Geraldine Swisher gets her first dose, while assisted living manager Kathy Goede (standing) helps and Loretta Baughman awaits her turn.
    HARLAN -- Elm Crest Retirement Community residents received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, Jan. 8.    Elm Crest Administrator Tim Nausler said vaccines were delivered by Walgreens as part of a national program with CVS and...
    HARLAN – Interim Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson announced this week she has not applied for the permanent superintendent position.    Johnson is in her second year as interim superintendent following the resignation of the...
    DES MOINES -- The Iowa Supreme Court re-selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as chief justice.    At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the justices of the supreme court by majority vote shall designate one justice as chief...
Firefighters keep the blaze under control.
    PORTSMOUTH -- Firefighters from the Portsmouth and Persia Fire Departments held a practice burn on a Portsmouth residence Saturday, Jan. 9.  The home had been abandoned and reclaimed by the city.
Shelby County Emergency Management and some helpful motorists pulled this vehicle from a drift at 7th and Durant Sts.
Just now Shelby County Emergency Management and some helpful motorists pulled this vehicle from a drift at 7th and Durant Sts. Everyone was okay. Be Careful! Hard to see during these blizzard conditions.
Snapped this pic just outside our back door.
Thinking we are getting more snow than the National Weather Service originally thought Harlan and Shelby County would see. We'll keep you posted.
Geraldine Swisher gets her first dose, while assisted living manager Kathy Goede (standing) helps and Loretta Baughman awaits her turn.
Firefighters keep the blaze under control.
Shelby County Emergency Management and some helpful motorists pulled this vehicle from a drift at 7th and Durant Sts.
Snapped this pic just outside our back door.
Geraldine Swisher gets her first dose, while assisted living manager Kathy Goede (standing) helps and Loretta Baughman awaits her turn.
    HARLAN -- Elm Crest Retirement Community residents received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, Jan. 8.    Elm Crest Administrator Tim Nausler said vaccines were delivered by Walgreens as part of a national program with CVS and Walgreens providing the vaccines to care facilities.  
    HARLAN – Interim Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Lynn Johnson announced this week she has not applied for the permanent superintendent position.    Johnson is in her second year as interim superintendent following the resignation of the previous superintendent in 2019, and said in an...
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community School Board, following a closed session meeting Monday, Jan. 11, has narrowed its search for a permanent superintendent to eight candidates, with screening interviews set for Thursday, Jan. 21.    Representatives from Grundmeyer Leader Search, the consulting firm...
    DES MOINES -- The Iowa Supreme Court re-selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as chief justice.    At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the justices of the supreme court by majority vote shall designate one justice as chief justice, to serve for a two-year term.
Firefighters keep the blaze under control.
    PORTSMOUTH -- Firefighters from the Portsmouth and Persia Fire Departments held a practice burn on a Portsmouth residence Saturday, Jan. 9.  The home had been abandoned and reclaimed by the city.
Shelby County Emergency Management and some helpful motorists pulled this vehicle from a drift at 7th and Durant Sts.
Just now Shelby County Emergency Management and some helpful motorists pulled this vehicle from a drift at 7th and Durant Sts. Everyone was okay. Be Careful! Hard to see during these blizzard conditions.
Snapped this pic just outside our back door.
Thinking we are getting more snow than the National Weather Service originally thought Harlan and Shelby County would see. We'll keep you posted.
Reid at the protest in Washington, DC.
    WASHINGTON, DC – Steve Reid didn’t see a single act of violence at the rally in Washington, DC Wednesday, Jan. 6.    “People praying, people singing, and yes, plenty of shouting obscenities, but no violence,” he said.  “It wasn’t the free for all that is being portrayed by the mainstream media...
UPDATE -- Legislative Briefing scheduled for tomorrow morning in Harlan has been canceled.       HARLAN -- Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) and Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) will host a legislative briefing Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry...
Nella and Bob Seivert, owner/operators of Medivac Ambulance/Rescue in Harlan, both were infected with COVID-19 but saw very different outcomes.  While Bob’s symptoms were mild, Nella was hospitalized and continues to battle the disease nearly three months later.
    HARLAN – Nella Seivert admits she’s a little stubborn.    So when the first cold symptoms came on back in late October into early November, she chalked it up to anything but the coronavirus and insisted that there really was nothing wrong with her.    After all, she and her husband, Bob, owner-...
Music Theatre International
    HARLAN – The Harlan Community High School Drama Department has announced it will present the spring musical Frozen Jr., with auditions set for this week.    With the past year disrupting many events nationwide due to COVID-19, director Kayla Weis said the school will adhere to all audience...
    REGIONAL – Faith Sound, the interdenominational, contemporary music group based out of Harlan, has canceled its concert season out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The group hopes to be back next year, said Steve Lawson, long-time director and founder of Faith Sound.

Sports

 HCHS senior Ashley Hall (15) guards St. Albert’s Allie Petry (5) near the basket during the Cyclones’ 72-57 win. Hall scored a career-high 22 points in the game while Petry led St. Albert with 24. Also pictured in the lane are Brecken Van Baale (right), Macie Leinen and Claire Schmitz (left) of HCHS, along with Lauren Williams of St. Albert.

 HARLAN (Jan. 8) -- It remains to be seen what happens when Harlan Community takes another shot at the top-rated Glenwood girls basketball team Tuesday night.

Family Living

Alice Kwapiszeski
    OMAHA -- Alice Kwapiszeski of Omaha will celebrate her 100th birthday on January 21. Due to COVID-19, her family is planning a a card shower in her honor.    Cards...

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