Todd Bladt talks with players during the Cyclone Camp of Champions last fall.
    HARLAN – Todd Bladt will be the head football coach for the Harlan Community Cyclones this fall, pending approval by the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education at its first meeting in March.    HCS Superintendent of Schools Lynn Johnson...
Shannon
    MANILLA -- The man in this story has seen every war dating back to WWI. He carries with him 102 years of memories.  He’s seen many, many inventions.  From the ice box to the refrigerator, from horses to cars, telephones to cell phones, wood...
Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) (left) and Steve Holt (R-Denison)
    HARLAN -- Approximately 25 local residents turned out Saturday, Feb. 15 for the first legislative briefing of the year in Shelby County, held at Hansen House Assisted Living.  The January briefing was cancelled due to inclement weather.  Sen....
The 34th Annual Home, Garden & Living Show in Harlan has been scheduled for Sat., March 28 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium.
    HARLAN -- The 34th Annual Home, Garden & Living Show in Harlan has been scheduled for Sat., March 28 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. This year’s event will feature unique products and services offered by dozens of area businesses, as well...
Chefs James Calkins and Caleb Darrington prepare a dish while cameraman Cameron McCoy films.
    HARLAN -- A camera crew from PBS’s Iowa Ingredient show recently filmed a segment of the show at Milk & Honey Restaurant, Harlan.    Iowa Ingredient explores the farms, restaurants, and ingredients that make Iowa food uniquely Iowan. Host...
	Some of the volunteers on the final Bingo Night in Earling December 18 were co-coordinator Jan Mahlberg with helpers L to R -- Ava Langenfeld, Ava Freund, Suzy Kenkel and Sophia Freund.
    EARLING – It was the end of an era in Earling December 18, as residents from across western Iowa enjoyed the final official Bingo Night.    Back in 1979, bingo was started in this northwest Shelby County community, drawing players for an evening...
Todd Bladt talks with players during the Cyclone Camp of Champions last fall.
Shannon
Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) (left) and Steve Holt (R-Denison)
The 34th Annual Home, Garden & Living Show in Harlan has been scheduled for Sat., March 28 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium.
Chefs James Calkins and Caleb Darrington prepare a dish while cameraman Cameron McCoy films.
	Some of the volunteers on the final Bingo Night in Earling December 18 were co-coordinator Jan Mahlberg with helpers L to R -- Ava Langenfeld, Ava Freund, Suzy Kenkel and Sophia Freund.
Shannon
    MANILLA -- The man in this story has seen every war dating back to WWI. He carries with him 102 years of memories.  He’s seen many, many inventions.  From the ice box to the refrigerator, from horses to cars, telephones to cell phones, wood stoves to cooking meals on a modern-day oven, records...
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center’s general surgeon is being sued for negligence and damages by a Harlan man who says the doctor cut the wrong duct during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy gall bladder surgery, requiring the patient to be transferred to an Omaha hospital for repair of the injury.    ...
Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) (left) and Steve Holt (R-Denison)
    HARLAN -- Approximately 25 local residents turned out Saturday, Feb. 15 for the first legislative briefing of the year in Shelby County, held at Hansen House Assisted Living.  The January briefing was cancelled due to inclement weather.  Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) (left) and Steve Holt (R...
The 34th Annual Home, Garden & Living Show in Harlan has been scheduled for Sat., March 28 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium.
    HARLAN -- The 34th Annual Home, Garden & Living Show in Harlan has been scheduled for Sat., March 28 in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. This year’s event will feature unique products and services offered by dozens of area businesses, as well as wildlife educationals presented by Shelby Co....
Todd Bladt talks with players during the Cyclone Camp of Champions last fall.
    HARLAN – Todd Bladt will be the head football coach for the Harlan Community Cyclones this fall, pending approval by the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education at its first meeting in March.    HCS Superintendent of Schools Lynn Johnson said the position has been offered to Bladt and it...
    HARLAN – The Harlan City Council tonight is set to adopt a resolution regarding its 2020-21 budget maximum property tax dollars, but officials say don’t get too attached to the levy number being presented.    It’s the first step in a two step process, and doesn’t fully reflect what the city’s...
    HARLAN -- Committee assignments for 2020 for the Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees have been released. Officers and board members include Terry Torneten, chair; Jeanine Larsen, vice chair; Leona Konz, secretary/treasurer; Kelli Klaassen, Tom Cannon, Jim Zimmerman and Rick Rasmussen.
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Public Health along with the Shelby County Board of Health, Board of Supervisors, Myrtue Medical Center and other community providers need your help in learning more about the health and specific needs of Shelby County residents.      This information will be used to...
Chefs James Calkins and Caleb Darrington prepare a dish while cameraman Cameron McCoy films.
    HARLAN -- A camera crew from PBS’s Iowa Ingredient show recently filmed a segment of the show at Milk & Honey Restaurant, Harlan.    Iowa Ingredient explores the farms, restaurants, and ingredients that make Iowa food uniquely Iowan. Host Charity Nebbe takes viewers on a journey to discover...
	Some of the volunteers on the final Bingo Night in Earling December 18 were co-coordinator Jan Mahlberg with helpers L to R -- Ava Langenfeld, Ava Freund, Suzy Kenkel and Sophia Freund.
    EARLING – It was the end of an era in Earling December 18, as residents from across western Iowa enjoyed the final official Bingo Night.    Back in 1979, bingo was started in this northwest Shelby County community, drawing players for an evening of fun and food, with proceeds provided to St....
    HARLAN -- A resolution to authorize publication for notice to bid for the north entrance and third floor renovation project at Myrtue Medical Center was approved by the MMC Board of Trustees in January.    No comments verbal or written were received during the public hearing for the renovation...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center is proposing a tax asking increase for 2020-21, with the additional proceeds being utilized for increased costs associated with improvement, maintenance and funded depreciation of the hospital, payment of Myrtue's share of FICA, and ambulance services.    “This,...

Sports

 AHSTW players, coaches and managers pose for a team photo following their league title-clinching win at Tri-Center. (Photo contributed)

 NEOLA (Feb. 11) -- The AHSTW girls basketball team clinched its first Western Iowa Conference championship in 20 years Tuesday night with a 49-27 victory at Tri-Center.

Family Living

Elsie Myers
    LAS CRUCES, NM -- Former Harlan resident Elsie Myers of Las Cruces will observe her 95th birthday on March 2. A card shower is planned in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to...

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