An artist rendering of the proposed updates to the science labs. Improved safety is among the changes. Current gas lines
are not stable and the room lacks enough sinks.
SHELBY COUNTY — The mainpart of the upcoming $22.9 millionHarlan Community School District’sSept. 13 bond issue focuses on a newintermediate building, elementarybuilding and updates for the highschool. The intermediate buildingof Harlan Community...
Residents of Harlan were busy Sunday cleaning up debris from Saturday’s severe thunderstorm, including in front of 1707 10th
street.
 SHELBY COUNTY — A severe thunderstorm brought straight-line winds of up to 80-miles per hour to the area Saturday evening, July 23. Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Alex Londo said around 8:25 p.m.,  Shelby County was placed in a...
SHELBY COUNTY — The best way to sum up the $22.9 million Harlan Community School District school bond issue facing voters Sept. 13 is to go directly to the source. HCSD Superintendent Dr. Jenny Barnett said two questions will be on the ballot, and...
 Erin Buck and her children Reagan, Kendra, Cooper, and Brooklyn at the 2021 Shelby County Fair.
 COUNTY  — The Shelby County Fair began Sunday, July 10 with events running throughout the week. For many 4-H families, including Erin Buck and her children of Tennant, the week is an accumulation of a year of hard work. “In our household, 4-H is...
 Jenna, Prya, Camden, and Todd Hucka
 COUNTY — Jenna Hucka was named Shelby County Mother’s Association’s Young Mother of the Year. Jenna, the daughter of Steve and Paula Kenkel, and the late Nadine Kenkel, was raised in Earling. She graduated from Harlan Community High School in 2003...
Pastor Donna Ewert
will deliver her last
sermon July 24 from
the pulpit at Harlan’s
Congregational
Church of Christ.
 HARLAN — For several years, Pastor Donna Ewert and the children in her congregation have created butterfly habitats. It is an annual project Ewert started when she was a teacher, so this marks the 35th year she has given  children the opportunity...
An artist rendering of the proposed updates to the science labs. Improved safety is among the changes. Current gas lines
are not stable and the room lacks enough sinks.
Residents of Harlan were busy Sunday cleaning up debris from Saturday’s severe thunderstorm, including in front of 1707 10th
street.
 Erin Buck and her children Reagan, Kendra, Cooper, and Brooklyn at the 2021 Shelby County Fair.
 Jenna, Prya, Camden, and Todd Hucka
Pastor Donna Ewert
will deliver her last
sermon July 24 from
the pulpit at Harlan’s
Congregational
Church of Christ.
An artist rendering of the proposed updates to the science labs. Improved safety is among the changes. Current gas lines
are not stable and the room lacks enough sinks.
SHELBY COUNTY — The mainpart of the upcoming $22.9 millionHarlan Community School District’sSept. 13 bond issue focuses on a newintermediate building, elementarybuilding and updates for the highschool. The intermediate buildingof Harlan Community was builtin 1965 and is the oldest buildingowned by...
 AREA — Many restaurants across Iowa report finding qualified workforce continues to stifle recovery, according to survey data from the Iowa Restaurant Association.  Area restaurants continue to have staffing issues, including Grace on Main in Elk Horn. Owners Michael and Illee Muller made a plea...
 SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Board of Supervisors have planned public hearing dates to discuss and pass two resolutions at each of the three public hearings regarding the proposed carbon pipeline that will run through the county. Two ordinances will be read and discussed at meetings held at 9...
Residents of Harlan were busy Sunday cleaning up debris from Saturday’s severe thunderstorm, including in front of 1707 10th
street.
 SHELBY COUNTY — A severe thunderstorm brought straight-line winds of up to 80-miles per hour to the area Saturday evening, July 23. Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Alex Londo said around 8:25 p.m.,  Shelby County was placed in a severe thunderstorm warning with a special weather...
SHELBY COUNTY — The best way to sum up the $22.9 million Harlan Community School District school bond issue facing voters Sept. 13 is to go directly to the source. HCSD Superintendent Dr. Jenny Barnett said two questions will be on the ballot, and if approved will address facility shortcomings and...
 Erin Buck and her children Reagan, Kendra, Cooper, and Brooklyn at the 2021 Shelby County Fair.
 COUNTY  — The Shelby County Fair began Sunday, July 10 with events running throughout the week. For many 4-H families, including Erin Buck and her children of Tennant, the week is an accumulation of a year of hard work. “In our household, 4-H is year round,”she said. “I have been a part of the...
 Jenna, Prya, Camden, and Todd Hucka
 COUNTY — Jenna Hucka was named Shelby County Mother’s Association’s Young Mother of the Year. Jenna, the daughter of Steve and Paula Kenkel, and the late Nadine Kenkel, was raised in Earling. She graduated from Harlan Community High School in 2003. She majored in Elementary Education at Central...
Pastor Donna Ewert
will deliver her last
sermon July 24 from
the pulpit at Harlan’s
Congregational
Church of Christ.
 HARLAN — For several years, Pastor Donna Ewert and the children in her congregation have created butterfly habitats. It is an annual project Ewert started when she was a teacher, so this marks the 35th year she has given  children the opportunity to observe the transformation from larval stage to...
 POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY – One fatality was reported after a train and semi accident that occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of 510 Street and Rosewood south of Walnut. Pottawattamie County Chief Deputy Jeff Theulen said the a 911 call came in about 2:30 p.m. about a semi...
 Members of Portsmouth Fire and Rescue include: Front: Rick Ohlinger, Jeff Schmidt,Chad Reinig, Kyle Miller and Tim Springman. Back: Jeff Leinen, Mike Schneider, Chuck Leinen, Mike Leinen, Donnie Kenkel, Ashley Klein, Josh Klein, Bill Slaven and Marvin Leinen. Not pictured: TJ Keane,  Ron Prososki, Mark Snethen, Craig Rau, and Ethan Leinen.
 PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Fire and Rescue recently earned state certification for the rescue department. Fire Chief Mike Leinen said the process was time consuming. “The first step was for the department to vote on it. Once that was accomplished, there is a standardized packet and checklist provided...
Kevin Lucke, President Chevron Renewable Fuels Group
 AMES —  Chevron Corp. recently completed its purchase of Renewable Energy Group, (REG) a biodiesel and renewable diesel company based in Ames. The Ames location will serve as Chevron’s renewable fuel headquarters, and Kevin Lucke of Harlan has been named president of Chevron Renewable Energy Group...
Panama has several murals on buildings. Outside of the Bent Rim is Todd Valline, Dean Kloewer, Jay Goodvin and Gigi Goodvin.
    COUNTY — The 2021 T-Bone Trail was one of the biggest and most entertaining promotions that Western Iowa has ever seen, so it’s  Shelby County and Western Iowa Tourism Region’s absolute pleasure to do it again in 2022. There’s plenty of steak in this region to make this year’s expedition...

Sports

From L-R, Ari Daniels, Emily Lee, Elaina Vrchoticky, Emeri Smith and Aurora Miller get ready for the upcoming swim season set to begin on August 30.

The HCHS swim team is set to begin their new season Aug. 30 at Sioux City West High School with a new face joining the team this season, as Stephenie Dale will be the new head coach.

Family Living

Bev and Bill Jensen
 HARLAN -- Bill and Bev (Majerus) Jensen of Harlan celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 30. The Jensens wed June 30, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Harlan. The couple owned B&B Tire...

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