Record setting temperatures expected across the listening area today – 12-2-21 - Record high temperatures are forecast today across the state of Iowa. The forecast high today for Harlan is 69 to 70 degrees. The National Weather Service in Des Moines says today’s high temperature could break the record for Harlan. Lamoni, Atlantic, Des Moines and Ottumwa could also experience record highs today. Temperatures will remain slightly above normal through mid-December.
The Congregational United Church of Christ in Harlan will hold their annual "Angel Antics" drive-thru luncheon, 11 to 1 pm, Friday, December 3rd. They will be serving creamed chicken over biscuits, green beans and a browning for $10. Pre-sold tickets are required and can be purchased by calling Pastor Donna Ewert at 755-2421 or stop by the church, Monday through Thursday from 8 am to noon. For meal pick-up, enter off 19th Street using the drive south of the church. Stop at the door and volunteers will come out to pick up your ticket and bring your meal.
A Saturday Stroll will be held at 11 am, Saturday, December 4th, at Prairie Rose State Park. Please meet at the beach parking lot.
Enjoy a Hometown Christmas this Saturday, December 4th, in Audubon. Some events at the Agri-Hall include the Festival of trees and Chamber Business Holiday Highlights from 9 to 2. Adult painting at 2 pm, visit Santa from 9 to 2, The Firehouse Flames will present kids activities, cinnamon rolls and even a hot chocolate bar sponsored by the Audubon Chamber. Evening events around Audubon include the Audubon Tour of Lights Contest with maps available at the AgriHall and local business and the Christmas Displays in the Town Square.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities - Saturday, December 4th - Shelby Community Center - 8-1:30 pm Monday, December 6th - St. Joseph's Hall in Earling - 12 Noon - 6 pm American Legion Hall in Arcadia - 12:30-5:30 pm Tuesday, December 7th - United Methodist Church in Denison - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm Wednesday, December 8th - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Dunlap - 12:30 - 6 pm Thursday, December 9th - Neola Community Center - 1 - 6 pm Wednesday, December 15th - Central Church in Carroll - Noon - 6 pm Thursday, December 16th - Treynor Community Center - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm Friday, December 17th - Sacred Heart Church in Manning - Noon - 6 pm Thursday, December 23rd - Rand Senior Center in Missouri Valley - Noon - 6 pm Tuesday, December 28th - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Audubon - Noon - 6 pm
The Shelby County Relay for Life Team of "We Don't Whine, We Fight" will hold a pre-holiday fun bus run, Saturday, December 4th. The cost is $45 per person, or $75 per couple. The tour includes bus fare, hearty appetizers, a tour of Templeton Rye and a presentation by Farmhand Brewery. The bus leaves Harlan at 11:15 am on the west side side of the Hy-Vee parking lot, leaves Earling at 11:45 on Main Street near Farmhand Brewery. To book your ticket, call Cindy at 579-5868.
Christmas at the Museum at the Shelby County Historical Society and Museum will be held on Sunday, December 5th. Put your singing practice to good use from 2 to 4 pm. The Shelby County Historical Museum is bringing in the holiday season with some Christmas Carols. They will also have holiday trivia and take-home goodies for you. Masks are encouraged.
The Manning Manilla Knights of Columbus are having a benefit breakfast for Dave Rohe ***Roy*** on Sunday, December 5th, from 8 am to 1 pm at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Manning. A free offering will be accepted for pancakes, sausage and eggs. Monetary donations can also be dropped off at the First National Bank and the Templeton Savings in Manning.
The Lincoln Bluebirds 4-H Club and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Shelby County is collecting diapers for the Sienna Francis House. They have drop off locations all around the area, including Coffee Girl, Time4Tots, Fresh Encounter Church and St. Peter’s Church in Defiance. If none of these are convenient, call or text 579-5817 and they will happily pick up your donation. Any size diapers are welcome, the bigger ones seem to go faster. Pull ups are also accepted and partial packages of diapers are also accepted. Please help them out on this project. Deadline for donations is Wednesday December 8th.
