Winter Weather Advisory For Carroll and Crawford Counties - (1-27-23) - A relatively narrow area of moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to develop over portions of central into northern Iowa tonight into Saturday. Carroll and Crawford Counties are on the southern edge of a Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight to 9 pm Saturday. The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall will spread from west to east with the heaviest amounts around the Highway 20 to Highway 3 corridors, with 5 to 7 inches or greater possible, especially west of Interstate 35. Snowfall will then exit to the east Saturday afternoon and evening. Snowfall rates of an inch an hour or greater are likely in the heaviest band. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are forecast for northwest and portions of west central Iowa, including Crawford and Carroll Counties. Plan on slippery road conditions. If precautions are not taken, wind chills as low as 15 below zero could result in hypothermia. Snow will start to move into northeast Nebraska this evening, then spread eastward toward west central Iowa overnight. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate in northeast Nebraska. Further south, snow amounts of an inch are possible from Albion and Platte Center east to Fremont, Blair and Logan. Snow should decrease during the day Saturday with 1 to 3 inches of additional accumulation possible across west central Iowa, Areas of blowing and drifting snow should occur where new snow amounts reach an inch or more. An Arctic air mass will sweep into the region Saturday night and persist through at least the middle part of next week. This will result in wind chills falling to 20 below zero or colder over portions of northeast Nebraska and west central Iowa each night and morning from Saturday night through Tuesday night.
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH IN NEOLA INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH FOR THEIR ANNUAL PARISH AUCTION, ”A WINTER WONDERLAND.” MASS WILL BEGIN AT 4 O’CLOCK, THE STALEY’S CHICKEN DINNER AND A RAFFLE WILL BEGIN AT 4:30 AND THE LIVE AUCTION WILL START AT 6. COST FOR DINNER IS 10-DOLLARS PER PERSON, $5 FOR THOSE 8 AND UNDER. COME AND ENJOY STALEY’S CHICKEN, MASHED POTATOES, COLE SLAW, GREEN BEANS, ROLLS AND DESSERTS!
The Irwin Community Building fundraiser will be held Sunday, January 29th, from 8 to noon at the Irwin Community Building. Enjoy biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and ham, toast, orange juice and coffee, plus a bake sale, all for a free-will donation. The fundraiser helps with maintenance and expenses at the Community Building.
Shelby County Catholic School Pancake Breakfast and Open House will be held Sunday, January 29th, from 8:30 to 11:30 am. They will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, coffee and juice. A free-will offering will be accepted. This event will be held in the Rosman Parish Center at 2005 College Place in Harlan.
Special meeting of Shelby County Board of Supervisors Monday - (1-27-23) - The Shelby County Board of Supervisors will meet in special session Monday at 9 am. Action items include approval of the minutes from the January 17th meeting, Approval of ICIT IT System inspection/analysis and a budget discussion and set stipend position pay for fy 2024 including dam inspection - $3500, GIS coordinator - $2500, IT Coordinator, $2500 and Zoning Director - $7500.
