Candidates for Harlan Community High School Homecoming king and queen include front L to R -- Jennifer Weisenborn, Nicole Goshorn, Kara Rueschenberg, Kaitlyn Feldman and Sidney Craig.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Jared Moser, Jacob Bartley, Keaton Jones and Nick Foss.
HARLAN -- The Harlan Community is ready to celebrate homecoming this week, under the theme “Toy Story – To Homecoming and Beyond.”
Dirt work has begun at the site of the new Hansen House memory care unit in the Dye Street development area.
HARLAN -- The Hansen House broke ground this month on the memory care portion of the development at 703 Dye Street in Harlan. Their model is about a group of folks coming together and sharing services in a large household.
Homecoming king and queen candidates at IKM-Manning include front L to R -- Shyanne Sporrer, Cassidy Branning, Lillie Ceminsky, Payton Sporrer, Paige Gaskill and Kia Rasmussen.  Back L to R -- Eli Riessen, Austin Ahrenholtz, Dillon Hansen, Jared Johnson, Marshall Hansen and Carter Irlmeier.
MANNING --  A week of spirit dates and preparation began on Monday, Sept. 18 for IKM-Manning and culminates with the pep rally, parade and big game vs. Missouri Valley on Friday, Sept. 22.
One of the fun things for kids was learning how to pick up manure!  They got a prize if they could successfully toss the “end result” in a bucket.
HARLAN – The first-ever Ag Festival held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Harlan Monday, Sept.
AHSTW homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Josey Jacobsen, Sarah Butcher, Sidney Nelsen, Morgan Eckmann, Heidi Hall and Josie Denning.  Back L to R -- Hayden Woltmann, AJ Sieh, Jake Martin, RJ Harris and Gage Clay.
AVOCA -- AHSTW will host homecoming activities next week under the theme Vikings Know What’s Up!, and a variety of exciting events will be held throughout the week.
HARLAN – The region’s top race car drivers will meet at the Shelby County Speedway this weekend, as the final event of the racing season kicks off tonight with the 25th anniversary Tiny Lund Memorial Races, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16.
Candidates for Harlan Community High School Homecoming king and queen include front L to R -- Jennifer Weisenborn, Nicole Goshorn, Kara Rueschenberg, Kaitlyn Feldman and Sidney Craig.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Jared Moser, Jacob Bartley, Keaton Jones and Nick Foss.
Dirt work has begun at the site of the new Hansen House memory care unit in the Dye Street development area.
Homecoming king and queen candidates at IKM-Manning include front L to R -- Shyanne Sporrer, Cassidy Branning, Lillie Ceminsky, Payton Sporrer, Paige Gaskill and Kia Rasmussen.  Back L to R -- Eli Riessen, Austin Ahrenholtz, Dillon Hansen, Jared Johnson, Marshall Hansen and Carter Irlmeier.
One of the fun things for kids was learning how to pick up manure!  They got a prize if they could successfully toss the “end result” in a bucket.
AHSTW homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Josey Jacobsen, Sarah Butcher, Sidney Nelsen, Morgan Eckmann, Heidi Hall and Josie Denning.  Back L to R -- Hayden Woltmann, AJ Sieh, Jake Martin, RJ Harris and Gage Clay.
Candidates for Harlan Community High School Homecoming king and queen include front L to R -- Jennifer Weisenborn, Nicole Goshorn, Kara Rueschenberg, Kaitlyn Feldman and Sidney Craig.  Back L to R -- Andrew Shelton, Jared Moser, Jacob Bartley, Keaton Jones and Nick Foss.
HARLAN -- The Harlan Community is ready to celebrate homecoming this week, under the theme “Toy Story – To Homecoming and Beyond.”    There’s plenty of excitement in the air as the Harlan Community Cyclone football team readies to meet ADM in a Friday night match-up, hoping to get another win after...
Dirt work has begun at the site of the new Hansen House memory care unit in the Dye Street development area.
HARLAN -- The Hansen House broke ground this month on the memory care portion of the development at 703 Dye Street in Harlan. Their model is about a group of folks coming together and sharing services in a large household. They emphasize gathering together for meals and activities, while providing...
HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees and Management team met in an open strategic planning session on Monday, September 11 where the Board was briefed on current construction projects as well as near term additional infrastructure, operations and maintenance plans.    HMU CEO...