Carson City Council looking for community members to serve on committees – 11-10-21 – The Carson City Council is looking for individuals interested in serving their community as a member of a number of Boards/Commissions including the Planning Commission or Board of Adjustment. You may qualify if you’re a US citizen, a resident of the City of Carson, at least 21 years old and are available to attend evening meetings. Meetings are scheduled on an irregular as needed basis. Additional information and applications are available on the City website carsongov.com. Please submit applications to City Hall by December 8, 2021. Contact Brianne at City Hall if you have any question or need additional information.
Shelby County Teen Health Fair Wednesday, December 8th – 11-29-21 - Myrtue Medical Center’s Department of Public Health, along with the Shelby County Wellness Alliance, Harlan Community Schools and the Shelby County Prevent Child Abuse Council is sponsoring a Teen Health Fair, Wednesday, December 8th, from 3:30 to 6 pm at Petersen Family Wellness Center. This free event is designed to help promote healthy lifestyle choices for teens. Twenty booths and activities will be set up to provide information on teen health, safety and overall well-being. Parents are welcome. Pizza will be provided at the event along with healthy snacks at the Eat Well and Harlan community school Booths. The event is geared toward 8th through 12th grades. All participants will receive a door prize and will be eligible for grand prizes. During the fair, teens can participate in activities such as: Self-defense Tai-Kwando Indoor fishing tournament Distracted Driving Adolescent Health And online safety Teens and parents will also receive information on: ATV Safety Fitness for Life Health relationships Tobacco Abstinence and vaping Stress management Self-care Nutritional Supplements Healthy eating Healthy snacking Screen time tracking Finding reliable information on the Internet Spiritual Health Oral Health And Fun and games For more information call the Public Health Department at 755-4422.
Deadlines for holiday shipping – 11-30-21 - Shipping deadlines are quickly approaching for the holiday season. The United States Postal Services says for Military Mail, the deadlines for First Class Mail Service and Priority Mail Service is December 9th and Priority Mail Express Military Service is December 16th. Shipping deadlines for international mail vary with December 6th being the deadline for most locations for First Class Package International Service and Priority Mail International; December 13th for Priority Mail Express International Service and December 20th for Global Express Guaranteed Service. The deadline in the lower 48 states are December 15th for USPS Retail Ground Service, December 17th for First Class Mail Service, December 18th for Priority Mail Service and December 23rd for Priority Mail Express. If mailing to Hawaii, the deadline for First Class Mail and Priority Mail is December 17th and Priority Mail Express is December 21st. To Alaska, the deadline for USPS Retail Ground Service is December 2nd, First Class Mail and Priority Mail, December 18th, and Priority Mail Express is December 21st.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Report – 12-2-21 - On Monday, November 22nd, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33 year old Kayla Jean Levell of Irwin following a traffic stop. Levell was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with driving while License is Denied, Suspended, Cancelled or Revoked. On Sunday, November 21st, 33 year old Mark Thomas Holland of Audubon was arrested following a pursuit on Timber Road. Holland was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with Eluding, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding, Careless Driving, Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and Operating a Non-Registered Vehicle. Saturday, November 20th, 45 year old Phillip Bradley Pool of Harlan was arrested following a traffic stop on Chatburn Avenue. Pool was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with Driving while License Denied, Suspended, Cancelled or Revoked. 27 year old Gunnar Michael Blum of Kimballton was arrested November 17th, following a traffic stop on Highway 44 and Highway 59. Blum was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with driving while License Denied or Revoked, Operate without Interlock, speeding and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance. 60 year old Kathryn LeaEtta Larson of Westphalia was arrested on November 15th following a search warrant. Larson was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st offense, Prohibited Acts Penalties and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On November 13th, 22 year old Lucas Leroy Peters of Schleswig was arrested following a traffic stop on Highway 59. Peters was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Open Container and Permit under 18 to consume/possess on property. Two arrests were made on November 12th. 33 year old Nicole Sunny Brook Rains of Council Bluffs was arrested following a traffic stop on Highway 59. Rains was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding and Violations of Conditions of Restricted License. And 24 year old Andres Cruz Alvarez of Omaha was arrested following a traffic stop on Road M37. Cruz Alvarez was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with Prohibited Acts Penalties, Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On November 4th, 36 year old Colin Joseph Clark of Harlan was arrested after an investigation of a suspicious vehicle in the 600 block of Road M47. Clark was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st offense, and Unlawful Possession of Prescription. 39 year old Kera Dlynn Bomer of Harlan was arrested following a traffic stop on Highway 44. Bomer was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with OWI-1st, Fail to Maintain Control, Open Container and Dark Window or Windshield. And 27 year old Kayley Jo Cooper of Harlan was arrested following a traffic stop on Highway 191. Cooper was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with Driving while Barred, Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and Speeding. And 46 year old Christopher Joseph Conto of Ute was arrested on November 1st, following a traffic stop in Kirkman. Conto was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-1st offense, Prohibited Acts Penalties, Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance, Stopping, Standing or Parking where Prohibited.
