Staff at the Harlan Community Library have been planning fun and challenging activities for youth and adults this summer. From left: Elizabeth Schechinger, Amanda Brewer, library director; and Dena Jacobsen.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Library Summer Program will again provide fun and challenges for youth and adults but in a different format this year. The 2020 summer library program theme will be “Imagine Your Story.”         Amanda Brewer,...
	Doug Kramer, Earling, fills the planter during planting season this year.  A dry planting season with timely May rains and crops are ready to take off.
    REGIONAL -- A dry planting season allowed most area farmers to put their corn and soybean crop in the ground at a well-above-average pace this spring.    Consistent late-May rains have followed, quenching surface soils in need of moisture and...
SHELBY COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES:  36  •  Recovered:  31   Negative:  213  Pending:  2
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Treasurer Carolyn Blum has announced that beginning yesterday, Monday, June 1, her office now is open to in-person transactions by appointments only.  Facial masks are highly recommended and health screening questions...
Katie Stern, representing the Harlan Girl Scouts
    HARLAN -- Katie Stern, representing the Harlan Girl Scouts, places flowers at the memorial site during Memorial Day services at the Harlan Cemetery Monday, May 25.  More photos inside today’s NA.
If voting at the courthouse before election day, push this button near the door and someone will come get you.
    COUNTY -- Shelby County voters will head to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to cast ballots in this year’s primary election.  Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at regular polling places, shown at right.    More than 2,000 residents already have voted...
    STATE -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced this week additional business sector openings as well as the loosening of restrictions on other sectors beginning June 1.    Highlights of the changes include restaurants and bars will be allowed to...
Staff at the Harlan Community Library have been planning fun and challenging activities for youth and adults this summer. From left: Elizabeth Schechinger, Amanda Brewer, library director; and Dena Jacobsen.
	Doug Kramer, Earling, fills the planter during planting season this year.  A dry planting season with timely May rains and crops are ready to take off.
SHELBY COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES:  36  •  Recovered:  31   Negative:  213  Pending:  2
Katie Stern, representing the Harlan Girl Scouts
If voting at the courthouse before election day, push this button near the door and someone will come get you.
	Doug Kramer, Earling, fills the planter during planting season this year.  A dry planting season with timely May rains and crops are ready to take off.
    REGIONAL -- A dry planting season allowed most area farmers to put their corn and soybean crop in the ground at a well-above-average pace this spring.    Consistent late-May rains have followed, quenching surface soils in need of moisture and allowing for strong  and even emergence.    Add in...
    HARLAN -- Harlan Municipal Utilities will now open its doors by appointment for customers as a start to return to what will be a “new” normal business operation.    In other action taken at its May 28 teleconference board meeting, “hero” pay of an additional $3 per hour was discontinued May 31...
Staff at the Harlan Community Library have been planning fun and challenging activities for youth and adults this summer. From left: Elizabeth Schechinger, Amanda Brewer, library director; and Dena Jacobsen.
    HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Library Summer Program will again provide fun and challenges for youth and adults but in a different format this year. The 2020 summer library program theme will be “Imagine Your Story.”         Amanda Brewer, library director, said there will be lots of fun...
    COUNTY – Shelby County has begun the process of re-opening the courthouse in Harlan in a two-phased approach as the city, county and state start the process of lifting restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.    The Shelby County Board of Supervisors Thursday, May 28 approved a courthouse re-...
SHELBY COUNTY CONFIRMED CASES:  36  •  Recovered:  31   Negative:  213  Pending:  2
    COUNTY -- Shelby County Treasurer Carolyn Blum has announced that beginning yesterday, Monday, June 1, her office now is open to in-person transactions by appointments only.  Facial masks are highly recommended and health screening questions will be asked.     The following guidelines will...
Katie Stern, representing the Harlan Girl Scouts
    HARLAN -- Katie Stern, representing the Harlan Girl Scouts, places flowers at the memorial site during Memorial Day services at the Harlan Cemetery Monday, May 25.  More photos inside today’s NA.
If voting at the courthouse before election day, push this button near the door and someone will come get you.
    COUNTY -- Shelby County voters will head to the polls Tuesday, June 2 to cast ballots in this year’s primary election.  Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at regular polling places, shown at right.    More than 2,000 residents already have voted absentee for the primary election, a large turnout...
    HARLAN --  The Harlan Theatre will officially be back in business on Friday, June 5, reopening after a two-and-a-half month hiatus due to COVID-19.    Sharon Lucke, co-owner and operator of the Harlan Theatre along with her husband, Kevin, said that all safeguards and precautions are being...
    STATE -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced this week additional business sector openings as well as the loosening of restrictions on other sectors beginning June 1.    Highlights of the changes include restaurants and bars will be allowed to seat groups up to 10 individuals, an increase from...
Borkowski
    HARLAN -- Lucy Borkowski, a senior at Harlan Community High School, was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the Dekalb Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science.    Borkowski, the daughter of Steve and Holly Borkowski of Manilla, received the...
    COUNTY -- Governor Kim Reynolds’ Proclamation of Public Health Disaster Emergency extended deadlines for many of the driver’s license services Shelby County provides to May 27, 2020.      If the proclamation is not extended the following deadlines and alternative services to be aware of are as...
    COUNTY -- As Shelby County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, now at 31 with 8 tests still pending, local health officials are reminding residents to continue their diligence with social distancing and personal hygiene measures.  Many of Iowa’s businesses are re-opening...

Sports

 Iowa State senior Logan Schaben takes a swing during Big 12 action last year against Oklahoma. Schaben was batting .266 through March 8 when the rest of the 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)

LOGAN SCHABEN (SR.)
Iowa State University (Ames); NCAA Division I • Portsmouth, IA • 2016 HCHS graduate

Family Living

Ruben and Evelyn Jensen
    ALEXANDRIA, MN -- Former Shelby County residents Ruben and Evelyn (Roenfeld) Jensen of Alexandria will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 11.    Their...

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