Iowa Region 4 Covid-19 Update - 4-21-21 - The Iowa Department of Public Health’s latest data shows 42 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Region 4, from 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, to 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 22 additional positive cases in Pottawattamie County, eight additional positive tests in Montgomery County, four additional positive tests each in Crawford and Page Counties, two additional positive cases in Cass County, and one additional positive case each in Shelby and Fremont Counties. In RMCC Region 4, there are 26 patients hospitalized, 12 are in ICU, five people admitted in the past 24 hours, and three patients on ventilators. Around the state, the Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 691 new positive COVID-19 tests and seven additional deaths. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 390,594 total positive tests, 342,409 total recoveries and 5,893 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 389,903 total positive tests and 5,886 total deaths. One Iowa care facility reports a COVID-19 outbreak. There are 18 positive cases and six recoveries among residents and staff within that facility. Iowa reports 2,304 long-term care facility deaths.There have been 2,084,341 vaccine doses administered in Iowa, with 895,872 individuals completing the vaccine series. Iowa’s 7-day positivity rate remains at 4.4%, while the 14-day average declined from 4.5% to 4.4%. There have been 4,701,760 COVID-19 tests administered in Iowa. The number of Iowans hospitalized increased from 215 to 219 in the last 24 hours. There are 54 patients in ICU and 20 patients on ventilators.
Vaccinations the main topic at Governor’s weekly news conference – 4-21-21 - Governor Kim Reynolds held her weekly news conference this morning. During the conference she stated that 53% of Iowans ages 18 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 37% of Iowans are vaccinated, ranking 15th in the nation. As of April 8th, more than 50,000 doses have been administered to Iowans and the highest single number of doses administered in a single day since the start of the vaccination process. However, the Governor says news early last week of the pause by the FDA and CDC to pause the administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine due to a rare blood clot disorder occurring in just six out of seven million people receiving the vaccine has some Iowans reconsidering getting the shot. Reynolds says the vaccine is being re-allocated to more populous counties and metro areas where demand is higher. Governor Reynolds quoted data from a recent survey showing young, and middle-aged adults are least willing to be vaccinated. Fifty percent of adults aged 18-39 indicated they would wait and see before getting the vaccine. This compares to 28-percent among adults 40-59 years of age. Those indicating they would not get vaccinated, 45-percent were 18-39, and 36-percent are 40-59 years old. Reynolds says the state has decided to focus on vaccinating college students before they return home. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been distributed to Iowa three regent universities for student clinics. Many private colleges and community colleges are working with their public health departments or area pharmacies to administer vaccinations to their students. Reynolds says students are taking advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated.
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Avoca man pulls two women from a burning car in Council Bluffs Tuesday morning – KETV - 4-21-21 - Runk Wood of Avoca pulled two people from a fiery crash on Interstate 80 and McPherson Avenue in Council Bluffs Tuesday morning. The two are recovering in a Council Bluffs Hospital. KETV reports that Wood was driving to work from Avoca to Lincoln, NE when he came upon the accident near mile marker 7. Council Bluffs Police say the car was stopped in the middle of the interstate when it was hit by a truck at around 5:27 Tuesday morning. The impact sent the vehicle across the lanes of traffic before it hit a metal barricade and caught fire. Wood stopped and heard a girl screaming. He pulled the driver to safety first, but then realized there was someone else in the car and rescued the other female as well. Both the driver and passenger were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. They were reported to be in critical but stable condition. Wood suffered some minor burns during the rescue.