KNOD Radio to be inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Associations Hall of Fame for 2023 - (1-27-23) - The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 that will be honored during the Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular on Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 3. Ralph Kluseman, President of the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Association stated “I’m looking forward to celebrating the talent of the inductees who have made an incredible difference in all our lives. This Class of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees are testament to caliber of the talent in Iowa and also the talent of inductees from around the world that have enriched our lives.” Executive Director Clay Norris added, “We’re so excited to present this incredible class of inductees and award winners. It’s always like a big family when we get together. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Arnolds Park during the induction celebration planned for Labor Day weekend.” The festival kicks off with a Rock the Roof Concert on Thursday evening, August 31. Friday evening features a special concert to be held in the Roof Garden with 1964 - The Tribute, who are being inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. 1964 – The Tribute is a band that according to the Rolling Stone magazine is: “Best Beatles tribute on Earth.” The Opening Ceremony and Guitar Marching Band, Autograph Party, Iowa Rocks Talent Contest and Inductee Meet & Greet will all be on Saturday, September 2. The weekend culminates with the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Induction Ceremony and Concert on Sunday, September 3. 2023 Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: Band Category: House of Large Sizes, Mercurys, The Rathbones, Renegade, Rushmore,the tracterz Border Band Category: Denny & The D.C. Drifters Out of State Band Category: The Beatles, The Young Raiders, 1964-The Tribute Promoter Category: John Murren, Brent Stockton Individual Category: Bobby Berge, Andy Blumenthal, Christopher Jon Furman, Kevin Hanick, Ed Hart, Sam Irish Sr., Andy Krayer, Craig MacGregor, Ron Smith Women Who Rock Category: Rebecca Braun, Melanie Rosales-Underbrink DJ Category: Jamie Grout Radio Station Category: KNOD, Harlan Support Person Category: Kent Hertz, Donald Higgins, Kirk West Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award: Jimmy Ryan Matousek Lifetime Achievement Award: Tony Valdez 2023 Special Achievement Awards: Spirit Award: Lone Tree Horns John Senn Legacy Award: Steve Daly The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association annually inducts musicians, bands, DJs, ballrooms and others who have significantly contributed to rock and roll music in the State of Iowa. Since incorporation in 1997, more than 500 entities and over 1,900 individuals have had the honor of being inducted or awarded. Inductees must have a minimum of 25 years of experience in the music industry. The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association welcomes nominations through the website www.iowarocknroll.com. Nominations that have been brought forward on or before September 2023 will be considered for the Induction Class of 2024.
IKM-Manning and Exira-EHK School Districts’ Special Election set for March 7, 2023 - (1-27-23) Shelby County Auditor Mark Maxwell reports Special Elections will be held on March 7th, for patrons of the IKM-Manning and Exira-EHK School Districts. Polling Places in Shelby County will be: For the SHELBY COUNTY and AUDUBON COUNTY residents in the IKM-Manning School District the polling place will be the Irwin Community Building at 404 Front St., Irwin. For the SHELBY COUNTY only residents in the Exira-EHK School District the polling place will be at the Elk Horn City Hall at 4212 Main St., Elk Horn. The polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on March 7, 2023. Absentee Ballot Request Forms are being accepted at the Shelby County Auditor’s office. You may call 712-755-3831 extension 6, to ask for one absentee ballot request form for yourself. You may also print your own absentee ballot request form on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html. Mail the completed request form to the Shelby County Auditor’s office at 612 Court Street, Harlan, Iowa, 51537. The Absentee Ballot Request form must be received in the Auditor’s office by 5:00 PM on February 20, 2023 in order for a ballot to be mailed to you. In-person absentee voting at the Shelby County Courthouse will begin February 15, 2023 and will continue until March 6, 2023. If you have any questions please call the Auditor’s office at 715-755-3831 extension 6.
Pursuit Tuesday afternoon in Cass County - (1-27-23) – (KJAN) – Sister station KJAN reports 37 year old Dale Saylors of Papillion, NE was taken into custody Tuesday following a pursuit through Cass County. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports the pursuit of a vehicle allegedly used in an incident of theft ended in a crash. Authorities say the Atlantic Police Department was called to Walmart for a reported theft, during which the suspect allegedly took items without paying and left the store. Law enforcement was given a description of the suspect’s vehicle that fled the scene. A while later, a Cass County Sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle on Interstate 80 traveling westbound. Before attempting to stop this vehicle the deputy waited for additional law enforcement units to arrive. Once they arrived the vehicle was stopped but then fled and a pursuit ensued. Speeds exceeded 100 mph and it was noted that the fleeing suspect and vehicle nearly ran several vehicles off the roadway. The pursuit continued west on Interstate 880 in Pottawattamie County. After exiting from the Interstate, the vehicle wrecked at the intersection of L34 and Mahogany Rd, while attempting to swerve around law enforcement stop sticks. Law Enforcement officials were able to take the operator into custody. Saylors was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was held on Theft charges. Additional charges are pending in Pottawattamie County
New rules proposed for food stamps and Medicaid - (1-27-23) – (Radio Iowa) – House Republicans are considering new rules to determine which Iowans are eligible for government food assistance and medical coverage. Their bill would seek federal waivers to bar soda and candy purchases with food stamps and require that some Medicaid patients work. The bill also calls for considering the value of some household assets when calculating eligibility. Advocates for low income Iowans say people who need help with food and medical care could lose their benefits if the bill becomes law. The new eligibility check would require a lot more paperwork and staff work. Other critics say the new asset rule means low income rural couples who work and have two vehicles would not qualify for government assistance.
