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 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...
 While searching through the digital archives of the Harlan Newspapers, I stumbled across a story from December 27, 1911. “Santa Claus Girl makes good report”, the headline read, “Christmas cheer bestowed on one hundred and twenty-six Harlan children” underneath. The article began by saying the...
 SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation, is pleased to announce that grant applications are now being accepted from organizations providing charitable services in Shelby County. As part of this spring grant cycle, approximately $135,...
Lucas, Patrick and Lori Pucelick and Clara Otto at Omaha’s Old Market. (Patrick Pucelick, photo)
 HARLAN — The wall by the Christmas tree in the home of Patrick and Lorene (Lori) Pucelick is full of family photos. “We have one son, Lucas,” Patrick said. “And our daughters are Clara and 14 others. She’s our fifteenth.” Clara Otto is the Pucelick’s most recent exchange student, and she joins the...
 Ronda Bissen, Lilly Bissen, Benedetta Migliori, and Bella Bissen in St. Louis. (Ronda Bissen, photo)
 HARLAN — Benedetta (Benny) Migliori has seen more snow in the few months she has been in Iowa than she has ever seen in her lifetime. “I just love the snow,” the 17-year-old from Sicily said. While it is possible for Italy’s largest island to have snow, it usually occurs in the mountains, not in...
 Four members of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department were honored at the 2023 Governor’s Lifesaving Awards and Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor ceremony. Pictured (left to right) are Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg; Gov. Kim Reynolds; Sheriff Neil Gross; Chief Deputy Cody Eckles; Deputy Jacob Hoss; Deputy William McDaniel; Kelly Sullivan;  Iowa Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Bayens and Iowa State Patrol Col. Nathan Fulk.
 DES MOINES — Four members of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department were amongst the six honored for acts of bravery at the 2023 Governor’s Lifesaving Awards and Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor ceremony held at the State Capitol Building Monday, December 18. “The greatness of our state  really...
 IKM-Manning CSD’s new Blue Bird Electric Vision was delivered in September and put into service in November. The electric school bus is being used on a rural route of about 75 miles each day. (Photo contributed)
 MANNING — Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, and IKM-Manning Community School District displayed the school district’s first electric school bus this week during an open house. The school district chose to add an electric bus to its 15-school bus fleet...
 Loess Hills Area Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Alayna Hansen and Shelby County Catholic second graders compare and contrast Wild and Domestic Turkeys’ habitat, instincts, diets, and characteristics during a lesson in November. (Alayna Hansen, photo)
AREA — Alayna Hansen is the new Ag in the Clasroom Coordinator for the Loess Hills Area Farm Bureau. “I have a passion for agriculture, and I love to share my knowledge with the students and the teachers”, Hansen said. The main goal of Loess Hills Ag in the Classroom is to help teachers in Carroll...
AREA — The holiday season can be a stressful time for many, but for the nearly 100,000 dementia caregivers in Iowa the holidays can be especially challenging. Nearly 30% of caregivers in Iowa report feeling depressed, and 60% have at least one chronic health condition, according to the Alzheimer’s...

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