Thursday, July 29th, 2021 Dangerous heat around the KNOD listening area again today - 7-29-21 - It will be dangerously hot again today around the KNOD listening area, especially along and south of Interstate 80. We could see heat indices of 105 to 113 degrees today with the worst conditions expected from noon to 6 pm. Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest time of day. And when working outside, take frequent breaks in the shade and drink plenty of water.
2021 Cass County Fair is underway in Atlantic – 7-29-21 The 2021 Cass County Fair gets underway this Wednesday in Atlantic. Along with all the 4-H and FFA activities, don’t forget to visit the commercial booths open from noon – 9 pm Friday through Monday; and Kendra Sorum – Live painting daily Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Taking a look at the Thursday Schedule: 7:30-9:30 am - Swine Weigh-in 8-9:30 am - Rabbit Check-in 10-11 am - Poultry Check=in 10:30-noon - Meat Goat Weigh-in, Dairy Check-in 3-4:30 pm - Sheep Weigh-in 4:30-5:30 pm - Horse Check-in 5 pm - 4-H/FFA Exhibits Open / Food Sale 7 pm - Little Miss and Little Mister Contest 7:30 pm King and Queen Contest 8 pm - Senior Recognition Evening events include: A Bull ride on Friday at 8-p.m. Tractor Pulls 6-p.m. Saturday Golf Cart Races Sunday at 7-p.m. And, the Grand Champion Beef Selection takes place 6:30-p.m., Monday.
Westfair in Council Bluffs starts this week – 7-29-21 - Westfair 2021 is here….so come to one of the largest county fairs in Southwest Iowa. There will be free parking and free admission to the main part of the fair. At the heart of Westfair are the 4-H and FFA exhibits featuring livestock shows, static exhibits, presentations, apple pie auction and more. Sunday at noon, the Best of the Southwest Shootout, where Grand Champions in all livestock species from 11 counties go for supreme Southwest Iowa district champion. Taking a look at the schedule for Thursday, July 29th: 7:30 am - Dairy and Goat Show 10 am or after the goat show - Sheep Show 3 pm - Poultry Show 5:30 pm - Working Exhibits in the Commercial Building 6 pm - Alumni Dinner in the Commercial Building 6:30 pm - Educational Presentation Awards, Table Setting Awards in the Commercial Building Nightly arena events include: Friday, July 30th – Lucas Oil Truck and Tractor Pull – 6 pm Saturday, July 31st – Figure 8 races – 7 pm Sunday, August 1st – Westfair MX Race – 10 am Demo Derby – 6 pm
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open 4-6 pm, Thursday, July 29th at St. Joseph's Hall in Earling. They will be serving tacos and dessert. The menu is subject to change. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and bring a friend. Due to the rising cost of food and supplies, there is a minimum of $5 per meal to eat in. Children 15 years and younger are free. A reminder that the kitchen will be closed on Thursday, August 5th.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Report – 7-30-21 - On July 23rd, The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Robert Michael Guzman, Jr. on a warrant following a traffic stop in Avoca. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s office charged 25 year old Anthony Tyler Lee Robison on July 24th for Criminal Mischief 4th. 33 year old Wesley Adam Keene was arrested by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department on July 25th for Operating While Intoxicated – 1st Offense and Fugitive from Justice. 58 year old Jeffrey Michael Merrill was arrested following a traffic stop on July 27th. Merrill was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense and Carrying a Weapon. On July 26th, 27 year old Kyler Jay O’Brien was arrested following a traffic stop on Highway 92. O’Brien was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – methamphetamine – 1st offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Barre3d and Operating a Non-Registered vehicle. 28 year old Victoria Elizabeth Marquez was arrested on July 27th on a warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance – methamphetamine – 1st offense and Carrying a Weapon. And 31 year old Paige Krystle Bjorklund was arrested following a traffic stop on Nash Blvd on July 24th. Bjorklund was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine - 1st Offense.