Enhance Iowa Board awards more than $5.1 million in CAT grants to 16 communities including Woodbine – 12-2-21 - At today’s meeting the Enhance Iowa Board awarded $5,168,458 in Community Attraction and Tourism grants to projects in 16 communities across the state. Willow Lake Nature Center west of Woodbine was one of the recipients. They received $400,000 toward their $4,224,283 project. The project includes the construction of a two story Nature Center and office space for the Harrison County Conservation Board. This new center will provide a space for guests to discover learn and explore more about the unique Loess Hills ecosystem and important water quality issues around them through dynamic displays, new trails, up to date technology and flexible class room space. The Enhance Iowa Program provides financial incentives to communities for the construction of recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment facilities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa. To date, 99 CAT grants have been awarded by the board, totaling $31,508,183.
Guthrie County man arrested after 10 minute pursuit at speeds up to 147 mph – 12-2-21 - The first day of December, Wednesday, included some excitement in Guthrie County. The Sheriff’s Office reports Deputy Kent Gries was on patrol on Highway 141 south of Jamaica, at around 3-p.m., when he saw a 1995 Kawasaki ZX750-L motorcycle traveling east on the highway at 70-mph in a 55-mph zone. When the Deputy turned his vehicle around and began to initiate a traffic stop, the motorcycle was already nearly out of sight, continuing to travel eastbound toward Dallas County. With the Deputy in pursuit, lights and siren activated, the operator of the cycle refused to yield. The machine entered Dawson - In Dallas County - and proceeded eastbound on the Racoon River Bicycle Trail, at a high rate of speed. With the Deputy still in pursuit, the cycle continued traveling at a high rate of speed for about two-miles. It then turned south on F Avenue for about one-half mile, and then west onto Highway 141. The chase eventually re-entered Dawson and then northbound out of town on D Avenue, with speeds at times at 120-mph. The cycle crossed into Greene County on V Avenue. It finally stopped at V Avenue and 305th Street, southwest of Rippey. Altogether, the chase went on for about 15-miles and around 10-minutes. The operator of the cycle, 43-year-old Curtis Alan Moorhead, of Jamaica, was taken into custody for Eluding. Authorities learned through a speedometer app on his phone, that the highest speed recorded was 147-mph. Moorhead admitted to traveling that fast. In addition to the Eluding – speed 25 mph (or more) over the limit, Moorhead had three licenses suspensions in effect, plus a suspension for non-payment of child support. He had his initial appearance with the Magistrate this morning, where his cash or surety bond was set at $2,000.
COVID patient count in Iowa hospitals up 14% since last Wednesday - 12-2-21 (Radio Iowa) - There’s been a 14% increase this past week in the number of COVID patients in Iowa hospitals. The Iowa Department of Public Health’s website shows the COVID patient count in Iowa hospitals by this Wednesday morning is 721. Nearly 24% of those COVID patients are in intensive care. This is the fourth consecutive week Iowa hospitals are reporting an increase in the number of COVID patients. According to the state’s data, 69% of Iowa adults are fully vaccinated. Children age 12 and up have been eligible for COVID shots for a few weeks. The state report shows 72% of Iowans age 12 and up have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.
