Shelby County Board of Supervisors
    COUNTY – Charles Parkhurst has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Parkhurst is joined on the board by...
Town hall meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg.
    HARLAN -- Approximately 171 people turned out on a cold and snowy afternoon Saturday, Jan. 18 for a town hall meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg.  The event was held at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce &...
Dr. Jill Biden
    HARLAN --  Dr. Jill Biden, the former second lady of the United States and wife of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, made a stop in Harlan at Milk & Honey Monday afternoon, Jan. 13 to campaign for her husband.
Charlotte Schwery, Maya Boettger and Kiley Cote (L to R).
    HARLAN -- Charlotte Schwery, Maya Boettger and Kiley Cote (L to R) have fun at a basketball game recently performing in the spirit clinic at Harlan Community High School.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
Harlan Newspapers Sports Editor Mike Oeffner (left) with Todd Gordon, past-president and member of the IHSADA Executive Board.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Newspapers Sports Editor Mike Oeffner (left) was honored this week with the Iowa High School Athletic Director's Association (IHSADA) 2020 "Sports Media Award."    Presenting Oeffner with the award prior to the Harlan Community-...
Front: Kaleb Ask; Middle: Emma Schechinger, Emily Taggs, Evelyn Schechinger, Jennifer Crosley, Sydney Leaders, Ainsley Wolford; Back: Alyssa Henderson, Joseph Andersen, Samuel Andersen, Joe Evans, Elaina Vrchoticky, David Kluver, Eli Arnold; not pictured Ashley Knudtson
    HARLAN – Faith Sound, the interdenominational, contemporary music group based out of Harlan, has kicked off its concert season with its first performances of the year, and additional performances are slated in Harlan and the surrounding area...
Shelby County Board of Supervisors
Town hall meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg.
Dr. Jill Biden
Charlotte Schwery, Maya Boettger and Kiley Cote (L to R).
Harlan Newspapers Sports Editor Mike Oeffner (left) with Todd Gordon, past-president and member of the IHSADA Executive Board.
Front: Kaleb Ask; Middle: Emma Schechinger, Emily Taggs, Evelyn Schechinger, Jennifer Crosley, Sydney Leaders, Ainsley Wolford; Back: Alyssa Henderson, Joseph Andersen, Samuel Andersen, Joe Evans, Elaina Vrchoticky, David Kluver, Eli Arnold; not pictured Ashley Knudtson
    HARLAN -- Myrtue Medical Center announced this week a partnership with Senior Life Solutions.    Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of adults typically ages 65 and over struggling with symptoms of...
    COUNTY -- The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry currently is soliciting nominations for its Citizen/Volunteer of the Year award.    The award will be presented at the 2020 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry Award Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28 at the C.G. Therkildsen...
    COUNTY -- A 31-year-old Council Bluffs woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident northwest of Earling in Shelby County last week.    Amber Dawn Sauvago was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to an Iowa State Patrol report.    On Thursday, Jan. 16 at approximately 8:02 a.m.,...
    HARLAN – The petitioner and respondent in the unique trial by combat request in Shelby County District Court that has garnered nationwide media attention this past week each have created GoFundMe® accounts hoping to secure donations to help with their legal expenses.    Bridgette Laver is the...
    COUNTY -- A relatively mild start to January, 2020 turned more realistic this past weekend Friday-Saturday, Jan. 17-18 as a major winter storm hit the region bringing with it snow, wind, ice, sleet and bitter cold.    Harlan officially received six inches of snow Friday followed by some sleet,...
Shelby County Board of Supervisors
    COUNTY – Charles Parkhurst has been named chairman of the Shelby County Board of Supervisors this year, and will preside over a board that is currently working diligently to prepare next year’s budget.    Parkhurst is joined on the board by supervisors Steve Kenkel and Darin Haake.    Parkhurst...
Town hall meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg.
    HARLAN -- Approximately 171 people turned out on a cold and snowy afternoon Saturday, Jan. 18 for a town hall meeting with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg.  The event was held at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry atrium.  The standing room only crowd heard...
Front: Kaleb Ask; Middle: Emma Schechinger, Emily Taggs, Evelyn Schechinger, Jennifer Crosley, Sydney Leaders, Ainsley Wolford; Back: Alyssa Henderson, Joseph Andersen, Samuel Andersen, Joe Evans, Elaina Vrchoticky, David Kluver, Eli Arnold; not pictured Ashley Knudtson
    HARLAN – Faith Sound, the interdenominational, contemporary music group based out of Harlan, has kicked off its concert season with its first performances of the year, and additional performances are slated in Harlan and the surrounding area during the next few months.    The first performance...
HARLAN – A Shelby County District Court judge ruled this week that proper procedural steps were not taken, and thus it won’t take action at this time on a Kansas man’s motion for trial by combat with his ex-wife, Bridgette Ostrom, or in her place, her attorney Matthew Hudson, both of Harlan.    ...
Dr. Jill Biden
    HARLAN --  Dr. Jill Biden, the former second lady of the United States and wife of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, made a stop in Harlan at Milk & Honey Monday afternoon, Jan. 13 to campaign for her husband.
Charlotte Schwery, Maya Boettger and Kiley Cote (L to R).
    HARLAN -- Charlotte Schwery, Maya Boettger and Kiley Cote (L to R) have fun at a basketball game recently performing in the spirit clinic at Harlan Community High School.  (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
Harlan Newspapers Sports Editor Mike Oeffner (left) with Todd Gordon, past-president and member of the IHSADA Executive Board.
    HARLAN -- Harlan Newspapers Sports Editor Mike Oeffner (left) was honored this week with the Iowa High School Athletic Director's Association (IHSADA) 2020 "Sports Media Award."    Presenting Oeffner with the award prior to the Harlan Community-Glenwood boys basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 14 was...

Family Living

Melissa and Michael Bellinghausen
    WESTPHALIA -- Melissa Hastert and Michael Bellinghausen both of Waukee exchanged marriage vows on August 10, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia. Father David Smith...

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