Services planned for former KNOD Sports Director Ron Novotny - (5-10-22) - A Celebration of Life Service for 72 year old Ron Novotny of Harlan will be held 7 pm, Wednesday, May 18th, at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Harlan. A visitation service will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday the 18th. Ron passed away Saturday, May 7th at his home in Harlan. KNOD will have a special memorial program For Ron today starting at 3:05. You can hear comments from friends of Ron, stories, memories, and Ron's final interview with KNOD Radio. Listen to our salute to the one and only Rock' Ron Novotny this afternoon starting at 3:05 pm on KNOD. Rainfall amounts as of 6:30 am - Harlan; .65 inches; Southeast of Irwin - .3; Atlantic - .4 inches; Hancock - 1.7 inches; Treynor - 1 inch
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 Wednesday, May 18th until Thursday, May 26th and will be on display at the library from noon to 3 pm on Saturday, May 28th during Tivoli Fest.
American Red Cross Blood Donation opportunities - Wednesday, May 18th - 12 noon to 6 pm - Logan Community Center 12 noon to 6 pm - Woodbine High School
Shelby Fire and Rescue Children’s Day will be held 5 to 7 pm, Wednesday, May 18th at the Shelby Fire Hall. Bring your kids down and let them learn about the ever increasing need for EMS. They will be serving free hot dogs, chips, drink, and ice cream. Children’s educational goodie bags will be available while supplies last.
Shelby County Relay for Life will have Team Night, Thursday, May 19th, at the Harlan Pizza Ranch Party Room from 5 to 7 pm.
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.
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.
Montgomery County News – (5-18-22) - Shortly after 6 pm, Tuesday evening, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's office initiated a traffic stop on Highway 34 and M Avenue. Upon investigation, deputies arrested 33 year old Christopher Adam Fannon of Corning for Driving While Revoked, a serious misdemeanor. Fannon was transported to the Montgomery County Jail where he was being held on $1,000 bond. And at 6:27 Tuesday night, officers with the Red Oak Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Red Oak near West 5th Street and B Streets for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation it determined that 50 year old Lisa Leraine Carlson of Griswold had a suspended license through Iowa. Carlson was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail and is being held on $491.25 bond. Carlson was also cited for failure to provide financial liability.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Report – (5-17-22) - 43 year old Kevin Michael Borg of Carter Lake turned himself in to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon. Borg was wanted on a warrant for Violation of Probation. He was booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail. And a few prisoners were transferred from other facilities to the Pottawattamie County Jail to address warrants. 27 year old Michael Roy E. White Jr. of Carter Lake and 26 year old Kameron Riley Myers of Glenwood were wanted on separate Pottawattamie County warrants for Violation of Probation. 24 year old Kolby Austin Fulk of Atlantic was transported from the Cass County Jail to Pottawattamie County, where he was wanted on warrants for OWI-1st offense and Absence from Custody. He was being held on bond amounting to $3,300. And 37 year old Tabray McQuail Floyd of Council Bluffs, an inmate at the Pottawattamie County Jail was served with a warrant for Violation of a No Contact/Protective Order. He was being held on $2,000 bond.
Atlantic Fire called to Henningsen Processing this morning – (5-17-22) - At 5:17 this morning, the Atlantic Fire Department responded to a report of thick black smoke coming from a vent at the top of the building at Henningsen Processing, located at 1006 W. 6th Street. When the department arrived there was heavy smoke outside and coming from a vent at the top of the building. Once the key holder arrived, firefighters went inside and found the problem in the smoke box. There were 21 pork bellies in the box with heavy fire in the box. Fire extinguishers were used due to the grease fire in the box. The fire was put out but the department remained on scene for about another hour to clear smoke from the building. There were no injuries.
12,300 Iowans have registered to buy medical marijuana - (5-17-22) - (Radio Iowa) – New data shows slow but steady growth in the number of Iowans planning to buy products from Iowa’s medical cannabis dispensaries. About half a percent of Iowans who are 21 years of age or older had a state registration card and could buy medical cannabis products at the five state licensed dispensaries in April. A doctor, P-A or an advanced registered nurse practitioner has to recommend medical marijuana as treatment for an illness. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, nearly 97-hundred patients had state-issued cards in April. That’s a 36 percent increase since May of last year. About 26-hundred Iowa caregivers have registered to buy cannabis products for someone who is too young or too ill to buy it for themselves. That’s a 26 percent increase in caregiver registrations from a year ago. Some Iowans are driving to Illinois, where businesses opened in 2020 to sell recreational marijuana. Illinois law requires purchasers to be 21 and to consume the marijuana products at an Illinois residence.
Crop Report - (5-17-22) - Significantly drier and warmer weather allowed Iowa’s farmers 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 15, 2022. Fieldwork activities included spraying and planting. Topsoil moisture condition rated 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 81 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated 4 percent very short, 20 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus. Farmers planted 43 percent of Iowa’s expected corn crop during the week ending May 15, 2022, to reach 57 percent planted, 2 weeks behind last year and 9 days behind the 5-year average. Eight percent of the corn crop has emerged, 11 days behind last year and 9 days behind average. Thirty-four percent of soybeans have been planted, just over 2 weeks behind last year and 1 week behind the 5-year average. Just 3 percent of soybeans have emerged, 10 days behind the previous year and 6 days behind average. Eighty-nine percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, 16 days behind last year and 10 days behind the 5-year average. Fifty-eight percent of the oat crop has emerged, 11 days behind last year and 1 week behind average. Hay and pasture growth improved greatly with above normal temperatures. Iowa’s hay condition rating improved to 68 percent good to excellent. Some farmers have begun their first cutting of alfalfa. Pasture condition improved to 53 percent good to excellent. Livestock conditions were good as they were turned out from muddy feedlots to pasture, although feed stocks were low.
