Monday, September 16th, 2019Today's Weather Outlook - We’re going to start off the workweek in the same way we rounded out the weekend… On a warm note. We’re in the upper-60s and lower-70s early Monday morning, with dew points close behind. Partly cloudy to partly sunny skies are on tap today. So while we can expect more high clouds around today, we’ll still top out in the lower-90s again this afternoon. With muggy conditions, heat indices will likely rise into the mid-90s for many of us. Winds will be from the south up to 15 mph. Clouds will decrease overnight, while we stay mild and muggy. Lows will once again bottom out in the low-70s. Highs in the upper-80s and low-90s return Tuesday afternoon, ahead of storm chances Tuesday night. A more unsettled weather pattern takes hold Wednesday through Saturday, bringing us rain chances – especially during the morning and overnight hours. These scattered showers and storms will keep highs a few degrees cooler, in the mid to upper-80s. A more distinct cool-down is possible for the upcoming weekend.
LifeServe Blood Center is urging blood donors to roll up a sleeve to save local hospital patients this September. There will be a LifeServe blood donation opportunity on Monday, September 16th from 2 to 5:30 pm at Schleswig Community Building in Schleswig. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 800-287-4903.
The Exira Elk Horn Kimballton Schools Board of Directors will meet in regular session Monday, September 16th, at 5:30 in the Conference Room in the Elk Horn Building. They will discuss the consent agenda, hear Administrative Reports from Mrs. Bruns and Mr. Miller. In New business there will be possible discussion on early retirement, an update on board terms, vacancies and paper filed, approve a bid for a White Suburban, Approve fund raising events for FFA, Junior Class, the DC Trip, Band and Choir , discussion on a new Mandatory Policy and also discuss the hiring of Doug Newton and Tony Santisteban as Junior High Football Coaches.
It's International Dot Day today at the Elk Horn Public Library. Make a mark and see where it takes you today from 3:30 to 4:30. During this program, they will all be creating works of art without the use of any line.
The Shelby County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session, Tuesday, September 17th, in the chambers at the Courthouse. Among items to be discussed will be any supervisor committee reports, Todd Valline will present the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry update, Brandon Burmeister will give a Secondary Roads Report and will also discuss Resolution $2019-25 – the Living Roadway Trust Fund Grant and Mark Maxwell will discuss the Solid Waste agency farm and the County farm auction on November 19th.
Activities at the Harlan Public Library - Tuesday, September 17th - 3 pm - Tech Time, downloading pictures to a USB drive - 4 pm - Book Worms and Libraries on the Go
The Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet on Tuesday, September 17th, at 10 am at the NRCS office in Harlan. The agenda includes approval of bills, review upcoming meetings, Mill-Picayune Watershed, 2019 Resolutions, State cost-share, cover crop update, Intern positions sponsored by IDALS, Filing periods for 2020 Election Cycle and the NRCS report. Also approve cost-share applications and CRP plans.
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open Tuesday, September 17th. 4:30 to 6:30 at the First Baptist Church on Chatburn Avenue in Harlan. They will be serving a baked potato bar and dessert. This is open to everyone. A free will donation is asked from those that eat in.
The Harlan City Council will meet at 5:15 Tuesday evening, September 17th, in the Council Chambers. Among topics to be discussed and approved, the consent agenda, which includes the renewal application from Victoria Station for a Class B Native Wine Permit and Class C Liquor License; Representatives from the Shelby County Wellness Alliance will be present to discuss “Free Fitness 4 all” at Pioneer Park and Travis Halm will discuss Year 2040 Long Range Transportation plan. In other business, the council will receive and file the tree commission minutes from September 5th and discuss recommendations to prohibit future planting of trees in the right of way, also to be discussed, the Harlan Plaza Project, SWIPCO Agreement for general administrative services and the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program, the SIPCO agreement for general technical services; review the completion and award a request for Harlan Nail and Spa, the upper story and façade grant; review the permit from HCHS Student Council for street closing on September 27th for the Homecoming parade and a letter of engagement – rural housing 360. There will also be the City Administrator’s Report and the Mayor’s Report.
The next meeting of the Friends of Downtown is Tuesday, September 17th at 6 pm in the Pizza Ranch meeting room. The room is reserved from 5:30 to 7 pm. Come early and enjoy supper before the meeting.
