Waiting for the official start of the Easter egg hunt in the 0-3 years of age group were from left: Josh Lesch, Melanie Lesch, Sarah Lesch, Tierney McLaughlin, Sterling McLaughlin and Amy Laughlin.
    HARLAN -- The Girl Scout Easter Egg Hunt featured a football field full of colorful eggs and prizes on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Harlan. Area businesses donated numerous prizes for the event as well as $1,000 worth of candy. Girl Scout...
HMU employees Dan Render, Dean Gessert and Jacob Jochims look inside the cabinet to make sure there wasn’t any damage from the fire next to it.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities officials suspect a lightning strike overnight Wednesday-Thursday, April 10-11 may have caused a small fire in a utility secondary pedestal in southwest Harlan Thursday.    The investigation is ongoing, but...
Jayden Swanson
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School announced this week that senior Jayden Swanson, son of Chad and Lisa Swanson, has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.    Swanson, the son of Chad and Lisa Swanson,  is among the...
    Making slime at Mrs. Vanden Berg’s booth at the event were from left: Judy Coenen, Anastacia Kay and Daniel Kay.
    HARLAN -- The annual STEM Extravaganza is a huge hit each year and this year was no exception.  Held Thursday evening, April 4, participants were able to show off their many STEM related projects and participate in STEM activities.
	Andrew Schechinger receives the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award from instructor Justine McCall.
    HARLAN -- Andrew Schechinger, a senior at Harlan Community High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science.    Schechinger, the son of...
Officer Braden Quist with K9 Corty.
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Sheriff’s Office K9 Corty will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.    K9 Corty’s vest is sponsored by a fund-raiser hosted by...
Waiting for the official start of the Easter egg hunt in the 0-3 years of age group were from left: Josh Lesch, Melanie Lesch, Sarah Lesch, Tierney McLaughlin, Sterling McLaughlin and Amy Laughlin.
HMU employees Dan Render, Dean Gessert and Jacob Jochims look inside the cabinet to make sure there wasn’t any damage from the fire next to it.
Jayden Swanson
    Making slime at Mrs. Vanden Berg’s booth at the event were from left: Judy Coenen, Anastacia Kay and Daniel Kay.
	Andrew Schechinger receives the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award from instructor Justine McCall.
Officer Braden Quist with K9 Corty.
Waiting for the official start of the Easter egg hunt in the 0-3 years of age group were from left: Josh Lesch, Melanie Lesch, Sarah Lesch, Tierney McLaughlin, Sterling McLaughlin and Amy Laughlin.
    HARLAN -- The Girl Scout Easter Egg Hunt featured a football field full of colorful eggs and prizes on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Harlan. Area businesses donated numerous prizes for the event as well as $1,000 worth of candy. Girl Scout volunteers planned and conducted three egg hunts for...
    ELK HORN -- The Danish Mill Corporation has announced that it has received a $44,000 donation from the Mike and Lou Howard Foundation.      “After receiving the Howard’s generous gift of $100,000 at the Danish Windmill’s Annual Meeting in January from them personally, this additional funding...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools mock trial teams competed well at the state mock trial competition held April 4-6 in Des Moines.    Two HCHS teams qualified for state by finishing first and second at a regional event.  The Harlan Red Team placed 10th overall at state and the Harlan Black...
    COUNTY – An embargo placed on the county’s gravel roads has been lifted effective Monday, April 15, the Shelby County Engineer’s Office reported this week.    County engineer Brandon Burmeister said conditions have improved enough to lift the embargo, which had placed load limits of 10 tons on...
HMU employees Dan Render, Dean Gessert and Jacob Jochims look inside the cabinet to make sure there wasn’t any damage from the fire next to it.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities officials suspect a lightning strike overnight Wednesday-Thursday, April 10-11 may have caused a small fire in a utility secondary pedestal in southwest Harlan Thursday.    The investigation is ongoing, but the Harlan Fire Department and HMU were called to...
Jayden Swanson
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School announced this week that senior Jayden Swanson, son of Chad and Lisa Swanson, has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.    Swanson, the son of Chad and Lisa Swanson,  is among the more than 1.6 million students in 22,000 schools...
    Making slime at Mrs. Vanden Berg’s booth at the event were from left: Judy Coenen, Anastacia Kay and Daniel Kay.
    HARLAN -- The annual STEM Extravaganza is a huge hit each year and this year was no exception.  Held Thursday evening, April 4, participants were able to show off their many STEM related projects and participate in STEM activities.
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance that, if approved, would prohibit vaping in public places in Shelby County.    The ordinance proposal comes upon recommendation from the Shelby County Board of Health.  A public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be...
	Andrew Schechinger receives the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award from instructor Justine McCall.
    HARLAN -- Andrew Schechinger, a senior at Harlan Community High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science.    Schechinger, the son of Jake and Amy Schechinger of Harlan, received the...
Officer Braden Quist with K9 Corty.
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Sheriff’s Office K9 Corty will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.    K9 Corty’s vest is sponsored by a fund-raiser hosted by Denalyn Allen of San Antonio, TX and will be...
	Practicing for this weekend’s production are L to R -- Julia Renkly, Tim Mumm, Katelyn Kluver, Ellie Gross, Spencer Dozler and Thomas Frederick.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community High School Drama Department will present the play Getting Sara Married this weekend in the HCHS auditorium.    The play will be performed on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.  Doors will open an hour before each performance.    ...
Harlan HOSA students with their Stop Vaping booth at Red Out this year include L to R -- Kayla Powers, Rachel Anderson, Ashley Sonderman and Justina Borgman.
    HARLAN -- Harlan HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students attended the State HOSA Leadership Conference March 17-19 in Des Moines and competed well, qualifying for the national event held in June.  Students competed in Medical Math, Health Career Photography, and Community Awareness and came...

Sports

 Harlan Community sophomore Michael Erlemeier (right) nears the finish line in the 4x400 relay with Atlantic’s Chase Mullenix in hot pursuit. Erlemeier held off the challenge of Mullenix to secure the Cyclones’ only gold medal of the night and also clinch the team title for HCHS in Tuesday’s Ken Carstens Invitational at Merrill Field. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)

 HARLAN (April 9) -- The Harlan Community boys track team picked a perfect time to win its only gold medal during Tuesday’s Ken Carstens Cyclone Invitational.

Family Living

Jeanette Kroger
    HARLAN -- Jeanette Kroger of Harlan will mark her 80th birthday today, April 16. Her family is planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 1614 9th Street...

Special Sections

 
 

 

Comment Here