Thunderstorms possible tonight - 5-19-22 - Severe thunderstorms may develop between 6 PM and midnight across portions of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. If storms form, they could produce hail large enough to damage vehicles and damaging winds. Very high fire danger conditions are expected this afternoon across portions of northeast Nebraska. Friday through Wednesday The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.
REMINDER: All girls and boys postseason events with ticketing REQUIRE online ticketing. This is state-mandated. Please help spread the word and check with those who might have difficulty navigating the technology. Ticket link for State Track and Soccer (Tonight vs. Winterset): https://www.iahsaa.org/tickets/ Livestream option for State Track: https://watch.ihssn.com/browse
NO PARKING ON CYCLONE AVENUE – (5-18-22) - As a reminder, there is no parking on both sides of Cyclone Avenue near JJ Jensen. This change was adopted by the Harlan City Council, with the support of others, to improve safety in the area. There is new, additional off-street parking available immediately to the east of Field #4. There is on-street parking on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Street on one side of the street. As a reminder, please do not park on the soccer fields or the hill west of the High School baseball field. Please do not park in private business lots. Thank you!
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 at home in two categories - freestyle or kit. Entries can be taken to the library from now through 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 - Thursday, May 19th -12 noon to 6 pm - Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley
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.
Applications being accepted for health care educational grants - (5-19-22) - Applications for healthcare educational grants from the Endowment for Education are now being accepted. The grants are made available through the Lucille Petersen Endowment Fund, which was established in 1988. The funds will be distributed to selected applicants seeking short or long-range educational assistance to pursue healthcare occupations. A June 30th deadline has been set for applications to be submitted for the fall 2022 semester. The funds will be distributed as grants--loans that will be forgiven if the recipient is employed within a 20-mile radius of Harlan in his or her specialized healthcare occupation following completion of courses. If a recipient cannot fulfill the service terms under which the loan will be forgiven, the money is subject to a five percent interest rate and repayment of principal. Application forms and more information are available by contacting Ruth Pitkin, Myrtue Medical Center, 1213 Garfield Ave., Harlan, IA, 51537, phone 712-755-4316 or email email@example.com. The grants can be for new, entry-level, or advanced training or certifications.
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.
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 within 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.
Tivoli Fest to be held Memorial Day weekend – (5-17-22) - Tivoli Fest 2022 will be held the evening of Friday, May 27th and all day and evening on Saturday, May 28th, in the Danish villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton. Friday will kick off the celebrating at 3 pm in the Elk Horn Fire Station with the Iowa Craft Beer Tent, Danish Hot Dogs for Sale, Loren Christensen Live with special guest Randy Burks and the Hired Guns Band from 8 to 11. The Danish Windmill will be open Friday from 9 to 5 and the Museum of Danish America will have free admission from 10 to 4. Opening ceremonies will be held at 8 am Saturday at the Danish Windmill, the M & M Fun Run from the Mill to the Mermaid will start at 8:15 am, the Danish Windmill will be open from 9 to 7. There will be a Viking encampment, Mill Entertainment Stage will offer folk dancers, story tellers, demonstrations and more starting at noon, the Museum of Danish American will be open with a number of displays; plus Bestemor’s House and the Genealogy Center will be open, there will be open air vendors, food vendors, the Tivoli Country Store, retail and museum shops, and the Show and Shine Car Show at the Elk Horn Park. The Tivoli Parade gets underway at 11 am, Aebleskiver and medisterpolse will be served from 7 to 3 at the Firehall, Danish Sandwiches from noon to 4 at the Elk Horn Town Hall, and the Tivoli Fireworks Spectacular after dark. Make sure to visit the Little Mermaid, Sculpture Park and the Freedom Rock in Kimballton, too.