UPS looking to hire hundreds of Iowans for holiday help – 12-2-21 - (Radio Iowa) Employers of all sorts across Iowa are looking to hire on seasonal help for the final month of the year and package delivery companies are seeking small armies of workers. Marc Shannon, talent acquisition director for UPS says they’re trying to fill hundreds of full and part time positions in Iowa from tractor trailer and van drivers to driver helpers and warehouse workers. They’re preparing for another record peak season. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make their services more important than ever. They’re in the midst of hiring over 100,000 people for seasonal jobs, many of whom will have a job offer within 30 minutes of applying. The peak season is already underway and will run through mid-January, as returns are a big part of the business after Christmas. And UPS has a track record of turning seasonal jobs into careers and over the last three years, nearly one-third of the company’s seasonal package handlers were later hired in a permanent position after the holidays.
Montgomery County News - 12-2-21 - Police in Red Oak say the driver of a 2016 Chevy Equinox suffered suspected minor injuries, during a collision with a 2017 Chevy pickup. Authorities say the accident happened at around 4-p.m. at the intersection of U-S Highway 34 and N. 8th Street. According to the report, 74 year old Dennis Hartstack of Clarinda failed to yield the right-of-way from the stop sign, as he was southbound on N. 8th Street, crossing Highway 34 in his Chevy Silverado pickup. The vehicle was struck broadside by the Equinox, which was driven by 66 year old Paul Dumler of Red Oak. Dumler was injured, but was not transported to the hospital. His vehicle sustained $25,000 damage. Damage to the pickup was estimated at $50,000. Red Oak Police cited Hartsack for Failure to Yield. Both men were wearing their seat belts. Red Oak Police were assisted at the scene by Red Oak Fire & Rescue, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
School Threats at Abraham Lincoln in Council Bluffs - 12-1-21 - Earlier Wednesday, Council Bluffs Public School District employee, 37 year old Katrina Phelan of Council Bluffs, turned herself in to the Pottawattamie County Jail, for an arrest warrant charging her with three counts of Threats of Terrorism. Each count is a class D felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Council Bluffs police detectives conducted an investigation into a series of anonymous handwritten notes found inside the school, all making reference to committing gun violence upon school property. Each of the notes were reportedly either found in Phelan's classroom or found by Phelan herself, in various locations within the school. While the investigation was taking place, the school district worked with the Council Bluffs Police Department to increase the security presence inside the building. When interviewed Phelan admitted to writing the notes. It was determined that she had no intentions or means of carrying out these threats. In at least one of the notes, Phelan, posing as an unarmed student, wrote that she was tired of being made fun of.
Shelby County Board of Supervisors minutes – 12-1-21 - The Shelby County Board of Supervisors met in special session, Tuesday morning, November 30th. Brandon Burmeister, Shelby County Engineer, presented a resolution to the 5 year Plan numbers 0.02. The motion was passed unanimously. The Supervisors also considered and passed Resolution 2021-38 – a resolution to fix a date for a public hearing on a proposal to enter into a general obligation emergency communications equipment loan agreement and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $1,880,000. The Board shall meet on December 21st, at which time and place a hearing will be held and proceedings will be instituted and action taken to enter into the Loan Agreement. An additional cost of $6,925 was added to the Supervisors room remodel. It was noted that property taxes are not being used in this project. Over $60,000 was donated by the Ted and Donna Williams estate to be used by the Courthouse. The additional cost after that donated amount will be APRPA funds for mitigation and distancing measures implemented with the remodel project. Scheduling budget workshops was then discussed and left to Chairperson Haake to determine and notify the Auditor.