Fuel prices continue to rise this week - (1-27-23) - According to AAA-Iowa, fuel prices continued to climb upward this week. As of Wednesday, January 25, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $3.33 across the state, an 11-cent rise from last week and 18 cents higher than a year ago. The national average on Wednesday stood at $3.48 per gallon, 12 cents over the prior week. Iowa retail diesel was up nine cents on the week to $4.30 per gallon compared to a year ago when prices were $3.48 per gallon. The national average for diesel on Wednesday was $4.66 per gallon, and wholesale ethanol was unchanged from $2.16. In heating fuels, propane prices held steady at $1.94 per gallon, home heating oil prices were up 17 cents to $3.77 per gallon, and natural gas prices dipped 41 cents to $2.96 per MMBtu.
Cass County Sheriff’s report - (1-27-23) - The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports on Wednesday, January 25th, 27-year-old Matthew Paulsen, of Adair, was arrested in Cass County on a warrant for Harassment 3rd Degree. Paulsen was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was booked and held pending his later release on bond. On Tuesday, 57-year-old Michelle Evans, of Bridgewater, was arrested by Cass County Deputies, on a warrant for Failure to Appear. Evans was transported to the Cass County Jail where she was booked and held. That same day, 31-year-old Trevor Conklin, of Sioux Falls, SD, was arrested on warrants for Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree. Conklin turned himself in and was booked into the Cass County Jail where he was booked and held pending his later release on bond. Three arrests were made on Monday, the 23rd, 23-year-old Timothy Asmus, of Audubon, was arrested on a warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine. Asmus was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was booked and held. 58-year-old Donald Worth, of Lewis, was arrested on a warrant for Violation of Probation. Worth turned himself in and was booked into the Cass County Jail where he was booked and held. And, 30-year-old Michael Riley, of Lewis, was arrested on the charge of Domestic Abuse Assault – 2nd Offense. Riley was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was booked and held pending his later release on his own recognizance. On January 21st, Sheriff’s Deputies in Cass County arrested 37-year-old Daniel Knight, of Atlantic, on a warrant for Violation of Probation. Knight was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was booked and held. And, on January 19th, 32-year-old Benjamin Barnes, of Griswold, was arrested on a charge for Sex Offender Registry Violation. Barnes was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was booked and held pending his later release on bond.
Bill to increase penalties for drug dealers passes through the statehouse - (1-27-23) - Subcommittees of the Iowa House and Senate both advanced a bill proposed by Attorney General Brenna Bird to increase the penalties on the distribution of drugs that lead to death. The bill creates a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison, for drug dealers who unintentionally cause the death of another by manufacturing or providing illegal drugs. Previously, prosecutors could only charge dealers with involuntary manslaughter, a Class D felony, which has a maximum sentence of five years. 470 Iowans died due to overdose in 2021, and the threat of exposure to fatal drugs, such as fentanyl, is ongoing. This bill seeks to address the rise in deaths by drug overdoses and to hold illegal-drug dealers and users accountable. It also gives incentive to the reporting of drug-related overdoses. For repeat drug offenders, the 25-year sentence has a 70% minimum requirement. The bill passed through subcommittees in both the House and the Senate, Wednesday. It now moves to consideration by the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
Number of casino riverboats will drop - (1-27-23) - (Radio Iowa) – The number of Iowa casinos that float on a boat will soon be sinking. Iowa Racing and Gaming Administrator, says plans were approved Thursday for the Casino Queen operation in Marquette to move to land. So they’re proposing to invest 12 million dollars into a land based facility that would connect with their current barge area. They would add a sports book and a new restaurant. The first gambling in the state was at horse and dog tracks, and then the Iowa Legislature approved casinos on riverboats in 1989. The regulations changed quite a bit through the years and the trend now has been for casinos to move to land. With casino Queen moving gaming to their to a land-based area that will lead just Lakeside and Ameristar Casino inCouncil Bluffs as the two remaining gaming licenses that still have casino gambling on a boat. Casinos in Davenport and Sioux City are some of the others to move the move to solid ground. They have seen an immediate improvement in gaming revenue and attendance in operations that move from a boat to a land. The Racing and Gaming Commission also approved a 31 million-dollar remodeling plan for Harvey’s in Council Bluffs that will include several upgrades. “A new Celebrity Chef Restaurant, a Guy Fierie restaurant, renovation of all of their hotel rooms, some additional space for gaming, just to allow for a more comfortable experience for those guests.