Harlan Community School District board minutes – (5-19-22) - The Harlan Community School Board of Education met Monday evening in regular session. An amendment of the current budget was presented and passed. The board then reconvened with the building principals highlighting outstanding student achievements. Kaia Bieker and Savanna Musich were recognized. Dr. Barnett introduced Matt VanBaale to give a synopsis on the facility committee. Other action items included: the resolution ordering and election on the issuance of the $22,900,000 general obligation school bonds; approval of the personnel report; approval of the 22-23 school calendar; reconsideration of the early retirement deadline; approval of the amended budget; approval of the Timberline billing service and addendum; approval of the purchase of the middle school oven bid; approval of the elementary hot service line bid; approval of the extension of the drivers education contract with Drive Safely, LLC. Also policy reviews and financial matters.
Minutes from Shelby County Supervisors meeting Tuesday – (5-19-22) - The Board of Supervisors of Shelby County, Iowa, met Tuesday morning. The Chairman recessed the meeting and called to order the Public Hearing for the 2022 Budget Amendment. Auditor Maxwell advised that no public comment had been heard in his office. After hearing that no comments had been made concerning the proposed amendment a motion was made by Haake and a second by Parkhurst to approve the proposed amendment. Lonnie Maguire, director of Community Services, was on hand to tell of the transition of her department from Shelby County Employees to Pottawattamie County Employees. Local property tax funding has been eliminated and the State of Iowa will now reimburse Pottawattamie County for the Southwest Iowa Mental Health costs. Services have not changed and the employees will keep the same offices in Shelby County, with rent being paid to Shelby County for the occupation. A lease was presented and approved by the Supervisors, minor wording changes were proposed by County Attorney Marcus Gross. The Supervisors then approved the changes and permit the Chairperson to sign the document once the changes are made. The unanimous approval was made after a motion by Parkhurst and a second by Haake. A department report was given by Carolyn Blum , Shelby County Treasurer, Blum explained the many activities and changes that have been taking place in her office. The Supervisors then unanimously approved the yearly Weed Destruction Resolution after a motion by Haake and a second by Parkhurst. Brandon Burmeister then updated the Board members projects being started, in progress, and completed in the Secondary Roads Department. Burmeister presented a Utility Permit for Aureon Network Services, to be considered and possibly approved. Aureon Network Services has submitted all bonding paperwork as required by Utility Permit. A Certificate of Insurance will be submitted to the Road Department prior to the start of construction for the project. The permit has been recommended by the County Engineer for approval. With no further discussion it was motioned by Haake seconded by Parkhurst to approve this permit with all conditions met by Aureon Network Services.
Montgomery County Sheriff's Report - (5-19-22) - At 7:30 Sunday night, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to an intoxicated subject in Elliott who was driving erratically and almost hit 2 kids and a female. Deputies were informed as they were responding that 2 males were fighting after an altercation. Upon deputies arrival they contacted multiple people. After further investigation deputies found probable cause to arrest 29 year old Caleb L. Walter for OWI-1st offense, a serious misdemeanor and Disorderly Conduct a simple misdemeanor. Walter was booked into the Montgomery County jail on $1000 bond.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s report – (5-19-22) - Two inmates at the Pottawattamie County Jail were served with warrants, Wednesday, and one person turned themselves-in. Authorities say 31-year-old inmate Dyllan Roger McClelland, of Council Bluffs, was presented with a warrant charging him with a pre-trial release violation on his original charges of Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, and Willful Injury resulting in bodily injury. He remains held in the jail on a $503 bond. And, 29-year-old Pottawattamie. County Jail inmate Jess Willard Pfarr, of Council Bluffs, was presented with a warrant for Theft in the 2nd Degree. His bond on that and other charges, was set at $1,300. The Sheriff’s Office said 63-year-old David Kendall Owens turned himself-in on a warrant for Distribution to a person under age 18; Distribution of a Schedule I or II Controlled Substance to a person under 18; and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Owens was transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail, and later posted bond.
