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National museum in Elk Horn - children...BythetimeofWorld War I, the 'golden age' of the Danish lmmlgratzon to Iowa hadDanish'AmeriCanpassed. (TheflkDanesSChlin America.) tmgan locally in the 1860s The new Danish Immigrant Museum will be right at home on 20 acres of land just west of Elk Horn. The proud Danish-Ameri- can heritage of the towns of Elk Horn and Kimballton have al- ways been evident to the resi- dents of this area. However, Shelby County, as a whole, ranks third nationally in the percentage of persons of Danish ancestry, exceeded only by Audubon County, IA, and Sanpete County, UT. The museum's location on the out- skirts of Elk Horn, near the Shelby County/Audubon County border, places it right in the "heart" of Danish America. was the folk school. According to The Danes in America, it was started in Denmark as an effort to increase love of country and language during the crisis of national spirit that followed the nation's disastrous alliance with France during the Napoleonic Wars. The folk school featured no entrance exams, final exams or diplomas. It was iust a comfort- Danish immigration to Iowa Immigration to the United States from Denmark OCCmTed mainly in the last half of the 19th Century. According to We the People: An Atlas of America's Ethnic Diversity, the earliest Danish farming settlements were in the 1840s in southeastern Wiscon- sin. States farther west, includ- ing Iowa, attracted later Danish immigrants who wished to farm. Today's concentrations of people of Danish ancestry were originally established through group purchase of land or group migration in the 1860s and 1870s. Danish immigration was begun in Shelby County by Baptists from Wisconsin in the 1860s. They were joined in the 1870s by Lutherans who had previously worked on the local railroad. In the book, The Danes in America, author Peter L. Pe- tersen, a native of the Botna/ Irwin area, states that the largest rural settlement of Danes in the United States was a "l,000- square-mile area of fertile farm- land in Audubon, Cass, Potta- wattamie and Shelby counties." By 1910, these four counties had a combined population of 10,874 people who had either been born in Denmark or were children of parents born there. "At the center of this area was the town of Elk Horn, where Danish was spoken until well after the end of World War I. Danish could also be heard on the streets of nearby Audubon, Harlan, Jacksonville and Kim- ballton as late as the 1940s." (The Danes in America.) able atmosphere-where young people could gather and learn as they chose. The first Danish folk school in America was estab- lished in Elk Horn in 1878. The school curriculum included fre- quent lectures, but there was ample opportunity for group singing, gymnastics and other activities. "For a time, the folk schools attracted immigrants and their Danish folk school One uniquely Danish contri- bution to American education I!i:i ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: : i: :::::::::::;::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::: LESS THAN THE li PRICE OFA CUP Ii OF COFFEE .... - that's what a copy of the Harlan Newspapers sell for. Bargain rates. A subscription makes a ! wonderful gift. u i H , I i::iiii: !! i!::#!:iiiiii :ii iilii ::i: :i : # i:.!  ii:ii!iii : i iiiiiii!!i i : Local fund drive The new Danish Immigrant Museum will express these and other experiences of Danes in North America. The Harlan area fund drive is now underway and will continue through Dec. 31. During the local fund drive, persons of Danish ancestry and area businesses are being con- tacted to contribute to the inter- national project. Contributions from other area residents are also welcome. k This drawing from the book, 1"he Danes in America, shows the original Danish folk school building in Elk Horn. It was established in 1878 as the first Danish folk school in America. 11-29-89 Bernard Lapkes attended the wedding of Ann Stracke and Todd Langenfeld at Def'mnce, Saturday afternoon. Jack Stessmans and Joe, Bill Stessmans and Tiffany and Bob Stessmans, Brian, Andy and Jim of Manning at- tended the Stessman family Thanksgiving observance hosted by Don Walls of Co. Bluffs. Zeno Lapkes spent the Thanksgiving weekend visit- ing at Pete Husaks at Iowa City. Wahneeta McDaniel of Woodbine was a Sunday after- noon guest of Walter Summerfields. Bill O'Days, Dell O'Days, Giselle Wilke, Delerie and Kendell Talacko of Omaha were guests Thanksgiving Day at Gary Schmidts at Harlan. 8TH BIRTHDAY Sunday dinner guests of Norman Nielsens for a belated Thanksgiving observance were Jude Schoenherrs, Jill and Jamie, Lynn Heimermans, Trent and Trish and Ivan Hansens of Harlan. The Schoenherrs are of Dew City. The occasion was also a cele- bration of Jill's 8th birthday. Phil Buxtons of Springfield, 1 AUDIOLO(;Y The Role of tlae Radiologist by non Ellsworth, Registered Radiologic Technologist, and Gary M. Erbes, M.D. A radiologist is a physician who is specialized in the field of radiology. He or she has three to five years of training in the various modes of radi- ology, including diagnostic radiol- ogy, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound. The radiolo- gist is schooled in performing diag- non Ellsworth, nosdc procedures, as well in reading Registered " films from all of the above forms of Radiologic radiologic