Harlan Police Report - 7-28-21 - The Harlan Police Department reports that 54 year old Vernon George Cady of Sac City was arrested following a traffic stop on July 27th. Cady was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with driving while revoked. July 21st, 49 year old Alan Lloyd Hill of Harlan was arrested following a traffic stop. Hill was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited acts. Two people were arrested following a call for service on Tuesday, July 20th. 34 year old Roseann Dawn Randal of Harlan was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with domestic abuse assault. 38 year old Keith Andre Smith of Harlan was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with obstruction of emergency communication and child endangerment. And on Tuesday, July 20th, 42 year old Lisa Marie Briggs was arrested on two active Shelby County warrants. She was transported to the Shelby County Jail.
Atlantic Middle School will not be used in the foreseeable future – KJAN – 7-29-21 – Sister Station KJAN reports students and staff of the Atlantic Middle School will be “Unable to occupy [the building] for the foreseeable future,” according to Atlantic School District Superintendent Steve Barber, while mitigation strategies related to a fire that occurred Tuesday, are under way. That was the consensus among mitigation inspectors following a fire that caused an estimated $875,000 damage to the roof that was under repair, and water damage to a good portion of the building. The price mentioned was the bid for Phase I mitigation from FirstOnSite Property Restoration, which the School Board approved during the emergency session. Phase I includes the removal of the water and deodorization of the structure. The District’s deductible is $5,000. The School Board held an Emergency Meeting 8-p.m. Wednesday, to act on bids for the mitigation of fire-related damages. They heard from EMC Insurance Corporate Loss Specialist Scott Signor, who said he and Precision Roofing was on site Wednesday and walked the roof lines of the building, especially what they called “The area of origin.” He said they are developing what are being called “Temp repairs.” Signor said something has to be built around the area of origin, and that “An area of subrogation may be possible as far as why the loss started.” He said several companies must first be put on notice and complete an inspection by several entities. The structure would have to be constructed over and above the affected area and then temporary repairs conducted over the entire area where it had burned. That section was in the process of being replaced when the fire broke out. The temporary repairs would at least limit any future interior migration from rain that is expected in the next few days, and get the rain moving in the direction of the drains.Signor said mitigation is just the first phase, and has nothing to do with repairs, the price of which will be significant. Signor said there were only four-to six rooms without apparent damage from the fire, smoke and water. Those rooms are located he said, in the southwest corner of the Middle School. “All other rooms are affected either substantially or less substantially,” according to Signor.Barber and Middle School Principal Josh Rasmussen will organize a Google Document that will be a schedule of when personal items remaining in the building may be retrieved. If those items are damaged or destroyed, they will have to be identified by their owner and a general price provided, as allowed by the insurance policy. Signor echoed the sentiments of Mr. Barber, and the District’s local insurance agent Kip Harris, in saying that the quick response from Atlantic and other area fire departments, and the fact there was a thick concrete roof underneath the lining, saved the building from much more severe damage. He said firefighters “Did an outstanding job.”
IKM-Manning Board Calls for Bond Vote for September 14 – 7-29-21 - At its last board meeting, the IKM-Manning Board of Education voted unanimously to call for a bond vote for September 14, 2021. Voters will now have the opportunity to decide on the $19,950,000 General Obligation Bond. If approved, the district will be able to address a series of facilities needs in both Irwin and Manning. Also at the meeting, the board heard the results of a community-wide survey, through which 81 percent of respondents indicated that they agreed or strongly agreed that the district should address its most pressing facility needs as soon as possible. If approved, the bond would have a tax rate impact of an additional $9.88 per month ($0.33/day) on a home with a $100,000 assessed value. For agricultural properties, the impact would be between $2.63 and $3.16 per acre annually, depending on the location of the property. Residents can learn more about calculating the tax impact by visiting www.ikmmanningbond.org/taximpact. The proposed projects include a new middle school addition with new STEM, SPARK, science classrooms, maker spaces, library, activity commons, gym and locker rooms. The district would also renovate the existing middle school spaces in Manning and complete renovations at the high school, including career and technical education, ag and general classrooms, restrooms and a new media center. The proposed projects would include possible renovations in band, vocal and art classrooms, as well as gymnasium and locker rooms. District administrative offices would be consolidated into one location in Manning, while Irwin Elementary School would remain open. The district would also implement a long-term maintenance plan and install new roofing over the entire existing building in Manning. At Irwin Elementary, the district would move ahead with HVAC improvements, restroom ADA/accessibility renovations and playground renovations. Additionally, the bond issue would fund upgrades to electrical, sprinkler, lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems throughout the district. There would be a new bus loop and additional parking on the north side in Manning, along with safety and security upgrades across the district’s buildings. Over the next several weeks, the district and board will hold a series of public meetings to allow community members to learn more about the proposed solution and offer their feedback on priorities.