Structure fire at 114 Blackhawk in Council Bluffs - (1-26-23) – The Council Bluffs Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 114 Blackhawk Street a little before 9 pm, Wednesday night. During the response crews were given information that there was possibly a person trapped inside the home. Fire crews arrived finding smoke and fire coming from the house. Fire crews quickly made entry into the house to conduct search and rescue and fire extinguishment. During the search of the house a male was located and found to be deceased. Additionally a dog was also found deceased in the house. At this time the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Council Bluffs Fire Marshals Office and the identity of the deceased will be confirmed during an autopsy. Updates will be given as more information becomes available.
Governor Reynolds Announces $9 Million in Grants to Assist 23 Communities Advance Water Quality Infrastructure (1-26-23) - Governor Reynolds announced that 23 communities have been awarded a total of $9 million in grants to advance water quality projects. Among those communities is Harlan, Farragut, Mondamin, Shenandoah and Treynor. The funding is made available through the Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program, which was created as a part of Senate File 512, the first legislation signed into law by Governor Reynolds in January 2018. The 2022 program received 60 applications requesting more than $24 million in water quality grants. A committee consisting of designees from the Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship judged the Wastewater and Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program applications based on the program’s priorities.Priorities for grant awards include: Disadvantaged communities; Projects that will significantly improve water quality in their watershed; Projects that use alternative wastewater treatment technologies; Communities with the highest sewer or water rates; Projects that use technology to address nutrient reduction; and projects to address improvements to drinking water source waters. The program receives a portion of the tax on metered water and had more than $9 million available for allocation in 2022. Grants will be awarded through the program on an annual basis through 2039. The Wastewater program has assisted a total of more than 50 communities through a total of nearly $18 million in water quality grants since the first awards were granted in 2019. The program is expected to have approximately $6 million in available funds in 2023 based on the portion of tax that will be allocated to the program.
Woodbine Carnegie Public Library to loan out telescope - (1-26-23) - The Woodbine library recently purchased a Newtonian reflector telescope from the Omaha Astronomical Society to check out to patrons. Library Director Wendy Doyel said it would be next month before check-outs would start. Library staff members have to familiarize themselves with the use of the telescope and check-out policies have to be developed. The Newtonian reflector telescope uses two mirrors instead of the lenses that a refracting telescope uses. In a reflector telescope, light enters the front aperture and bounces off the back mirror, which has a very subtle parabolic curve to it. The light reflects forward to a mirror held suspended in the front by spider veins. That mirror is set at a 45 degree angle and sends the light to the eyepiece. The mirrors focus and magnify the image. At 24 mm, the telescope has 19 times magnification power. The 8 mm setting boosts that all the way up to 56 power.
