Services planned for former KNOD Sports Director Ron Novotny - (5-10-22) - A Celebration of Life Service for 72 year old Ron Novotny of Harlan will be held 7 pm, Wednesday, May 18th, at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Harlan. A visitation service will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday the 18th. Ron passed away Saturday, May 7th at his home in Harlan.
Click It or Ticket Campaign – (5-11-22) - Law enforcement agencies across Iowa will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign from May 23rd – June 5th. In an effort to combat fatality and injury crashes, officers will be exhibiting zero tolerance from drivers who are not buckled up, speeding or driving while distracted or impaired. Sheriff’s Departments across the state will be out looking for violators during this time period. Not wearing a seatbelt is dangerous and puts everyone in the vehicle in jeopardy. Those not wearing a safety belt become a projectile and kill others who are buckled. In Iowa, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $135.50.
American Red Cross Blood Donation opportunities - Monday, May 16th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Exira Recreational Center
Area School Board Meetings tonight – (5-16-22) - The Harlan Community Schools Board of Directors will hold a public hearing Monday May 16th, at 5:15 in the Board room. They will approve the agenda, discuss an amendment of the Current Budget, take any comments from the public. Following the public hearing they will move into regular session where they will hear from the superintendent and the administrators, receive a personnel report, approval of the amended budget, contracts and agreements, middle school warmer and oven bid, elementary hot service line bid, approval of the Extension of Drivers Education Contract with Drive Safely, LLC, review a number of policies, and discuss financial obligations. The Exira-EHK School Board will meet in regular session Monday night, May 16th, at 6 pm in the Conference Room at the Elk Horn Building. A public hearing on the budget amendment for 21-22 will be held; administrative reports will be given and they will discuss youth practices using facilities on Wednesday evenings. Action items include approval of the FY 2022 School Budget Amendment, approval of District Developed Service Delivery Plan, approval of the 2022-23 fees, approval of concrete work bid for front of Exira building; approval of printer/copier update bid and approval of personnel resignations and hires. The Griswold School Board will meet at 5:15 Monday night in the High School Conference Room. New business on the agenda for the Griswold School Board includes discussion and action on approving a copy machine lease; approving a social worker agreement; establishing activity pass fees for the 2022-23 school year; approval of fuel and technology bid specifications; and approval of a Spanish III/IV waiver for 2022-23. The board will also hold the first reading of the 500-series board policies. And the Audubon School Board will meet tonight at 7 pm in the High School Board Room. They will act on approving budget amendments; ISFIS membership; surplus property; freshman volleyball coach; purchase of kitchen equipment; transfer of funds from Core Curriculum to Flex fund - $19,933.14; and approving the cancelling of SU Insurance. Superintendent Eric Trager will discuss last week's student walkout, building and grounds and the preliminary audit report. He will also provide a legislative update. The Audubon School Board may hold a closed session prior to adjourning. The session, as allowed by Iowa Code, is with regard to the performance of an individual in the District.
The first kayaking event of the season at Prairie Rose will be held on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. They will meet in the parking area on the east side of the lake (east side of M47). Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will be provided. If it is raining or winds are 30 mph or more, the event will be cancelled. All levels of experience are welcome.
The Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron will be having a Community Impact Night, Monday, May 16th, from 5 to 8 pm at Pizza Ranch in downtown Harlan. They will receive 10% of all dine-in sales between 5 and 8 pm as well as all cash donations from guests in the store. Bring your family and friends. Community Impact Night, Monday, May 16th, from 5 to 8 pm for the Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, at the Pizza Ranch in downtown Harlan.
Shelby County Board of Supervisors to meet to Tuesday morning – (5-16-22) - The Shelby County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session, Tuesday, May 17th, at 9 am. They will hear supervisor committee reports and a budget amendment hearing; recess and open hearing with a motion to start; close the hearing and then vote on resolution 2022-29, 2022 budget amendment consideration. There will be a report from Carolyn Blum Shelby County Treasurer; Lonnie Maguire from Southwest Iowa Mental Health will discuss a lease agreement with Shelby County; Bryce Schaben, Shelby County Weed Commissioner will discuss the noxious weed publication; there will be a report from Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Shelby County Roads Report – a utility permit and Aureon Network Services Fiber Optic Cable Installation; Resolution 2022-30 – authorizing repayment of internal loan and discussion ARPA grant applications to Shelby County.