Senators scuttle moratorium related to carbon pipelines - (5-19-22) - (Radio Iowa) – Senators are scrapping a moratorium that would have prevented developers from seeking eminent domain authority to seize property for carbon pipelines before next February. The Iowa House attached the plan to a budget bill in March. Late Wednesday, Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a similar budget bill, but there was no reference to the carbon pipelines in the bill and lawmakers on the committee didn’t mention it. “Senate Study Bill 3163 is an agreement between the House and the Senate on our path to adjournment. This is not one that will likely be amended from this point on.” That’s Republican Senator Dennis Guth. In early April, Guth called the temporary moratorium meaningless. Guth says he’s been assured by the Iowa Utilities Board that it will be after February when the process of seeking eminent domain to seize land along pipeline routes can start.
Gas prices may be up, but travel expected to be up over Memorial Day Weekend – (5-19-22) - (Radio Iowa) – The statewide average cost of gasoline rose several more pennies a gallon to set another record Wednesday, but the travel forecast for Memorial Day weekend calls for it to be the busiest in years. Meredith Mitts, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Iowa, says despite the high price to fill the tank, people are ready to get out of the house and down the road. Besides the high price at the pump, some Iowans are turned off by having to wear masks. While many airlines have eliminated the mask requirement, it would be wise to still pack plenty of them in your carry-on bag. Mitts says, “That is something that everybody should double check before they head out because the requirements are changing so often, whether it’s the airline that’s requiring a mask or it could be the airport itself.” Triple-A projects Memorial Day weekend will be the busiest in three years. Reservations for flights, hotels and cruises for Memorial Day weekend are twice as strong as last year’s holiday. While Iowa’s average gas price is $4.15 a gallon, the national average is $4.56, versus the country’s most expensive gas in California at $6.05.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Arrest Report – (5-18-22) - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has released their latest arrest report. On Wednesday, May 4th, 37 year old Spencer Allen Hodges of Omaha, NE, was arrested after a vehicle pursuit in Shelby County. Hodges was arrested and transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Eluding-Injury, Owi, Drugs or Participate in a Felony, Prohibited Acts, Possession of Controlled Substance, Theft 2nd, Theft 1st, Interference with Official Acts, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding, Failure to Maintain control, Reckless Driving, and Striking an Unattended Vehicle. 25 year old Justin Andrew Dickinson of Harlan was arrested on Friday, May 6th. He has been charged with Violation of a No Contact Order/Protection Order. Sunday, May 8th, 24 year old Brody James Larson of Harlan was arrested after a traffic stop on Highway 59. Larson was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with OWI 1st, Speeding, and Open Container. Monday, May 9th, 26 year old Zachary Adam Andersen of Earling was arrested after a call was received regarding a vehicle parked in the traveled portion RD M16 near the 2300th St. Andersen was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Public Intoxication, Open Container, and Stopping, Standing or Parking where Prohibited. 18 year old Connor Edwin Frame of Harlan was arrested on Tuesday, May 10th after a traffic stop on Maple Rd. Frame was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with OWI 1st, Prohibited Acts, Operating a Non - Registered Vehicle, and Person Under 21 Using Tobacco/Vapor Product. 19 year old Keagan Shawn Bates, of Harlan, IA was arrested after a traffic stop on Maple Rd. Bates was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession/Purchase Alcohol by Person 18/19/20. And 18 year old Jonathan Bryce Delaney of Harlan, IA was arrested after a traffic stop on Maple Rd. Delaney was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession/Purchase Alcohol by Person 18/19/20, and Person Under 21 Using Tobacco/Vapor Product. Wednesday, May 11th, 37 year old Jeannie Kay Kleymann of Portsmouth was arrested in Harlan, IA on active arrest warrants out of Shelby County. Kleymann was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance also. 37 year old Jason David Bengford of Defiance was arrested Thursday, May 12th, following a traffic stop on Linden Rd. Bengford was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Driving while License Denied, Suspended, Canceled or Revoked. On Sunday, May 15th, 22 year old Gloryana Grayce Erlemeier of Harlan was arrested on an active Shelby County warrant for Violation of No Contact Order/Protection Order. Erlemeier was transported to the Shelby County Jail. Erlemeier was charged with Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Institution, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 51 year old Craig Allen Rau of Portsmouth was also arrested on May 15th after a call for service in Portsmouth, IA. Rau was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault. And 35 year old Clara Jo Mohr of Portsmouth was arrested after a call for service in Portsmouth, IA. Mohr was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Domestic Abuse Assault.
