Harlan, IA


Exira-EHK makes change to school board meeting dates

(Elk Horn) Beginning in January the Exira-EHK School Board will shift their meeting times from the third Monday to the third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Elk Horn. Superintendent Trevor Miller says this is a result of a conflict with the IKM-Manning board meetings. Kevin Petersen and Tamie Fahn will remain President and Vice-President of the board. “They were the only two nominated and they agreed to do it.” Miller says, “They understand how things work and they keep the meetings goin.”

AHSTW girls basketball hungry for success

(Avoca) The AHSTW girls basketball team takes an 0-2 record into their game at Riverside on Tuesday. The game will air on 96.5 KSOM with live video HERE. The Lady Vikes suffered losses to Woodbine (65-53) and CAM (58-43) in the first week of the season. Despite the setbacks, coach Jill Vanderhoof saw some encouraging things. “One of the biggest things at the end of the week was when you walked into the locker room you could tell the girls were not happy. They made some mistakes, but the biggest thing we took away as a coaching staff was that last year they might have been okay with the scoring differential that we had, but now they want more. They want to win and they came in the next morning and they were doing everything they can to get back on the winning track.”

Collaboration paves the way for important road construction in Pottawattamie County

Leaders in Pottawattamie County and the City of Underwood have come together to create a plan to greatly assist travelers in the west-central part of the county. The proposed project calls for reconstruction of Magnolia Road (G30) from Railroad Highway to the intersection of L52. The project will also include a two-way left turn lane (TWLTL) from the railroad tracks to the interstate ramps. This will require reconstruction of the Mosquito Creek Bridge to provide the additional lane and maintain two-way traffic during reconstruction.

Shely Co. Trails project receives a boost

Shelby County- The Shelby County Trails Committee received a $6,000 donation from organizers of the Bikeapalooza Bike ride during it’s monthly meeting November 22 in Panama. This is the most recent of several generous gifts from proceeds of the Bikeapalooza ride held in August. The annual scavenger hunt/adventure ride stretches from Persia to Panama, with the 2023 event set for Aug. 26.

Falling freight rates shutter Iowa trucking company after 24 years

Family-owned Mid Continent Trucking of Denison, Iowa, notified drivers and employees recently that after 24 years, the refrigerated carrier was ceasing operations two days after Thanksgiving because of worsening economic conditions and tumbling freight rates. An email about the closing created some confusion, but the company says all displaced employees...

Atlantic Hosts ACGC in Girl’s Hoops on Tuesday

(Atlantic) The Atlantic girls’ basketball team hosts ACGC in a non-conference game on Tuesday. The Chargers are (0-1) following a loss to Nodaway Valley, 55-37. Atlantic is (1-0) with a season-opening win at Denison. Atlantic Head Coach Dan Vargason says starting the season with a win is always good.

A tree moves to the square

HARLAN — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Christmas tree made its way across town to the square. Mike and Tammy Kolbe donated the tree. Street superintendent Jeff Musich said the decision on what tree becomes the holiday tree depends on if they see one they may ask if people are willing to donate or if people volunteer.

Harlan Police report, 11/23/22

(Harlan, Iowa) – Officials with the Harlan Police Department report two recent arrests. This past Sunday, 29-year-old Brian Daniel Green, of Harlan, was arrested following a traffic stop. He was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault. And, on November 12th, Police in Harlan arrested 20-year-old Julie Jasmin Sandoval, of Norfolk, NE, was arrested following a traffic stop. She was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Safety Tips on Space Heaters

(Atlantic) When the cold weather arrives this winter, many residents will turn to supplemental heat sources; despite having integrated heating systems that generally cover temperature control, many people turn to space heaters to warm those drafty spaces. Atlantic Fire Chief Tom Cappel says while space heaters can be helpful, they...

Eight graduate from ESL class at Monogram Foods

HARLAN — Eight people graduated Monday night from the ESL class at Monogram Foods. The program was taught by Regina Guinn, a teacher from the Omaha area. Jessica Castaneda, Leo Marquez, Xipatli Marquez, Selena Gomez, Sulma Baches, Azucena DeLeon, Elica Noriega and Faby Oro were this year’s graduates.

Unemployment Across The Region Up In October, But Figures Remain Below 2021 Levels

Unemployment rates throughout the listening area climbed by as much as 0.6 percentage points from the previous month, according to data released Tuesday by Iowa Workforce Development (IWD). Carroll and Greene Counties led the region for Oct. 2022 unemployment at 2.0 percent, followed closely by Audubon County at 2.1 percent, and Sac County at 2.2 percent. Guthrie County recorded unemployment at 2.6 percent, Calhoun County at 2.7 percent, and 3.1 percent for Crawford County. Across the seven-county region, unemployment was up by 0.3 points on average. Unemployment rates for the area were 0.6 points lower compared to October 2021. IWD calculated statewide unemployment for the previous month at 2.9 percent, while the national unemployment rate clocked in at 3.7 percent. View the entire data set by following the links included below.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrest Report

(Harlan) The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reports seven arrests from November 4 to November 11. On November 4, Thomas William Holzer Jr, age 40, Harlan, IA was arrested on an active Shelby County Warrant. Holzer was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with Controlled Substance Violation, Person Ineligible to Carry Dangerous Weapons, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Jazzing it up at HCHS

HARLAN — Guests at Harlan Community High School were treated to the kickoff of the Jazz Band season with several performances. The seventh- and eighth-grade jazz groups were directed by Matt Polson. The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Tom Cronin and the Jazz Experience is directed by Bill Kearney.

Underwood vs. Shenandoah (B/G BBALL) 11/28/22

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Ex-manager at Foundation One Bank facing federal bank fraud indictment

A former manager at Foundation One Bank has been indicted on bank fraud charges for allegedly funneling $116,000 of other people's money into her own account for personal expenses such as jewelry and furniture. Jacqueline Brandt, 43, of Minden, Iowa, started working as a teller at the bank that has...

City of Walnut readies for 40th annual Christmas Antique Walk

(Walnut) -- Iowa’s antique city, Walnut, is getting set to host its 40th annual Christmas Antique Walk. The event is organized by the Walnut Merchants Association in an effort to bring dealers and customers together for three days of holiday shopping and cheer, according to association chairman John Sell.