Harlan City Council to meet Tuesday evening – (5-16-22) The Harlan City Council will meet Tuesday evening, May 17th, at 5:15 pm. Among items on the agenda is a Renewal application for the Lounge for a Class C Liquor License, Outdoor Service and Sunday Service and a new application for new ownership at the Buck Snort for a class C Liquor License, outdoor service and Sunday Service. There will also be a public hearing regarding amendment of FY 21-22 City Budget, which will include Resolution No 2494, amending the FY 21-22 annual budget by adopting a budget amendment #1 and Resolution No 2495, approving the unbudgeted transfers stated in FV 21 and 22 budget amendment #1. In other business, the council will consider appointment of a Council Member in Ward 1; action regarding two year fuel bed for 22-23 and 23-24 years. Action regarding the two year fuel bid for 22-23 and 23-24. Authorizing the submission of Application for General Aviation Vertical Infrastructure Program and Certifying Eligibility requirements to install new powered doors for existing hangars and Resolution No. 2497 – approving $15,000 donation to Shelby County Health Foundation to be directed towards the Petersen Family Wellness Center’s “Make a Splash” campaign. There will also be the city administrator’s report and the mayor’s report.
Summer Transportation Assistance Available – (5-16-22) - The last student day at Harlan Community Schools will be Tuesday, May 24th with students dismissing at 1 pm. As you begin activities within the community for the summer, the Shelby County Wellness Alliance along with the Shelby County Health Foundation and SWITA will be providing youth transportation assistance. This funding is intended to help busy families access youth recreation and activities in the county for their children. Families in Harlan may receive a $40/month Summer Fun Pass by completing a simple application for each child. SWITA will provide rides withing city limits of town to summer camps and activities such as piano lessons, vacation bible school, swimming pool, wellness center, swim team, a friends house or just about anywhere within the city limits of town. Parents of children under 5 years old can also request a pass so they can provide supervision as needed on the bus and the event. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis. Those children with a fun bus pass will receive transportation throughout the summer. The summer fun bus hours will start the day after school is out. It will run Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Rides are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 755-4312.
Monogram loves Kids now accepting applications – (5-16-22) - Monogram Foods’ Loves Kids Foundation will award $540 thousand dollars to charitable programs benefiting children and their families in the nine regional areas in which Monogram does business, including Harlan. Each of the nine locations will receive $60 thousand dollars. Eligible organizations must be a registered 501(c)3 public organization that supports communities within 100 miles of the Monogram Foods located at 1231 870th Street in Harlan. The application can be found on Monogram’s website. Deadline is 5 pm, June 10th.
Fatal SUV-Semi collision in Pottawattamie County – (5-16-22) - A 17 year old male from Omaha was killed in a collision between an SUV and a semi Saturday evening south of Missouri Valley. The Iowa State Patrol reports the accident happened at around 5:50 pm in a construction zone on Interstate 29, between mile markers 70 and 75. The 17 year old was driving a 2014 Subaru Forester when the vehicle crossed from the northbound lane into the southbound lane and collided head on with a 2016 International semi. The accident happened while traffic was in a head-to-head area, with no separation between the lanes. Following the collision, the Subaru became fully engulfed in flames when it came to rest on the traveled portion of the road. The semi left the road to the west and came to rest in the ditch. The driver of the semi, 39-year-old Robert D. Taylor of Pensacola, FL was not injured. The accident remains under investigation.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s report - (5-16-22) - On Sunday night, May 15th, Sheriff’s officials in Pottawattamie County report the arrest of 63-year-old Carla Sue Trumbauer, from Council Bluffs. The woman was arrested following the alleged assault of her daughter-in-law. Trumbauer was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault and Child Endangerment with substantial risk. She was being held in the Pott. County Jail on $2,300 bond. A traffic stop Sunday night near Oakland, resulted in the arrest of 46-year-old Harold Leonard Hoffman, JR., for OWI/1st offense. A sheriff’s deputy saw Hoffman’s 2019 Chevy pickup cross the center line several times before a traffic stop was conducted. Early Saturday morning, 33-year-old Juan C. Perez-Vasquez was arrested following a traffic stop on a possibly intoxicated driver. Perez-Vasquez was pulled-over on I-80 westbound near Shelby, and following an investigation, charged with OWI/1st offense. Friday evening, a Pott. County Sheriff’s Deputy dispatched to a civil situation in Silver City, arrested 50-year-old Timothy Jess Paulson-Abboud, for Possession of a Controlled Substance (7.3 grams)/methamphetamine – 1st offense, and Possession of drug paraphernalia (Smoking devices with residue).