House GOP to seek ban on some SNAP items - (1-26-23) - (Radio Iowa) – A key Republican lawmaker says the Iowa House will not move forward with a proposal that would have prevented Iowans from using government food assistance to buy things like fresh meat, butter or flour. Representative Ann Meyer of Fort Dodge says they’ll instead rewrite the bill to try to bar SNAP recipients from buying candy and soda. “SNAP is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance. These are not nutritional items. The federal government has twice denied Maine’s request to prohibit food assistance benefits from being used to buy sugar-sweetened drinks or candy. The beverage industry successfully blocked attempts to include the prohibition in the 2018 Farm Bill, where the rules for what are commonly called food stamps are written. Iowa Hunger Coalition chair Luke Elzinga says he’s glad the severe restrictions on how poor Iowans may use food assistance are being removed, but he’s concerned about other parts of the bill, like asset limits which would make it hard for families with two vehicles to qualify for food assistance. “We think it’s a really misguided and harmful bill that would results in Iowans being kicked off the program,” he says. A public subcommittee hearing on the bill is scheduled for tomorrow at the Iowa Capitol.
Radon tests recommended with high risk in Iowa - (1-26-23) – (Radio Iowa) - A federal EPA report says Iowa’s soil has the nation’s worst concentration of radon, with about seven in every ten Iowa homes containing enough of the gas that action is needed. Liz Orton, outreach coordinator for the Iowa Cancer Consortium, says radon is invisible, tasteless and odorless — and it’s also radioactive. “Radon occurs naturally in the soil. It’s given off by radium and uranium,” Orton says. “Iowa has a large concentration of this and the reason that it’s harmful is because radon gas can get into your lungs and it can actually cause lung cancer. “Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in Iowa, behind only tobacco use. The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services says radon results in about 400 deaths in the state every year. Orton recommends every Iowa homeowner invest in a radon test kit as radon levels in Iowa are almost seven times higher than the national average. Although radon is most-often found in basements, it can be present on any story of a home or building. January is Radon Action Month in Iowa. January is Radon Action Month in Iowa.
Tenure ban put on hold again - (1-26-23) – A legislative proposal to prohibit Iowa’s public universities from offering tenure to faculty one again will be postponed. But not before one Republican state lawmaker warned a regent’s official about what he described Tuesday as conservative students feeling unwelcome on campuses. And another Republican state lawmaker, who has proposed banning tenure in the past, said he will not introduce another such proposal this year but will introduce a bill that takes a different approach in addressing his concerns with tenure. Representative Steve Holt, a Republican from Denison, had introduced legislation that would ban tenure and held a subcommittee hearing on it Wednesday at the Capitol. After hearing from multiple speakers who were all against the proposal, including a lobbyist who represents the state board that governs Iowa’s three public universities and works at the University of Iowa – Holt announced his intention to stop the bill from advancing. After the meeting, Holt detailed what he said were complaints from conservative students at the 3 Iowa universities. Holt also told lobbyists for the universities and business groups that he is “not deaf and stupid” to the concerns they raised with any proposal to ban tenure. He declined to move House File 48 forward. Roughly 42 percent of regent’s university faculty are tenured, and another 12 percent are on the track to tenure. Roughly six or seven tenured faculty are dismissed over a 10 year period.