IRS warns holiday time is also scammer time - 12-1-21 - (Radio Iowa ) The IRS has dubbed this “National Tax Security Awareness Week” in an effort to remind you to keep your personal information safe. Spokesman, Christopher Miller, says the end of the year is a problem time. “We normally see scams spike during the holiday season — but we’re expecting it will be worse this year — because the crooks are finding new ways and new buzz words to attract new victims,” Miller says. He says there are two new scam buzzwords in particular that should send you a warning. “COVID and stimulus payments. Which we know are unique words for these unique times,” according to Miller. “So we want people to watch out for criminals using new tactics. In fact — we know in Iowa alone just this year the Federal Trade Commission received more than two-thousand cases of fraud and ID theft related to just those two unique terms,” he says. Miller says those types of fraud cost Iowans $1.8 million. “And more than 300 of those cases were related to online shopping. So, we know this continues to be a significant problem that isn’t going away — and we want people to be on the lookout,” Miller says. Miller says scammers will try to send you files and links to open up that will infect your computer or try to get you to give up personal information. He says there is one thing you can know for certain. “The IRS will not send unsolicited emails or text or social media posts asking for personal or financial information — that’s not the way the IRS does business. In fact, most legitimate companies will not ask for personal or financial information over email, text, or social media posts.” He says you can get more information on what to look for and what to avoid at their website: IRS.gov.
Harlan Police Report – 12-1-21 - The Harlan Police Department has released their latest media report. On Monday, November 29th, 21 year old Preston Max Russell of Kirkman was arrested following a call for service. Russell was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited acts. On Thursday, November 25th, Thomas Lee Brooks of Sioux City was arrested following a traffic stop. Brooks was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with driving while barred and improper use of registration. Wednesday, November 24th, 35 Brian Joseph Schuemann of Harlan was arrested on an active Shelby County warrant. Schuemann was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. Tuesday, November 23rd, 60 year old Curtis Grant Whiteley of Harlan, was arrested on active Shelby County warrant. Whiteley was transported to the Shelby County Jail. Monday, November 22nd, 20 year old Kathleen Margaret Petersen of Harlan was arrested following a call for a disturbance. Petersen was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with domestic abuse assault. Sunday, November 21st, 19 year old Hayley Marie Briggs of Harlan was arrested following the execution of a search warrant. Briggs was transported to the Shelby County Jail. And 47 year old Joe Jess Betances of Harlan was arrested following the execution of a search warrant. Betances was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Saturday, November 20th, 38 year old Cory Christopher McCoy of Harlan was arrested on an active Carroll County warrant. And 25 year old Selena Elizabeth Gomez Argueta of Denison was arrested Friday, November 19th, following a traffic stop. Gomez Argueta was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with driving while barred. There were 3 accidents to report. On Wednesday, November 24th, Lisa Stein of Harlan, driving a 2001 Dodge Caravan and Cody Bowman of Avoca, driving a 2014 Kia Soul were both traveling west on Highway 44. Bowman was behind Stein. As the vehicles came to the stop sign at Highway 59 and 44, Bowman didn’t stop in time and rear-ended Stein. On Monday, November 22nd, William Campbell of Harlan, driving a 2007 Ford Escape, was travelling west on Chatburn Avenue. Denis Portrey of Omaha, driving a 2000 Honda Escape, pulled out of the Hy-Vee parking lot northbound, striking the driver side of the Campbell vehicle. The Campbell vehicle received functional damage to the driver side of the vehicle and was driven away. The Portrey vehicle received minor damage to the front end. And on Tuesday, November 17th, Bernice Petersen, in a 2005 Ford F150, was parked on the south side of Durant Street when her car began to back onto Durant Street. Chad Ewing, of Harlan, driving a 2002 Ford Ranger was traveling east on Durant Street when his passenger front corner struck the rear of the Peterson vehicle. The Petersen vehicle was turned and facing west when officers arrived and was towed from the scene. The Ewing vehicle was also disabled.
Garrett the winner of the Atlantic Mayoral Run-off Election – 12-1-21 – Grace Garrett has won the run-off election for the City of Atlantic Mayor’s position. Garrett received 588 votes over Tim Teig’s 584 votes. Garrett had advanced to the run-off election when neither she nor her competitor, Tim Teig garnered the required 50.1% of the total votes during the November 2nd City and School elections. In the November 2nd election, Teig received 523 votes or 42.45%, while Garrett received 463 votes or 37.58%. The race was still close this time around with Garrett winning by just 4 votes. The results of the vote are expected to be canvassed and made official by the Cass County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, December 2nd. This is the first time that an elected mayor in Atlantic has been a female.