Man Hospitalized After collision with train - (5-16-22) - A 74-year-old man is hospitalized after the truck he was driving collided with a train in Sioux City. The crash happened Sunday morning and crossing arms at the railroad crossing were down at the time. The unidentified man was thrown from the truck when it was hit by the train. He was taken to Mercy-One Siouxland Medical Center and listed in critical condition, but he is expected to survive.
Body found in river near Bellevue bridge Saturday morning – (5-16-22) - Midwest Regional Dive Team members and other rescue personnel responded to a report of a body in the Missouri River at about 10 am Saturday morning. The body was located about 20 yards from shore, near the Bellevue Toll Bridge on the Mills County side of the river. No other details are currently available.
Arrest made in stolen vehicle incident – (5-16-22) - (KJAN) – The pursuit of a vehicle allegedly stolen from the area of 10th and Linn Streets in Atlantic ended in a collision and an arrest Saturday morning. According to Atlantic Police, one person was taken into custody in front of 406 Linn Street, when a silver Dodge Caliber they were driving, collided with another vehicle near the curb at that location. The Caliber had Woodbury County plates. The pursuit began at about 8 am, and ended a little after 9 am, with a male subject taken into custody. The suspect had minor injuries. The incident remains under investigation.
Southern District Court News – (5-16-22) - 34 year old Andrew Russell White of Council Bluffs was sentenced Thursday to spend 3 ½ years in prison for Possession of Child Pornography. White must also serve five years of supervised release once his term is served and he will be required to register as a sex offender. White pleaded guilty to the charge on January 25, 2022. In March of 2019, a cybertip was sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding child pornography being uploaded to a Google account. The email address was traced to White and law enforcement obtained and executed a search warrant for White’s Gmail account and his residence in Council Bluffs. White admitted to law enforcement he downloaded images of child pornography onto his phone from the Internet. He was arrested and indicted by federal grand jury in October 2021. The case was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa. Two Council Bluffs men were sentenced to prison in JS District Court for being a prohibited person in Possession of a firearm. 30 year old Dalton Theodore Holland was sentenced May 10th to 4 ½ years. His co-defendant, 26 year old Joshua Michael Holmes was sentenced to 5 ¼ years. Each man will also serve 3 years of supervised release. Holland plead guilty to the charge on November 18th, 2021. Holmes plead guilty on April 15th, 2021 and was sentenced in August 2021. In November 2020, officers observed Holland and Holmes arrive at a home in Council Bluffs driving stolen vehicles. As officers attempted to approach the two, they attempted to flee in one of the stolen trucks but the truck got stuck. Officers boxed the truck in and apprehended Holmes. Holland ran from the bed of the truck and was stopped a short distance away by a police dog. Holland and Homs were found in possession of stolen items and firearms. Officers located a firearm on Holmes in a hip holster and another in his coveralls pocket. Two firearms were also located in the stolen Silverado that Holland drove to the home. The Council Bluffs Police Department, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa. And 20 year old Cole Jacob Bergantzel of Council Bluffs was sentenced last Thursday to 48 months in federal prison for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. His term of imprisonment will be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Bergantzel pleaded guilty to the charge on January 5th, 2022. In March of 2021, Bergantzel attempted to sell firearms on Snapchat and in September of 2021, Bergantzel was arrested after he discharged a firearm in a residential area. Bergantzel was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition as he is a drug user and addicted to a controlled substance. The Council Bluffs Police Department, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa.
Montgomery County News – (5-16-22) - On Saturday, May 14th, at about 4:48 pm, the Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of Zachary Lee Miller. Miller was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault – 1st offense and is being held on no bond.
Ossy’s in Carroll under investigation – (5-16-22) - Multiple news outlets say police in Fort Dodge are collaborating with numerous other agencies on an investigation of Ossy’s Show Club in Carroll. A search warrant was executed Thursday night at that location at 1215 Plaza Drive in Carroll. Detectives are investigating allegations of possible underage female performers working at the club. The investigation continues to be ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department or their local law enforcement agency.