2 More Iowa Counties Become 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries - KSOM - 7-29-21 - Two more Iowa counties have become Second Amendment sanctuaries. Tuesday votes by the Board of Supervisors at both Cedar and Madison counties mean there are now four Iowa counties where sheriff’s offices won’t be enforcing state or federal gun laws that conflict with the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Adams County is also considering a similar resolution at its August 2nd meeting, but all that is pending is a discussion, so far.
Carroll Man Charged With Drug Trafficking For Second Time This Year Sentenced Tuesday –Carroll Broadcasting – 7-29-21 - 56 year old Michael O’Hara Sherrod of Carroll has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. According to Carroll Broadcasting, Sherrod was sentenced Tuesday on one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a class C felony. The charge stems from a March 21 arrest by the Carroll Police Department on an outstanding warrant from a separate drug-related incident. When he was taken into custody, authorities located 18.5 grams of methamphetamine in individually wrapped baggies and seven pills of a schedule IV-controlled substance on his person. In exchange for his guilty plea, habitual offender sentencing enhancements were withdrawn. He was ordered Tuesday to serve 10 years in prison with the term running concurrent to a 10-year sentence handed down July 16 from a separate drug trafficking charge. An associated $1,370 fine was also suspended in the order. An Audubon man accused of breaking into a Manning business last week was taken into custody Wednesday morning. According to Carroll Broadcasting, 25-year-old Zeth Lee Petersen was booked into the Carroll County jail on a charge of third-degree burglary, a class D felony. A Manning Police Department affidavit alleges Petersen forcibly entered the Manning Service Center at 503 North Main St. and stole multiple tools and a motor vehicle. Peterson was released on his own recognizance Wednesday after appearing before a magistrate. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 12. A class D felony in Iowa carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and $7,500 in fines.
Dow City woman arrested for domestic abuse assault – 7-28-21 - 28 year old Caroline Michelle Wishon of Dow City was arrested for domestic abuse assault – injury or mental illness – 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor. According to the criminal complaint filed in district court on July 23rd, a no-contact order was filed on behalf of Wishon’s live-in boyfriend. The investigating officer contacted the boyfriend who stated that Wishon was supposed to leave the residence and had not, was tearing up the inside of the house and yelling at him and his daughter. The officer reported he could hear Wishon yelling in the background. While enroute to the residence, the officer was advised by radio that Wishon now had a knife and was cutting up property inside the house. A brief period after that the officer was advised that Wishon had left in her vehicle with her two minor children. When the officer pulled into the drive, Wishon and her vehicle were there and she came running up to the officer’s vehicle. The boyfriend was standing on the porch with blood coming from his nose. He stated that Wishon left and then came back trying to get back into the house. His minor daughter was inside the house while he stood in the doorway to keep Wishon from entering and reported that Wishon hit him in the nose, possibly fracturing it and cutting his lip. That is the point at which the investigating officer arrived and when Wishon came running to his car. She stated that she was assaulted the night before by the boyfriend. The officer observed a cut on her shin with stitches already in it. The officer asked Wishon if she had reported this and she said she had not. In questioning both the boyfriend and his daughter, they denied that incident. The victim’s assault was witnessed by his daughter and the officer said the injuries were consistent with being struck in the nose and mouth by a hand. Wishon was released on $500 bail on July 24th and was order to appear in court at 11 am on August 3rd.
