Tim Lickteig (left) of Buck Grove and Danny Mickelson move tractors on the farm.
    IRWIN -- Nearly four inches of rain definitely made the grounds a little muddy Friday, but by the weekend, the Greenridge Steam and Gas Show site south of Irwin was greeted with drying conditions, sunshine and warm temperatures.
	Kate Kohorst (right) takes the oath of office as mayor from city clerk Jane Smith.  Kohorst was appointed mayor to fill out the term of Gene Gettys, Jr., who recently resigned after being hired as city administrator.  (Photo courtesy Amy Barrett, HMU)
    HARLAN – The Harlan City Council has appointed Kate Kohorst as mayor to fill out the unexpired term of Gene Gettys, Jr., who resigned earlier this month after being named city administrator.
Harlan Police Officer Bill McDaniel keeps alert as his team searches for victims.
    HARLAN -- On Wednesday evening, Sept. 14, responders throughout Shelby County assisted in a full scale emergency exercise at the Harlan Community School District.  
	Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected and include front L to R – Sadie Schultes, Rachel Walker, Malaina Leader and Maggie Rasmussen.  Back L to R – Cole Bruns, Chris Paulsen, Gage Lauritsen and Tyson Patridge.
    ELK HORN – It’s Homecoming week, and the Exira, Elk Horn and Kimballton communities are celebrating with the Exira-EHK School District under the theme Box Office Blitz.
Harlan Walk to End Alzheimer’s
disease set for Saturday, Sept. 24
    HARLAN – The 2016 Harlan Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Pioneer Park.    Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the two-mile walk starting at 10 a.m.
	Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected, and include (pictured at left):  Front L to R --  Cydney Anderson, Jaycie Schueman, Ashtyn Danker, Cassidy Espeseth and Anna Bauer.  Back L to R -- Rhett Welsh, Joel Becerra, Dawson Martin, Preslyn Grobe and Anthony Cordes. Photo by Kim Wegener
    AVOCA – The AHSTW school community has had a special homecoming week this week under the theme “There’s No Place Like HOMEcoming!,” culminating with tonight’s football contest featuring the Vikings taking on Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center.
Tim Lickteig (left) of Buck Grove and Danny Mickelson move tractors on the farm.
	Kate Kohorst (right) takes the oath of office as mayor from city clerk Jane Smith.  Kohorst was appointed mayor to fill out the term of Gene Gettys, Jr., who recently resigned after being hired as city administrator.  (Photo courtesy Amy Barrett, HMU)
Harlan Police Officer Bill McDaniel keeps alert as his team searches for victims.
	Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected and include front L to R – Sadie Schultes, Rachel Walker, Malaina Leader and Maggie Rasmussen.  Back L to R – Cole Bruns, Chris Paulsen, Gage Lauritsen and Tyson Patridge.
Harlan Walk to End Alzheimer’s
disease set for Saturday, Sept. 24
	Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected, and include (pictured at left):  Front L to R --  Cydney Anderson, Jaycie Schueman, Ashtyn Danker, Cassidy Espeseth and Anna Bauer.  Back L to R -- Rhett Welsh, Joel Becerra, Dawson Martin, Preslyn Grobe and Anthony Cordes. Photo by Kim Wegener
Tim Lickteig (left) of Buck Grove and Danny Mickelson move tractors on the farm.
    IRWIN -- Nearly four inches of rain definitely made the grounds a little muddy Friday, but by the weekend, the Greenridge Steam and Gas Show site south of Irwin was greeted with drying conditions, sunshine and warm temperatures.    Officials called the old-time farming event another huge...
	Kate Kohorst (right) takes the oath of office as mayor from city clerk Jane Smith.  Kohorst was appointed mayor to fill out the term of Gene Gettys, Jr., who recently resigned after being hired as city administrator.  (Photo courtesy Amy Barrett, HMU)
    HARLAN – The Harlan City Council has appointed Kate Kohorst as mayor to fill out the unexpired term of Gene Gettys, Jr., who resigned earlier this month after being named city administrator.    Kohorst, a Harlan attorney and former member of the city council and Harlan Municipal Utilities Board...
    HARLAN --  Following a closed session to review Harlan Municipal Utilities General Manager Ken Weber’s yearly accomplishments, the board of trustees voted to pay him $120,000 for his employment through Oct. 1, 2017.     This is the salary set forth for the third year of his three-year contract...
