GriefShare Seminar/Support Group will be held 5:30 to 7:30 Monday, September 26th, at the First Baptist Church at 1325 Chatburn Avenue in Harlan. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them For more information, call the church at 755-2711.
Upcoming Red Cross Bloodmobiles - Tuesday, September 27th - Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan - 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. For an appointment, contact Sue at 755-5725. Walk-ins are welcome.
An Influenza Clinic will be held Tuesday, September 27th at St. Mary's Parish Center in Portsmouth from 8-9:30 am. No appointments are necessary for this clinic. This is a drive-up clinic. Please wear a mask and wear clothing that will allow a shot, such as a short-sleeved shirt. Another clinic will be held Wednesday, September 28th, at the Avoca Public Library from 7:30 to 10 am. This is a drive-up clinic. Appointments are not required. Please wear a mask. Please wear clothing that will allow a shot, such as a short sleeve shirt.
Road Construction Set To Get Underway In Audubon County this week - (9-26-22) - Audubon County Residents are advised to use alternate travel routes for a road construction project slated to start this week. Construction will begin on Thursday, September 29, and is expected to wrap up on Monday, October 31. Work will be done on Lark Avenue between 170th street, and the intersection of Lark Ave. and Mockingbird Ave. will be close to traffic. The road will remain closed until realignment with the new bridge is completed. Residential access along this stretch will come from the east. Individuals wanting more information are asked to contact the Audubon County Road department at 563-4286.
Dry conditions at harvest are a concern – Crawford County under burn ban starting Friday - (9-26-22) – Last Tuesday, the Crawford County Board of Supervisors approved an open burn ban to start Friday, September 30, at noon. The ban will last until November 1. Board Chairman Kyle Schultz said he is concerned with the dry conditions at a time when crops are maturing. Greg Miller, Crawford County Emergency Management Agency coordinator, said the ban will be for county areas outside of city limits; cities have their own ordinances. Schultz said quick action could be taken to rescind the ban if the county gets a lot of rain. He said he wanted the board to be proactive rather than have the county’s fire chiefs show up to ask for a ban. He said the open burn ban was a matter of life safety for first responders and for people who might be injured by a fire they start. Miller said individuals who want to have a fire during the open burn ban may contact their local fire chief to see if a crew could come out to babysit a fire.
Harlan Income Survey - (9-19-22) – There will be a local online, telephone and/or door-to-door survey of households in Harlan. The survey is necessary for the city to apply to the State for a Community Development Block Grant for sewer improvements needed by the city’s system. The survey will determine whether more than 51% of Harlan’s population is considered low to moderate income, which is required for the grant. Surveys can be picked up at Harlan City Hall, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry or online. Please complete the survey by Friday, September 30th. If you have any questions, please contact Dani Briggs at SWIPCO at 243-4196.
SWIPCO Named Iowa Top Workplace for 2022 - (9-26-22) Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) has been named a 2022 Des Moines Register Iowa Top Workplace for 2022. The Register and WorkplaceDynamics evaluated survey responses from employees of participating employers. Top Workplaces are categorized by number of employees in Iowa and chosen based on employee feedback. “It is an honor to be recognized as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces,” said SWIPCO Executive Director John McCurdy. “Whether it’s public transit, housing rehab, or disaster relief, this recognition confirms what we already know—the employees who do the hard work here at SWIPCO are the reason for our success.” Southwest Iowa Planning Council is a high-performing, regionally focused partner committed to enhancing the vitality and quality of life in southwest Iowa using a collaborative and inclusive approach to regional community development, economic development, and public transit.
Stolen pickup hits house in Atlantic - (9-26-22) – 28 year old Nicholas Renner of Atlantic was taken into custody early Sunday morning in Atlantic after he allegedly stole a pickup and crashed into a home at 1612 Oak Street in Atlantic. According to police records, Renner faces charges that include OWI/1st offense and Theft in the 2nd degree. Authorities report that at 2:18 Sunday morning, Cass County Communications dispatched the Atlantic Police Department to a motor vehicle accident at 1612 Oak Street. When officers arrived they found a 2005 Chevy Silverado had struck the home. An investigation determined Renner allegedly took the pickup from the 1400 block of Linn Street before the accident. Damage to the home was estimated at $50,000. The pickup sustained approximately $10,000 damage. Additional information was not available.