Southern District Court News – (5-16-22) - 34 year old Andrew Russell White of Council Bluffs was sentenced Thursday to spend 3 ½ years in prison for Possession of Child Pornography. White must also serve five years of supervised release once his term is served and he will be required to register as a sex offender. White pleaded guilty to the charge on January 25, 2022. In March of 2019, a cybertip was sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding child pornography being uploaded to a Google account. The email address was traced to White and law enforcement obtained and executed a search warrant for White’s Gmail account and his residence in Council Bluffs. White admitted to law enforcement he downloaded images of child pornography onto his phone from the Internet. He was arrested and indicted by federal grand jury in October 2021. The case was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa. Two Council Bluffs men were sentenced to prison in District Court for being a prohibited person in Possession of a firearm. 30 year old Dalton Theodore Holland was sentenced May 10th to 4 ½ years. His co-defendant, 26 year old Joshua Michael Holmes was sentenced to 5 ¼ years. Each man will also serve 3 years of supervised release. Holland plead guilty to the charge on November 18th, 2021. Holmes plead guilty on April 15th, 2021 and was sentenced in August 2021. In November 2020, officers observed Holland and Holmes arrive at a home in Council Bluffs driving stolen vehicles. As officers attempted to approach the two, they attempted to flee in one of the stolen trucks but the truck got stuck. Officers boxed the truck in and apprehended Holmes. Holland ran from the bed of the truck and was stopped a short distance away by a police dog. Holland and Holms were found in possession of stolen items and firearms. Officers located a firearm on Holmes in a hip holster and another in his coveralls pocket. Two firearms were also located in the stolen Silverado that Holland drove to the home. The Council Bluffs Police Department, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa. And 20 year old Cole Jacob Bergantzel of Council Bluffs was sentenced last Thursday to 48 months in federal prison for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. His term of imprisonment will be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Bergantzel pleaded guilty to the charge on January 5th, 2022. In March of 2021, Bergantzel attempted to sell firearms on Snapchat and in September of 2021, Bergantzel was arrested after he discharged a firearm in a residential area. Bergantzel was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition as he is a drug user and addicted to a controlled substance. The Council Bluffs Police Department, Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa.
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 - Thursday, May 19th -12 noon to 6 pm - Rand Community Center in Missouri Valley Tuesday, May 24th - 12:30-5:30 pm - American Legion Hall in Arcadia 11:30 am - 5 pm - Elk Horn Lutheran Church Wednesday, May 25th - 11 am - 5 pm - St. Boniface Parish Center - Westphalia Thursday, May 26th - 11 am to 5 pm - Central Church of Christ in Griswold Tuesday, May 31st - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm - Mondamin Community Center
Shelby 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.
Roar into Harlan Car and Bike Night will be held Thursday, May 19th, from 6 to 9 pm. Gather around the historic Harlan town square and enjoy good food, fun and fellowship with fellow car and bike enthusiasts. They will be featuring a race car display.
Myrtue Medical Center's Grief classes will begin on Tuesday, May 24th and will be held every Tuesday through June 28th from 9 to 10:30 am at the Business Center Entrance of Myrtue. Registration is required by Friday, May 20th, by calling Cathy Jensen at 755-4424. There is no cost for this class. It is sponsored by Myrtue Medical Center Hospice.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2022 Golf Outing will be held at the Shelby County Golf Course on Friday, May 20th. This is a 4 Person Scramble-9 Hole Tournament. Check in is 4:30 to 5:15, putting contest at 5:15 pm and tee off at 5:30 pm. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Cart rental is $30 per cart. Entry fee includes golf, flag/door prices and a light dinner. Harlan Municipal Utilities Telecommunications is the 2022 Title Sponsor. To sign up call the Chamber Office at 755-2114.
The 2nd Annual Semi-Crazy Cornfield Round-Up will be held Saturday, May 21st, from 9 am to 3 pm at Waspy's Truck Stop on Highway 71 south of Audubon. This Show and Shine Car Show invites all vehicles as long as they have tires! Farm tractors, motorcycles, cars, pickups, trucks, semis...come and enjoy and be sure to bring a lawn chair. There is no charge for the event. In case of inclement weather the Round Up will be cancelled. If you have questions, call DAve at 712-789-0155 or Russell at 402-680-6121.
Harlan Swim Team Sign up is due by Sunday, May 22nd, online only! The cost is $55 per swimmer, $5 discount for additional family members, ages 5 to 18. A $50 deposit refundable after volunteering for three meets. "Rookie Night" for new swimmers will be held on Sunday, May 22nd from 4 t 5 at the Petersen Family Wellness Center. No refunds. Contact Todd Berndt at 579-4500 for more information.
Grief Classes - Understanding your Grief, for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one will begin on Tuesday, May 24th, and continue on May 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, from 9 am to 10:30 am at Myrtue Medical Center's board Room. Reistration is required by May 20th to Cathy Jensen at 755-4424. This class is provided at no cost.
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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