Join the Petersen Family Wellness center in celebration of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Friday, September 20th from 7 to 11 am. This is a free 30-minute comprehensive fall risk assessment including strength, balance and gait evaluations with fall prevention suggestions. Space is limited. To register, please call 755-4342. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 19th.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. To sign-up today, contact the Harlan Community Library at 755-5934 or the Elk Horn Library at 764-2013. 1000 Books before Kindergarten is an Elk Horn Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books to their infant, toddler and/or preschooler before entering kindergarten. New books, same books or story time books, all books count. Any child, ages 0 to 5 can participate. Just stop in the Elk Horn Library to pick up your reading log to get started. For more information, call 764-2013.
Turning 65? Thinking of retiring and wondering what are your options for health insurance? Check out the upcoming Welcome to Medicare Seminar, Monday, October 7th, starting at 5:15 at the Harlan Senior Center. Topics to be covered include Changes to Medicare in 2020, Medicare Parts A, B, C (Medicare Advantage) and D (Prescription Drug), Medicare Supplement Insurance, Extra help with Part D and Medicare. The seminar is sponsored by SHIIP. To reserve your spot, call 755-2757 by Monday, September 30th.
You can sign up soon for the 2019-2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program from West Central Community Action. They will be helping to qualify low-income Iowa homeowners and renters to pay a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. When applying, please bring proof of income, Social Security Number, and a copy of your most recent heating and electrical bills. Applications are taken by appointment only, Monday through Friday 9 to 1 and 2 to 3. Elderly, 60 and over and/or disabled can register October 1st through April 30th, 2020. All other households can start registering on November 1st. Call West Central Community Action at 755-5602 to schedule an appointment.
Farm Safety Week September 15th through the 21st – The 76th observance of Farm Safety and Health Week will be held September 15th through the 21st. The theme is “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear.” This special week of safety and health observance is important today because agriculture ranks as the most dangerous industry in the United States. The fall harvest time is typically the busiest season of the year and the time when agriculture reports the largest number of injuries. During this time of year, remember to encourage others to put farm safety into high gear to prevent tragic injuries. The Iowa Farm Safety Council and Iowa State University encourages Iowans to put farm safety into practice by using only tractors that have rollover protective structures, say no to extra riders on tractors, retro fit operating tractors with rollover protective structures and understand that people near tractors may be obscured from the operators sight.
Extra Riders on Tractors Are a High Risk for Fatality - The National Children’s Center estimates one child dies about every three days in an agriculture-related incident. One common incident where children are harmed is when they are an extra rider on a farm or lawn care tractor. “Tractor rides have an intrinsic appeal for kids and a willingness for adults to allow them,” said Charles Schwab, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering with extension and outreach responsibilities at Iowa State University. “The well-intended activity of a child riding on the tractor with a parent or grandparent is an extremely dangerous situation that too often ends in death.” Around one-fourth of tractor deaths each year are from runovers. These usually happen when an extra rider falls under the back tractor wheel and is mortally crushed. An easy saying to remember is: “One seat, one rider,” and as adults it is our responsibility to keep youth safe by not allowing them to be the extra rider on tractors. Be firm and say no. Iowa and the nation will observe the National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 15-21. This year’s national theme is “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear.” During this special week, the fall harvest and the year to come, please persuade others to keep children safe by not allowing extra riders on tractors.
Lower Missouri River likely to flood again later this week - Pottawattamie County Emergency Manager Doug Reed says everyone living near the Missouri River should prepare now and monitor conditions this week, as more flooding is likely along the Missouri River after heavy rains and flooding upstream in South Dakota. According to the National Weather Service, some moderate flooding is likely along the river between Sioux City and Rulo, NE this week as a result of some 7 inch rains in South Dakota over the weekend. The Missouri River is expected to crest later this week after rising significantly. Portions of I-680 and I-29 could be affected causing road closures once again. The flooding may be worse because several levees that were damaged this Spring still have not been repaired.