Red Oak teacher put on leave – (9-26-22) – Rebecca Stanbrough, a Red Oak High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave following an incident last Thursday in a Red Oak high school classroom. Red Oak Superintendent Ron Lorenz issued a statement to the students of the junior and senior high school saying the teacher lost her composure during a Foods and Nutrition class. It’s reported that Stanbrough reportedly made “Inappropriate comments” to students in the class. Stanbrough was then placed on administrative leave and the District is looking into the matter in accordance with applicable laws and Board policies. Additional information regarding the incident was not released.
Two people arrested after search warrants served in Guthrie County - (9-26-22) - Two people were arrested following the execution of search warrants in Guthrie County. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office reports on Tuesday, September 20th, at approximately 2:42 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for a burglary investigation at 603 1st Avenue in Jamaica. 42-year-old Tony Owens and 43-year-old Carly Hubby were present in the home. There were drugs and drug paraphernalia present in the home. As a result, a second search warrant was obtained for drugs and then executed. Tony Owens was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd or Subsequent Offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft 4th Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree and Criminal Trespass Causing Damage over $300. Carly Hubby was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd or Subsequent Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. There was also information and evidence obtained to help further investigate additional burglaries/thefts in the Jamaica area.
Manning Man Accused Of Indecent Contact With A Child Sentenced To Prison - (9-26-22) - (Carroll Broadcasting) - Carroll Broadcasting reports a Manning man accused of indecent contact with a child was sentenced Thursday in Carroll County District Court to serve up to two years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Jason Vernon Irlmeier filed an agreement in July to plead guilty to the aggravated misdemeanor charge, which stems from a Manning Police Department investigation into a May 2020 incident. Authorities say Irlmeier inappropriately touched the juvenile female victim by reaching his hand down her pants. In addition to the up to two-year prison sentence, Irlmeier will be required to register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry and submit to electronic tracking and monitoring for a period of ten years. He was also ordered to pay over $1,000 in victim restitution, court costs, fines, and surcharges.
Crawford County News - (9-26-22) – The Crawford County Law Enforcement Center has released their latest activity report. At 4 pm, Tuesday, September 13th, 41 year old Corlino Gatluak of Sioux City was arrested for assault while displaying a dangerous weapon – a knife – and public intoxication. An arraignment was set for 9:30 am on October 23rd. On Saturday, September 17th, 38 year old Jennifer Marie Krajicek of Denison was arrested for simple assault. The criminal complaint filed in district court says that she assaulted another person by grabbing that individual by the neck and throwing that individual to the ground. A no-contact order was filed in district court on September 18th. At 7:30 pm, on Tuesday, September 20th, 45 year old Laura Ann Traufler of Dow City was arrested for trespassing – 1st offense. The location of the offense was the Budget Inn Motel on Highway 30 in Denison. At 6:52 pm on Wednesday, September 21st, Traufler was arrested for trespass – 2nd offense, also at the Budget Inn Motel. On Wednesday, September 21st, 59 year old Elton Dean Chandler of Denison was arrested for domestic assault – 3rd or subsequent offense. The criminal complaint filed in district court says that Chandler struck another person’s head against a kitchen counter and that other furniture was disturbed. Witnesses advised that they could hear the struggle for about one and ½ hours prior to the arrival of law enforcement. A temporary no-contact order was filed in district court on September 22nd. And at 11:58 pm, Saturday, September 17th, Deputy Miller with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office investigated a 2-vehicle accident that happened at the intersection of Highway 30 and 300th Street near Denison. 44 year old Michael Kent Stone of Denison was driving a dark green 2004 GMC Sierra east on Highway 30. 70 year old Dennis Bernard Grossman of Glidden was driving a red 2018 Nissan Altima, also traveling south on Highway 30, behind the Stone vehicle. Initially there was some distance between the two vehicles but then Stone slowed down to turn left onto 300th Street. Just as Stone was turning, the Grossman vehicle struck the vehicle from behind. Grossman then pulled over onto the shoulder with significant damage to the front end of his vehicle. Stone completed his turn and pulled over onto the side of 300th Street. Stone’s vehicle received $4,500 damage to the rear and had a blown right tire. Grossman’s vehicle received $10,000 damage and was towed from the scene. No one was injured. Grossman was arrested for OWI-1st offense and cited for failure to stop in an assured clear distance.