Crawford County News - (1-25-23) – (Denison Bulletin) – Officer Groth with the Denison Police Department investigated a two-vehicle accident that happened on Ridge Road and North 26th Street about 5:15 pm, Friday, January 20th. 31 year old Jacqueline Cuevas of Denison was driving a black 2018 Chevy Tahoe westbound on Ridge Road. She claims that a white 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme was sliding through the intersection and struck her vehicle. 23 year old Martin Lopez of Schleswig was the driver of the other vehicle. He claims that Cuevas slid through the intersection and struck his vehicle. The diagram that accompanied the report was a mixture of both drivers’ opinions. Lopez had just purchased his vehicle that day and did not have insurance. The Oldsmobile received $2,500 damage to the middle passenger side. The Tahoe received $7,500 damage to the front passenger side corner. Lopez was cited for failure to provide proof of financial liability – accident. On January 22nd, at 1:17 in the morning, 41 year old Burgess Jovon Martin of Charter Oak was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated – 1st offense – and additionally cited for driving on the wrong side of the roadway. The location of the offense was in the 1200 block of Broadway in Denison. At 2:20 am, on January 22nd, Deputy Miller with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a subject who was drunk at a residence in the 1000 block of Deloit Boulevard. The subject would not give over his keys. The sheriff’s office received another call in reference to this subject. Law enforcement took the car keys so the subject could not drive. And at 11:52 am, on Sunday, January 22nd, Assistant Chief Peters with the Denison Police Department investigated a two-vehicle accident that happened on South 16th Street in Denison. 33 year old Gabriela Anaya of Denison was driving a silver 2019 Nissan westbound on Broadway at the intersection of 16th Street. 40 year old Philip Samuel Sharon of Denison was driving a red 2002 Chevy S-10 pickup northbound on 16th Street at the same intersection. The intersection is posted for a four way stop. Sharon was most of the way through the intersection when Anaya struck the pickup in the right rear side. Anaya stated that she did not see the other vehicle until the impact. Sharon received a possible injury but was not transported. His pickup received $6,000 damage to the rear passenger side. Anaya was not injured. Her vehicle received $5,000 damage to the front middle. Anaya was cited for failure to possess a valid license while operating a motor vehicle and failure to obey a stop sign right of way
Deadline Reminder for Shelby and Harrison County Spring Grant Programs - (1-13-23) - The Shelby and Harrison County Community Foundation reminds Shelby and Harrison County nonprofits that the deadline to apply for grant funds is Wednesday, February 1. Applications are currently being accepted online for the spring grant cycle with approximately $130,000 available to support Shelby County nonprofit organizations and community projects and $130,000 available to support Harrison County nonprofit organizations and community projects. Full application details, a fact sheet, and a link to the application form can be found online by selecting Shelby County or Harrison County under County Listing at www.swiowafoundations.org. Applications will only be accepted through the online system.
Master Gardener Program sign up going on through February 9th - SIGN UP TODAY FOR SHELBY COUNTY EXTENSION’S MASTER GARDENER TRAINING! IOWANS WISHING TO COMPLETE MASTER GARDNER TRAINING MAY COMPLETE THE 10 WEEK TRAINING, PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE LEARNING MODULES AND ATTEND AT LEAST 4 IN-PERSON TRAINING SESSIONS ORGANIZED BY THE COUNTY OFFICE. AFTER THAT, PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO WORK WITH A 40 HOUR INTERNSHIP IN YOUR COUNTY. SIGN UP BY FEBRUARY 9TH. CLASS FEE IS $150 FOR MASTER GARDENER OR $550 FOR PROHORT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 755-3104 AND SIGN UP TODAY.
Shelby County Extension and Outreach offering Annie’s Project - (1-13-23) – Shelby County Extension and Outreach will be offering Annie’s Project. Annie’s Project is the agricultural business education program that empowers farm women who want to be even more knowledgeable about their agricultural enterprises. Course participants will learn effective strategies to make good decisions in the five key risk management areas of financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production. Annie’s Project creates a comfortable and supportive learning environment focused on the best farm business management practices. Sign up deadline is February 16th with the six week classes starting on Thursday, February 23rd at 6 pm. For more information, contact Paulette Madsen at 755-3104. Upcoming events -
Need a ride? Southwest Iowa Transit Authority - SWITA - is now available online - swita.com. Through the website you can schedule a ride, setup your student's transportation for the upcoming school year, schedule medical transportation, schedule work routes for you employees, schedule a special trip, check rates and make payments on your account.
The Harlan Community Jazz Concert will be held 7:30 pm, Tuesday, January 31st at the Harlan Community High School Auditorium. They will be featuring Willie Murillo, producer, trumpeter and educator. Entry is a free will offering.
A Soup and Learn will be held at 6 pm, Thursday, February 2nd, at Hansen House Senior Living in Harlan. The program will be presented by Mindy Shaffer, Director of Hansen House. To register, contact Mindy at 833-870-5182.