Homecoming king and queen candidates at IKM-Manning include front L to R -- Shyanne Sporrer, Cassidy Branning, Lillie Ceminsky, Payton Sporrer, Paige Gaskill and Kia Rasmussen.  Back L to R -- Eli Riessen, Austin Ahrenholtz, Dillon Hansen, Jared Johnson, Marshall Hansen and Carter Irlmeier.
MANNING --  A week of spirit dates and preparation began on Monday, Sept. 18 for IKM-Manning and culminates with the pep rally, parade and big game vs. Missouri Valley on Friday, Sept. 22.    All IKM-Manning community members and alumni are invited to attend with the students to see the coronation...
One of the fun things for kids was learning how to pick up manure!  They got a prize if they could successfully toss the “end result” in a bucket.
HARLAN – The first-ever Ag Festival held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Harlan Monday, Sept. 11 was considered a huge success, with more than 200 youth turning out to learn everything from flowing grain and how water works to animal dissection and an animal learning center.    Mary Taggs,...
IRWIN -- The annual Greenridge Steam and Gas Antique Show celebrated its 41st year when events kicked off this past weekend at the Greenridge site southwest of Irwin.    This year highlighted a special Birds of Prey presentation display, and hosted a number of kids’ activities including a petting...
AHSTW homecoming candidates include front L to R -- Josey Jacobsen, Sarah Butcher, Sidney Nelsen, Morgan Eckmann, Heidi Hall and Josie Denning.  Back L to R -- Hayden Woltmann, AJ Sieh, Jake Martin, RJ Harris and Gage Clay.
AVOCA -- AHSTW will host homecoming activities next week under the theme Vikings Know What’s Up!, and a variety of exciting events will be held throughout the week.    King and queen candidates have been selected, and the king and queen will be crowned at a formal coronation ceremony scheduled for...
REGIONAL -- Voters in the Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton School District gave approval to a $3.9 million bond issue Tuesday that will help the district grow into the future.    The general obligation bond issue for district facility improvements garnered 72.27 percent voter approval, with 258 yes votes...
HARLAN – The region’s top race car drivers will meet at the Shelby County Speedway this weekend, as the final event of the racing season kicks off tonight with the 25th anniversary Tiny Lund Memorial Races, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16.    The Tiny Lund Memorial will feature two days of racing...
HARLAN – An uptick in the number of yard signs being placed in the city right of way is leading Harlan city officials to begin enforcement of a long-standing regulation prohibiting any signs within the public right of way.    The Harlan City Council last Tuesday voted unanimously to begin...
HARLAN -- A Harrison County woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 44 and County Road M16 west of Harlan Thursday afternoon, September 7.    The Iowa State Patrol reports that Nancy Louise Madsen, 58, Persia, died as a result from injuries suffered in the accident,...
HARLAN -- The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Harlan Area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.    The Walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Pioneer Park in Harlan.

Sports

 A FAMILY AFFAIR -- Harlan Community football coach Curt Bladt (holding ball) is joined by family members following Friday night’s 17-14 victory at Glenwood. Bladt became just the third coach in Iowa prep history to reach 400 career wins.
 Left-right: HCHS assistant coach Todd Bladt (holding daughter Carson), Drew Bladt, Jeff Bladt, Curt Bladt and wife Jill Bladt, Greg Bladt (in back), Connor Bladt, Hannah Bladt, Angela Bladt, Sam Bladt, Shilo Bladt and Alex Bladt.

GLENWOOD -- Perhaps it was only fitting that Curt Bladt’s 400th career coaching win came in a low-scoring, old-fashioned slobberknocker of a game with a share of the district lead

Family Living

Bob and JoAnn Koesters
EARLING -- Bob and JoAnn Koesters of Earling observed their 50th wedding anniversary on September 9. They celebrated with a family dinner in Minneapolis, MN.    Their children and...

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