Riverside Hall of Fame Class of 2022 to be inducted September 29th - (9-21-22) – The Riverside Hall of Fame Class of 2022 has been announced. The Induction Ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm, Thursday, September 29th at the Middle/High School Gym in Oakland. Members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 include: Kenneth Finnegan – the Oakland Elementary Principal from 1974-1994 Gary Funkhouse – Oakland Band Director from1967-1978, Superintendent from 1978 to 1980 in Flemme and Superintendent at Carson-Macedonia, Oakland and Whiting from 1980-1993. David Fahrenkrug, a distinguished graduate of Carson-Macedonia in 1978. Steven Pierce – a distinguished graduate of Oakland 1965, former Oakland School Board member and Oakland/Riverside Sports Announcers “Voice of the Bulldogs.” The 1992 Oakland Yellowjacket Football Team – District 15 Champs with a record of 9 and 1. Coach Marv Thompson and Assistant Coach Tom Grobe. And 1986 Oakland Yellowjacket Boys Basketball Team – 3rd in State, WIC Tournament champions, WIC Conference Runner up and regular season record of 19 and 1 and total record 25 and 2 and coaches Larry Miller and Daryl Nelson.
Bench warrant issued for Anthony Rey Asay - (9-23-22) – (KJAN) – Last Monday, Cass County District Court Judge Greg Steensland issued a Bench Warrant for 30 year old Anthony Rey Asay. The warrant is for Failure to Appear for his September 19th Pre-Trial Conference. In Cass County, Asay faces a Class D Felony charge of Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury, and Serious Misdemeanor Charges of Assault causing bodily injury or mental illness and Possession of a Controlled Substance – 1st offense – marijuana associated with a stabbing incident that took place on May 5th in Atlantic. On August 29th, Asay’s Pre-Trial release was revoked and his cash-only bond was set at $5,000. His trial remains set for September 27th at 9:30 am in Cass County District Court. Asay, who was wearing an ankle tracking bracelet was arrested Aug. 11th in connection with a stabbing incident at a gas station in Blair, Nebraska while he was awaiting trial on the incident in Atlantic. The victim in the Nebraska incident was treated for an injury to his arm. Asay faces charges associated with the Nebraska incident that include: 3rd Degree Assault for punching the victim; 2nd Degree Assault for stabbing the victim; Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony; Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Prohibited Person – for possessing the knife he used to stab the male after being convicted of multiple felonies prior to this incident; and Driving under Revocation.
Inman Elementary School Dean of Students arrested - (9-23-22) – 30 year old Anthony Tyler Jones, the Dean of Students for Inman Elementary School in Red Oak, was arrested Monday night on a warrant out of Clarke County associated with an incident that happened in August of 2018. According to the Montgomery county Sheriff’s Office, Jones was arrested a little after 8:30 pm Monday on the warrant for 2nd degree criminal mischief, a class D felony. Jones was transported to the Clarke County Jail and later posted a $5,000 surety bond before being released. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on October 6th with a Preliminary hearing on October 10th.
Woman Sentenced To Prison For Vandalizing the Dakota Access Pipeline - (9-23-22) – 32 year old Ruby Montoya, a second woman involved in the vandalism of the Dakota Access pipeline, was sentenced to six years in federal prison. Montoya admitted to cutting holes in the pipeline in several locations, and setting fire to equipment in Mahaska, Boone, and Wapello Counties, from November 2016 to May of 2017. Montoya, who is living in Arizona, was joined by Jessica Reznicek. Reznicek is serving eight years in prison. Montoya was also ordered to pay nearly three-point-two million dollars in restitution. The two were arrested after vandalizing a sign at the Iowa Utilities Board office after admitting they did the vandalism — saying they were trying to protect water supplies from the pipeline.
Shelby County Auditor reports General Election Info - (9-15-22) - Shelby County Auditor, Mark Maxwell, reminds every eligible elector in Shelby County to get any voting information needed as soon as possible from the Auditors office. Absentee ballot requests are now being accepted for the November 8th General election. If you plan on voting absentee, get the process completed before any deadline has passed. Call 755-3831 ext.6 with any questions. Election deadlines are fixed by Iowa Code to ease any confusion caused by documents not returned in time to be valid. Some of the important dates to remember are: Wednesday October 19, 2022—Absentee Ballots Ready. First day absentee ballots may be voted in the Auditor’s office and placed in the US postal service process, to the electors whose valid request have been received.
October 24, 2022—Voter Pre-Registration Deadline. The deadline to pre-register to vote for the General Election is 5:00 p.m. Voters may still register after this date but need to show both ID and proof of residence.
Monday October 24, 2022—Absentee Ballot by Mail Request Deadline. Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Postmarks do not count for requests.
Saturday November 5, 2022—Auditor’s office open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday November 7, 2022—Absentee Ballot In-Person Deadline. Last day to request and vote an absentee ballot in person at the Auditor’s Office.
