Utility & Telecommunication Providers
Water: City of Earling
Gas: MidAmerican Energy Company
Electricity: MidAmerican Energy Company
Phone: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company
Internet: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company
Cable: Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company
Cellular: Cellular One, Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company, and Verizon
Rail: Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Rail System
Mayor and City Council
City Zoning? Yes
Shelby County Sheriff’s Department
Harlan Community Schools (PreK-12)
Shelby County Catholic Schools (PreK-8)
Earling is home to approximately 30 businesses including a nursing home, locally owned bank, tractor repair business, two car service stations, meat locker, grain elevator, two feed stores, ag-chemical store, beauty shops, and retail stores. Little Flower Haven is Earling’s largest employer with a 52-member staff that cares for 62 residents.
See Labor and Business for a full list by category.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – on the tour of German Villages
There was an exorcism in Earling in 1928. It has been officially documented by Papal officials in Rome. The subject was a young lady who was not from the community. Today, the exorcism is a matter of controversy and curiosity, but for the folks of Earling in 1928, it was a frightening experience. Two books, Be Gone Satan and The Devil Rocked Her Cradle were written about those fateful days.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
A must-see for visitors coming to Earling. The circa 1882 Church with its soaring 150’ steeple and Gothic-styled architecture is breathtaking. Its numerous stained glass windows illuminate a spacious interior that is both enthralling and inspiring. Statues depicting the saints and the Stations of the Cross decorate the wall and the columns. A visit to St. Joseph Catholic Church will never be forgotten.
St. Joseph’s Parish Picnic
two day picnic celebrated in July with festivities consisting of live music, carnival rides, games, and plenty of food and beverages.