Marquita Hertig & Floyd Fogle Named 2017 Honorary Citizens

Marquita Hertig says she is happy to have been a Harlan citizen most of her life. She graduated from Harlan High School and Indiana University. She married her high school sweetheart, Don, and will celebrate 60 years together in September. They raised two children, Ric and Kim, in Harlan and they now have five grandsons and six great grandchildren. She is delighted to be watching a fourth generation of Hertigs play ball at the Harlan Park. She and Don bought and restored at least six Harlan homes or businesses over the years, the last and most challenging being the 1800’s IOOF building now privately owned and still standing in the middle of town. She owned Mardon Real Estate in the 1970’s and worked out of the original Standard Service Station “on the point”. She is the Harlan United Methodist Church Historian, loves family, traveling, history, flower gardening, and volunteering. Her most recent endeavor and accomplishment was writing the Harlan History Book, “Now and Then” which has sold over 600 copies and allowed her “team” to give back to Harlan Park. Floyd Fogle was born and raised on the Fogle family farm to Raymond and Clara Fogle. The original farm house still stands on Spencerville Road across from the Harlan Christian Youth Center. Traditionally, the Fogles have always been big Harlan Days volunteers and Floyd is no exception. For many years he was the chairman of the Harlan Days car show. Old cars are still one of his hobbies, volunteering along with keeping scrapbooks and photos of old Harlan events is another. Floyd can often be found helping at the...

Ride Tickets, Get Your Harlan Days Ride Tickets Here!

Okay, well technically you need to get your pre-sale ride tickets from either the Harlan Marathon before Thursday, August 3rd at 5:00pm. There are 22 tickets per sheet and are just $15 per sheet. Sorry, they are sold in full sheets only. And yes, we will have a ride wrist-band special for $20 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday...

Harlan Days Meet & Greet with Kaleigh Schrock & Icy from the Komets!

Komets Hockey Legend #79 Kaleigh Schrock and Icy will be in the Merchant Tent after the parade at the von Wolfstal German Shepherds booth (located at the front of the tent) for an opportunity to be able to meet these local celebrities! As a special ‘Thank You’ for the support the Komets have given to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation, there will be a donation container at the von Wolfstal booth that will be presented to the Komets to then be donated to...

New Event! Demo Derby Soccer!

What is demo derby soccer? It involves demolition derby cars, a 6 foot soccer ball, and mini-excavators acting as the goalies. Three cars on each team try to score goals while also avoiding getting smashed up. Though “technically” the object is to score goals, not immobilize other cars. And the best part is, you can enter a car or come watch from the stands. Come join us at Harlan Days Saturday morning and stay for rides, food, and then to see this special event starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are just $5. Kids 5 and under are free. Want to participate in the demo derby soccer event and have your shot at 1st or 2nd place prizes? It’s just $25 for car and driver entry. Crew pit passes are $10. Sign up starts at 4pm, but make sure to download this demo derby soccer flyer then contact Neil Koch: nkoch1976@gmail.com or Alex Zurbrugg: 260-385-5699 for complete rules and safety guidelines....