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Thøgersen
    ELK HORN -- After a comprehensive search that started in the spring of 2015, the board of directors and staff of the Museum of Danish America are announcing the selection of Rasmus Thøgersen as its new executive director.    Thøgersen (pronounced too-er-sen) is from Hellerup, the suburb north...
    HARLAN -- The recently released 2015-2016 audit for the Harlan Municipal Utilities showed a “clean” audit with their combined net asset position up slightly, despite a slight decrease in overall sales.    The Utility’s combined net position increased by $1,402,375 or 4.06%.  This came despite...
Muxfeldt
    HARLAN – Longtime Harlan Community School Board member Lonnie Muxfeldt was elected unanimously as the next president of the board of education, serving for the 2016-17 school year.    Muxfeldt, who is starting his eighth year on the board, replaces Kathy Mahlberg who has served as board...
 Crall (left) talks with Reynolds as they tour the grounds of the Panama Transfer facility.  (Photo by Alan Mores)
    PANAMA - Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds toured the 300-employee local trucking firm, Panama Transfer, on Wed., Sept. 21 for 45 minutes as part of a western Iowa small business tour that included stops in Panama, Missouri Valley and Sioux City.  Panama Transfer Co-owner Mark Crall touted the company...
	Homecoming king and queen candidates at Harlan Community include L to R -- Joshua Cheek, Magdalen Langenfeld, Caleb Rasmussen, Sydney Peterson, Justin Esser, Jessica Buman, Brandon Trevino, Jenna Brelje, Reagan Hansen and Brooke Nelson.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community is ready to celebrate homecoming this week, under the theme “The Wizard of Oz -- There is no place like “home”coming.”    There’s plenty of excitement in the air as the Harlan Community Cyclone football team readies to meet Carroll in a Friday night match-up,...
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...

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