techniques. Technologist A radiologist is at Myrtue Memorial Hospital every Monday through Friday, and is available to all staff physi- cians for consultation and assistance with their radiographic needs. As technological advances and radiographic procedures become more complex, it is essential to a medical commu- nity to have the services of a radiologist to assist the physi- cians of that community. The Joint Commission on the Ac- creditation of Healthcare Organiza- tions recognizes the need for the read- ing of all films by a radiologist to assure consistent quality care. It, therefore, requires that all x-ray films taken at the hospital be read by a radiologist. Prior to 1984, Myrtue Memorial Gary M. Erbes, M.D. billed each patient for his or her x-ray examination and the services of the radiologist in one billing from the hospital. In recent years, the hospital has billed the patient for the x-ray examination and the radiologist submits a bill for services. Thus, the patient receives two separate bills. For further information, contact the Radiology Depart- ment at Myrtue Memorial Hospital or your family physi- cian. o.a,.,.,,,...,.....o,., ,o. guests of Ro-n Nelsons at Omaha. Other guests were Kenyon Nelsons of Dunlap and their daughter, Mary, Dick Hannys and Wendy of Co. Me., were Saturday eve sup- per guests of Bernard Lapkes. Mrs Gerald Hanigan was a Saturday and Sunday guest of her daughter, Mary Jo at Omaha. Robin Tremel of St. Mary's College in Omaha and Tracy Tremel of the University of Iowa at Iowa City returned to their classes Monday. They spent Tuesday through Sunday at Gerald Tremels. Mrs Gerald Hanigan and Mary Jo Hanigan took Robert Ganongs to Eppley Airfield Saturday morning for their re- turn home to Boston, MA. They had spent a week's vaca- tion with her mother, Mrs Monica O'Connor. Mrs Ganong is Mrs Hanigan's sis- tel Walter Summerfields and Rick Hannys of Sioux City were Thanksgiving dinner Bluffs; Maria Barry, Bryan and Renee and Dale Summerfield of Omaha. Belinda Johnson and Skyler of Dunlap; Benita O'Day and Mike Foley of Omaha spent Wednesday through Sunday visiting at Rick Fahles at Woodstock, IL., for Thanksgiving weekend. Last Wednesday, Norman Nielsens attended the funeral of the late Lloyd Dreagor at the Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic. THANKSGIVING, : GUESTS James Fosters and Alison of Des Moines; Glenn Fosters, Amy, Mark and Chad Frazer of Des Moines were Thanksgiving Day guests at Bill Greenwoods to celebrate the day with Glenn Fosters Sr. Walter Summerfields called on Barbara Hanny at her home in Woodbine. JOHN & VALERIA EBERT, OWNERS APPLIANCES FURNITURE ANTIQUES " MISCELLANEOUS AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: This is one of the finest sales of the year with many clean Items. Don't miss this onel Not responsible for accidents. TERMS: Cash day of sale. AUCTIONEERS: Dick McLaughlin & Jay Schaben CLERKS: Schaben & Knudsen Nothing removed until settled for. Like a good neighbor, ;tate Farm is there. See me for car, home, life and health insurance. STATE FARM INSURANCE Call DICK DOTZLER Office: 755-5825 Home: 755-3298 513 Court, HARLAN, IA State Farm Insurance Compames Home Offices Bloomington. Ilhnots [ Hadan IA News AdverlJl [ Fri. morn Dec 1 1889 Phone' 755-31'1 Athletes need enough fluid High school wrestlers who limit fluids or take water pills to make weight classifications ISO research risk poor performance during tops $1 milli competition, says an Iowa State University Extension Annual research nutritionist. Iowa State There's a misconception surpassed the $100 that the body can be rapidly mark for the first time, rehydrated during the one- to "This is a real five-hour period between Iowa State weigh-ins and competition. Gordon P. Eaton, Iowa State, BE SURE - BE FIREPROOF? Safes, files and personal boxes in stock at Harlan Tribune. THE NEWEST IN the lowest in price the Harlan Tribune. Say Long wait pays off ( Wh Jeff Musich shot this 10-point buck on November 9  STOCKING on the Nishnabotna River. It had an unofficial scoring of STUFFERS ,138-2/4andweighed190pounds. k,yR & ,O f 00us,.Ess ollies CARDS $ ] 695 802 10th St., Harlan, IA in raised printing OFFICE: 712-755-2391 HOME: 712-755-3857 ItARLAN TRIBUNE Wholesale available. 1 Rack of Isotoner Jewelry Gloves & Slip (VALUES UP TO $27) $1oo( 0 ,16oo All Scarves 1/2 PRICE Dresses 30% OFF % Hang Ten Group 25% OFF Open 'ill 9, M-F 9-5, Sat., 12-4, Sun. Sole now in progress. of Fash IN OLD FARNER'S BLDG., HARLAN, IA 00MYRTUE Memorial Hospital 1213 Garfield Ave. Harlan 755-5161 DECEMBER Outpatient Clinic Sch 17 clinics to meet the health care needs of area For information contact your family physician or Myrtue Memorial DECEMBER 12 & 22 DECEMBER 13 Syed M. Mohiuddin, M.D. Joseph D. Lynch, M.D. DEC. 21 - James Commers, DEC. 14 & 28 - John Okerbloom, Ted E. Heft, M.D. DECEMBER 14, 21 & 28 Ted E. Hoff, M.D. DECEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Michael Rosmann, Ph.D DECEMBER 6, 13, 20 & 27 Daniel Larose, MD DECEMBER 5 John J. Ferguson, M.D. DECEMBER 12 & 22 Gerald B. Simons, M.D. Stephen Smith, M.D. DECEMBER 1 & 15 Robert D. Sellers, M.D. Tuesday, Wed., Thurs. & Sat. DECEMBER 4 & 18 Edwin C. Schafer, M.D. As needed DECEMBER 7 & 21 John V. Fernandez, M.D. DECEMBER 14 & 28 Arun Sharma, M.D. DECEMBER 6 & 20 J. Marttnez, M.D. DECEMBER 13 & 97 David H. Kuper, M.D.