New Alzheimer’s treatment available at $56,000 a year.- 12-1-21 - (Radio Iowa) – The first new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease in two decades was approved by the F-D-A in June and it’s finally starting to reach patients, though most Iowans won’t be able to afford it — at least not yet. Approval of the drug, Aduhelm, offers the promise of some relief for the 66-thousand Iowans who are now living with the most common cause of dementia. The barrier right now is the cost of the drug. That’s something the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations are trying to call the drug company, Biogen, to lower that price so it is more accessible to everyone. Reports say a year-long course of the drug now costs 56-thousand dollars per patient. As six-million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, Aduhelm has the potential to be a multi-billion-dollar expense for Medicare. They are expecting in the springtime in 2022 for Medicare/Medicaid Services to decide if they will provide coverage for the drug. If they, hopefully, do provide coverage, then it will be much more widely available. People will be able to get it and price won’t be a barrier. While there’s the possibility the drug could slow progression of the disease, there’s an important distinction: it’s a treatment for Alzheimer’s, not a cure. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative and fatal brain disease. While 66,000 Iowans are now diagnosed with it, by 2025, that number is expected to grow to 74,000.
Carroll woman pleads not guilty to felony assault on a Peace Officer – 12-1-21 - (Carroll Broadcasting) - 21 year old Kylie Nicole Armstrong of Carroll, faces two counts of assault on a peace officer with intent to inflict serious injury – a class D felony. She has pled not guilty to the charges against her. Carroll Broadcasting reports the charges stem from an October 14th arrest by the Carroll Police Department. Authorities say Armstrong was being taken into custody on an outstanding warrant when she claimed to have COVID-19 and intentionally coughed into the face of a police officer on at least two occasions. Each count is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $7,500 in fines. Armstrong’s trial is set to begin on Tuesday, February 15th with a pretrial conference scheduled for January 13th.
Traffic stop leads to arrest in Shenandoah – 12-1-21 - 50 year old Neal Jay Williams of Shenandoah was arrested late Tuesday evening on drug charges, following a traffic stop. Williams was pulled over by Shenandoah Police at around 10:50 Tuesday night in the 200 block of South Fremont Street for an equipment violation. During the investigation, the K9 was deployed and alerted to the odor of narcotics. An additional investigation resulted in Williams’ arrest for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance – marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted a $2600 bond and was released with a date to appear in court.
Scammers out to get credit card info – 12-1-21 - Have you driven through the state of Illinois lately? If you have, you could be the target of a new credit card scam going around. Residents are being contacted from someone claiming to be from the Illinois Tollway. The notice says that a person’s vehicle has gone through a toll, but did not pay the fee. The notice contains a very grainy, low-resolution photo, the vehicle’s license plate number and the last four digits of the VIN. The penalty amount requested is usually very low and the target is told they can pay with a credit card. Basically, all the scammer is after is your credit card information. Anyone receiving such a notice, especially if you WERE’NT in Illinois, threw the notice away. Those with questions, contact your local law enforcement agency.
Upcoming events -
Myrtue Medical Center is offering Flu Vaccine Clinics for ages 6 months and older. Appointment are required at all Myrtue Community Health clinics and the Ayzlee Clinic in Elk Horn. Call 755-4422 or visit the Myrtue website. Appointments are not needed at other locations. Please wear a mask and wear clothing that will allow a shot, such as a short sleeved shirt.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is Hosting 2 more holiday events and is looking for sponsors. Santa in the Cabins will be held on Thursday, December 9th from 5 to 7 pm, held at the Shelby County Historical Museum and 3rd is Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Saturday, December 11th, at participating Shelby County Communities. Their goal for all 3 events is $2,500. As a sponsor, you will be included on all advertising and flyers. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please email Carol or call the Chamber office at 755-2114.
