassen, Harrison Kjergaard, Ben Leinen, Lejla Kantarevic, Jason Croghan, Jada Morenz, Colton Hagle, Reese Koch, Eli Sorensen, Benjamin Schmitz, Mitchell Vo. Not pictured is Hayden Soma.
The HCHS Cyclones hoist their state qualifier trophy after losing to the Mount Vernon Mustangs 67-25 Monday evening. The Cyclones finished the season with an overall record of 20-4.
 Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions  staff members Lynn White, Office Patient Coordinator; Dave Bauman, Program Director and Julie Mann, LMSW, Program Therapist. (Photo contributed)
HARLAN  — Harlan City Council Member Jeanna Rudolph has resigned her position. Mayor Jay Christensen announced Rudolph’s resignation during the April 2 council meeting.Rudolph has represented Ward 3 on the Council since 2018, and will remain on the council until May. Christensen said the position...
SHELBY COUNTY — Shelby County Emergency Management will be celebrating Telecommunicator Week Sunday, April 14 through Saturday, April 20.“During this week, we acknowledge our employees who serve the county by answering emergency calls, dispatching first responders, rendering life-saving assistance...
SHELBY COUNTY — Shelby County is in a good financial position according to an audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.Chris Nelson, president of Gronewold, Bell, Khynn & Co., PC of Atlantic presented the report to the Shelby County Board of Supervisors April 2.“There was nothing...
SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Board of Supervisors voted to sell the County Annex building during a meeting held Tuesday, April 2.The building, located at 719 Market Street in Harlan, will be sold though a sealed bid process, with a minimum required bid of $256,000, the building’s appraised...
 Members of the Harlan Community High School’s Business Professionals of America placing at the State Leadership Competition included: (front row, left to right) Ari Daniels, Lauren Gaul, Ellerie Nelson, Adrian Irlbeck, Erna Kantarevic, Emercyn Reischl, Suzy Kenkel, Dana Schaben, Daniel Perez, (back row) Kobe Klaassen, Harrison Kjergaard, Ben Leinen, Lejla Kantarevic, Jason Croghan, Jada Morenz, Colton Hagle, Reese Koch, Eli Sorensen, Benjamin Schmitz, Mitchell Vo. Not pictured is Hayden Soma.
HARLAN — Students from Harlan Community High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter have qualified to attend the 2024 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago May 10-14.Those attending the National Conference advanced from the State Leadership Competition held in Des Moines...
 SHELBY COUNTY — Candidate filing for the June 4 Primary Election began March 4 and will continue until 5 p.m. March 22. Shelby County Election Commissioner Mark Maxwell said all paperwork must be received at the Shelby County Auditor’s Office within this time frame. Maxwell, who is also the Shelby...
UPDATE: Shortly after noon today, the jury in the Rob Arkfeld trial returned a verdict of Guilty of Serious Injury by Vehicle.  No other information as to when sentencing will be is available at this time SHELBY COUNTY — Testimony in the trial for Robert Arkfeld, Jr. concluded late Friday afternoon...
HARLAN — Following the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board, the Harlan City Council voted Tuesday to increase the starting pay of lifeguards and raise admission prices for the upcoming season at the Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center. Starting pay for lifeguards will now be $10 per hour,...
STATEWIDE – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield announced the Agency is investing $21,457,000 in loans and $4,695,000 in grants to provide clean, safe water and promote economic growth in rural Iowa communities as part of President Biden...
SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Board of Supervisors voted to give elected  county officials a salary increase in 2025.The increase was approved following a recommendation by the Shelby County Compensation Board, represented at the February 20 meeting by Ruthann Grimsley. The board voted to...
 Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions  staff members Lynn White, Office Patient Coordinator; Dave Bauman, Program Director and Julie Mann, LMSW, Program Therapist. (Photo contributed)
HARLAN — Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions has been named the 2023 Program of the Year Finalists, by Psychiatric Medical Care, which manages the program.Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) partners with more than 250 hospitals and health systems across the country to provide behavioral...

Sports

From L-R, HCHS Track & Field Seniors Joseph Bragg, Keaton Heileson, Jonathan Shelton, Brehden Eggerss, Franz Reisz, Cade Sears, Matthew Sorfonden, Micah Sorensen honored during Senior Night for their contributions to the program.

The HCHS Cyclones boys track and field team competed in the Ken Carstens Invitational Tuesday night at home, finishing in third place with 96 points, just 2.5 points behind Atlantic who finished se

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Mariann Kathryn Nielsen was born on March 28, 1931 in Union Township.  She was raised by her foster parents, Andrew and Tina Johnson from Avoca, Iowa.  She attended Avoca School and...

 
 

 

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