Harlan’s Chad Anderson asks why Holt and Schultz didn’t campaign on the issue of collective bargaining reform?
    HARLAN – Iowa Rep. Steve Holt says he’s spoken to everyone from superintendents, school board members, teachers, union members, non-union members, county supervisors and private citizens about the collective bargaining bill.
Harlan Community English Teacher Randi Daniels tells legislators that members of the local school board have never been in her classroom, while fellow teacher Michelle Burmeister listens.
    HARLAN – Approximately 125 local residents turned out at a legislative briefing Saturday morning, Feb. 18 in Harlan to quiz local representatives Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) and Rep.
Harlan FFA 2016-2017 Officer Team: pictured left to right, front row: Sentinel Kaleb Kaster, Co-Secretary Joey Fields, President Aaron Johannsen, Vice President Kelsey Schaben, Co-Reporter Miguel Mena; back row: Advisor Justine McCall, Co-Secretary Stephanie Smith, Treasurer James Erlbacher, Co-Reporter Lauren Blum, Advisor James Shughart.  (Photo courtesy Jacobs Photographic)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25. This year’s theme is Transform and it embraces more than 85 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.
Kaster
       HARLAN – Union representatives across Iowa are watching very closely the debates this week on the proposed collective bargaining bill.  If it passes, significant changes will be made to how employees covered by a union negotiate with employ
    HARLAN – Local management officials are watching closely the developments at the statehouse this week, as any changes to Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code will have a significant impact on bargaining efforts going forward with local unions.
Keaton Jones qualifies for state bowling
    LE MARS -- Harlan Community junior Keaton Jones became just the second state qualifier in the history of the Cyclone boys bowling program Tuesday afternoon, rolling a career-best 461 series at the Class 1-A State Qualifying Tournament in Le Ma
Harlan’s Chad Anderson asks why Holt and Schultz didn’t campaign on the issue of collective bargaining reform?
Harlan Community English Teacher Randi Daniels tells legislators that members of the local school board have never been in her classroom, while fellow teacher Michelle Burmeister listens.
Harlan FFA 2016-2017 Officer Team: pictured left to right, front row: Sentinel Kaleb Kaster, Co-Secretary Joey Fields, President Aaron Johannsen, Vice President Kelsey Schaben, Co-Reporter Miguel Mena; back row: Advisor Justine McCall, Co-Secretary Stephanie Smith, Treasurer James Erlbacher, Co-Reporter Lauren Blum, Advisor James Shughart.  (Photo courtesy Jacobs Photographic)
Kaster
Keaton Jones qualifies for state bowling
The City of Harlan, due to heavy wet snow conditions is requiring parallel parking in any areas where snow is windrowed. Thank you for your cooperation. No School for the HCSD and Shelby County Catholic School for Friday, Feb. 24
    REGIONAL – Iowa Rep. Steve Holt and Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz said they aren’t worried about their jobs come re-election time.    Local resident Aaron Nippert said he’s a lifetime Republican, and asked both about potential backlash from the passage of what some are calling a union-busting bill. ...
    HARLAN – Local educators’ concerns about their voices going unheard at the bargaining table and a lack of faith in a fair process from those now in firm control of their work-related conditions, were heard by Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt.    But both said they firmly believe...
Harlan’s Chad Anderson asks why Holt and Schultz didn’t campaign on the issue of collective bargaining reform?
    HARLAN – Iowa Rep. Steve Holt says he’s spoken to everyone from superintendents, school board members, teachers, union members, non-union members, county supervisors and private citizens about the collective bargaining bill.    He thinks it’s a great move for Iowa.
Harlan Community English Teacher Randi Daniels tells legislators that members of the local school board have never been in her classroom, while fellow teacher Michelle Burmeister listens.
    HARLAN – Approximately 125 local residents turned out at a legislative briefing Saturday morning, Feb. 18 in Harlan to quiz local representatives Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) and Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) on legislative issues, by far the most discussed issue being changes to Chapter 20...
    STATE – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday signed into law sweeping changes to the state’s collective bargaining laws.    Iowa House File 291 made significant changes to the state’s 43-year-old bill.  It limits most public-sector negotiations for union contracts to only base wages, and...
Harlan FFA 2016-2017 Officer Team: pictured left to right, front row: Sentinel Kaleb Kaster, Co-Secretary Joey Fields, President Aaron Johannsen, Vice President Kelsey Schaben, Co-Reporter Miguel Mena; back row: Advisor Justine McCall, Co-Secretary Stephanie Smith, Treasurer James Erlbacher, Co-Reporter Lauren Blum, Advisor James Shughart.  (Photo courtesy Jacobs Photographic)
    HARLAN -- The Harlan FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25. This year’s theme is Transform and it embraces more than 85 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members participated in National FFA Week activities at...
Kaster
       HARLAN – Union representatives across Iowa are watching very closely the debates this week on the proposed collective bargaining bill.  If it passes, significant changes will be made to how employees covered by a union negotiate with employers over wages and other work-related conditions...
    HARLAN – Local management officials are watching closely the developments at the statehouse this week, as any changes to Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code will have a significant impact on bargaining efforts going forward with local unions.    However, city and county administration are saying they...
Keaton Jones qualifies for state bowling
    LE MARS -- Harlan Community junior Keaton Jones became just the second state qualifier in the history of the Cyclone boys bowling program Tuesday afternoon, rolling a career-best 461 series at the Class 1-A State Qualifying Tournament in Le Mars.  Jones rolled individual games of 245 (also a...
Wagner
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community Schools Superintendent Justin Wagner said that the collective bargaining bill being debated this week could have a positive impact for the school district should its final form address financial considerations.
Legislative Briefing
Saturday, Feb. 18 10 a.m.
Nishnabotna Valley REC, Harlan

•  Discuss collective bargaining and other issues with Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt
    HARLAN – Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) welcomes constituents to come Saturday to a legislative briefing in Harlan to discuss legislation being proposed and debated at the Iowa Legislature this session, including a bill that will effectively change Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code regarding...

Sports

HCHS junior Nick Foss has his arm raised in victory after beating Tanner Vermaas of Woodward-Granger for fifth place at 182 pounds in Class 2-A.

 DES MOINES -- The last time Harlan Community had a top-four medalist at the State Wrestling Tournament, current senior Jacob Wingert was in second grade.

Family Living

Bill and Kathie Barrett
    SHELBY -- William and Katherine Barrett of Shelby will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on February 25. They plan to celebrate with their family.    Their family...

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