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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...
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       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...
    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...

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