Many area barns to be featured on tour - A freshly restored southwest Iowa barn will be among those featured in the Iowa Barn Foundation’s 19th annual All-State Barn Tour. The self-guided tour will run from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, September 28th and 29th. The event showcases historic barns throughout the state. The barns have received either matching grants or an Award of Distinction from the Iowa Barn Foundation. A few of the barns are still being restored. New on the tour this year is the Hazel Harvey Barn near Oakland. The barn is believed to be a Sears and Roebuck Company barn, assembled in 1913 by Charles A Harvey, grandfather of the current owner Hazel Harvey. The east side was used for milking in the early 1900s and later used to raise hogs and sheep. The west side was used to feed cattle initially and later to raise hogs. The middle was used for hay and straw. Restoration work was nearing completion late this summer. Other southwest Iowa barns on the tour include the Heflin Barn at 837 Orange Road in rural Harlan. Once there were several of these unique barns, but this is the only one remaining. The barn, built in 1901 is 40 x 36 feet. It has been used by four generations of Heflins. The Wooster barn is located at 2435 2100th Street Manning. Mr. Wooster’s grandfather built the barn in 1896. It has always been used in the family farming operation and still is. And the Finken barn is located at 3005 335th Street in Logan. The land has been in the family since 1892 and the barn was built in 1917. The roof has laminated rafters that were raised into place with gin poles and horses. Each rafter is five boards thick, bolted together and cut in a curved shape. The barn was in tear-down condition when restoration was started. The Iowa Barn Foundation is a nonprofit, mostly volunteer group that was founded in 1997.
Audubon County Sheriff’s Report – 9-13-19 - On August 25th, the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29 year old Desiray Michelle Elliott of Linden on an OWI – 3rd or subsequent offense charge, while she was being held in the Audubon County Jail on unrelated charges. The OWI charge stems from toxicology results after a traffic stop that occurred on June 11th. Wednesday, September 11th, 38 year old Bobby Lee Stevens of Audubon was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation – original charge, Domestic. He was being held on a $5,000 cash only bond. Thursday, September 12th, the Audubon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 41 year old Christopher Paul Gurley of Audubon. Gurley was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Forgery, Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card, Identity Theft and Theft 4th. He was brought before the Magistrate and was being held in the Audubon County Jail on a $10,000 bond. And 32 year old Jacky Ray Walters of Atlantic was arrested Friday afternoon, September 13th. Walters was taken into custody at around 2 pm on an outstanding warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order and Tampering with a witness. Walters was being held at the Audubon County Jail without bond, pending an appearance before the magistrate.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Report – 9-16-19 - The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man being held at the Polk County Jail in Des Moines was transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail Friday afternoon. 43 year old Chase Andrew King of Omaha was wanted on a Pottawattamie County warrant for Violation of Probation. Friday afternoon, a traffic stop in Council Bluffs ended with the arrest of the driver, 42 year old Tammy Ortiz, on a Driving While Barred/Habitual Offender charge. She was also wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear. Ortiz was transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail and turned over to Corrections staff. And a sheriff’s deputy, responded to a complaint in Shelby late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. 43 year old Amy Lou Payne was taken into custody for Harassment in the 3rd Degree by Communication – Personal Contact. She was transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail.
Montgomery County News - The Red Oak Police Department reports a woman from Atlantic was arrested at 5:45 am Sunday Morning for OWI-drug related – 1st offense. 30 year old Jennifer Rene Larson was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond. And the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports 29 year old Shelby Erin Belt of Red Oak was arrested Saturday, for OWI – 1st offense. Belt was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.
Fremont County Sheriff's Report - 9-16-19 Early this morning, 26 year old Jeffery Cline Lewis of Hamburg was arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop in Fremont County. The Fremont County K9 unit conducted the traffic stop as part of a narcotics investigation. Lewis was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver over a half pound of meth and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp. Lewis was being held at the Fremont County Jail on $30,000 bond. And the Sheriff's office also reports that 25 year old Brandon Yost of Tarkio, MO was arrested Thursday night on a number of charges following an incident in Tabor. Yost faces charges that include Possession of a Controlled Substance - methamphetamine, Violation of a Protection Order, False Imprisonment, Domestic Abuse with intent to inflict serious injury and Criminal Mischief. Yost is being held on a $6,00 cash or surety bond. He was also arrested on a valid Fremont County warrant for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and on a valid Page County warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault. His bond on those charges amounts to $2,100.
