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Board members include front, l-r: Justin Ahrenholtz, Brandi Huddle, DVM, Tim Hastert, Tim Graeve, president, George Langenfeld, Dave Kramer, treasurer and Dave Schomers. Back row: Steve Leinen, secretary, Ernie Peters, Kevin Goshorn, vice president; Kent Andersen, Todd Berndt, Mike Fara and Ken Schechinger. Not pictured Maria Wingert, Matt Schechinger and Gary Gubbels.
    The Shelby County Cattlemen board and their spouses along with more than 700 guests helped raise more than $60,000 on Sat., Feb. 6 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.    Funds raised will go toward the Shelby County Fair trophy awards, college scholarships, heifer scholarship program, beef promotion and...
Special Olympics athletes from Harlan Community include front L to R – Angelina Wells, Billy Joe Harvey, Mark Kenkel, Mike Kenkel, Chloe Hays and Matt Kenkel.
	Back L to R – Morgan Haggard, Julia Jepsen, Emily Holloway, Cameron Hicks, Jon Ayers, Lake Goetz, Dylan Denitelli, Dylan Janssen, Jason Anderson, Billy Yoder, Reed Waldron, and Tyler Mumm.  (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
    HARLAN – A standing ovation greeted a group of Harlan Community High School athletes Friday night, as family, friends and the community recognized the district’s Special Olympics athletes.     The students were introduced and ran through a tunnel of high school boys and girls basketball players...
    COUNTY – Shelby County’s tax asking will increase roughly $129,000 under a budget proposed to be adopted by the Shelby County Board of Supervisors today, Tuesday, Feb. 9.    A hearing on the 2016-17 county budget will be held at 9 a.m. in the supervisors’ room at the Shelby County courthouse. ...
Shelby County Cattleman of the year went to Larry “Chub” Assmann, Panama. Pictured from left Cattleman president, Tim Graeve; Assmann and his wife Chris. Her late father, Robert Sonderman, was a prior Cattlemen of the Year.
PANAMA - St. Mary’s Parish Center remains an outstanding location for Shelby County’s largest annual dinner banquet, as more than 700 area residents and cattlemen attended the annual Cattlemen’s banquet.    The burgeoning crowd were each served a New York strip loin dinner in just over an hour and...
2016 Shelby County, IA, Republican Caucus nearly 1,000 in attendance.
    PANAMA - St. Mary’s Parish Center remains an outstanding location for Shelby County largest annual dinner banquet, as more than 700 area residents and cattlemen attended the annual Cattlemen’s banquet.    The burgeoning crowd were each served a New York strip loin dinner in just over an hour...
Craig Clemons (above) gets the caucus rolling at the Republican site, by electing a chairman for the Clay/Monroe caucus.
OUNTY – Shelby County caucus-goers backed Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz as their Democratic and Republican candidates of choice for president, in a Monday night meeting that saw record numbers of voters both locally and statewide head to their caucus sites.    At Veteran’s Auditorium in Harlan, an...
Becker Family - Jordan, Renee, Greg, Teri and Taylor
    AVOCA – An Avoca family will be in the national spotlight next week as contestants on the hit game show Family Feud.    The Greg and Teri Becker family will appear on the television game show Monday, Feb. 8 on KXVO, Omaha.    Officials with the game show said the Becker family took part in the...
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to pay $25,000 for a rate study of their three main utilities.    A proposal from Dave Berg Consulting of Minneapolis, MN would perform electric, natural gas and water cost-of-service and rate design studies for...
Michael Jurgensen (left) and Braden Quist
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office this week announced the hiring of two deputy sheriffs.    Michael Jurgensen was a patrolman with the Harlan Police Department prior to joining the sheriff’s office 18 months ago.  Jurgensen is assigned road patrol and investigations.    Braden Quist...

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