Cast members who will present May Day Melodies Sunday in Elk Horn include front L to R -- Tony Buman, Keith Bauer, Dallas McDermott, Maggie Buman, Katie Burchett and Sam Buman.  Second row L to R -- Clarence Coenen, Clark Ahrenholtz, Seth Johannsen, Pastor Keith Menter, Rya Eck, Lee Burchett, Deb Miller and Pat Crosley.  Back L to R -- Sharon Davidson and Kay Johannsen (by piano), Sharon Donlin, Tom Potts and Terry Crosley.
    COUNTY – Keith Bauer remembers the days when the Western Iowa Arts Association performed full-blown Broadway musicals.    Oklahoma and The Music Man.  Those were some awesome productions.
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards.
    COUNTY – Grants totaling $107,719.12 were awarded last week to Shelby County nonprofit agencies by the Shelby County Community Foundation.  
Terry Cox, Harlan City Administrator
    HARLAN – Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox admitted last week that he wrongly submitted a reimbursement request for a hotel room that was provided to him for free, and he’s now facing some serious questions from city officials who are furthe
Harlan natives Megan Euchner (left) and Sarah Olson are spearheading a scholarship in memory of fallen ISU classmate.
    Gone, but not forgotten.    An on-campus group aims to sculpt a lasting legacy for a fallen student in the form of a memorial scholarship.
The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.
 (Photo by Alan Mores)
    HARLAN -- Shelby County Emergency Management and the Harlan Fire Department recently placed this new sign in Harlan to alert the public of the current fire danger rating.  The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the
HCHS HOSA students headed to nationals include L to R -- Julia Sorfonden, Cheyenne Wright, Maddie Bak, Amanda Birks and Allison Bruck.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Courtnee Hicks, Natina Mitchell, Kristen Ferry, Clare Klein, Dakota Schaben and Daytona Wehr.  (Photos contributed)
    HARLAN – Eleven HOSA-Future Health Professional students from Harlan Community High School have qualified for nationals following successful showings at the state conference held last month in Des Moines.
Cast members who will present May Day Melodies Sunday in Elk Horn include front L to R -- Tony Buman, Keith Bauer, Dallas McDermott, Maggie Buman, Katie Burchett and Sam Buman.  Second row L to R -- Clarence Coenen, Clark Ahrenholtz, Seth Johannsen, Pastor Keith Menter, Rya Eck, Lee Burchett, Deb Miller and Pat Crosley.  Back L to R -- Sharon Davidson and Kay Johannsen (by piano), Sharon Donlin, Tom Potts and Terry Crosley.
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards.
Terry Cox, Harlan City Administrator
Harlan natives Megan Euchner (left) and Sarah Olson are spearheading a scholarship in memory of fallen ISU classmate.
The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.
 (Photo by Alan Mores)
HCHS HOSA students headed to nationals include L to R -- Julia Sorfonden, Cheyenne Wright, Maddie Bak, Amanda Birks and Allison Bruck.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Courtnee Hicks, Natina Mitchell, Kristen Ferry, Clare Klein, Dakota Schaben and Daytona Wehr.  (Photos contributed)
    HARLAN – School board members who attended a national conference in Boston, MA this month said they were excited to bring back information from the convention that will directly improve student learning in the Harlan Community School District.    Those sentiments come from Kathy Mahlberg and...
Cast members who will present May Day Melodies Sunday in Elk Horn include front L to R -- Tony Buman, Keith Bauer, Dallas McDermott, Maggie Buman, Katie Burchett and Sam Buman.  Second row L to R -- Clarence Coenen, Clark Ahrenholtz, Seth Johannsen, Pastor Keith Menter, Rya Eck, Lee Burchett, Deb Miller and Pat Crosley.  Back L to R -- Sharon Davidson and Kay Johannsen (by piano), Sharon Donlin, Tom Potts and Terry Crosley.
    COUNTY – Keith Bauer remembers the days when the Western Iowa Arts Association performed full-blown Broadway musicals.    Oklahoma and The Music Man.  Those were some awesome productions.    They used to rehearse and perform in the old St. Michael’s Church in Harlan, the same building that...
    HARLAN -- Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co., Atlantic, will continue to provide auditing services to Myrtue Medical Center. The MMC Board of Trustees approved the recommendation made by Kristy Hansen, chief financial officer at MMC to remain with Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. for the term of...
    ELK HORN -- A gas leak in Elk Horn Monday, April 25 forced a small evacuation until the leak could be contained and fixed.    At approximately 11:15 a.m., Shelby Co. Emergency Management and 911 were notified of a gas line rupture near 4013 Main Street (Highway 173) in Elk Horn. Elk Horn Fire...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan City Council this week appointed Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as special legal counsel to represent the City of Harlan in employment law matters.    The council met in special session Wednesday, April 27 for the sole purpose of appointing special counsel.  The council voted...
    HARLAN – Two Harlan Community School Board members recently attended the National School Board Association convention in Boston, MA, at a cost of $4,713.96 to the school district.    HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner confirmed that board president Kathy Mahlberg and board member Joni...
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards.
    COUNTY – Grants totaling $107,719.12 were awarded last week to Shelby County nonprofit agencies by the Shelby County Community Foundation.       Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards. 1st row, left to right: Jim Crawford, Portsmouth Fire Department; Dena Matthews, West Central...
    HARLAN – It’s not official policy, but it doesn’t look right and shouldn’t happen.    Those words come from some Harlan City Council members who agreed last week to develop a policy that eliminates providing alcohol free of charge for city employees at a city event such as the city’s annual...
Terry Cox, Harlan City Administrator
    HARLAN – Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox admitted last week that he wrongly submitted a reimbursement request for a hotel room that was provided to him for free, and he’s now facing some serious questions from city officials who are further investigating Cox’s expense reports.    Harlan...
Harlan natives Megan Euchner (left) and Sarah Olson are spearheading a scholarship in memory of fallen ISU classmate.
    Gone, but not forgotten.    An on-campus group aims to sculpt a lasting legacy for a fallen student in the form of a memorial scholarship.    Aptly named the “Emmalee Jacobs Memorial Scholarship,” it stands in memory of the student whose life was lost in a hit-and-run accident in December for...
The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.
 (Photo by Alan Mores)
    HARLAN -- Shelby County Emergency Management and the Harlan Fire Department recently placed this new sign in Harlan to alert the public of the current fire danger rating.  The sign is located across from Hy-Vee near Sorensen Equipment and the Cenex gas station.    Similar signs have been placed...
    HARLAN - The Shelby County Encore Concert series will be hosting its last concert on Sat., April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. The program will feature the Alex Meiner Band.    “We are ending our 30 year run due to lack of membership,” 30-year event chairman Steve Lawson said.

Sports

Harlan Community’s Ben Renkly (left) passes Carroll’s anchor runner in the final 20 meters to earn first place for the Cyclone medley relay team at Thursday’s Tiger-Knight Co-Ed Relays.

 CARROLL -- The Harlan Community boys have yet to win a team title in eight outdoor track meets this spring, but that’s just fine with head coach Sam Brummer.

Family Living

Vernon and Mary Miller
    DEFIANCE -- Vernon and Mary Miller of Irwin will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 14 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Hall in Defiance...

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