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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...
SHELBY COUNTY —  Chief Judge Stephanie Rose, of the Federal Southern District of Iowa, issued a permanent injunction Monday, December 4 to block zoning ordinances in Shelby and Story Counties. However, Shelby County Board of Supervisor Steve Kenkel said the judge only changed the injunction from...
Jane Smith
 HARLAN —  The Harlan City Council voted to accept the retirement of City Clerk/Finance Director Jane Smith at its meeting Tuesday, December 5. “It’s been a great team to work with,” Smith said. Smith will officially retire April 1, 2023, and has agreed to continue to work with the city until a...
Brandon Burmeister
 SHELBY COUNTY — The Board of Supervisors approved Shelby County  Engineer Brandon Burmeister’s resignation at the Board meeting Tuesday, December 5. “This decision was not an easy one,” Burmeister stated. “An opportunity has presented itself, and I feel this change will be beneficial to my long-...
Members of the Harlan Middle School and High School Girls Wrestling Teams are (front row) Kolbie Blum, Ivy Stevens, Ellexis Stephens, (back row) Danica Schwery, Katie Namanny, Clara Mages, Paige Wilwerding, and Kyrsten Madden. Not pictured is Lucy Degrott and Secilia Kurtz.
 HARLAN —  Ten Harlan Community Middle School and High School girls are making Cyclone history as members of the schools’ first girls wrestling teams. Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union (IGHSAU) first sanctioned girls wrestling for the 2022-23 school year, however, the Cyclones did not have a...
 The staff of Heartland Funeral & Cremation Service includes (left to right) Danielle Sondag Mikels, Katie Fitzsimmons, Tina Bartelson, Scott Nelson, and Mike Hoy.
 HARLAN — Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan is now under new ownership with a new name. Mike Hoy and Scott Nelson recently purchased the funeral home from Seth and Kay Johannsen, and is now operating as Heartland Funeral & Cremation Service.Hoy congratulated the Johannsens on their...
 Joe Herzberg, Monte Schechinger, and Joni Larsen recently completed their terms on the Harlan Community School District Board of Education.
HARLAN — Monday, November 20 was eventful with not just one, but two Harlan Community School Board meetings. Three board members- Monte Schechinger, Joe Herzberg, and Joni Larsen ended their terms at adjournment of the first meeting, and upon the second,  newly elected members Jennifer Anderson,...
 SHELBY COUNTY -  It was originally expected to be in operation July 2025, but with what county officials said was “ a lot of hard work from a lot of people, the Shelby County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is now up and running. “I am proud of the way everyone has done their part,” Shelby...
 SHELBY COUNTY -  After receiving notification from Medivac November 13 asking for an increase in funding, stakeholders for the countywide Emergency Medical Services have decided to expedite the plan, and are now tasked with making the transition by December 1. “We didn’t expect this,” said Shelby...
 by Renée Brich, Managing Editor HARLAN — Harlan Community  High School student Zeke Christensen was recently selected iJAG State Career Association President Elect. Christensen currently the holds the same title for the HCHS iJAG program. Since the 2022-2023 school year, HCHS students have had the...

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