November 8, 2022--GENERAL ELECTION DAY. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Absentee Ballot Deadline to Auditors office 8:00 p.m.
Shelby County Candidate Filings - (9-2-22) - The Shelby County Auditor’s Office has released a list of candidates for the November Election. They include: County Supervisor – vote for 1 Republican – Bryce Schaben Democrat – None County Treasurer - Republican – Carolyn Blum, Harlan Democrat – None County Recorder - Republican – Geralyn S. Greer, Harlan Democrat – none County Attorney - Republican – None Democrat – Marcus Gross Jr – Harlan Hospital Trustee – vote for 5 Kathleen Kohorst, Harlan Terry R. Torneton, Harlan James Zimmerman, Harlan Tom Cannon, Elk Horn Janis Norgaard, Shelby Shelby County Extension – vote for 5 Elaine Baughman, Kirkman Kristina Larsen, Harlan Brenda Arkfeld, Portsmouth Mike Kolbe, Harlan Katelin Weis, Earling Soil and Water Conservation – vote for 2 Cathy Johannsen, Harlan Allan Reinig, Portsmouth Township Clerk and Trustees – vote for 1 Cass Township Clerk – Kenneth Stein, Portsmouth Trustee – James Voge, Sr, Portsmouth Center Township Clerk – Keith Burchett, Harlan Trustee – Steve Ineson, Harlan Clay Township Clerk – Steve Jacobs, Marne Trustee – Gene Mardesen, Elk Horn Douglas Township Clerk - Suzanne Rasmussen, Kirkman Trustee – H. Jay Nielsen, Defiance Fairview Township None Greely Township Clerk – None Trustee – Norman Campbell, Irwin Grove Township - Clerk – Brad Gross, Earling Trustee – Joseph Jonathan Klein, Dunlap Joseph Jonathan Klein - to fill a vacancy Jackson Township Clerk – Dan Buman, Harlan Trustee - Mark Rold, Elk Horn Trustee – Troy Doonan, Harlan - to fill a vacancy Jefferson Township Clerk - Cathy Clark, Manilla Trustee – Lyle Campbell, Irwin Lincoln Township Clerk – H. David Boettger, Harlan Trustee – Duane Errett, Harlan Monroe Township Clerk – Bryan Greve, Walnut Trustee – John Clayton, Walnut Polk Township Clerk – Matt Bartelson, Irwin Trustee – Karl Hanson, Kirkman Shelby Township Clerk – Chris Evans, Shelby Trustee – None Union Township Clerk – Jim Scheuring, Defiance Trustee – Neal Gaul, Earling Trustee – Brandon Scheuring, Defiance Washington Township Clerk – Connie Klein, Panama Trustee – None Westphalia Township Clerk – None Trustee – Anthony Goetz, Harlan 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 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF HARLAN INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR A STALEY’S CHICKEN DINNER ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH FROM 5 TO 7 PM AT THE VET’S AUDITORIUM IN HARLAN. COST FOR ADULTS IS 12-DOLLARS, KIDS AGE 4 TO 10 YEARS, ONLY 5-DOLLARS, AND 3 AND UNDER EAT FOR FREE! ENJOY STALEY’S CHICKEN, POTATOES AND GRAVY, CORN, HOMEMADE SALADS, DESSERTS, PIES, TOO. PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR OR STOP BY THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFFICE IN HARLAN AND ENJOY STALEY’S CHICKEN, WEDNESDAY,
HERE’S A FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM CAROLYN BLUM, SHELBY COUNTY TREASURER – THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH. TO AVOID PENALTY ON THE FIRST INSTALLMENT, PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE TREASUER’S OFFICE OR POSTMARKED BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2022. PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT IOWA TREASURERS DOT ORG OR BY CALLING THE TREASURER’S OFFICE AT 755-5847 EXTENSION 2. PAYMENTS MAY ALSO BE POSTED ONLINE BY E-CHECK FOR LESS THAN THE COST OF A POSTAGE STAMP. JUST 25 CENTS PER TRANSACTION! CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED ONLINE. ALL CITIZENS OF SHELBY COUNTY ARE INVTED TO VISIT THE WEBSITE WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOUR CONTY TREASURER 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK.
