Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions  staff members Lynn White, Office Patient Coordinator; Dave Bauman, Program Director and Julie Mann, LMSW, Program Therapist. (Photo contributed)
HARLAN — Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions has been named the 2023 Program of the Year Finalists, by Psychiatric Medical Care, which manages the program.Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) partners with more than 250 hospitals and health...
 AREA — When teams take the field for the big game on Sunday, there’s no doubt who Kasey Christensen will be cheering for. Kasey is a Chiefs fan, and through the Make-A Wish-Foundation®, he recently met his favorite player, reigning Super Bowl and...
 SHELBY COUNTY — As we navigate through life, the strands of who we are intertwine with those of others and form relationships of the tightest and strongest fabric. Each year, the Mother of the Year Award recognizes one mom from each state across...
 HARLAN — The Harlan Community Middle School honored the life and memorialized the legacy of a teammate and friend. Mia Schwieso passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2023.  Tuesday, January 30, Mia's team retired her basketball jersey. Middle school...
Al Woodraska
HARLAN — For decades, Alvin K. Woodraska, Jr. brought the magic of movies to the Harlan community. Woodraska, former owner of the Harlan Theatre and the Harlan Drive-In, passed away Sunday, January 21. He was 89 years old. Woodraska was born in...
 HARLAN —  There was a shortage of truck drivers throughout the United States in 2023, and according to the American Trucking Association, a new record high deficiency in drivers is forecasted for 2024. The Shelby County Center of Iowa Western...
 Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions  staff members Lynn White, Office Patient Coordinator; Dave Bauman, Program Director and Julie Mann, LMSW, Program Therapist. (Photo contributed)
Al Woodraska
HARLAN — Following the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board, the Harlan City Council voted Tuesday to increase the starting pay of lifeguards and raise admission prices for the upcoming season at the Norman D. Stamp Aquatic Center. Starting pay for lifeguards will now be $10 per hour,...
STATEWIDE – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director in Iowa Theresa Greenfield announced the Agency is investing $21,457,000 in loans and $4,695,000 in grants to provide clean, safe water and promote economic growth in rural Iowa communities as part of President Biden...
SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Board of Supervisors voted to give elected  county officials a salary increase in 2025.The increase was approved following a recommendation by the Shelby County Compensation Board, represented at the February 20 meeting by Ruthann Grimsley. The board voted to...
 Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions  staff members Lynn White, Office Patient Coordinator; Dave Bauman, Program Director and Julie Mann, LMSW, Program Therapist. (Photo contributed)
HARLAN — Myrtue Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions has been named the 2023 Program of the Year Finalists, by Psychiatric Medical Care, which manages the program.Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) partners with more than 250 hospitals and health systems across the country to provide behavioral...
 AREA — When teams take the field for the big game on Sunday, there’s no doubt who Kasey Christensen will be cheering for. Kasey is a Chiefs fan, and through the Make-A Wish-Foundation®, he recently met his favorite player, reigning Super Bowl and National Football League MVP, Patrick Mahomes. ...
 SHELBY COUNTY — As we navigate through life, the strands of who we are intertwine with those of others and form relationships of the tightest and strongest fabric. Each year, the Mother of the Year Award recognizes one mom from each state across the U.S. For the second consecutive year, a Harlan...
 HARLAN — The Harlan Community Middle School honored the life and memorialized the legacy of a teammate and friend. Mia Schwieso passed away unexpectedly January 31, 2023.  Tuesday, January 30, Mia's team retired her basketball jersey. Middle school principal and activities director Bill Mueller...
Ellen Walsh-Rosmann (left), Founder of FarmTable Procurement & Delivery and Board President Michelle Moyes Dill.
HARLAN — Starting on January 1, 2024, the Harlan-based food hub formerly known as FarmTable Procurement and Delivery has transitioned into a new non-profit corporation called Farm Table Delivery. Founded in 2013 by Ellen Walsh-Rosmann as a private business, for the last decade the FarmTable food...
 HARLAN —  There was a shortage of truck drivers throughout the United States in 2023, and according to the American Trucking Association, a new record high deficiency in drivers is forecasted for 2024. The Shelby County Center of Iowa Western Community College  (IWCC) is trying to boost the amount...
Al Woodraska
HARLAN — For decades, Alvin K. Woodraska, Jr. brought the magic of movies to the Harlan community. Woodraska, former owner of the Harlan Theatre and the Harlan Drive-In, passed away Sunday, January 21. He was 89 years old. Woodraska was born in Aberdeen, SD. He served in the Air Force for five...
 History compiled by Seth JohannsenHARLAN — Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan is planning a free public recital featuring music preformed by organist Stephen Bartelt, current Dean of American Guild of Organists Omaha Chaper on the church’s newly rebuilt pipe organ. The concert will be held at the...
 STATEWIDE — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has proposed an overhaul to the state’s nine area education agencies (AEA) that provide special education, media, and additional support and expertise to schools throughout the state. Gov. Reynold’s proposal would redesign the funding structure of the AEA,...

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Margaret “Marg” Ann Olson was born to Peter and Esther (Nelsen) Nelson on April 6, 1930, on the farm near Goldfield, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran...

 
 

 

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