    HARLAN – City officials here have given the okay to a Christmas lighting project that will illuminate the trail in Pioneer Park with decorative trees this holiday season.    The Harlan City Council this month voted unanimously to work closely with the community’s new Harlan Christmas Light...
Harlan Police Officer Bill McDaniel keeps alert as his team searches for victims.
    HARLAN -- On Wednesday evening, Sept. 14, responders throughout Shelby County assisted in a full scale emergency exercise at the Harlan Community School District.      Shelby County Emergency Management / 911, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Public Health, Shelby County Behavioral...
	Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected and include front L to R – Sadie Schultes, Rachel Walker, Malaina Leader and Maggie Rasmussen.  Back L to R – Cole Bruns, Chris Paulsen, Gage Lauritsen and Tyson Patridge.
    ELK HORN – It’s Homecoming week, and the Exira, Elk Horn and Kimballton communities are celebrating with the Exira-EHK School District under the theme Box Office Blitz.    Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected and include front L to R – Sadie Schultes, Rachel Walker, Malaina...
Harlan Walk to End Alzheimer’s
disease set for Saturday, Sept. 24
    HARLAN – The 2016 Harlan Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Pioneer Park.    Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the two-mile walk starting at 10 a.m.    All funds raised through the walk further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Board of Supervisors has received a petition requesting proper maintenance of the Slates Cemetery in Douglas Township.    Sixty-eight signatures were on the petition presented to the supervisors this fall.      The petition states, “We the undersigned, descendants of...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community Schools’ preparation for serving ESL (English as a Second Language) students continues this school year with the hiring of a new ESL teacher and ratification by the district’s school board of a Lau Plan to serve English Language learners.    Ana Lucia Gil has...
	Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected, and include (pictured at left):  Front L to R --  Cydney Anderson, Jaycie Schueman, Ashtyn Danker, Cassidy Espeseth and Anna Bauer.  Back L to R -- Rhett Welsh, Joel Becerra, Dawson Martin, Preslyn Grobe and Anthony Cordes. Photo by Kim Wegener
    AVOCA – The AHSTW school community has had a special homecoming week this week under the theme “There’s No Place Like HOMEcoming!,” culminating with tonight’s football contest featuring the Vikings taking on Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center.    Homecoming king and queen candidates have been selected...
Becca Stein has been working on painting the mural on the large fence along Main Street in Portsmouth.  The mural is a welcome addition to the community.  (Photo by Sarah Muller)
    PORTSMOUTH -- A mural is in the process of being painted on the large fence along Main Street in Portsmouth.    “The fence was looking plain for years,” said Connie Juhl, community member. “We are just trying to clean up the city a little bit.”    About a year ago Juhl and Laura Anderson, city...
HCHS QB Deren Schmitz’s fourth-down pass went high allowing Glenwood it's second win in 47 games allowing the Rams to defeat HCHS 49-41, pushing HCHS's record to 1-3 and 0-2 in District 7, while the Rams imrpoved to 3-1  and 1-1. Read the World Herald's Kevin White's game recap at http://www.omaha....

Sports

HCHS cornerback Caleb Rasmussen (left) comes up just short in his attempt to break up a pass to Glenwood’s Mavrick Decker during Friday’s third quarter at Merrill Field. Decker turned the reception into a 10-yard touchdown (his third of the game) as the Rams beat the Cyclones 49-41.

 HARLAN -- It wasn’t yet the knockout punch to Harlan Community’s 2016 playoff hopes, but it was a damaging body blow at the very least.

Family Living

Louree Philson Clem
    ST. LOUIS, MO -- Harlan native Louree Philson (Brandenburg) Clem will celebrate her 100th birthday on September 26. Her family is planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will...

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