Atlantic Police Report – 9-13-19 KJAN - The Atlantic Police Department reports numerous arrests took place recently. 42-year old James Almadarris, of Winettka, California, was arrested September 12th for Burglary in the 3rd Degree and Theft in the 2nd. On Sept. 7th, 18-year old Rachael Stanley, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County Warrant for Theft in the 5th degree, and, 47-year old Amy Rollins, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County Warrant for Failure to Appear. On Sept. 1st, 20-year old Froilan Amaya, of Atlantic, was arrested for Violation of a No Contact Order. Amaya was arrested again on September 2nd for Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. And on August 31st, 32-year old Justin Donaldson, of Council Bluffs, was arrested in Atlantic for Driving While License Denied or Revoked.
Young cattle producers sought for leadership program - In an on-going effort to build future leadership for both the Iowa cattle industry and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, the ICA is taking applications for the 2020 Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program. The application deadline is November 1th and can be downloaded from the ICA website, iacattlemen.org. Those selected for the Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Program will meet six time in the coming year. They will tour beef production facilities, learn about trending cattle issues, enhance their leadership and communication skills, and play an active role in the legislative process. The program is free to all participants. The application for YCLP asks potential participants to explain why they are interested in participating in the program, as well as explaining their goals and giving their vision for the future of the cattle industry. Preference will be given to current ICA members.
Auditor Mark Maxwell encourages Iowans to participate in National Voter Registration Month - Shelby County Auditor Mark Maxwell joins Secretary of State Paul Pate and auditors across Iowa in encouraging all eligible residents to participate in National Voter Registration Month by registering to vote or making sure their voter information is current. The goal of the having the combined school and city elections is to increase turnout, make sure you take that first step and register to vote now, if you have recently moved, change your address in the election system by notifying the auditor's office. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) established September as National Voter Registration Month in 2002 to encourage voter participation and increase awareness. Voting for the city and school elections begins in just a few weeks and the Iowa Caucuses are on the horizon, so now is a great time to make sure you’re registered to vote, and your information is current. Iowa is one of the top states in the nation for voter registration and voter participation. The goal is for us to be number one. Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day. Last year, nearly 5,000 Iowans used the state’s online voter registration system on that day last year. Registering to vote in Iowa has never been easier. There are several options are available and it only takes a few minutes. You can register anytime online, through the mail, at various government agency offices, at a voter registration drive, at military recruiting centers, and in-person at your polling place. Approximately 90 percent of eligible Iowans are registered to vote, and there are more than two million active registered voters in the state. To check your voter registration status, register to vote or update your information visit VoterReadyIowa.org or shco.org
Loess Hills Alliance Protection Committee accepting grant proposals - The Protection Committee of the Loess Hills Alliance is soliciting proposals that protect and / or preserve the natural and cultural resources of the Loess Hills, while assuring economic viability and protection of property rights. Projects may include conservation easements, educational components of land protection, restoration of conservation easement protected lands and public lands and any other proposals that meet the Mission of the Protection Committee and strive to protect and preserve the Loess Hills. The Committee anticipates awarding up to $12,500 in 2019. Grant awards will be made from available funds provided by the Iowa Legislature. Projects must be located in the Loess Hills landform. Any person, agency, group or community in the Loess Hills landform is eligible to apply. Applications are due October 4th at 4:30 pm. Forms can be found at loesshillsalliance.com.
Activities at the Harlan Public Library - Wednesday, September 18th - 10 am - Classic Movie: Groundhog Day - 10:30 am - Story Time: Music - 4 pm- Nancy Drew: Iowa's Heroine to the world Thursday, September 19th - 4 pm - Kids Movie: Dumbo - 6:30 pm - Flannel Pumpkins Saturday, September 21st - 10 am - Babies and Books - Lapsit Stories and Songs for Babies Monday, September 23rd - 4 pm - Young Writers Workshop Tuesday, September 24th - 3 pm - Tech Time - 4 pm - Libraries on the Go and Book Worms Wednesday, September 25th - 10:30 am - Story Time: Apples - 7 pm - 5 o'clock Somewhere Book Club Thursday, September 26th - 5 pm - Adult Creative Writing Group - 6:30 pm - Family Fun Night - paper airplanes. A Shelby County Chamber Ambassador visit will be held at 9 am, Wednesday, September 18th at Schumacher Family Chiropractic in Harlan. Dr Dan and Sarah are celebrating Chiropractic Founder's Day.
