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    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...
    COUNTY – The Shelby County Supervisors are expected to review a number of budget options at its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21, in preparation for finalizing the 2017-18 budget at the first meeting in March.    Shelby County Auditor Mark Maxwell said he’s working on the budget possibilities and...
Local reps Holt, Schultz in Shelby County Saturday
    COUNTY -- Iowa Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) and Iowa Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) will be in Harlan Saturday, Feb. 18 for a legislative briefing.    The two will present statements and answer questions on the legislative session, including but not limited to a controversial collective...
    WALNUT -- The Antique City is planning to preserve part of the past by converting the former school building located at 415 Antique City Drive into a new community center.    “We’re excited to put life back into this building and make it a place the community can once again utilize and...
Andrew Shelton (left) and Reagan Hansen were selected for the all-state festival
    HARLAN -- Harlan Community High School’s  Reagan Hansen and Andrew Shelton have been nominated by their judges at State Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) contest as Outstanding Performers in Group Improvisation, and they will perform at the all-state speech festival later this month...
Benson-Blaine
    COUNTY -- Law enforcement have captured a former Harlan man who escaped from a work release facility Sunday, Feb. 5.    Colton Benson-Blaine, 26, was listed as escape status after he failed to return to the Council Bluffs Work Release Facility from his employment. 
State testing scandal trickles down to rural departments
    HARLAN – The Harlan Fire Department will have three firefighters re-test for certifications by the state fire academy due to a scandal involving the state’s Fire Service Training Bureau and its former accreditation manager John McPhee.    McPhee has been arrested and charged with misconduct in...

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