U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)  with Panama Transfer owners Dean Kloewer (middle) and Mark Crall (right).
    PANAMA -- U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) stopped by Panama Transfer Tuesday, Aug. 7 to meet with owners Dean Kloewer (middle) and Mark Crall (right).  King learned more about the business and Panama Transfer trucking routes.  King was in Shelby...
Senator Chuck Grassley talks with employees.
    HARLAN -- Senator Chuck Grassley visited employees at Conductix-Wampfler on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Following a tour of the facilities, Grassley held a question and answer conversation with the employees.  Grassley answered questions related to...
    HARLAN – A Kansas City firm made a pitch to the Harlan City Council last month about the possibility of finishing out the Dye Street Development area/Christiansen subdivision in north Harlan with housing units.    The project would address the...
Susan Christensen ...Newly appointed Iowa Supreme Court Justice
    DES MOINES -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds chose Fourth Judicial District Judge Susan Christensen of Harlan to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court.    Last week Reynolds announced Christensen as her choice during a ceremony at the Iowa Capitol....
Construction has been ongoing along the Highway 59 corridor where the new Bomgaar’sbuilding and the new Buck Snort Restaurant are being constructed.
HMU is in the final phase of a plan started in the early 2000s when the HMU Board of Trustees agreed to converting almost all HMU power lines from overhead to underground.  In the process, HMU has upgraded the voltage used on distribution lines from 4,160 volts to 12,470 volts.  HMU officials say changing the voltage brings the electric system up to a modern and more efficient distribution system.
    HARLAN -- Crews from contract PSC recently set the base for a new switchgear basement and vault on the south side of Chatburn Ave. at 6th St. (above).  The Harlan Municipal Utilities’ electric overhead to underground conversion project is...
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)  with Panama Transfer owners Dean Kloewer (middle) and Mark Crall (right).
Senator Chuck Grassley talks with employees.
Susan Christensen ...Newly appointed Iowa Supreme Court Justice
HMU is in the final phase of a plan started in the early 2000s when the HMU Board of Trustees agreed to converting almost all HMU power lines from overhead to underground.  In the process, HMU has upgraded the voltage used on distribution lines from 4,160 volts to 12,470 volts.  HMU officials say changing the voltage brings the electric system up to a modern and more efficient distribution system.
    HARLAN -- At July’s Harlan Community Schools Board of Education board retreat workshop, HCS Superintendent of Schools Justin Wagner touted the district’s financial solvency and his ability to say “no” to many funding requests in order to keep the district financially viable.    While the...
    “There are many different groups of comparability within the HCSD when considering pay. So anchoring to a common set of goals when making compensation decisions is important. Those goals for the HCSD are the board axioms. One of those axioms is ‘Keep pay in the upper echelons of Schools of...
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)  with Panama Transfer owners Dean Kloewer (middle) and Mark Crall (right).
    PANAMA -- U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) stopped by Panama Transfer Tuesday, Aug. 7 to meet with owners Dean Kloewer (middle) and Mark Crall (right).  King learned more about the business and Panama Transfer trucking routes.  King was in Shelby County only for a few hours, as he also met with...
Senator Chuck Grassley talks with employees.
    HARLAN -- Senator Chuck Grassley visited employees at Conductix-Wampfler on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Following a tour of the facilities, Grassley held a question and answer conversation with the employees.  Grassley answered questions related to agriculture, trade, social security and health care.
    REGIONAL – With summer in full swing, many youngsters have headed to the pool daily to keep cool or to the baseball and softball diamonds as part of local sports teams to pass the time until August’s first day of school.    But for some others, getting a part-time or full-time job was on the...
    HARLAN – A Kansas City firm made a pitch to the Harlan City Council last month about the possibility of finishing out the Dye Street Development area/Christiansen subdivision in north Harlan with housing units.    The project would address the housing the community so desperately needs,...
Susan Christensen ...Newly appointed Iowa Supreme Court Justice
    DES MOINES -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds chose Fourth Judicial District Judge Susan Christensen of Harlan to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court.    Last week Reynolds announced Christensen as her choice during a ceremony at the Iowa Capitol. Christensen will be filling the vacancy created when Justice...
    DES MOINES -- Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments in 2018. The moment you ride the big slide, the moment you share a corn dog, the moment you earn a purple ribbon, the moments are endless and unique.    With more than one million attendees and 11 fun-filled, action packed, can’t miss days,...
Caitlin Yamada
    COUNTY -- Growing up in Harlan, it was easy to think I knew everyone. I could name all the students that I had shared classrooms with for 13 years (especially the ones I grew up with at Beth’s house) and every time I left the house, I ran into at least one person I knew.    When I found out I...
Construction has been ongoing along the Highway 59 corridor where the new Bomgaar’sbuilding and the new Buck Snort Restaurant are being constructed.
HMU is in the final phase of a plan started in the early 2000s when the HMU Board of Trustees agreed to converting almost all HMU power lines from overhead to underground.  In the process, HMU has upgraded the voltage used on distribution lines from 4,160 volts to 12,470 volts.  HMU officials say changing the voltage brings the electric system up to a modern and more efficient distribution system.
    HARLAN -- Crews from contract PSC recently set the base for a new switchgear basement and vault on the south side of Chatburn Ave. at 6th St. (above).  The Harlan Municipal Utilities’ electric overhead to underground conversion project is rolling along with nice weather recently allowing crews...
Stig Hansen, Consultant
    ELK HORN -- Back in 2011 or 2012, Lou and Mike Howard had a vision to open a new restaurant in Elk Horn. Even though plans changed, the dream lived on. The Howards are currently working to open a restaurant with Danish influences in the Keysight Technology building west of where the Danish Inn...

Sports

Sophia Peppers, Exira-EHK, sr. - First Team All-State (1A)

 DES MOINES -- Seniors Sophia Peppers of Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton (Class 1A) and Peyton Gross of IKM-Manning (2A) are both first-team selections and five other area players have also been recogniz

Family Living

Gene Dixon
    HARLAN -- Gene Dixon of Harlan will celebrate her 90th birthday on August 20. A card shower is planned in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 1511 Linda Lane, Harlan, IA...

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