Council Bluffs woman arrested on drug and other charges in Red Oak – 7-28-21 - 53 year old Brenda Lee Marco of Council Bluffs was arrested following a traffic stop Tuesday night in Red Oak. During an investigation, Marco was arrested for and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Heroin – 1st offense, Possession of Prescription Pills, Possession of Meth – 2nd offense, Possession of Marijuana – 3rd offense and Driving While Suspended. Marco was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Almost half of Iowa counties meet transmission level threshold under new CDC mask guidance – 7-28-21 - Just when we thought things were getting back to normal, nearly half of all Iowa counties, including Cass, Adair, Audubon, Adams, Harrison, Pottawattamie and Mills Counties have levels of Covid-19 transmission high enough to be included in new indoor masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency updated its guidance to recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors while in areas with substantial and high transmission rates of Covid-19. According to the agency’s map, which covers transmission data collected through Sunday, 46 Iowa counties were either in the substantial or high categories. Polk County was not included among that list as of Tuesday. However a number of other counties have either substantial or high transmission rates according to the agency. The Iowa Department of Public Health’s weekly data shows 179 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Region 4 from Wednesday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 28. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 95 new positive tests in Pottawattamie County, 27 in Crawford County, 3 in Page County, 10 in Harrison County, 10 in Mills County, 19 in Cass County, 4 in Shelby County, 2 in Montgomery County, 1 in Fremont County, 7 in Audubon County and 1 new positive test in Adams County.
Governor Reynolds has negative comments to new CDC mask guidance – 7-28-21 - Governor Kim Reynolds issued a statement Tuesday with regard to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the US where the coronavirus is surging. In a press release, Reynolds said “The Biden Administration’s new Covid-19 guidance telling fully vaccinated Iowans to now wear masks is not only counterproductive to our vaccination efforts, but also not grounded in reality or common sense. I’m concerned that this guidance will be used as a vehicle to mandate masks in states and schools across the country, something I do not support.” Scientists cited new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status. Reynolds went on to say, “The vaccine remains our strongest tool to combat Covid-19, which is why we are going to continue to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. I am proud that we recently put new laws in place that will protect Iowans against unnecessary government mandates in our schools and local governments. As I have throughout this pandemic, I trust Iowans to do the right thing.” The new guidance from the CDC follows recent decisions in Los Angeles and St. Louis to revert to indoor mask mandates amid a spike in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations that have been especially high in the South.
Crawford County Law Enforcement Report – 7-28-21 - The Denison Police Department reports that 23 year old Jose Armando Cardona of Denison was arrested on Monday, July 19th, for assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. According to the complaint filed, on July 5th between 1 and 1:15, Cardona displayed and pointed a firearm at the victim. The firearm was a black semi-automatic handgun. The incident occurred at an address on Sunset Drive in Denison. A preliminary hearing was set for 10 am August 6th. Cardona was released without bond. A no-contact order was filed. And on Tuesday, July 20th, at about 11:40 am, 64 year old Sandra Lillian Bryan of Denison was driving a red 2005 Ford Explorer westbound in the Walmart parking lot. 69 year old Ta Mla Wah of Kiron was backing a silver 2015 Chevrolet Suburban from a parking stall in row 3. Wah failed to see Bryan’s vehicle. Wah’s Suburban struck the left rear corner of Bryan’s Explorer causing an estimated $100 damage. Wah’s vehicle was not damaged.
2021 Election Law Changes for Iowa voters – 7-27-21 - Changes for Voter Registration - Voters must register to vote 15 days or more before the election to appear on the voter register on election day (formerly 11 days, and 10 days for general elections). Voters may still register to vote on election day, or when voting absentee in person, with both proof of identity AND proof of residence. • A voter who has moved and has therefore been sent mail by the County Auditor to inquire of their proper address, AND who did not vote in the most recent general election (formerly the last two general elections), shall be marked inactive (unless they were not 18 years old at the time of the most recent general election). Registrations of inactive voters will not be cancelled until two more general elections pass with no voter activity. Voting at the Polls – Polls close at 8:00 pm for all elections (formerly 9:00 pm for primary and general elections). • When a registered voter is attesting to the identity and residency of a voter unable to present required forms of identification, the attesting voter must present his/her own required form of identification. • For a provisional ballot to be counted, the voter must either provide the necessary identification at the polling place before it closes at 8:00 pm, or provide it at the Auditor’s Office by noon on the following Monday. If the canvass by the Board of Supervisors will be held earlier than the following Monday (for cities with possible runoff elections), the identification must be provided before the canvass. (The post-election deadline was previously unclear.) • Employers must allow employees two consecutive hours to vote on election day, if they do not already have two consecutive hours off during the time the polls are open (formerly three hours).