Construction worker from Harlan dies after being hit by a vehicle near Red Oak - (5-13-22) A Shelby County man died from injuries in a car-pedestrian accident in Montgomery County on Thursday. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at around 6:47 p.m. in a construction area on Highway 34 and Evergreen Avenue. A construction worker, Brian Kelly Parker of Harlan died in the accident. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says Shawn Dale Kammerer of Red Oak driving eastbound on Highway 34 approaching the lane transition area in the construction zone failed to obey the traffic control stop sign, and struck Brian Kelly Parker, who was running the traffic sign. Parker received medical treatment at the scene, and was transported to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital where he died from injuries suffered in the accident. The accident is under investigation. The Iowa State Patrol, Red Oak Police Department, Red Oak Fire and Rescue and EMS, Montgomery County EMA, Montgomery County Dispatch, and the Mills County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
HMU hires Rueschenberg as new CEO – (5-13-22) Harlan Municipal Utilities has announced the hiring of Joseph Rueschenberg of Harlan as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1st. A Westphalia native and Harlan Community School District graduate, Rueschenberg holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and is currently the Vice President and Principal Engineer/Senior Project Engineer at Sundquist Engineering, P.C. in Denison and Onawa. As CEO, Rueschenberg will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the electric, gas, water and telecom utilities as well as HMU employees and general operations. His three-year employment contract begins June 6th and expires May 31st, 2025 with an initial annual salary of $113,000. Upon completion of successful annual reviews, he will be eligible for increases of $3,500 per year.
Cause of Tuesday’s fire in Atlantic deemed accidental/electrical – (5-13-22) – (KJAN) – Earlier today Atlantic Fire Chief Tom Cappel, issued a statement with regard to Tuesday’s residential fire at W. 7th and Olive Streets. Cappel said the State Fire Marshal and the affected insurance company determined the fire was caused by an over-loaded electrical circuit, and declared accidental. It began at around 3-p.m. Tuesday, in the north third-floor window area. Cappel said no one was in the apartment at the time. Smoke coming from the roof was observed by a neighbor across the street, who called 9-1-1. The rental property is owned by Pat McCurdy, was home to eight people in five separate apartments. Atlantic fire was assisted at the scene by firefighters from Griswold, Lewis, Marne and Anita. The Cass County Fire Association and others brought cold, bottled water to the scene. At one point in the afternoon, fire trucks sounded their horns, warning those inside the home to evacuate due to fears the roof would collapse.
Gas Prices In Iowa Rise 20 Cents Since Last Week – (5-13-22) - (Carroll Broadcasting) - According to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and AAA-Iowa, the past week was marked by sharp increases in gasoline prices. Carroll Broadcasting reports as of Wednesday, May 11, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $4.12 across the state, a 20-cent increase from a week ago. Prices are $1.25 higher than a year ago, but they are 28 cents below the national average. Movement in diesel fuel was muted, as it climbed only two cents to a $5.30 average in Iowa. Just a year ago, diesel in Iowa was $3.04 per gallon, and the national average as of Wednesday stood at $5.55. Wholesale ethanol held steady at $2.16 with natural gas prices dropping 73 cents at the Henry Hub reporting site to $7.59.
Reynolds Extends 2022 Planting Season Proclamation Through June 11 - (5-13-22) - Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, announced Wednesday the extension of the spring planting proclamation for another month. The proclamation, which relaxes weight limits and hours of service requirements connected to the transportation of crop inputs for planting season, now runs through June 11. The order permits vehicles carrying corn, soybeans, water, herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer, fuel, and other ag products to be overweight without a permit not to exceed 90,000 lbs. gross weight. Her proclamation applies to loads transported on Iowa roadways, excluding the interstate system. Vehicles cannot exceed the maximum axle weight limit by more than 12.5 percent or the legal maximum axle weight limit of 20,000 lbs. They must also comply with all posted limits on roads and bridges.