LifeServe Blood Center is seeking eligible blood donors to give blood at upcoming community blood drives this holiday season to prevent a blood shortage. Each holiday season, schedules fill up with holiday plans and traditions, travel, and other end of the year to-do tasks, taking up time that folks may have otherwise spent at a blood donation appointment. Unfortunately that decrease in donations does not line up with the increased need for blood in local medical centers. Help keep your local hospital’s blood bank stocked by giving blood in your community at an upcoming blood drive! Appointments are required.
Charter Oak Community Blood Drive, Monday, December 6, 2021 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM at Charter Oak-Library, 453 Railroad St.
Denison Community Blood Drive, Monday, December 13, 2021 from 12:15 PM - 5:30 PM at Crawford County Memorial Hospital, 100 Medical Parkway.
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.
The Harlan Lion's Club will be sponsoring a Mobile Drive-Thru Food Pantry, Monday, December 6th, from 5 - 6:30 pm at Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan. Enter from Chatburn Avenue or 12th Street and you will be directed where to line up. There will be a limit of 2 boxes until the food is gone, serving 245 households. There will be one box of non-perishable foods, 1 box of produce, 1 loaf of bread plus frozen meat. A special generous donation from Chad, Jen, Lucas and Liberty Plumb. The food pantry is open to all, no paperwork is required.
Two previously injured Great Horned Owls will be released at Prairie Rose State Park on Monday, December 6th at 5:30 pm in the west campground. These owls will be coming from SOAR - Saving Our Avian Resources. You are invited to watch the release with two lucky people allowed to release the owls.
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open 4 to 6 pm, Tuesday, December 7th at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. They will be serving chicken and noodles, green beans and dessert. The menu is subject to change. Due to inflation, the Community Kitchen has lowered their prices to $3. Children 15 years of age and younger can eat free. Everyone is welcome.
A Teen Health Fair will be held 3:30-6 pm Wednesday, December 8th, at the Petersen Family Wellness center in Harlan. There will be food, fun, health safety and prizes. The event is sponsored by MMC Public Health.
HARLAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNUAL COOKIE WALK AND LUNCHEON WILL BE HLED WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, 11 TO 1 AT THE HARLAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 908 9TH STREET. THEY WILL FEATURE HOMEMADE COOKIES - $12 IF YOU BOX THEM OR $12 PRE-BOXED, AND A LUNCHEON OF SOUP, SANDWICH AND PIE OR A DESSERT, $12. THEY WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR CUPBOARD OF HOMEMADE PRODUCTS FOR SALE. TICKETS FOR THE LUNCHEON CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR OR FROM A UNITED METHODIST WOMAN. PRE-BOXED COOKIES CAN BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE BY CONTACTING BETH BUCK AT 579-1870 OR THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 755-5172.
The Iowa Community Kitchen in Earling will be open Wednesday, December 8th from 4 to 6 pm at St. Joseph's Hall in Earling. They will be serving chicken and noodles, vegetable and dessert. The menu is subject to change. Due to hard times, the Community Kitchen has lowered their prices to $3. Children 15 years of age and younger can eat free. Everyone is welcome.
Santa will be at the Cabins, hosted by the Shelby county Historical Museum, 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, December 9th. Join Santa and his helpers for free Christmas Carnival games, pictures with Santa, snacks and crafts.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Santa and "his elves" will be stop in several communities on Saturday, December 11th. They will be in Kirkman at 10 am, 11 am in Irwin, 12 Noon in Defiance, 1:30 in Earling, 2:30 in Panama and 4 pm in Tennant.
Neola's Old Fashioned Christmas is set for Saturday, December 11th. A Soup Supper will be held at St. Patrick's Hall from 4 to 7 pm, a cookie walk starts at 4, Christmas Caroling with Bill Ambrose and Cliff Killpack will be held at St. Patrick's Hall at 5:30 and the Community Choir will present There is a Savior at 7 pm at St. Patrick's Church. Don't forget to come early, Santa Claus will arrive at the Firehall from 3:30 to 5:30 with 4-H providing crafts for the kids
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Holiday Open House starting at 5 pm, Thursday, December 23rd. This event will be held in their atrium. Come celebrate the holidays with the Chamber staff.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Office will be closed December 24th through January 2nd for the Christmas/ New Years break.
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