Nielsen
    HARLAN – An Avoca man has been charged with lascivious acts with a child and assault following an alleged incident in Harlan January 1.    Trent Allen Nielsen, 34, 913 Grandview Rd., Avoca, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and 30 days in...
    COUNTY – The eyes of the nation will be upon the State of Iowa once again Monday, Feb. 3 for the Republican and Democratic Caucuses, and Shelby County will be included in the national media spotlight.    Republican caucus participants will elect...
Haley Harris, who performed as part of the winter guard
    ELK HORN -- Showing her Spartan Spirit at a recent Exira-EHK girls and boys basketball doubleheader is Haley Harris, who performed as part of the winter guard.  The winter sports season kicked off again this week after holiday break.
The Shelby County Jail was recently recognized as one of the Best of the Best from the Iowa Department of Corrections.  Those employees sharing in receiving the award are: front L to R -- Officer Nancy Pigsley, Officer Mikayla Blum and Officer Jade Daeges. Back L to R --  Jail Administrator Kyle Lindberg, Officer Andrew Bierl, Officer Walker Wilson and Officer Cody Hansen.
    COUNTY – For the second consecutive year, the Shelby County Jail has been named one of the Best of the Best in Iowa by the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC).    Officials from Shelby County were invited to attend the annual Iowa State...
Jacobsen
...Myrtue CEO
    HARLAN -- The Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has renewed MMC CEO’s Barry Jacobsen’s employment contract for another three years effective January 1, 2020. He serves as CEO of MMC and the Shelby County Health Corporation.    Jacobsen’s...
Harlan Reserve Officers include Samantha Stone, Charissa Henry, Mike Schleimer, Andrew Cole and Daniel Kammerer.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – The importance of police reserve officers in the Harlan community and across the state and nation is gaining more steam as these volunteer officers help communities become safe and secure alongside veteran certified officers, and the...
Nielsen
Haley Harris, who performed as part of the winter guard
The Shelby County Jail was recently recognized as one of the Best of the Best from the Iowa Department of Corrections.  Those employees sharing in receiving the award are: front L to R -- Officer Nancy Pigsley, Officer Mikayla Blum and Officer Jade Daeges. Back L to R --  Jail Administrator Kyle Lindberg, Officer Andrew Bierl, Officer Walker Wilson and Officer Cody Hansen.
Jacobsen
...Myrtue CEO
Harlan Reserve Officers include Samantha Stone, Charissa Henry, Mike Schleimer, Andrew Cole and Daniel Kammerer.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Harlan area.    This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Harlan’s...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors unanimously has approved a resolution allowing for the master matrix to be utilized in the county in regards to livestock confinements.    The approval again this year came with some conversation, with the continued thought there has to be some...
Nielsen
    HARLAN – An Avoca man has been charged with lascivious acts with a child and assault following an alleged incident in Harlan January 1.    Trent Allen Nielsen, 34, 913 Grandview Rd., Avoca, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and 30 days in jail, with an additional fine of $10,625 if convicted...
    COUNTY – The eyes of the nation will be upon the State of Iowa once again Monday, Feb. 3 for the Republican and Democratic Caucuses, and Shelby County will be included in the national media spotlight.    Republican caucus participants will elect delegates, alternate delegates and junior...
    HARLAN – Policy reviews by the Harlan Community Schools Board of Education recently have further defined how the public corresponds with the board during official board meetings.    The board has updated Policy 213 regarding public participation in board meetings, saying the board recognizes...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center provided $3,027,219 in uncompensated care and health care services to the community last year, according to a recently completed statewide assessment of those programs and services by the Iowa Hospital Association. That amount, based on 2018 figures, includes...
Haley Harris, who performed as part of the winter guard
    ELK HORN -- Showing her Spartan Spirit at a recent Exira-EHK girls and boys basketball doubleheader is Haley Harris, who performed as part of the winter guard.  The winter sports season kicked off again this week after holiday break.
    COUNTY – A unique petition filed in Shelby County District Court January 3 has the petitioner requesting a trial by combat, with melee weapons in hand-to-hand combat style to resolve the dispute between he and the respondent.    David Zachary Ostrom has filed a motion for trial by combat...
The Shelby County Jail was recently recognized as one of the Best of the Best from the Iowa Department of Corrections.  Those employees sharing in receiving the award are: front L to R -- Officer Nancy Pigsley, Officer Mikayla Blum and Officer Jade Daeges. Back L to R --  Jail Administrator Kyle Lindberg, Officer Andrew Bierl, Officer Walker Wilson and Officer Cody Hansen.
    COUNTY – For the second consecutive year, the Shelby County Jail has been named one of the Best of the Best in Iowa by the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC).    Officials from Shelby County were invited to attend the annual Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies’ Association (ISSDA) annual...
Jacobsen
...Myrtue CEO
    HARLAN -- The Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has renewed MMC CEO’s Barry Jacobsen’s employment contract for another three years effective January 1, 2020. He serves as CEO of MMC and the Shelby County Health Corporation.    Jacobsen’s salary will be $239,875 for the coming year which...
    HARLAN – The City of Harlan is preparing to offer a free yard waste disposal site for city residents on a trial basis beginning in the spring.    The move comes upon request from the city residents and a petition filed asking for a free yard waste site.  The city’s public property committee...
Harlan Reserve Officers include Samantha Stone, Charissa Henry, Mike Schleimer, Andrew Cole and Daniel Kammerer.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – The importance of police reserve officers in the Harlan community and across the state and nation is gaining more steam as these volunteer officers help communities become safe and secure alongside veteran certified officers, and the City of Harlan is no exception.    Harlan’s reserve...

Sports

 HCHS junior Michael Erlemeier scores a breakaway layup in the fourth quarter vs. Lewis Central. Erlemeier finished with a career high 18 points as the Cyclones rallied to beat LC 76-67. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)

 HARLAN (Jan. 7) -- With 4:23 left in Tuesday’s third quarter, the outlook for the Harlan Community boys basketball was bleak.

Family Living

Rachel and Dustin Halstead
    EARLING -- Rachel Gross and Dustin Halstead both of Omaha exchanged marriage vows at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Earling on September 7, 2019. Father Dan Gehler performed...

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