Auditor Maxwell reminds voters that Absentee Ballot applications are available until May 23 – (3-31-22) - Shelby County Auditor, Mark Maxwell reminds all registered voters that absentee ballot applications for the June 7th Primary are available in his office until May 23rd. If you plan on voting by mail, now would be a good time to call the Auditors office at 712-755-3831 – extension 6. Iowa code dictates that only one request per phone call/person is allowed. Copies may be made if one is mailed to you. A form is available on the Shelby County Website by clicking on the documents tab and then legal notices. This form must be printed and filled out. Voters may also choose to search on the internet for Iowa Secretary of State then click on the elections tab for more information such as “am I registered to vote” and tracking your absentee ballot. Only original completed absentee ballot request forms, completed and signed by eligible voters, filed in the Auditors office, will allow the ballot to be counted once the ballot is received. Maxwell reminds those with intention of voting absentee that on Wednesday, May 18th in-person absentee voting starts in the Courthouse, for those not wishing to mail a request or ballot. Auditor Maxwell encourages all eligible electors to take part in the primary election. This is a primary election and you may only cast ballots for the political party that you chose to vote. If a person switches parties to vote a different party’s ballot, it is up to the voter to change their party affiliation back to the original party after election day. Upcoming events -
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open 4 to 6 pm, Tuesday, May 17th, at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. They will serving a lasagna, salad and a dessert. The Harlan Lions Club will be sponsoring the meal. The cost is $5 for adults and children 15 and younger eat free.
The Elk Horn Public Library reminds all LEGO builders that its time to start your entries for the 2022 Tivoli Fest LEGO Contest. Entries can be made using LEGOS at the library or a home in two categories - freestyle or kit. Entries can be taken to the library from Wednesday, May 18th until Thursday, May 26th and will be on display at the library from noon to 3 pm on Saturday, May 28th during Tivoli Fest.
American Red Cross Blood Donation opportunities - Wednesday, May 18th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Logan Community Center 12 noon to 6 pm - Woodbine High School Thursday, May 19th -12 noon to 6 pm - Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley Tuesday, May 24th - 12:30-5:30 pm - American Legion Hall in Arcadia 11:30 am - 5 pm - Elk Horn Lutheran Church Wednesday, May 25th - 11 am - 5 pm - St. Boniface Parish Center - Westphalia Thursday, May 26th - 11 am to 5 pm - Central Church of Christ in Griswold Tuesday, May 31st - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm - Mondamin Community Center
Shelby Fire and Rescue Children’s Day will be held 5 to 7 pm, Wednesday, May 18th at the Shelby Fire Hall. Bring your kids down and let them learn about the ever increasing need for EMS. They will be serving free hot dogs, chips, drink, and ice cream. Children’s educational goodie bags will be available while supplies last.
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Golf Outing will be held Friday, May 20th, at the Shelby County Golf Course, north of Harlan. The 4 person scramble, 9-hole tournament will begin with check in from 4:30 to 5:15, putting contest at 5:15 and tee off at 5:30. The cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Cart rental is $30 per cart. The entry fee includes golf, flag/door prizes and a light dinner. For more information, contact the Chamber at 755-2114.
Shelby County Relay for Life will have Team Night, Thursday, May 19th, at the Harlan Pizza Ranch Party Room from 5 to 7 pm.
Roar into Harlan Car and Bike Night will be held Thursday, May 19th, from 6 to 9 pm. Gather around the historic Harlan town square and enjoy good food, fun and fellowship with fellow car and bike enthusiasts. They will be featuring a race car display.
Myrtue Medical Center's Grief classes will begin on Tuesday, May 24th and will be held every Tuesday through June 28th from 9 to 10:30 am at the Business Center Entrance of Myrtue. Registration is required by Friday, May 20th, by calling Cathy Jensen at 755-4424. There is no cost for this class. It is sponsored by Myrtue Medical Center Hospice.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2022 Golf Outing will be held at the Shelby County Golf Course on Friday, May 20th. This is a 4 Person Scramble-9 Hole Tournament. Check in is 4:30 to 5:15, putting contest at 5:15 pm and tee off at 5:30 pm. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Cart rental is $30 per cart. Entry fee includes golf, flag/door prices and a light dinner. Harlan Municipal Utilities Telecommunications is the 2022 Title Sponsor. To sign up call the Chamber Office at 755-2114.