3 more western Iowans sentenced on drug charges – 4-21-21 - Two men and a woman from western Iowa were sentenced to federal prison on drug charges Monday, in Council Bluffs U-S District Court. Court records show 31-year-old Jessica Joy Martinez, of Carroll, will serve 10-years in prison. 40-year-old Shaun Lee Walker, of Council Bluffs will serve 11 1/4 years in prison, and 28-year-old Jonathan Samuel Dings, of, of Glidden, was sentenced to 13.3-years or 60 months in prison. Each was convicted on Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine charges. Each defendant was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow their prison terms and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. There is no parole in the federal system. On January 10, 2020, Carroll County law enforcement served a search warrant on Dings’ residence in Glidden. While conducting the search, law enforcement learned Martinez and Walker planned to supply Dings – that day – with approximately a pound of methamphetamine they obtained from Omaha, Nebraska. Dings was to sell the methamphetamine in Carroll and Audubon Counties. Law enforcement attempted to intercept the load car containing the methamphetamine that was driven by Walker with Martinez as a passenger, in Audubon, which resulted in a pursuit occurring before Walker and Martinez were arrested. The investigation was conducted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Audubon County Sheriff’s Office, Audubon Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Agency. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Ames Man Accused Of November Burglaries In Carroll Sentenced Monday - Carroll Broadcasting - 4-21-21 - Carroll Broadcasting reports 20 year old Austin Eugene Eslick of Ames, originally charged with eight counts of burglary and credit card fraud in Carroll County District Court was sentenced Monday after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. The charges against Eslick include one class C felony, one class D felony and seven aggravated misdemeanors and stem from an investigation by the Carroll Police Department into a series of burglaries reported last November in Carroll. In accordance with the plea agreement, Eslick pled guilty to two felony burglary charges and credit card fraud with the remaining six charges dismissed. He was sentenced to two, five-year prison terms and a two-year term to be served concurrently. In exchange for his plea, the prison sentences were suspended and he was placed on probation to the Iowa Department of Correctional Services for a minimum of three years. He was also ordered to pay over $3,000 in fines, surcharges and court costs with victim restitution to be determined at a future hearing. Eslick and 20-year-old Kaela Rose Schultz of Carroll allegedly stole multiple items from the garage of an occupied home and unlocked vehicles from throughout town and attempted to use a stolen debit card at a Carroll retailer. Schultz’s trial for her involvement in the burglaries is scheduled to begin May 25.
Theft of State Patrol Car leads to arrest – 4-21-21 - The Iowa State Patrol said 31 year old Brandon Eugene Doering of Dallas Center, stole a cruiser Tuesday afternoon and led authorities on a chase that ended in Madison County. State Patrol Trooper Alex Dinkla says Doerring is charged with Eluding, OWI, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Assault on an Officer. The pursuit started on Interstate 80 in Dallas County and ended at around 1:45-p.m. in the 1400 block of Tree Line Ct in rural Madison County. Several law enforcement agencies participated in the chase. Doerring who was alone at the time he was apprehended, was transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with numerous criminal offenses. The stolen State Patrol vehicle and a Dallas County patrol vehicle sustained moderate to severe damage during the pursuit. There were no injuries reported. According to Iowa State Patrol Trooper Alex Dinkla, the incident began when a trooper checking on a disabled vehicle on Interstate 80 near Dexter, saw Doerring walking along the roadway. Dinkla said the trooper found drug paraphernalia on Doerring and took him into custody, but the man was somehow able to steal the trooper’s vehicle. Authorities were investigating how Doerring managed to take control of the Patrol’s unmarked Dodge Charger. They say Doerring was still handcuffed as he exited the car.
Audubon School Board approves employee raises – 4-21-21 - The Audubon School Board approved raises for employees not represented by a collective bargaining unit at their board meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Eric Trager said all of their staff that is not covered by the collective bargaining unit will be receiving a 2 ½% increase in their total package and that is the same increase that the bargaining unit got. The School Board also approved a contract with the Iowa local Government Risk Pool. Trager said that is a risk management tool they have been using for a year and a half. The Board also approved the SU Insurance Renewal which is also a risk management tool they pay for out of the management fund. The Board approved an add service agreement with Studio Melee. And they approved the last day of school as the 21st of May at 2:15. Graduation will be held on May 16th.
Having more than 1 vehicle could disqualify you from Food Stamps – 4-21-21 - Iowa households with more than one vehicle could be ineligible for food stamps if a Senate G-O-P plan inserted in a budget bill becomes law. The plan calls for a new system to investigate an Iowans financial situation to determine if they’re eligible for food assistance or Medicaid coverage. The goal is to more quickly find out who is and who is not eligible for public assistance. Tom Chapman, director of the Iowa Catholic Conference says the proposed asset limit is very low and that households with more than one vehicle would be at risk of losing their eligibility for food stamps. Chapman says that could disqualify one out of every six Iowans who are receiving food assistance. Senate Republicans passed a bill earlier this year outlining these income verification plans, but House Republicans didn’t advance it.