JOIN THEM FOR THE FUN AND FESTIVITIES AT OKTOBERFEST 2022 AT MANNING HAUSBARN HERITAGE PARK ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.! ENJOY A DELICIOUS GERMAN MEAL CATERED BY HY-VEE AND MUSIC BY BAREFOOT BECKY AND THE IVANHOE DUTCHMEN. DOORS OPEN AT 5 PM, THE KEG WILL BE TAPPED AT 5:30. DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED THROU FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, BY CALLING 712/655-3131. DINNER PLUS ENTERTAINMENT IS $25. ENTERTAINMENT ADMISSION AT THE DOOR IS $15. OKTOBERFEST 2022, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT THE MANNING HAUSBARN HERITAGE PARK.
The Harlan Lion's Club will host a Mobile Drive-Thru Food Pantry Monday, October 3rd from 4:30 until all the food is gone. The event will be held at Veteran's Memorial Building at 1104 Morningview Drive in Harlan. Please enter from 12th street, you will be directed where to line up. There is a limit of 2 boxes per vehicle, to serve a total of 300 households. There will be 1 box of non-perishable food, 1 box of produce, 1 loaf of bread plus frozen meat purchased by the Lions Club. If you have questions, call Sharon at 579-0286. The food pantry is open to everyone.
The north parking lot of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce building will be closed due to work on electrical wires above the lot on Tuesday, October 4th and Wednesday, October 5th. All Chamber visitors are asked to use the Iowa Western Community College parking lot on the south side of the building, enter through the south doors of the college and then proceed to the chamber office. If you have any questions, call 755-2114.
A free Welcome to Medicare seminar is being offered by the State of Iowa's senior Health Insurance Information Program and the Harlan Senior Center, Thursday, October 13th, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Therkildsen Activity Center in Harlan. The seminar will cover Medicare Parts A & B benefits, Prescription Drub Benefits - part D. Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Identify Medicare Fraud, Errors and Abuse. Registration is required by October 5th. Call 755-2757.
A Beginning Genealogy Course will be held 7 to 8 pm, Thursday, October 6th, at the Shelby County Historical Museum. Interested in learning about genealogy research? Looking for an indoor hobby as the weather turns colder? Attend the Beginning Genealogy Course presented by Mary Ealy, Region 15 Representative of the Iowa Genealogy Society. This is a great opportunity to learn about genealogy research and the resources available at the Shelby County Historical Museum. The presentation is free and open to the public, so bring a friend and enjoy an informative night at the museum.
Harrison County Conservation Board will have their annual Creepy Campground at Willow Lake on Saturday, October 8th from 3-5 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating in the campground with ice cream in the large shelter. This event is very popular and parking is limited, so participants are asked to carpool; please do not bring pets trick-or-treating; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Campers will receive Saturday night camping free for supplying candy for 300 children and can participate in a campsite decorating contest. The most creative day and night time campers will receive a trophy and a camping coupon book. Creepy Campground is held rain or shine, hot or cold and there is no cost. Like HCCB’s Facebook page for all the updates and other program information.
The 16th annual Scarecrow Showdown will be held for Harvest Fest this year. Shelby County Business, display your scarecrow with the theme Beach Party or fall harvest them now through Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 29th. Enter by emailing KNOD or call their office at 755-3883. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 18th. First Prize is your choice of 25 free 30-second ads from KNOD or a 1/4 page ad from the Harlan Newspapers. Second prize: the KNOD ads or Newspaper ads. Voting will take place October 19th through 26th on the 2022 Scarecrow Showdown Facebook page or call KNOD. Only one vote per person allowed. The contest is sponsored by the Harlan Newspapers and KNOD Radio.
Seventh Biennial lighted Halloween Campground to be held - (9-21-22) – Cass County Conservation is hosting their 7th Biennial Lighted Halloween Campground, Saturday, October 22nd at Cold Springs Park in Lewis from 7 to 9 pm. This event is a great, non-scary, family friendly free drive into the night! Prizes will be for the top 3 voted sites, and for some special categories. Sign up to decorate a site in their lighted Halloween campground. Deadline for decorating a site sign up is October 14th and the groups will have October 22nd from noon on to decorate. If you choose to camp overnight, camping will be free. Call the Cass County Conservation office to get involved at 712/269-2372!
Harlan's 21st annual Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 29th. This year's theme is "Beach Party". There will not be a parade this year, but it will kick off at 10 am with the $1 Movie at the Harlan Theatre. They'll also have a petting zoo, kids' games, costume contest for kids and pets, Harlan Library's Spooky Storytime, face stickers and free hotdogs served with free lemonade or hot chocolate, depending on the weather. They're also bringing back the cookie decorating. And something new this year, the Hansen House Train.
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