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...
Al Woodraska
HARLAN — For decades, Alvin K. Woodraska, Jr. brought the magic of movies to the Harlan community. Woodraska, former owner of the Harlan Theatre and the Harlan Drive-In, passed away Sunday, January 21. He was 89 years old. Woodraska was born in...
 HARLAN —  There was a shortage of truck drivers throughout the United States in 2023, and according to the American Trucking Association, a new record high deficiency in drivers is forecasted for 2024. The Shelby County Center of Iowa Western...
 History compiled by Seth JohannsenHARLAN — Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan is planning a free public recital featuring music preformed by organist Stephen Bartelt, current Dean of American Guild of Organists Omaha Chaper on the church’s newly...
Al Woodraska
 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 National Football League MVP, Patrick Mahomes. ...
 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 the U.S. For the second consecutive year, a Harlan...
 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 principal and activities director Bill Mueller...
Ellen Walsh-Rosmann (left), Founder of FarmTable Procurement & Delivery and Board President Michelle Moyes Dill.
HARLAN — Starting on January 1, 2024, the Harlan-based food hub formerly known as FarmTable Procurement and Delivery has transitioned into a new non-profit corporation called Farm Table Delivery. Founded in 2013 by Ellen Walsh-Rosmann as a private business, for the last decade the FarmTable food...
 HARLAN —  There was a shortage of truck drivers throughout the United States in 2023, and according to the American Trucking Association, a new record high deficiency in drivers is forecasted for 2024. The Shelby County Center of Iowa Western Community College  (IWCC) is trying to boost the amount...
Al Woodraska
HARLAN — For decades, Alvin K. Woodraska, Jr. brought the magic of movies to the Harlan community. Woodraska, former owner of the Harlan Theatre and the Harlan Drive-In, passed away Sunday, January 21. He was 89 years old. Woodraska was born in Aberdeen, SD. He served in the Air Force for five...
 History compiled by Seth JohannsenHARLAN — Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan is planning a free public recital featuring music preformed by organist Stephen Bartelt, current Dean of American Guild of Organists Omaha Chaper on the church’s newly rebuilt pipe organ. The concert will be held at the...
 STATEWIDE — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has proposed an overhaul to the state’s nine area education agencies (AEA) that provide special education, media, and additional support and expertise to schools throughout the state. Gov. Reynold’s proposal would redesign the funding structure of the AEA,...
 SHELBY COUNTY — Donald Trump won “The first in the Nation” Republican presidential caucus held throughout Iowa on Monday, in the coldest caucus on record. The former president secured 69% of the 477 votes cast in the Shelby County caucus, held at Veterans Auditorium. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won...
HARLAN — Solutions for today’s challenges may lie within the unseen and unexplored trials. When Ezekiel “Zeke” Q. Christensen, a 16-year-old sophomore, signed up for the new iJAG class at Harlan Community High School in the fall of 2023, his friend mentioned it was an easy class with field trips....
 MANNING — A former IKM-Manning middle school reading teacher accused of sexual abuse has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. While employed with the school district, Cassidy Sue (Branning) Kraus, 24, allegedly “enaged in multiple sexually oriented acts with three different students, the...
 HARLAN — Nori Griffith has joined the Harlan Newspaper staff as a graphic designer. Griffith received a Bachelor of Science in Media Communications with an emphasis in animation from John Paul the Great Catholic University north of San Diego, CA in Escondido in August 2023. Prior to attending...

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Senior Hannah Nelson #35, passes the ball to Taryn Petersen.

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Grace Elizabeth (Schoemann) Pauley, daughter of Chris and Sophia (Blum) Schoemann was born on April 17th, 1930 in Harrison County. She was the third child in a family of eight children. She was...

 
 

 

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