Crawford County News – 4-21-21 - The Crawford County Law Enforcement Center reports that 58 year old Jodie Marie Schiernbeck of Denison was cited for simple assault and 5th degree criminal mischief just before 9 pm on Wednesday, April 14th. The location of the offense was the parking lot at the East End Apartments. On Friday, April 16th, 38 year old Timothy Lee Sigler Jr of Harlan was arrested at the Denison Police Department for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. There was also an accident at 12:27 pm, Thursday, April 15th. 60 year old Diana Marie Huffman of Manila was driving a silver 2015 Chevrolet Travers and 20 year old Chloe Marie Bandow of Manilla was driving a white 2008 Chevrolet Impala. Both were southbound on Highway 39 approaching Highway 59 in Denison when Huffman’s vehicle struck the rear of Bandow’s vehicle. Bandow’s vehicle received $3,000 to the rear. Huffman’s vehicle received $1,500 to the front passenger side. No one was injured. Huffman was cited for following too closely. On Thursday, April 15th, at 3:10 pm, 88 year old Leonard Dale Ahrenholtz of Denison was driving a red 20016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup east on Highway 30 and was making a left turn onto 11th Street. He did not see a white 2019 Toyota Sienna van being driven by 43 year old Sara Ann Skinner of Westside, that was traveling west on Highway 30. Skinner’s van struck the right front wheel area of Ahrenholtz’s pickup. Ahrenholtz was not injured. Skinner had possible injuries but was not transported. Skinner’s van received $2,500 damage to the front. Ahrenholtz’s pickup received $3,000 damage to the front passenger side and was disabled. Ahrenholtz was cited with a turning at intersection violation. And at 3:15 pm, Friday, April 16th, 18 year old Angel Anthony Medrano was driving a red 2007 Toyota Camry. He had been traveling north on 18th Street and was stopped at the intersection with Broadway. While trying to cross Broadway to head north, Medrano’s vehicle struck a red 2012 Chevrolet, which was traveling east on Broadway. The Chevrolet, which was driven by 41 year old Norma Edith Perez of Denison, was struck broadside. Medrano said he looked but did not see Perez’s vehicle coming towards him and admitted that the accident was his fault. No one was injured. Perez’s vehicle received $1,500 damage to the rear passenger side. Medrano’s vehicle received $1,500 damage to the front middle. Medrano received a verbal warning for driving with only an instruction permit and received a citation for failing to yield the right of way.
Crop Report - 4-20-21 - Snow and abnormally low temperatures meant farmers were not planting row crops for most of the week ending April 18, 2021. Statewide there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week. Field activities for the week included applying anhydrous and dry fertilizer, spreading manure, tilling fields and planting. Topsoil moisture levels rated 6% very short, 23% short, 67% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 10% very short, 32% short, 54% adequate and 4% surplus. Although most Iowa farmers continued to wait for warmer temperatures, 4% of Iowa’s corn crop has been planted. Nearly two-thirds of Iowa’s expected oat crop has been planted, 5 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of the 5-year average. Statewide 12% of the oat crop has emerged, 2 days ahead of average. There were scattered reports of soybeans planted. Pasture condition rated 47% good to excellent. Some cattle have already been moved to pasture.
Kansas City man receives 11 year prison sentence for gun and drug charges – 4-20-21 - 26 year old D’Ante Decarl Dirks of Kansas City, MO received an 11 year sentence in Federal Prison after being convicted of distributing methamphetamine, carrying a firearm in relation to drug trafficking and knowingly in possession of a firearm as a felon. Judge John Jarvey issued the sentence Monday in Council Bluffs US District Court. Along with the prison sentence, Dirks was ordered to serve 4 years of supervised release and pay $300 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. On July 7th, 2020, the Iowa State Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a car driven by Dirks. As the trooper attempted to issue a citation, Dirks sped off in an effort to elude law enforcement. Dirks drove in excess of 100 mph, drove into oncoming traffic and passed on the shoulder of the highway until he was forced into a ditch in rural Mills County. Dirks then ran from the scene and threw a loaded handgun into a nearby cornfield. A search of the Dirks vehicle located marijuana, synthetic marijuana, powder cocaine and crack cocaine. Further investigation revealed Dirks intended to sell the drugs. He pleaded guilty on December 4, 2020 to the gun and drug charges.