Blood Donations Needed - The Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of type O blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give now by activating Amazon’s Alexa Red Cross Blood Skill by saying, “Alexa, find a blood drive,” or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Upcoming donation opportunities include: Wednesday, September 18th - 11 to 5 pm - St. Boniface Parish Center in Westphalia. For an appointment, call Judy at 627-4647. Walk-ins are also welcome. Thursday, September 19th - 12 Noon to 6 pm - Atlantic YMCA 11:30 to 5:30 pm - Treynor Community Center Monday, September 23rd - 12 Noon to 6 pm = Exira REC Center Tuesday, September 24th - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm - Elk Horn Lutheran Church Wednesday, September 25th - 1 to 6 pm - Neola Community Center Tuesday, October 1st - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm - Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan. Wednesday, October 9th - 7:30 am to 1:30 pm Harlan High School Friday, October 18th - 8 am to 2 pm - IKM-Manning High School in Manning Tuesday, October 22nd - 7:30 am to 1 pm - Atlantic High School Tuesday, October 29th - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm - Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic Thursday, November 7th - 7:30 am to 1 pm - Conductix in Harlan Thursday, November 21st - 12 Noon to 6 pm - Atlantic YMCA Wednesday, December 4th - 8 am to 2 pm - AHSTW High School in Avoca Friday, December 20th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Sacred Heart Church in Manning Thursday, December 26th - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm - Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic Friday, December 27th - 12 Noon to 6 pm - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Audubon
"City Lights" is the theme for this year's Myrtue Medical Center Auxiliary's bazaar, Thursday, September 19th, from 11 to 1 at Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan. Come and shop for great items from the home shop to the Christmas Store....and even Masquerade jewerly. Admission is $11 and includes a delicious Staley's Chicken Dinner plus apple crisp or brownie.
SWIPCO will hold a Mini-Conference and meeting in Woodbine on Thursday, September 19th. Enjoy informative tours of Woodbine development projects and Sessions by SWIPCO staff. The conference begins at 9:30 with lunch and a program at noon. Please RSVP to Dee Holtz at 712-243-4196. The event and lunch are free, but you do need to RSVP to reserve your place.
Volunteers are needed for the 2019 Southwest Iowa Mobile Pack for Feed My Starving Children September 20th and 21st, at Vet’s Memorial Building in Harlan. They are planning on packing 108,864 meals over the 2 days. Set up will be held on Friday, September 20th from 9:30 to 11:30 with packing on Friday from Noon to 2 pm and Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 and 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Clean up will be held on Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30. You may volunteer online at give.fmsc.org/swia or contact Charlie or Joyce Poggensee at 755-2264.
St. Mary's Church in Avoca is the setting for an ecumenical women's morning of reflection on Saturday, October 5th. Brunch and registration are at 9 am. Attendees are invited to bring a freewill donation canned good for the local food pantry. RSVP by September 21st to 784-3570.
The 43rd annual Greenridge Steam and Gas Show will be held Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd one mile south, one mile west and 1 1/2 miles south of Irwin. Come and enjoy Birds of Prey presentation including a live eagle, hawk and owl, a feal market, sorghum cooking, threshing, corn shelling, stationary baler, broom making, saw mill, shingle making, blacksmith shop, statioonary gas engines, apple cider making, grist flour mill, rock crusher, antique machinery, quilt show, talent show, country music, homemade ice cream, field demonstrations, a parade each day and Sunday morning worship services.
The Southwest Iowa Art Tour will be held at the Brick Wall Gallery in downtown Harlan Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 4.
The Walnut Antique Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 21st from 8 to 5 and Sunday, September 22nd from 8 to 3. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine. Come and see a variety of antiques, primitives, toys, stoneware, advertising, furniture, upcycled and repurposed items.
The Travel and Food Writers Familiarization Tour of the Danish Villages Workshop will be held at 7 pm, Monday, September 23rd at the Elk Horn Town Hall. This workshop is for all retailers, business owners and employees and anytone that wants to get involved in collaborating with travel and food writers and bloggers also known as influencers.
