Four generations of the Petersen family gathered for the dedication of the Vern and Wilmer Petersen Wildlife Management Area in Shelby County back in 1993.
    IOWA -- In 1993, four generations of the Petersen family gathered for the dedication of Vern and Wilmer Petersen Wildlife Management Area in Shelby County.    Wilmer Petersen had donated an expanse of grassland and ponds in western Iowa to the...
Kristi Pederson with the Harlan Volunteer Fire Department speaks about fire safety to students in Mrs. Andersen’s kindergarten class at the Harlan Community Primary School on Monday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Fire department volunteers were at the area schools all week offering fire safety tips as part of Fire Prevention Week. Also shown is volunteer Patrick Gaul. 
Hatcher
    HARLAN – A Harlan man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.    Dillen Brandyn Lee Hatcher, 27, 1712 8th St., faces up to 50 years in jail on the class B felony charges against him.    ...
At a recent football game, McKenna Larsen and Braeden Parker show their Spartan loyalty helping the crowd stand up and cheer for the home team.
    EXIRA -- The Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton band and flag corps have been helping lead Spartan spirit during the football and volleyball games this season. 
    Jessica Christensen shows her ghoulish spirit during a performance at halftime with the band and flags at a recent IKM-Manning football game.  The band’s presentation this year is Fright Night, and the group is performing at a number of contests.
The two were crowned during ceremonies during homecoming week for the Spartans.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    EXIRA -- Ellie Schultes and Cade Bruns were recognized during the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton football game Friday night as homecoming queen and king. 
Four generations of the Petersen family gathered for the dedication of the Vern and Wilmer Petersen Wildlife Management Area in Shelby County back in 1993.
Kristi Pederson with the Harlan Volunteer Fire Department speaks about fire safety to students in Mrs. Andersen’s kindergarten class at the Harlan Community Primary School on Monday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
Hatcher
At a recent football game, McKenna Larsen and Braeden Parker show their Spartan loyalty helping the crowd stand up and cheer for the home team.
The two were crowned during ceremonies during homecoming week for the Spartans.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
Four generations of the Petersen family gathered for the dedication of the Vern and Wilmer Petersen Wildlife Management Area in Shelby County back in 1993.
    IOWA -- In 1993, four generations of the Petersen family gathered for the dedication of Vern and Wilmer Petersen Wildlife Management Area in Shelby County.    Wilmer Petersen had donated an expanse of grassland and ponds in western Iowa to the state for wildlife and people to enjoy. His son, H...
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center Board of Trustees has given approval to contract with Shive-Hattery Architecture to work on the design work for the proposed renovation of the north visitors’ entrance and the third floor old pharmacy area at MMC.        MMC CEO Barry Jacobsen said DaVita...
Kristi Pederson with the Harlan Volunteer Fire Department speaks about fire safety to students in Mrs. Andersen’s kindergarten class at the Harlan Community Primary School on Monday, Oct. 7. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- Fire department volunteers were at the area schools all week offering fire safety tips as part of Fire Prevention Week. Also shown is volunteer Patrick Gaul. 
    HARLAN – The sewer base rate in Harlan likely will increase in 2020 under a proposal being considered by the Harlan City Council.    Any increase requires an ordinance change – three readings, and if approved, a $2 per month increase, from $8 to $10, would be implemented July 1, 2020.    City...
Hatcher
    HARLAN – A Harlan man has been charged in Shelby County District Court with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.    Dillen Brandyn Lee Hatcher, 27, 1712 8th St., faces up to 50 years in jail on the class B felony charges against him.    According to court documents, Hatcher allegedly was...
    HARLAN – Harlan city employees will not be allowed to use vaping products on city property or in city vehicles under a proposal being considered by the Harlan City Council.    The Harlan City Council this month unanimously approved updating the employee handbook to include the vaping language...
At a recent football game, McKenna Larsen and Braeden Parker show their Spartan loyalty helping the crowd stand up and cheer for the home team.
    EXIRA -- The Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton band and flag corps have been helping lead Spartan spirit during the football and volleyball games this season. 
    HARLAN -- Harlan residents could soon have chickens living in their neighbor’s back yard, should a proposal being given consideration by the Harlan City Council be approved.    The Harlan City Council has directed staff to develop guidelines and restrictions as well as a permit application...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School will host the 7th annual “Red Out” football game against Lewis Central Community High School on Friday, Oct. 11 where those in attendance can help build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.    HCHS and Myrtue Medical Center are...
    AVOCA -- Avoca City Administrator Clint Fichter has resigned after 12 years serving the city, it was announced last week.    According to the Avoca Journal-Herald, the Avoca City Council voted 5-0 to accept his resignation during its Monday, Sept. 30 meeting.    “The City of Avoca attorneys and...
    EARLING – With one lift station pump out for repair, the city of Earling’s remaining pump failed, sending untreated wastewater from the pumping station into Mosquito Creek last week.    The city had been bypassing about 100 gallons per minute since 6 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 3.
    HARLAN -- The recently completed and accepted Harlan Municipal Utilities fiscal year audit shows growth and no major concerns, according to auditors.      The 2018-19 financials show the net position of assets increased 4.33 percent or $1,709,207 during the last year, based on operating...

Sports

 AHSTW senior Joey Goins (21) carries the fooball as Earlham’s Chris Hipsley (55) and Grant Carter (54) look to make the tackle. (Photos by Kim Wegener)

 AVOCA (Oct. 4) -- Earlham senior Caleb Swalla rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries Friday night as Earlham won its fifth straight game with a commanding 47-10 victory at AHSTW.

Family Living

    SIBLEY, IA -- Shelby County native Rose Marie Jensen will mark her 90th birthday on October 10. Her family is requesting a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to...

Special Sections

 
 

 

Comment Here