12 hours after chase, man caught in Northwest Iowa – 4-20-21 - 30 year old Edgar Vanegas-Sanchez of Colorado was found following a day long manhunt and a pursuit that began in South Sioux City and ended near Holly Springs. Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan says the man who was driving the vehicle was found in a creek bed Monday afternoon, just north of Hornick, by Woodbury County deputies and their dog. Vanegas-Sanchez was driving with passenger Zachary Broken Leg, after they fled the scene when an officer saw them trying to steal the catalytic converter from a car in South Sioux City. The car ran over the foot and struck the officer as they fled and both men later abandoned the car after crashing near Holly Springs. Broken Leg was caught but Venegas-Sanchez stayed hidden for 12 hours. He suffered some superficial injuries from the dog. Vanegas-Sanchez is charged with second degree theft, felony eluding, interference with official acts, possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia. Broken Leg is charged with interference with official acts, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools. The police officer was treated and returned to duty.
Council Bluffs woman gets 4 years in prison for Methamphetamine offense – 4-20-21 - 21 year old Destiny Marsh of Council Bluffs was sentenced Monday in Council Bluffs US District Court, to serve a little more than 4 years in prison for Possession with the Intent to Distribute – Methamphetamine. As part of her 50 month sentence, Marsh was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow her prison term and pay a $100 fee to the Crime Victims’ Fund. There is no parole in the federal system. On March 3rd, 2020, Marsh was found unresponsive in her motel room at the Deluxe Inn in Council Bluffs. The Council Bluffs Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and upon arrival saw a large bag containing approximately 800 grams of methamphetamine and cash next to Marsh. She pleaded guilty to the offense on November 6th, 2020. The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Council Bluffs Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Registration now open for Summer Iowa Games – Radio Iowa – 4-7-21 - Registration is now open for the majority of sports in the Summer Iowa Games, which will be held in the Ames area and at Iowa State University in late July and early August. Cory Kennedy, a spokesman for the games, says the pandemic has forced a few changes, but organizers are thrilled to be moving forward with this year’s events. While the 2020 edition of the Summer Iowa Games was abbreviated due to COVID, this year’s version will see competition in more than 50 sports. Some of the popular sports for teams are soccer, baseball, and softball. Individual sports, track and field is a large sport, archery is an up-and-coming, growing sport, and another large sport that is continually growing is pickleball. The main weekend of the games is scheduled for July 29th through August 1st, with 27 sports and competitions. Some events will start on July 10th, while others will begin in just a few weeks. They will host a high school trap-shooting event in May, as well as their annual Big Fish Classic fishing tournament. Billed as Iowa’s premier multi-sports festival, the event will attract thousands of participants from across the state. The Opening Ceremony will be held virtually this year on July 30th. Learn more and register at www.iowagames.org.
Need help with your heating bill? – 2-3-21 – The 2020-2021 Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel and type of housing. When you apply you will need documents for your application. These documents will offer proof of total household gross income from all sources for the past month or past calendar year. They must have complete proof of income to process your application. They include: FIXED INCOME – this income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veterans’ Assistance, Unemployment Insurance and Pensions. Please bring a copy of your most recent month check stubs or other proof of income. WAGE EARNERS – copies of your check stubs for the four weeks preceding the date of application or a copy of your Federal Income Tax Return. SELF-EMPLOYMENT/FARMERS – A COPY OF YOUR MOST RECENT Federal Income Tax Return. FIP AND SSI RECIPIENTS – please bring your current DHS Notice of Decision. If you receive alimony, child support, or rental income, it will also need to be verified. Applications will be accepted electronically, by mail or by phone to West Central Community Action, 1017 7th Street, Harlan, IA 51537. Call 755-5602. Applications will be accepted through April 30th. Upcoming events -
Applications being accepted for health care educational grants - 3-18-21 - 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. An April 30th deadline has been set for applications to be submitted for the summer 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The grants can be for new, entry-level, or advanced training or certifications.