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open Tuesday, September 24th. 4:30 to 6:30 at the First Baptist Church on Chatburn Avenue in Harlan. This is their Annual Awareness Night, sponsored by Hy-Vee, The Buck Snort and the Congregational Church. The meal is in honor of a wonderful friend.
The First United Methodist Church of Harlan will have a Staley's Chicken Dinner on Wednesday, September 25th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Vet's Auditorium in Harlan. The cost for adults is 11 dollars, kids age 4 to 10 years, only $5, and 3 and under eat for free. Come and enjoy chicken, potatoes and gravy, corn and homemade salads and pies, too! Dine in or carry out.
The Defiance Fire and Rescue Department will be holding their annual Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, September 29th, from 8 am to noon at the Defiance Fire Station. For a free will donation, they will serve pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, milk, juice and coffee. Carry outs are available.
The 6th annual Immanuel Lutheran Breakfast will be held Sunday, September 29th, from 9:30 to 12:30 in the fellowship hall at the church in Kimballton. Enjoy an egg bake, pancakes, sausage, waffles, rolls and muffins, fruit and yogurt and beverages, all for a free will offering. The Sunday School kids will also have a bake sale.
The Harlan Masons will hold their annual Breakfast Fundraiser, Sunday, September 29th, from 8:30 to 12:30 at the American Legion Building on Chatburn Avenue in Harlan. For a free will donation, you can enjoy biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee. The event is sponsored by Parian Masonic Lodge No. 321.
The Fifth Sunday Sing will be held at the First Baptist Church in Harlan on Sunday, September 29th, at 7 pm. Everyone is invited to bring their voices and their instruments and join in. Coffee and cookies will be served afterwards.
The first installment of property taxes are due Monday, September 30th. To avoid penalty on the first installment, payment must be received in the Treasurer's office or postmarked by Monday, September 30th. Property tax information may be obtained online at iowatreasurers.org or by call 755-5847 option 2. Payments can be posted online by E-check, credit card payments may be made online as well.
----- The Shelby County Public Health Department will hold an Immunization Clinic for Children, Wednesday, October 2nd from 2 to 6 pm at Community Health. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-I please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-4516 to schedule an appointment there. Influenza vaccination clinics will also be held in October at the Community Health Building at 2712 12th Street in Harlan. To schedule an appointment, call 755-4422.
The first Shelby County Longest Table will be held October 5th. The event, which has been gaining popularity around the country, features a community table and a meal that features local food. The goal for this event is to educate consumers by providing new experiences, build community and create awareness of locally produced food. Profits from this event will be donated to the Community Chest to benefit multiple Shelby County Programs. The meal will be 5 courses, feature area producers and prepared by Chef James Calkins from Milk and Honey. The meal will take place on the west side of the court house on the square in downtown Harlan. In case of inclement weather it will be held at New Park Coffee. Tickets are $35 per plate and available online at Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased directly from the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A limited amount of tickets are available.
Farmhand Brewing Company at 101 Main Street in Earling will hold an Open House Saturday, October 5th, starting at 11 am. Come and meet the newest Chamber member and check out this great brewer in Earling.
Women Connect will be held Saturday, October 5th, from 9:30 to 11 am, at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. Scott Mathiasen, a Harlan native, is a family and individual counselor and has been for over 28 years. Also a singer, songwriter, who suffered a life changing fall the spring of 1986, he will share his walk of faith through testimony and music.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet every month at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. The meetings begin at 6:30 pm. The monthly meetings will be held on: Thursday, October 10th Thursday, November 14th Thursday, December 12th Thursday, January 9th Thursday, February 13th Thursday, March 12th Thursday, April 2nd Thursday, May 14th
Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 12th with activities starting a 3 pm and going late into the night! Join them for beer, food, games, music and friends. The Hausbarn-Heritage Park offers 2 options for admission. A $10 general admission which includes admittance and the evening's entertainment or a $25 Oktoberfest Package, which includes self-guided tours of the park from 3 to 5, the authentic German meal, all of the evening's dancing and entertainment and access to the late night patio party. This package must be reserved by Saturday, October 5th . For more information, call 655-3131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNOD Radio 909 Chatburn Ave. PO Box 723 Harlan, Iowa 51537