HARLAN -- City of Harlan and Harlan Municipal Utilities officials are working together on their own water conservation efforts, thinking outside the box in keeping the Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center filled this summer.    Discharge water from...
	Lori Tarney poses with some of her freshly picked strawberries, homemade jam and farm eggs in her strawberry patch near Avoca Monday, June 14. Tarney’s business, LNE Farm and Garden, participates in the Shelby County Farmers Market every year.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Farmers Market will open Saturday, June 19 with a variety of farm-fresh produce available for purchase.    The farmers market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 2099 Chatburn Ave in the former Shopko parking lot...
    COUNTY -- A poverty simulation Monday, June 14 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Harlan helped community members learn more about the experience of surviving in poverty and the challenges of overcoming it.    The Shelby County Prevent Child...
     DOUGLAS, AZ -- The desert is hot and a half dozen dust devils surround us as we travel from Tucson to Douglas, AZ. As you might expect, it has not rained recently. Charlotte and I are accompanying Sister Joyce Blum FSPA, back to a location...
	Bob Mortensen of Elk Horn recharges his hybrid vehicle at the Danish Windmill’s new ChargePoint station in Elk Horn.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- Travelers driving hybrid and electric vehicles between Omaha and Des Moines on Interstate 80 can unplug and recharge at the same time by hopping off the interstate at exit 54 and taking a short drive north on the Western Skies Scenic...
	Ronald Paasch stands with the new model plane, a replica of the B-24 Liberator bomber that crashed in 1944. 
	The memorial is located about 500 yards from the crash site at the intersection of M-47 and G-30 south of Walnut.  The plaque lists the names of the seven men who died in the crash.
    WALNUT -- On March 8, 1944, Ronald Paasch witnessed the tragic death of seven men in a bomber crash in Walnut.    Today, Paasch owns the land where the accident occurred and has dedicated a memorial to the victims with a replica of the B-24...
	Lori Tarney poses with some of her freshly picked strawberries, homemade jam and farm eggs in her strawberry patch near Avoca Monday, June 14. Tarney’s business, LNE Farm and Garden, participates in the Shelby County Farmers Market every year.
	Bob Mortensen of Elk Horn recharges his hybrid vehicle at the Danish Windmill’s new ChargePoint station in Elk Horn.  (Photo contributed)
	Ronald Paasch stands with the new model plane, a replica of the B-24 Liberator bomber that crashed in 1944. 
	The memorial is located about 500 yards from the crash site at the intersection of M-47 and G-30 south of Walnut.  The plaque lists the names of the seven men who died in the crash.
    HARLAN -- City of Harlan and Harlan Municipal Utilities officials are working together on their own water conservation efforts, thinking outside the box in keeping the Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center filled this summer.    Discharge water from the Water Treatment Plant that normally would be...
	Lori Tarney poses with some of her freshly picked strawberries, homemade jam and farm eggs in her strawberry patch near Avoca Monday, June 14. Tarney’s business, LNE Farm and Garden, participates in the Shelby County Farmers Market every year.
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Farmers Market will open Saturday, June 19 with a variety of farm-fresh produce available for purchase.    The farmers market will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 2099 Chatburn Ave in the former Shopko parking lot.    The market will take place every Saturday...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan 8-Ball Aviation Club will host their 75th annual Flight Breakfast Sunday, June 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the airport.    The event will be held at Rushenberg Field at the Harlan Municipal Airport on Hwy 59 South.    The breakfast will consist of bacon, eggs, pancakes and...
    COUNTY -- A poverty simulation Monday, June 14 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Harlan helped community members learn more about the experience of surviving in poverty and the challenges of overcoming it.    The Shelby County Prevent Child Abuse Council hosted the simulation. About 30...
     DOUGLAS, AZ -- The desert is hot and a half dozen dust devils surround us as we travel from Tucson to Douglas, AZ. As you might expect, it has not rained recently. Charlotte and I are accompanying Sister Joyce Blum FSPA, back to a location she served in the early 2000s. As you might also...
	Bob Mortensen of Elk Horn recharges his hybrid vehicle at the Danish Windmill’s new ChargePoint station in Elk Horn.  (Photo contributed)
    ELK HORN -- Travelers driving hybrid and electric vehicles between Omaha and Des Moines on Interstate 80 can unplug and recharge at the same time by hopping off the interstate at exit 54 and taking a short drive north on the Western Skies Scenic Byway to the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.    “We...
    REGIONAL -- Regional Water Rural Water Association is moving to an Action Level Yellow in its water conservation plan, which calls for mandatory water use restrictions.    In a statement released June 4, Regional Water stated that due to heightened customer usage while dry water table...
	Ronald Paasch stands with the new model plane, a replica of the B-24 Liberator bomber that crashed in 1944. 
	The memorial is located about 500 yards from the crash site at the intersection of M-47 and G-30 south of Walnut.  The plaque lists the names of the seven men who died in the crash.
    WALNUT -- On March 8, 1944, Ronald Paasch witnessed the tragic death of seven men in a bomber crash in Walnut.    Today, Paasch owns the land where the accident occurred and has dedicated a memorial to the victims with a replica of the B-24 Liberator aircraft that crashed.    Paasch, now 93,...
	Jeff Johannsen (center), the son of Seth and Kay Johannsen, Harlan, was the musical director for the award-winning Mary Poppins production at Des Moines Christian.  Pictured with fellow directors.  (Photo contributed)
    DES MOINES – A Harlan alum and former student musician from Harlan Community High School has helped lead his theater students at Des Moines Christian (DMC) High School to top awards in the state’s high school musical theater awards showcase.    Jeff Johannsen was the musical director this past...
	The new Monogram Farm children’s play area is pictured at the Harlan Community Library Wednesday, May 26.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Library recently revamped the children’s area of the library with a rural theme and a new play area.    The play area, called Monogram Farm, opened to the public last week after nearly three months of construction. The farm includes a silo bookshelf, a play house...
	Thunder Guns West owner Vernon Schwarte stands next to the ammunition shelf at his store after a recent restock. The shelf carries the store’s entire supply of ammunition, and many varieties are out of stock or in short supply. “Normally, this entire shelf and another one would be full,” Schwarte said. “There are dozens and dozens of rounds of ammo that we cannot get in stock.”
    REGIONAL -- Businesses nationwide have recently experienced shortages and price increases on a wide variety of products, from beef to bullets.    Many of the shortages are a result of slowed production during the pandemic and increased demand as the economy reopens.    Firearms and ammunition...
Reporter Molly Blanco spent an evening photographing some t-ball at J.J. Jensen last week. Nothing quite like a beautiful evening at J.J. Jensen Park, where the Braves took on the Royals and the Twins battled the White Sox last Wednesday. A few highlights.....  

Sports

 Harlan Community junior Jordan Heese puts the ball in play during Thursday night’s game at Denison-Schleswig. Heese doubled and had one RBI in the Cyclones’ 11-3 victory. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)

 DENISON -- The Harlan Community softball team improved its Hawkeye Ten Conference record to 4-1 on Thursday night with an 11-3 win at Denison-Schleswig.

Family Living

Janice and Ken Klein
 HARLAN -- Ken and Janice  (Gubbels) Klein were married June 6, 1970 in Westphalia. Since the couple couldn’t celebrate their golden anniversary last year, a card shower will...

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