A rummage sale to benefit LC Clinic is being held on Thursday, April 22nd from noon to 6, Friday, April 23rd from 9 to 5 and Saturday, April 24th from 9 to 2, at 1818 Chatburn Plaza in Harlan, with all proceeds going to support its new pregnancy medical clinic opening soon in Atlantic. Volunteers to assist with the setup and sale and donations for the rummage sale are needed. If you would like to donate saleable items in good condition, no clothing please, bring them to 1818 Chatburn on Wednesday, April 21st from 11 to 2. For more information, contact Lori Hlavac at 579-9531 or Dottie Krogh ***KROHG***at 249-9084.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities - Wednesday, April 21st Noon-6 pm Central Church in Carroll Saturday, April 24th 8 am - 2 pm at Shelby Community Building in Shelby Tuesday, April 27th 11:30-5:30 at Legion Centennial Center in Dedham Noon to 6 pm at Portsmouth Community Hall in Portsmouth Thursday, April 29th 1 to 6 pm at Neola Community Center in Neola Tuesday, May 11th 11:30-5:30 pm Vet's Auditorium in Harlan For an appointment, contact Sue at 755-5725.
Special Harlan City Council Meeting Thursday – 4-21-22 - The Harlan City Council will meet in special session, Thursday, at 11:55 am, in the city council chambers of Harlan City Hall. The meeting will be to approve the consent agenda which will include the renewal application from the Rocking Chair for a class C Liquor License.
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open 4 to 6 pm, Thursday, April 22nd at St. Joseph's Parish Hall in Earling. They will be serving tater tot casserole, fluff salad and dessert. The menu is subject to change. Masks are required and meals will be served at your table. 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 $3 per meal to eat in. Children 15 years and younger are free.
Hike Night for Earth Day and Trash Clean Up will be held Thursday, April 22nd at Prairie Rose State Park. Meet at the beach parking lot at 7 pm.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday April 23rd, at 11 am at Victra, Harlan's local Verizon dealer. Victra is located at 1816 Chatburn Avenue in Harlan. Come meet the staff and check out their new store remodel.
The Harlan Lions Club will be having "May Day/Mother's Day" giving plates for sale. They are hand painted ceramic plates with a dozen home baked M&M and sugar cookies wrapped with a bow and card. The cost is $15 per plate. Pre-order by Friday, April 23rd 4 to 6 pm and Saturday, April 24th from 8 to noon outside of Harlan Hy-Vee or call Donna Schmidt at 579-2483. Pick up will be Friday, April 30th, 4 to 6 pm or Saturday, May 1st, 8 am to noon outside Harlan Hy-Vee.
The Relay for Life Team "Caffeinating for a Cure" will hold a Cocktails and Karaoke Fundraiser Friday, April 23rd, from 8 pm to midnight at the Lounge on Chatburn Avenue in Harlan. All proceeds will benefit Shelby County Relay for Life. There will be purple drinks, karaoke and lots of fun, all while supporting a great cause. There will be a $5 cover charge and you will get a free koozie, $5 to sing karaoke, $10 to skip a line for karaoke and $20 to "gong" someone off the stage.
Harlan Community Schools Drama Club presents Disney's "Frozen Jr." Friday, April 23rd at 7 pm, Saturday, April 24th at 7 pm and Sunday, April 25th at 2 pm in the Harlan community High School Auditorium. Tickets are available online, at the school office or at the door. Live streaming is also available for purchase.
BIKE, RUN, OR WALK AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU LIKE..BUT REGISTER NOW FOR MANNING’S 9TH ANNUAL TRAIL TO NOWHERE RIDE, SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH, FROM 2 TO 6 PM! REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD FROM 1 TO 2 PM AT 307 MAIN STREET IN MANNING WITH A GIFT FOR THE FIRST 75 PEOPLE THAT REGISTER! YOU CAN ALSO PRE-REGISTER AT THE CITY HALL, REC CENTER OF AT MANNINGIA.COM/TRAILS.HTML. IT’S A GREAT TIME FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, WITH TONS OF FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS TO CHECK OUT!
NAMI Connection - National Alliance on Mental Illness Recovery Support Group = In-Person Support Group will meet 6:30-8 pm Monday, April 26th, at the SCCO Building - Hero's Attic- at 1105 8th Street in Harlan. For more information call 712-542-7904.
There will be a Mobile Drive-Thru Food Pantry, Monday, April 26th, from 5 to 6:30 pm at Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan. You will receive one box of non-perishable food, 1 box of produce and 1 loaf of bread. You are asked to enter from 12th Street or Chatburn Avenue. You will be directed where to line up. This food pantry is open to all, no paperwork is required. It is sponsored by Harlan Lion's Club.
