L to R -- Julie Livingston, elementary special education; Jessica Farrell, second grade; Eliesa Preston, high school special education; Charissa Henry, high school special education; and Marie Peters, high school special education.
    Back row L to R -- Davis Pattee, HCS Athletic Director; James Cairney, elementary physical education; Eric Croghan, middle school social studies; Landon Stalzer, 7-12 vocal music; and Lynn Johnson, superintendent of schools.  (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools has 10 new teachers/administrators to start the new school year. 
	Griffin Schleimer with his Eagle Scout project, a full-size bocce court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Griffin Schleimer recently completed his Eagle Scout project, constructing a full-size bocce ball court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.    Schleimer, 16, the son of June and Mike Schleimer, is a junior at...
Cooper ...accused of buying bomb-making materials
    HARLAN – A Harlan man is being accused of purchasing bomb-making materials, threatening attacks, and has been formally charged in federal court with possession of a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance, according to...
Students practiced outside working on their fundamentals, drills, footwork, songs, baton twirling and flag work. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- This week, members of the Harlan Community High School Marching Band held camp in preparation for the upcoming year. 
Patrick Gaul (left) and Madison Doonan demonstrate a grain bin extrication exercise.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- The National Night Out event in Harlan was a huge success Tuesday evening, August 6 with nearly 300 people turning out to meet and visit with local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel.
	Donny Dotzler has lived in Defiance for most of his life, allowing him to collect a vast knowledge of stories about the area as well as the people who lived there. Dotzler got many of his stories from his father as well as his own personal experiences within the town. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    DEFIANCE -- Donny Dotzler was born in Defiance and has spent most of his life in the agricultural community. During his time in Defiance, Dotzler has heard a number of stories.    Dotzler’s history of Defiance came from his father, his brother,...
L to R -- Julie Livingston, elementary special education; Jessica Farrell, second grade; Eliesa Preston, high school special education; Charissa Henry, high school special education; and Marie Peters, high school special education.
    Back row L to R -- Davis Pattee, HCS Athletic Director; James Cairney, elementary physical education; Eric Croghan, middle school social studies; Landon Stalzer, 7-12 vocal music; and Lynn Johnson, superintendent of schools.  (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
	Griffin Schleimer with his Eagle Scout project, a full-size bocce court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.  (Photo contributed)
Cooper ...accused of buying bomb-making materials
Students practiced outside working on their fundamentals, drills, footwork, songs, baton twirling and flag work. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
Patrick Gaul (left) and Madison Doonan demonstrate a grain bin extrication exercise.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
	Donny Dotzler has lived in Defiance for most of his life, allowing him to collect a vast knowledge of stories about the area as well as the people who lived there. Dotzler got many of his stories from his father as well as his own personal experiences within the town. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
L to R -- Julie Livingston, elementary special education; Jessica Farrell, second grade; Eliesa Preston, high school special education; Charissa Henry, high school special education; and Marie Peters, high school special education.
    Back row L to R -- Davis Pattee, HCS Athletic Director; James Cairney, elementary physical education; Eric Croghan, middle school social studies; Landon Stalzer, 7-12 vocal music; and Lynn Johnson, superintendent of schools.  (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Schools has 10 new teachers/administrators to start the new school year. 
    HARLAN -- Harlan appears to be on a downward trend in crimes committed in the city. According  to statistics on Areavibes.com, showed that Harlan was 87 percent safer than other cities located in Iowa.    When compared to other United States cities, Harlan was listed as being 77 percent safer...
    COUNTY – Shelby County Auditor Mark Maxwell said this week that new legislation will be used this fall as the regular city and school elections will be combined and be held on the same day.    This will make for some changes from past school elections, in particular, with the most noticeable...
    REGIONAL – Outstanding debt obligations for local governmental agencies increased in the past year, following the state trend that saw an overall increase in debt, according to a report released by the state treasurer’s office.    Shelby County saw it’s total debt obligations increase from $35,...
	Griffin Schleimer with his Eagle Scout project, a full-size bocce court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.  (Photo contributed)
    HARLAN – Harlan’s Griffin Schleimer recently completed his Eagle Scout project, constructing a full-size bocce ball court at the Harlan Community Schools Elementary building.    Schleimer, 16, the son of June and Mike Schleimer, is a junior at Harlan Community High School, has been a scout for...
Cooper ...accused of buying bomb-making materials
    HARLAN – A Harlan man is being accused of purchasing bomb-making materials, threatening attacks, and has been formally charged in federal court with possession of a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance, according to WHOTV, Des Moines.    The station reported Wednesday...
Students practiced outside working on their fundamentals, drills, footwork, songs, baton twirling and flag work. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    HARLAN -- This week, members of the Harlan Community High School Marching Band held camp in preparation for the upcoming year. 
Patrick Gaul (left) and Madison Doonan demonstrate a grain bin extrication exercise.  (Photo by Kim Wegener)
    HARLAN -- The National Night Out event in Harlan was a huge success Tuesday evening, August 6 with nearly 300 people turning out to meet and visit with local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel.
	Donny Dotzler has lived in Defiance for most of his life, allowing him to collect a vast knowledge of stories about the area as well as the people who lived there. Dotzler got many of his stories from his father as well as his own personal experiences within the town. (Photo by Ryan Pattee)
    DEFIANCE -- Donny Dotzler was born in Defiance and has spent most of his life in the agricultural community. During his time in Defiance, Dotzler has heard a number of stories.    Dotzler’s history of Defiance came from his father, his brother, and his own firsthand experience of Defiance’s...
    DES MOINES -- Nothing compares to state fair favorites in 2019. From the food, to the games, to the competitions, fair favorites are what make experiences at the Iowa State Fair memorable. With more than one million attendees and 11 fun-filled, action packed, can’t miss days, there are billions...
Playground equipment recently was installed at Little George Park in south Harlan, the culmination of years of planning and fundraising that started after a request from two youngsters who wanted a playground close by to their homes.
    HARLAN –  City officials said they attended a city parks and recreation board meeting in 2015 and read a letter offering why they felt playground equipment was necessary in the area.  If funding would have been available the equipment would have been installed immediately, but it took time to...
    COUNTY -- Non-profit agencies within Shelby County will have until the end of August to complete applications for funding from Shelby County Community Chest (SCCC). Funds from SCCC are made possible by the generosity of local donors to the SCCC annual fund drive which will be taking place this...

Sports

 The first-ever Bruiser Cup 5K Fun Run was held at Prairie Rose State Park on August 9 as approximately 40 cross country runners from Harlan Community and AHSTW were mixed into Team Black and Team Blue. (Photo contributed)

 AREA -- Approximately 40 cross country runners from Harlan Community and AHSTW took part in the inaugural Bruiser Cup 5K Fun Run held Friday, August 9, at Prairie Rose State Park.

Family Living

Tanner and Jody Pease
    ADAIR -- Jody Hagedorn and  Tanner Pease both of Stuart were married on June 15, 2019 at the Schafer Barn on the Hill near Adair. Rev. Robert Kersten performed the 5:30 p.m....

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