ABSENTEE VOTING The first day to submit an absentee ballot request form to your County Auditor is 70 days before an election (formerly 120 days). •The first day County Auditors may mail absentee ballots to voters is 20 days before an election (formerly 29 days). • The first day to vote absentee in person at the Auditor’s Office is 20 days before an election (formerly 29 days). (If you have requested a ballot by mail prior to this, your ballot will go out in the mail on this date.) • The first day to vote absentee in person at a satellite location is 20 days before the election (formerly 29 days), and satellite voting locations may only be established by a public petition with a minimum of 100 signatures (formerly County Auditors could establish satellite locations on their own motion). • Absentee ballot requests for voting by mail must be received by 15 days before the election (formerly 11 days, and 10 days for general elections). Exception: If a voter is admitted to a health care facility, dementia-specific assisted living program, or hospital 14 or fewer days before the election, the voter may request an absentee ballot by telephone no later than 4:00 pm on election day. ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORMS: • Absentee ballot requests for voting by mail must be received by the County Auditor 15 days before the election (see exception on previous page). • Must include the date the request is signed. • May not be sent to voters by County Auditors unless a voter requests one. • May not be sent to voters by the Secretary of State unless directed to do so by the state legislature in the event of a public health disaster declared by the governor. • May be sent to voters by candidates, political groups, and other private organizations, but no fields on the request form may be prefilled except for type and date of election. RETURNING ABSENTEE BALLOTS: • The only people who may return a voted absentee ballot other than the voter are: ◦ Someone living in the voter’s household ◦ An immediate family member ◦ The two special precinct election officials who deliver a ballot to the resident of a health care facility, dementia-specific assisted living program, or hospital ◦ Voters unable to return a ballot due to blindness or other disability may use a “delivery agent” to deliver their ballots. See below.* • Absentee ballots may be returned via designated ballot drop boxes (unless returned by a “delivery agent”*), which if available must be located on the grounds of or within the building where the County Auditor conducts in-person absentee voting. (Auditors are not required to provide drop boxes.) Absentee ballots must be received by the county auditor by 8:00 pm on election day. (Previously, ballots were valid if postmarked before Election Day and received by the Monday following the election.) Postmarks or bar codes printed on ballot envelopes will no longer make a ballot received after election day valid, except in these cases: ◦ Ballots from participants in the Safe at Home program received by the Secretary of State in time to be transmitted to the County Auditor by noon on the Monday following the election. ◦ Ballots from uniformed and overseas citizens received by noon on the Monday following the election. • If an absentee ballot affidavit envelope is not signed by the voter, the County Auditor shall contact the voter, who may then: ◦ Request a replacement ballot and return it by 8:00 pm on election day (changed from postmarked the day before the election or earlier). ◦ Vote at the polls on election day.
Severe blood shortage continues – 7-26-21 - Officials with the Nebraska-Iowa Region of the American Red Cross report, as uncertain as the past year has been, one constant has been the need for lifesaving blood. Patients rushed to emergency rooms, those battling sickle cell disease and mothers with complicated childbirths rely on the generosity of volunteer donors to help receive the blood transfusions they rely on. And right now, the blood supply has fallen to critical levels. The Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current demand as hospitals respond to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, organ transplants and elective surgeries. Patients need the help of the American people, who can make a difference by making an appointment to give blood or platelets as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. In thanks for helping meet patient needs, all who come to give between now and July 31st will receive automatic entry for a chance to win gas for a year – a $5,000 value – and a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card by email. Additional information and details are available at rcblood.org/fuel. If you donate between August 1st and 15th, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win and exclusive, VIP trip for two to the sold-out 2021 Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival. And those that come to give throughout August will also receive a free 4-month subscription offer to Apple Music by email.