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be open 4 to 6 pm, Tuesday, April 27th at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. They will be serving goulash, fluff salad, bread and dessert. The menu is subject to change. Masks are required and meals will be served at your table. 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 $3 per meal to eat in. Children 15 years and younger are free.
Registration for the Harlan Swim Team 2021 Summer Season will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Building on Tuesday, April 27th from 5 to 7 pm. Forms will be available at registration and more details at harlanswimteam.com/registration.
THE HARLAN COMMUNITY MUSIC BOOSTER ASSOCIATION PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL JUST DONATE EVENT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH! THE HARLAN MUSIC BOOSTERS SUPPORTS ALL BAND AND VOCAL PROGGRAMS AT THE HARLAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BY PROVIDING FUNDING FOR UNIFORMS, REPAIRS, MUSIC AND MORE. DUE TO COVID, THEY DID NOT HOLD THEIR REGULAR FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN 2020, SO PLEASE HELLP THEM MEET THEIR GOAL TO RAISE OVER $50,000 THIS YEAR TO SUPPORT THE TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC AT OUR SCHOOLS. 100% OF YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION GOES DIRECTLY TO SUPPORTING THE STUDENTS AND MUSIC PROGRAMS. ONCE AGAIN, THE EVENT IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE ONLINE AT CYCLONDMUSIC.ORG OR MAILED TO HCMBA, PO BOX 134, HARLAN, IA 51537.
Jazz on the Square will be held on Harlan's Downtown Square, Thursday, April 29th, 6 - 7:30 pm. They will be featuring HCHS Alumni Alicia Rau on trumpet and vocals with Steve Lawson on the key board, Craig Nance on guitar and Rick Dotzler on drums. In case of inclement weather, the event will be at the Faith Sound Building at 2307 Chatburn Avenue in Harlan, just west of Highway 44 and Highway 59.
Harlan Pool Pass Sales will be postponed until May 3rd to ensure that the City of Harlan will be adequately staffed for the pool season. If you or someone you know is interested in lifeguarding, please stop by the Harlan City Hall, 711 Durant Street for an application packet.
A Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution Drive-thru will be held Saturday, May 8th, from 10 am to 11:30 am at 1235 870th Street south of Harlan. Off Highway 59, turn east at Moonogram Prepared Meats, follow the signage to the Western Engineering Building. The drive is free to all households, no income level requirements.
LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive Monday, May 10th, from 11:15 -4:15 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. Schedule an appointment on line at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.
Shelby's Craft and Vendor Market - Spring 2021 will be held from 9 to 3 pm Saturday, May 15th at the Cardinal Lofts at 304 Western Avenue in Shelby. Booths will be located in the gym, south of the old school. Some vendors might be located outside on the pavement across the street. Masks will not be required but are encouraged. Food will be available along with a bake sale. All proceeds from the booth rentals will go toward the City of Shelby's 150th Celebration in June. Food sale proceeds will go to the Shelby Fire and Rescue Hotspots to support the events they will be sponsoring during the 150th celebration.
A Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Program "Square Stories from Danish author Louis Jensen" will be presented by Lise Kildegaard, professor of English at Luther College Thursday, May 20th, starting at 12 noon. Please join on the museum's Facebook and YouTube pages at noon to watch the free, monthly presentations as they premier. These programs are sponsored by Danish Sisterhood Donning Margrethe Lodge #15 Milwaukee, WI.
Roar Into Harlan Bike Night - On the Historic Downtown square in Harlan will be held 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, May 20th. There will be live entertainment, food, fun and prizes. For additional information and weather-related notices, email email@example.com.
The First ever Gallery of Artisans event will be held over Tivoli Fest weekend on Main Street in Kimballton. On Friday, May 28th from 4 to 9 pm, there will be wine tasting and a pottery demonstration. On Saturday, May 29th from 8 am to 5 pm, there will be coffee and artists at work with pottery, macrame, leathercraft and basketry demonstrations. Plus jewelry, paintings, photography and more on display.
8-Ball Aviation Club's Flight Breakfast will be held 7 to 11 am, Sunday, June 20th at the Harlan Municipal Airport. More details to come.
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