Farragut man arrested for alleged assault on a Peace Officer - ( 5-18-22) - A Fremont County man was arrested following an investigation into an accident that occurred Monday. Authorities say deputies discovered the single-vehicle accident at around 4:48-a.m., near the intersection of 330th Ave and Highway 2, east of Sidney. The driver, 24-year-old Jordan Nisely, of Farragut, was initially arrested for Operating while Intoxicated 1st Offense and Driving Under Suspension. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says during the course of the arrest, Nisley began fighting with deputies, resulting in a deputy suffering minor injuries. Nisely was subsequently charged with Interference with Official Acts, causing bodily injury and Assault on a Peace Officer. His bond was set at $2,000, with a 10% surety. Nisely posted a $200 (10%) bond, and was released. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office assisted Fremont County with the call.
Crawford County Law Enforcement news – (5-18-22) - 41 year old Cervando Martinez Jaimes of Schleswig was arrested at 10:34 pm, May 12th, and charged with criminal mischief in the 3rd degree and public intoxication. The incident occurred at Book ‘Em Dano’s on South Main Street in Denison where a sign valued at $1000 was destroyed, damaged or vandalized. Shortly after midnight, Sunday, May 15th, Sgt. McGinnis and Officer Winey with the Denison Police Department were dispatched to an accident in the 1000 block of 5th Avenue North in Denison. Both parties reported no injuries. 23 year old Dillon Wayne Davis of Lake City was driving a red 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup in reverse, traveling east on 5th Avenue North, to park his vehicle. At that time, 73 year old Marc David Gosch of Denison was driving a gray 2019 Honda Odyssey minivan in reverse out of a parking spot on the south side of the road. Gosch claimed that he did not see the Davis vehicle backing up behind him. Gosch’s minivan struck Davis pickup with its rear driver side. Each vehicle received $2,000 damage. Gosch was cited for failure to yield right of way. And on Thursday, May 12th, just before 6 pm, Dennis Slater reported a white flatbed truck owned by Paul Losh had hit a mailbox belonging to Lana Henningsen on Ridge Road. Slater stated he was at his daughter’s on Ridge Road and his nephew pointed out that a truck had just hit the mailbox. Slater said that he did not see the truck hit the mailbox but had heard a loud noise and saw the truck driving away. Losh was contact at his house and he denied hitting the mailbox and did not hear or notice anything that would account for hitting one. He did say that he was driving home past that mailbox around the same time the call went in to the communications center. A walk around Losh’s vehicle found no damage. The mailbox was a concrete mailbox and had broken pieces with the pieces on the ground on the east side of the post. No paint had been transferred to any of the pieces. Pictures of the mailbox and truck were taken. The mailbox was valued at $250.
Assault leads to arrest of Walnut woman – (5-18-22) - An investigation into a 9-1-1 hang-up call this morning from a home in the 700 block of Atlantic Street in Walnut, resulted in a woman being arrested on Domestic Abuse Assault – 1st offense – with bodily injury and Child Endangerment – substantial risk. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports Deputies responding to the call at around 6:30 this morning, arrested 39 year old Amy Joy Carman. Victims of the alleged assault were said to be a 14 year old male and 28 year old male.
