Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

The Veterans Memorial Auditorium is an event venue that hosts weddings, auctions, business gatherings, bloodmobiles, food pantries, sporting events, and many others.

03/16/2021
01/18/2021

Bloodmobile Tuesday January 19th 11:30am to 5:30pm

12/29/2020

Due to the snow and winter weather forecast today, Tuesday, December 29, the City of Harlan is asking citizens to voluntarily utilize off-street parking wherever possible. This will assist the Public Works Department with snow and ice control on city streets

In addition, the City of Harlan has declared a Snow Emergency for Wednesday, December 30. There will be NO parking allowed on the City's north/south streets from 8 AM until Noon. There will be NO parking on the East/West streets from 1PM until 5PM. In addition, Parallel Parking is required on any streets where the snow is windrowed in the center of the street (primarily in the Downtown Area). Violators of the snow emergency will result in a $25 ticket and possibly have their vehicle towed at the owner's expense. The City of Harlan appreciates your cooperation.

12/23/2020

Have a safe and healthy Holiday Season!

12/23/2020

Have a safe and healthy Holiday Season!

12/22/2020

Open walking at Vets Auditorium 8am - Noon in January 2021 - 4-7, 12-15, 18, 21-22, & 25-29.

10/20/2020

Open for walking October 19-23 and 26-30.

[09/30/20]   October walking schedule at Vets - Open for walking on Oct 1, 6-8, 13-16, 19-23, 27-30

07/01/2020

Veterans Memorial Auditorium is reopened for rentals. Please call 712-755-3440 to schedule your event!

06/11/2020

Vets Auditorium's open walking will resume JUNE 15th, 2020!! Other open walking dates in June include: 6/15-6/17, 6/19, 6/22, 6/24-6/25, & 6/30.


04/09/2020

Myrtue Medical Center

There are many stressors we are all facing as we navigate the impact of COVID-19. Myrtue Behavioral Health therapist Katie Sandquist shares some quick tips on managing stress and taking care of ourselves.


04/09/2020

Myrtue Medical Center

How do I talk to my kids about COVID-19? This is a question weighing on many families these days. Myrtue Behavioral Health therapist Katie Sandquist shares tips to equip you to support your kids during this challenging time.


04/09/2020

Myrtue Medical Center

Dr. Anderson discusses Myrtue's Public Health response to COVID-19, addressing when to see your doctor, testing, social distancing and other community recommendations.


04/09/2020

Myrtue Medical Center

Myrtue Medical Center physician, Dr. Scott Markham, discusses Myrtue's COVID-19 preparedness, describes COVID-19 symptoms and gives advice for staying healthy. Video Production Credit: Moments by Mary

[03/18/20]   Due to Covid-19 concerns Veterans Memorial Auditorium is closed until further notice. No open walking available at this time.

03/13/2020
01/22/2020
12/23/2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

11/27/2019

Everyone please have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/10/2019

THANK YOU VETERANS!

11/10/2019

Happy Birthday Marines!

10/31/2019

Vets is open for Walking in November for the following dates: Nov. 4-7, 12-14, & 19-21. On these dates open walking from 8am - Noon and free to the public.

10/08/2019

Veteran's Memorial Auditorium is open for walking 8am to noon this week Oct 8 th to Oct 11 th. Free to the public!

09/12/2019

Myrtue Medical Center Auxiliary

Myrtue Medical Center Auxiliary’s Bazaar is here!! Stop in the Hospital Gift Shop or Secret Serenity Salon to purchase your dinner and raffle tickets, also available at the door. Staley’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, dinner roll, brownie or apple crisp! Take out and free delivery available! Dinner tickets $11. Shop and see all the new fun items we have to offer in Home Decor, Accessories Hats and Bags, Children and Baby, Fall and Christmas! Masquerade Jewelry will be here with new items. Get your raffle tickets for a Big Screen TV, Petersen Family Wellness Center Membership, or giant Holiday Snowman. Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. Baked goods too! Big City Shopping In The Heart Of Our Home Town! ❤️ All proceeds go back to the hospital to purchase equipment and items needed.

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07/02/2019

Hosting the library today until 11am. Come on down and see a drone demonstration and a star dome lab.

06/27/2019

TBT pictures of the Vets gym being used for Harlan High School basketball games. If you remember or played post a comment.

06/25/2019
05/31/2019

Remember Vets Auditorium for your next event. Our rates and options are on the Menu Tab!

05/24/2019

Remember and Honor those that have served our country and paid the ultimate price. Thank You Current Members and Veterans of the Armed Forces!!

05/23/2019

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

05/23/2019

Veterans Memorial Auditorium's cover photo

05/23/2019

Veterans Memorial Auditorium's cover photo

05/23/2019

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Veterans Memorial Auditorium History

A little history on the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. It was decided that there was a need for a community building for the Shelby county area, and shortly after WWII a petition with 373 names on it was presented to the Harlan City Council to construct such a building as a memorial to local service men who gave their lives in the war. The petition called for voters to approve a $90,000 bond to be paid from revenues of the city owned electric utility. On June 11, 1946 the bond passed 611 for and 140 against. The building would be named the Liberty Memorial Building. It appeared more money was needed for the build and in 1958 a 2nd bond issue for $150,000 was proposed and defeated.

During those 20 years no one could reach an agreement as to exactly what kind of building to build, how big, what should be in it, stage no stage, or even where it should be built. In 1960s the whole building idea got snafued in committees and the idea was stalled and the commission was disbanded. In 1964 the commission was reintroduced and the 5 man board of Robert (Cob) Jacobsen, Clay Pauley, Al Krogsted, Wade Burchett, and Phil Phelps purchased the 15 acres of land that the building now sits on for $15,000 and April 1965 Knudson and Sons of Harlan was the low bidder for the building contract of $134,500. But there was only $100,000 on hand so the HMU board gave $35,000 to the City which in turn transferred that to the project. Another $20,000 was donated by two Harlan banks plus $9,000 from other contributions.

Ground breaking was May 18, 1965. All told the cost of the completed building including land,

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