The Harlan Fire Department is always looking for energetic individuals looking to serve their community. Contact any firefighter for an application.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department had the opportunity on April 3 to perform some very practical training on a vacant structure at 505 Dye St. that needed demolition.
ATLANTIC - Five HCHS students earned Hawkeye 10 recognition at the conference’s annual All-Academic Team and Character Awards banquet held in Atlantic Wed., April 5.
	Dan Crees with Crees Garden Center tilled the area in north Harlan where the community garden will reside.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN – The area has been tilled and the City of Harlan is accepting applications for residents to plant in the city’s community garden.
HARLAN – The City of Harlan has filed a petition for title to abandoned property for a residence owned by defendant Charlotte Frank at 1508 6th St.
Qualifying for nationals from the state HOSA conference include front L to R -- Dakota Schaben, Periann Larsen, Haley Swisher and Baylee Hoegh.  Second row L to R -- Addison Ferry, Megan Andersen, Kelsey Schaben, Lauren Blum and Jaden Anastasi.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Kristen Ferry, Hannah Denning, Lexus Brown, Bailey Heilesen and James Erlbacher.  Missing are Allison Bruck, Molly Gubbels, Nicole Goshorn, and Alana Schmitz.
HARLAN – Harlan Community High Schools HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students competed well at the state conference held in Des Moines last month, and have qualified for the national event to be held in Florida in June.
 The Harlan Fire Department is always looking for energetic individuals looking to serve their community. Contact any firefighter for an application.
	Dan Crees with Crees Garden Center tilled the area in north Harlan where the community garden will reside.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN -- Youngsters from across Shelby County turned out on a beautiful day Saturday, April 8 for an Easter Egg Hunt at the ball fields at J.J. Jensen Park.  The hunt was sponsored by the Girl Scouts.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
Qualifying for nationals from the state HOSA conference include front L to R -- Dakota Schaben, Periann Larsen, Haley Swisher and Baylee Hoegh.  Second row L to R -- Addison Ferry, Megan Andersen, Kelsey Schaben, Lauren Blum and Jaden Anastasi.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Kristen Ferry, Hannah Denning, Lexus Brown, Bailey Heilesen and James Erlbacher.  Missing are Allison Bruck, Molly Gubbels, Nicole Goshorn, and Alana Schmitz.
ATLANTIC - Five HCHS students earned Hawkeye 10 recognition at the conference’s annual All-Academic Team and Character Awards banquet held in Atlantic Wed., April 5. The academic honors and character awards are given by the Hawkeye 10 Board of Control.    Established in 2001 with the help of former...
	Dan Crees with Crees Garden Center tilled the area in north Harlan where the community garden will reside.  (Photo contributed)
HARLAN – The area has been tilled and the City of Harlan is accepting applications for residents to plant in the city’s community garden.    Potential participants can inquire about the gardens at city hall.  The gardens are made possible by the city, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
HARLAN – The City of Harlan has filed a petition for title to abandoned property for a residence owned by defendant Charlotte Frank at 1508 6th St.    Also named as defendants in the petition are unknown spouse of Frank, party in possession, Conservative Savings Bank FSB Midland Funding LLC, Tax...
 The Harlan Fire Department is always looking for energetic individuals looking to serve their community. Contact any firefighter for an application.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Fire Department had the opportunity on April 3 to perform some very practical training on a vacant structure at 505 Dye St. that needed demolition. Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen said the live training event was very successful and the training officers reached objectives...
Qualifying for nationals from the state HOSA conference include front L to R -- Dakota Schaben, Periann Larsen, Haley Swisher and Baylee Hoegh.  Second row L to R -- Addison Ferry, Megan Andersen, Kelsey Schaben, Lauren Blum and Jaden Anastasi.  Back L to R -- Instructor Nancy Osborn, Kristen Ferry, Hannah Denning, Lexus Brown, Bailey Heilesen and James Erlbacher.  Missing are Allison Bruck, Molly Gubbels, Nicole Goshorn, and Alana Schmitz.
HARLAN – Harlan Community High Schools HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students competed well at the state conference held in Des Moines last month, and have qualified for the national event to be held in Florida in June.    All students in attendance qualified for nationals, said instructor...
HARLAN -- A 33-year-old Harlan man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with four counts of second-degree sexual abuse.    Joe Dan Ladehoff, 3002 12th St. Lot 73, is accused of having sexual contact with an eight-year-old girl starting in December, 2016 until March, 2017.    Court...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school calendar at its regular meeting Monday evening, April 10.    The first day of school this fall will be August 23, with the first semester ending on December 22.  The second semester will begin January 3 and...
    COUNCIL BLUFFS -- On April 11, Matthew E. Gross, a 40-year-old Westphalia resident, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release to follow his imprisonment for receipt and possession of child pornography...
Members of Breaking Cylence singers, band and crew.
HARLAN - Breaking Cylence, Harlan Community High School’s Show Choir, recently completed a successful season of performances and contests, and the future of the group looks bright.    Director Chase Shoemaker said the group began rehearsals in early September, and concluded its season on March 26...
COUNTY – Myrtue Medical Center generates 582 jobs that add $22 million to the region’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association.  This generates $3 million in retail sales and contributes $183,000 in state sales tax revenue.    “We are known for delivering on the...
COUNTY -- Shelby County remains in a good position financially, according to its 2015-16 report released this month.    Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn and Co. PC, CPAs report that Shelby County had local tax revenue of $23,586,108 for the year ended June 30, 2016, which included $1,769,487 in tax credits...

Sports

 HCHS junior Logan Klaassen ran a career-best time of 2:12.13 to place fifth in the 800-meter run at Tuesday’s Ken Carstens Cyclone Invitational.

 HARLAN -- Whether or not the Harlan Community boys track team wins a single meet title in 2017 is inconsequential to head coach Sam Brummer.

Family Living

Katrina and Seth Lansman
HARLAN -- Katrina Knudsen and Seth Lansman both of Harlan exchanged marriage vows on January 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Harlan. Chaplain TJ Carlson performed the 11:30 a.m. double ring...

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