The Congregational United Church of Christ in Harlan presents Nicole Bianchi, keynote speaker and author of the book, "Small Brave Moves: Learn Why Little Acts of Bravery are the Key to Life-Changing Leadership." This presentation will take place at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Harlan on the 2nd, from 11:30 to 12:30 pm with a book signing to follow. Tickets for the event are $15 each which includes lunch catered by Main Street Catering. For tickets call Jeff Branstetter at 402-616-6086 or text firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Food Workshop to be held - (1-18-23) – A local food workshop will be held from 1 to 4 pm, Saturday, February 4th, at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. The workshop is for anyone who sells or is interested in selling foods including produce, meat, eggs, honey, jams, jellies, syrups, salsas, baked goods, prepared food, including food trucks and more. Speakers and information on various topics including food safety and business licensing, how to sell food at farmers markets, grocery stores and more. This is a free workshop. No registration is required but RSVP’s are appreciated to Golden Hills RC&D Local Foods coordinator @ Jamie.email@example.com.
The Shelby County Cattlemen Annual Banquet will be held Saturday, February 4th at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Panama. Social hour will start at 5 pm with a New York Strip Steak Dinner at 6. Trophy and scholarship fund auction to follow. Doors open at 5 pm. The cost is $20 per person. Tickets are available at the door or from any board member.
Private Pesticide Continuing Instruction Course - (12-13-22) – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Shelby County Office, will be offering two opportunities to attend the Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course, led by Extension Field Agronomist, Mike Witt. The first session is scheduled for February 7th at 9:30 am at the Therkildsen Center in Harlan. The course will be offered again on February 7th at 6:30 pm at the Therkildsen Center in Harlan. Preregistration is not required. The course will run for approximately 2 ½ hours including check-in and breaks. The registration fee is $30. To obtain additional information, contact the Shelby County Extension office at 755-3104. The course will fulfill 2022-23 recertification requirements for private pesticide applicators. Topics to be covered include: Personal protective equipment Safe handling Storage of pesticides Pests, pest management and pesticides.
Myrtue Medical Center's 2023 Blood Analysis Screenings will be held February 7th through the 17th from 6:45 to 10:45 am at the Myrtue Medical Center Lab Department Clinic Entrance in Harlan. Appointments are required by calling 755-4288 from 8 to 4 pm. Walk-ins or add-ons to services will not be available the day of service.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting its 2023 Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, February 17th, at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. This year's theme is "Run for the Roses." Doors open at 5 pm, networking and cash bar at 5:30. At 6 pm, the meal will be served. After dinner, it's game time: 50/50 Heads or Tails and Generational Trivia, followed by the awards ceremony. During this time, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will unveil award winners for 2022 Citizen/Volunteer of the Year, 2022 Non-Profit of the Year, 2022 New Chamber Member of the Year and 2022 Business of the Year. In keeping with tradition, they will hold a live auction, immediately after the awards ceremony. Silent auction items will be available for bidding throughout the evening. Cost to attend this year's Chamber annual banquet will be $40 per person; tables of 8 are $320. To purchase your tickets, call the Chamber office at 755-2114 or e-mail Carol by Friday, February 10th.
The next legislative coffee will be held Saturday, February 18th, starting at 10 am. The event will be hosted and sponsored by Shelby County Farm Bureau at 908 6th Street in Harlan.
Understanding Your Grief is a support and education program for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. These grief classes will be held Tuesdays - February 21st and 28th and March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 9:30 to 11 am in the Myrtue Medical Center Board Room. Registration is required by February 15th. Call Cathy Jensen at 755-4424. This class is provided at no cost.
Join the Shelby County Historical Museum and the Danish Windmill for Trivia Night! The event will take place at the Shelby County Historical Museum in Harlan starting at 7 pm on Friday, February 24th. Grab a friend and test your knowledge of Danish Culture, American history and of course, Shelby County history. Teams are encouraged, but not required. Snacks, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and a fun n ight out will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
The Fun China Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 26th from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. They are looking for individuals, groups and businesses to decorate tables. If interested call the Chamber office at 755-2114.
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