Guidelines for School Lunch and Breakfast Program released – 7-22-21 The Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and the Afterschool Care Snack Program. To acquire an application call or email Harlan Community School Food Service Department at 235-6319, go to email@example.com. Applications are also posted on the school website. Households may be eligible for free or reduced price meal benefits one of four ways: Households whose income is at or below the levels on the table are eligible for reduced price or free meals if they complete an Application of Free and Reduced Price School meals. Households may complete one application listing all children and return it to your child’s school. Food Assistance households, children receiving benefits under the Family Investment Program – FIP – and children in a few specific Medicaid programs are eligible for free or reduced price meals with most qualifying automatically. Some Food Assistance and FIP households will receive a letter from the Department of Human Services which will qualify the children listed on the letter for free meals. And Food Assistance or FIP households receiving benefits that do not receive a letter from DHS must complete an application with the abbreviated information as indicated on the application and instructions.
Alzheimer’s Assoc. invites Council Bluffs & Harlan area residents to join 2021 Walk to End Alzheimers – 7-12-21 - Registration is open for the 2021 Council Bluffs Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Council Bluffs area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by starting a team and walking on September 25 at River’s Edge Pavilion. Harlan area residents can join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by starting a team and walking on September 18th at Pioneer Park. On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease. While plans are moving forward to host the Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities as decisions are made about event details. Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Iowa alone, there are more than 66,000 people living with the disease and 73,000 caregivers. To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: alz.org/walk. Upcoming events -
Walnut's 150th celebration will be held July 30th through August 1st. Opening ceremonies and donkey baseball, July 31st, a parade at 10 am, slow pitch tournaments, bounce houses, water fights, bed races and a beer tent, and on Sunday, August 1st, there will be breakfast at the fire station, a community church service, a 5K run/walk, annual Antique City Car Show, 1971 Fashions show and helicopter rides. Most events will be held at the Walnut Park.
Shelby County Special Olympics now has delegation for athletes 18 and older - 6-17-21 - Shelby County and the surrounding area now have a Special Olympics delegation for athletes 18 years of age and older! The Shelby County Special Olympics delegation will focus on one sport this year, bowling, with plans on adding more sports as the group grows. Bowlers will start practicing in August and participate in the October regional competition in Council Bluffs. Winners at the fall competition will then be able to compete at the State level. To be eligible to compete in Special Olympics as an adult, athletes must be 18 years of age or older and have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability, a cognitive delay or a developmental disability. Interested athletes should contact delegation managers, Jennifer and Joey Hansen at 712-579-9351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get information and the necessary paperwork. All forms need turned in by July 31st, 2021. Practices and competitions cannot happen without volunteers. This is a rewarding opportunity to get to know the athletes! If anyone is interested in volunteering, please use the contact information above to get more information.
Join us for some kayaking at Prairie Rose State Park on Saturday, July 31 beginning at 10:00 a.m. weather permitting. Fifteen kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will be available to use. All levels of experience are welcome. We will meet on the east side of County Road M47. Then learn about mammals that now live and used to live here in Iowa on Saturday, July 31 at 7:00 pm. This program will feature furs and skulls. We will meet near the playground/shower house.
Shelby County Trap and Skeet Range invites you to their Drive-In movie this Sunday, August 1st at the range located at 1303 Ironwood Road, Westphalia. From 10 to 2 that day they will have open trap shooting from 10 to 2 and then at 4:30 they will show the movie "Trolls: World Tour" and at 8 pm "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." The cost is a free will donation with all proceeds supporting the Harlan Trap Team. Concessions will be open at noon serving hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, walking tacos, popcorn and drinks.
The Harlan United Methodist Church Bible School will not take place August 1st through 5th as previously scheduled.
LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to give blood to help patients in local hospitals this summer. Appointments are required so schedule a blood donation online at lifesevebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903. There next blood drives will be: Monday, August 2nd 9:30 am - Noon Charter Oak Community Library 12:15-5:30 pm Crawford County Memorial Hospital Monday, August 9th 1-6 pm Manilla Community Center
The Harlan Lions Club will be sponsoring the Mobile Drive-Thru Food Pantry, Monday, August 2nd from 5 to 6:30 pm at Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan. You will receive 2 boxes per vehicle until the food is gone. They plan on helping 200 households. You can receive 1 box of non-perishable foods, 1 box of produce, 1 loaf of bread plus frozen meat. The goal of the food pantry is to provide food where there is a high need but limited resources. The mobile pantry is available to you free of charge.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities - Tuesday, August 3rd 11:30 to 5 pm - United Methodist Church in Denison Wednesday, August 4th 12 Noon to 6 pm - St. Patrick's Parish Center in Audubon 9:30 am to 3 pm - Community Center in Anita Tuesday, August 10th 12:30-5:30 pm - American Legion Hall in Arcadia 11 am to 5 pm - Dewitt Community Building in Macedonia Wednesday, August 11th 10 am to 4 pm - West Harrison High School in Mondamin
Have you or someone you know wanted to visit the Shelby County Historical Museum in Harlan, but couldn’t find the right time? Well, now you can! This summer the museum is extending their hours every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 8 am to 8 pm. Stop by the museum to experience hands on interactive exhibits, find out what life was like in the past and to learn more about the unique history of Shelby County! Extended hours once again are 8 am to 8 pm the 1st and third Tuesday of each month including: August 3rd and August 17th.
On Tuesday, August 3rd, The Shelby County Historical Museum and Harlan Community Library will host Growing on the Farm from 5:30 to 7:30. Join them as they celebrate the opening of their youth interactive agriculture spaces. First, stop by the Harlan Community Library to visit their Interactive Barn Space and start crafting your fam. Then, head over to the Shelby county Historical Museum to visit their interactive 4-H MakerSpace and finish crafting your farm.
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open 4 to 6 pm, Tuesday, August 3rd at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. They will be serving Sloppy Joes, salad/veggie and dessert. The meal is sponsored by Fairth Family Church. The menu is subject to change. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and bring a friend. Due to the rising cost of food and supplies, there is a minimum of $5 per meal to eat in. Children 15 years and younger are free. THE AVOCA CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALES WEEKEND IS SET FOR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH. THERE’S 30 INDIVIDUAL SITES. MAPS AND SALE ITEM LISTS CAN BE PICKED UP AT TILLIE’S BOUTIQUE, FRED’S BAR, THE AVOCA GOLF COURSE AND CLUBHOUSE, THE HAIR FACTORY AND AVOCA CITY HALL. THERE’S SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE TOWN…..AND JUST IN TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL! THE AVOCA CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE WEEKEND AUGUST 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH. DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BARGAINS!
Myrtue Medical Center's 2021 Blood Analysis Screening will be held August 10th through 20th - no Mondays - from 6:30 am to 11 am. The Earling Clinic will be held Wednesday, August 25th, from 7 am to 8:45 am. The Elk Horn Clinic will be held Tuesday, August 31st from 7 am to 8:45 am and the Shelby Clinic will be held Wednesday, September 8th, 7 am to 8:45 am. Schedule your appointment at 755-4288 from 8 am to 4 pm. Results will be available on your MyChart Patient Portal at myrtuemedical.org. Results will be mailed only if you bring a self-addressed stamped envelope.
The SCCO Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held Tuesday, August 10th. This is a 9 hole-4 player scramble. The cost is $35 per person. Shotgun start is at 6 pm. For more information, call 235-7226.
Beyond BOW - Women, Water and Wine - 5-10-21 - Registration is now open for Beyond BOW (becoming an outdoors woman - Women, Water and Wine). The event will be held between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park on August 27th to 29th. On Friday evening, we go over kayaking basics and paddle at Prairie Rose. That evening they will have a bonfire and encourage participants to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Saturday morning they will begin the day paddling the Nishnabotna River. They will pack lunches and take their lunch break on a sandbar. That evening they will be making butterfly wing earrings. Sunday will be a day of hiking, wild edibles and Dutch oven cooking. They will end the event after lunch. You can check it out and sign up at constantcontact.com/register/event.
The Concerned Inc Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, September 29th, at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. It is a 4 person Best Ball Format. The cost is $200 per team. Registration will start at 8:30 am with a shotgun start at 9 am. For more information contact Shilo at 755-5834.
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