Chief Bissen received a Meritorious Service Award for 30 years of Service from Past President Mark McNees of the Iowa Firefighters Association.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department held its annual Awards Banquet and Firefighter Recognition on Saturday evening, Feb. 3 at the C.G Thirkildsen Center. Firefighters were recognized for years of service and special achievements.
Barry Jacobsen ....Myrtue Medical Center CEO
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Chief Executive Officer Barry Jacobsen this week in a letter to staff addressed the expose by The Des Moines Register regarding sexual abuse allegations against former Harlan physician Dr. Wing-Tai Fung.
Parker Jones (left) and Andrew Shelton were selected for the all-state festival
HARLAN – Harlan Community High School’s Parker Jones and Andrew Shelton have been nominated by their judges at State Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) contest as Outstanding Performers in Group Improvisation, and they will perform at the
Dr. Wing-Tai Fung...victims have come forward alleging additional sexual abuse. He’s currently on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry after being convicted of assault to commit sexual abuse and indecent contact with a 10-year-old patient.
    HARLAN – An article in the Harlan Tribune back in 2014 outlining sexual abuse allegations against former Harlan physician Dr.
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Wellness Alliance is sponsoring a community health and wellness event on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Petersen Family Wellness Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Student council members representing the Light the Night Walk held April 30, 2017 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of HCHS educators Julie DuVal and Mitch Osborn.  HCHS was named the top fundraising school in Iowa with the event, raising more than $18,000 to donate to LLS.  Members L to R are Camron Buck, Abigail Jacobsen, Kara Rueschenberg and Andrea Ferry
HARLAN -- The annual Pink/Blue out event to raise funds for Cancer research was a huge success last Friday night in Harlan. 
Chief Bissen received a Meritorious Service Award for 30 years of Service from Past President Mark McNees of the Iowa Firefighters Association.
Barry Jacobsen ....Myrtue Medical Center CEO
Parker Jones (left) and Andrew Shelton were selected for the all-state festival
Dr. Wing-Tai Fung...victims have come forward alleging additional sexual abuse. He’s currently on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry after being convicted of assault to commit sexual abuse and indecent contact with a 10-year-old patient.
Student council members representing the Light the Night Walk held April 30, 2017 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of HCHS educators Julie DuVal and Mitch Osborn.  HCHS was named the top fundraising school in Iowa with the event, raising more than $18,000 to donate to LLS.  Members L to R are Camron Buck, Abigail Jacobsen, Kara Rueschenberg and Andrea Ferry
Chief Bissen received a Meritorious Service Award for 30 years of Service from Past President Mark McNees of the Iowa Firefighters Association.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department held its annual Awards Banquet and Firefighter Recognition on Saturday evening, Feb. 3 at the C.G Thirkildsen Center. Firefighters were recognized for years of service and special achievements.    “The Harlan Fire Department has been fortunate in our...
Barry Jacobsen ....Myrtue Medical Center CEO
    HARLAN – Myrtue Medical Chief Executive Officer Barry Jacobsen this week in a letter to staff addressed the expose by The Des Moines Register regarding sexual abuse allegations against former Harlan physician Dr. Wing-Tai Fung.    The articles appeared online last week and in the print edition...
Parker Jones (left) and Andrew Shelton were selected for the all-state festival
HARLAN – Harlan Community High School’s Parker Jones and Andrew Shelton have been nominated by their judges at State Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) contest as Outstanding Performers in Group Improvisation, and they will perform at the all-state speech festival this weekend.    Speech...
Dr. Wing-Tai Fung...victims have come forward alleging additional sexual abuse. He’s currently on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry after being convicted of assault to commit sexual abuse and indecent contact with a 10-year-old patient.
    HARLAN – An article in the Harlan Tribune back in 2014 outlining sexual abuse allegations against former Harlan physician Dr. Wing-Tai Fung laid the foundation for an alleged abuse victim to come forward and share her story, outlined in a four-piece exposé appearing in The Des Moines Register...
    HARLAN -- The Shelby County Wellness Alliance is sponsoring a community health and wellness event on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Petersen Family Wellness Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon.    Move More Shelby County is a new event aimed at encouraging youth and adults to move more by participating in...
    REGIONAL -- You may already know that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer in the United States. But do you know what’s number two?    The answer is radon, an invisible, radioactive gas—and if you didn’t know, you’re not alone. 
Student council members representing the Light the Night Walk held April 30, 2017 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of HCHS educators Julie DuVal and Mitch Osborn.  HCHS was named the top fundraising school in Iowa with the event, raising more than $18,000 to donate to LLS.  Members L to R are Camron Buck, Abigail Jacobsen, Kara Rueschenberg and Andrea Ferry
HARLAN -- The annual Pink/Blue out event to raise funds for Cancer research was a huge success last Friday night in Harlan. 
    COUNTY – Shelby County has rescinded its support for a name change of the East Branch of the West Nishnabotna River due to new information about future costs to property owners should they need to update the abstract for their property.    The Shelby County Board of Supervisors this month...
HARLAN – The Harlan Municipal Utilities has raised cable rates to meet increasing programming costs.    The HMU Board of Trustees approved the rate increases at its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 25.  Basic cable rates will increase $5 from $25.99 to $30.99 per month.  Expanded basic cable will...
    COUNTY – Inclement weather last month led to the closing of the Shelby County Courthouse, and following discussion at the county board of supervisors board table, there now is a policy in place that spells out exact courthouse closure procedures.    The courthouse shall remain open on all...
    DEFIANCE -- Smitty Bee Honey, Defiance, has a featured role in the first episode of the Netflix series Rotten, a documentary on the food supply chain airing now on Netflix.    Camera crews spent a day filming at the Defiance location, and Smitty Bee Honey is featured in the first episode,...
See more photos and information about the event in this Friday’s NA.
   HARLAN -- Anna Ahrenholotz  passes the bucket at last Friday’s ball games in Harlan to raise funds for Cancer research.    The annual Pink/Blue Out event was a huge success.

Sports

 AHSTW junior Gabe Pauley pins Merik Gaule of Southwest Valley in a district semifinal match Saturday afternoon. Pauley won the district title at 170 pounds.

 DES MOINES (Feb. 15) -- There’s no such thing as an easy draw at the State Wrestling Tournament, and that’s particularly true for this year’s eight area qualifiers.

Family Living

Irma Pedersen
    HARLAN -- The family of Irma Pedersen is planning a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday on February 21. Cards will reach her if sent to 1508 Erie Drive, Harlan, IA 51537....

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