The 2nd Annual Semi-Crazy Cornfield Round-Up will be held Saturday, May 21st, from 9 am to 3 pm at Waspy's Truck Stop on Highway 71 south of Audubon. This Show and Shine Car Show invites all vehicles as long as they have tires! Farm tractors, motorcycles, cars, pickups, trucks, semis...come and enjoy and be sure to bring a lawn chair. There is no charge for the event. In case of inclement weather the Round Up will be cancelled. If you have questions, call DAve at 712-789-0155 or Russell at 402-680-6121.
Harlan Swim Team Sign up is due by Sunday, May 22nd, online only! The cost is $55 per swimmer, $5 discount for additional family members, ages 5 to 18. A $50 deposit refundable after volunteering for three meets. "Rookie Night" for new swimmers will be held on Sunday, May 22nd from 4 t 5 at the Petersen Family Wellness Center. No refunds. Contact Todd Berndt at 579-4500 for more information.
Grief Classes - Understanding your Grief, for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one will begin on Tuesday, May 24th, and continue on May 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, from 9 am to 10:30 am at Myrtue Medical Center's board Room. Reistration is required by May 20th to Cathy Jensen at 755-4424. This class is provided at no cost.
A Shelby Candidate Forum will be held Thursday, May 26th, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry office. Candidates for the Shelby County Treasurer and Shelby County Supervisor positions have bee invited to attend. Remember the primary election is on June 7th.
What’s the buzz at the Museum of Danish America? On May 27 and 28 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, it will be the electric hum of a tattoo machine in the hands of the award-winning “Tattoo Ortiz” of Rockstar Tattoos. To coincide with the opening of an exhibition about tattoos, the Museum of Danish America will become a (licensed!) temporary tattoo parlor. Visitors will be able to experience the sights and sounds – needles, music, and of course, buzzing – of someone being inked in real time. The exhibition, to be open May 27 – September 5, comes from Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, and explores the tattoo traditions of indigenous peoples and other tattoo communities from around the world, both past and present. The tattoo demonstrations will occur during the Danish Villages’ annual Tivoli Fest, so admission to the museum will be entirely free of charge. Want to get inked at the museum and have an even better story to tell about your body art? Walk-ins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Museum of Danish America at (712) 764-7001
The Color Run for the Cure, a 5K run/Walk for Relay for Life will be held Saturday, May 28th with check in at 8:30 am and the race to start at 9 am. The event will be held at the Harlan Fairgrounds and all proceeds will go to benefit the American Cancer Society. Entry is $25 and includes a t-shirt. T-shirts will be passed out on race day and are available to pre-registrants only. Late and day-of registrations are $30. Make checks payable to HCHS Color Run. Return your registration form and money to Harlan Community High School by Friday, May 13th. Shelby County Relay for Life will be held on June 3rd on the Harlan Square from 5 to 10 pm. Now is the time to get your Luminarias to represent those we have lost to cancer, support those affected by cancer and honor our Survivors and Caregivers. Luminarias are $10 and can be purchased through any Shelby County Relay for Life Team Member, online at relayforlife.org/shelbycountyia, or contact Cindy Schechinger at 579-1212.
The Trail of Fire Fundraising Concert will be held at the Panama Ball Park on Saturday, June 4th. The fundraising concert will feature Dylan Bloom and Luke Mills. Gates open at 5 pm with music beginning at 7. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online, from any Shelby County Trails Committee member, Panama Fire Department members, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and all SCSB locations. Tickets are $20 the day of the show. Free tent camping is available at the Panama Park. In case of rain, the event will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center in Panama.
Art in the Park will be held 10 to 3, Sunday, June 5th at Pioneer Park in Harlan. Over 20 artists in attendance, music and interactive art activities from 12 to 3. Featured artist is Eileen Anderson of Ankeny. There will be Good Time Eats serving philly sandwiches.
Log Cabin Day "The Good Ol' Days" will be held 11:30-4 Sunday, June 5th, at the Shelby County Historical Museum at 1805 Morse Avenue in Harlan. Join them for bingo, live music, coloring contests, miniature golf, train rides, a fire truck display and a presentation about the Leland Cabin. Join the Shelby County Historical Museum in their first 50/50 Raffle. You can purchase raffle tickets 1 for $10 or 3 for $25 in the museum or from a member of their Board of Directors. The winner will be announced at 3:15 on Log Cabin Day. All proceeds will go to preserving the Log Cabins
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