Former Silver City clerk accused of improper use of funds – (5-18-22) (Daily Nonpareil) The former city clerk in Silver City is accused of misappropriating more than $66,000 of the town’s funds, according to a report released by the state auditor on Tuesday. The report alleges that Artema Gray, who worked for Silver City from May 2017 to April 2021, made $61,730.26 of improper disbursements, including more than $42,000 in personal purchases using the city’s credit card and more than $10,000 in unauthorized payroll. According to the report, the money was used to purchase everything from T-shirts, jewelry and sex toys to an Amazon Prime membership and an Ancestry.com DNA test kit. An additional $3,499.51 in purchases could not be determined by the auditor’s office to have been improper or work-related. The audit also found $1,550 of undeposited fundraising collections that should have been deposited into the city’s bank account, but wasn’t. The report further states that city officials did not implement policies or procedures recommended in a 2018 report. That report recommended segregating duties, performing bank reconciliations, ensuring disbursements were properly supported by sufficient documentation, adhering to established credit card policies, and reconciling collections to deposits. Nick Johnson, a paralegal in the Mills County Attorney’s Office, confirmed to the Daily Nonpareil that the county sheriff is investigating the matter. Due to the ongoing investigation, there was no further comment.
City of Denison will receive $400 thousand to tackle polluted sites – (5-18-22) - The City of Denison is receiving money from the EPA for community-wide assessment work and the development of reuse plans for sites including the Denison Municipal Utility Power Plant and Avenue C sites. The selected grant also supports the creation of a project webpage and Spanish translation services for outreach activities. The EPA says Denison will receive $400,000 of the $254.5 million in Brownfields grants for 265 selected communities. Denison Mayor Pam Soseman say that this will further their ability to revitalize vacant areas into usable spaces. The federal Brownfields fun allows the city of Denison to proactively protect the environment and the health of their citizens, while helping to transition blighted or underutilized properties into assets that strengthen the community. Reinvesting sustainably within the existing footprint will eliminate costly infrastructure extensions, create jobs and generate additional sources of tax revenue.
Rollover accident leads to arrest of Page County woman – (5-18-22) - 31 year old Devon Leigh Miller of Coin was arrested at 1:35 this morning, following a single vehicle rollover accident. Deputies investigating the crash near the intersection of Highway 2 and 252nd Street, near Waubonsie State Park, determined a 2018 Dodge Charger Hellcat, driven by Miller, was traveling west on Highway 2, when it crossed the center line, left the roadway and rolled. Miller was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated – 1st offense, Possession with Intent to Distribute – meth, Possession with Intent to Distribute – Cocaine, Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Facility and Carrying Weapons. She was being held without bond at the Fremont County Jail.
New personnel approved at Monday night’s Exira-EHK board meeting – (5-18-22) - On Monday evening, members of the Exira-EHK School Board approved several new hires to fill vacancies in the District, including a Middle School/High School Principal to succeed current Principal Nate McDonald, who accepted a similar position at Missouri Valley. The Board selected Erika Van Cleave for the position. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal/Special Education Director at Riverside. Prior to that position, Van Cleave was a teacher and Instructional Coach for the AHSTW School District. In addition, the Exira-EHK Board, Monday, approved the hiring of: Brandon Baggett – HS English Teacher; Maria Hughes – Asst. JH/HS Track Coach; Carme Prunera – Spanish Teacher; Waylon Salinas – 4th Grade Teacher; Amanda Warnaca – MS Special Education Teacher; .and Paula Yates – Food Service. They also approved the resignation of Sarah Marshall – Cheer Coach. In other business, the Board approved a bid from PCS for concrete work on the north side of the Exira building.
Budget Amendment passed by Audubon School Board – (5-18-22) - Monday evening, the Audubon School Board approved budget amendments for certain expenditures, following a public hearing. Superintendent Eric Trager has previously stated that the amendments will not impact property taxes, because they are offset with federal funding revenue. The Board also approved the addition of a Freshman Volleyball Coaching Position, due to increased interest in the sport. Superintendent Trager reports 33 girls have expressed interest in participating in volleyball this coming school year.
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 -
American Red Cross Blood Donation opportunities - 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 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.
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.
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.
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
Audubon Library's Music in the Park will start again on June 2nd in the Audubon City Park. All concerts are free to the public and begin at 7 pm every Thursday night. On Thursday June 2nd, Girls Next Door will be performing with root beer floats provided by the Chamber and popcorn by the Lion's Club.
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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