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COVID-19 outbreak reported at CMHC

Five residents and three employees at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley were placed in quarantine during the past week after testing positive for COVID-19. According to interim CMHC...

The more you know

Local health officials are encouraging residents in O'Brien and Clay counties to take advantage of free COVID-19 tests now available to anyone who requests them from state and federal outlets. The...

Changing of the bags

Three new faces have taken the reigns of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Kids Backpack Program. Rodney Ahrenstorff and Darla and Russ Meyer started heading the local food program at the start of the year.... Full story

Katie Ginger is new O'Brien County VA admin

She doesn't have a military background, but that hasn't stopped Katie Ginger from helping local veterans obtain the services they need. The Hartley woman took over as administrator of O'Brien County...

01/27/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Kathleen J. Casas. Primghar, No Proof of Insurance. Jesus De Los Santos Chavez, Spirit Lake, Speeding; No Valid Driver’s License. Cheyenne Megan Chindlund, Sheldon, Speeding. Amber Marie Davis, Sioux Center, Speeding. Thaddeus Ryan...

Matching experience with positions

Annual appointments made by mayors of small communities are generally routine. But as the makeup of the Royal City Council has changed as a result of the 2021 election, Mayor Josh Toft used the opportunity to assign members to positions that fit...

Wrestlers wrap up Siouxland season

The 2021-22 Siouxland Conference dual wrestling season ended with Okoboji/H-M-S splitting with MOC-Floyd Valley and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, on Jan. 20 at Orange City. After suffering a close loss to...

Defense and discipline

BY MIKE PETERSEN Competing for the entire game, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn combined tough defense and disciplined offense to hand South O'Brien a 52-41 loss on Jan. 18 at Paullina. South O'Brien quickly...

Pioneers compete at Herb Irgens Invitational

Five individuals from the Okoboji/HMS wrestling team placed during OABCIG’s Herb Irgens Invitational last weekend at Ida Grove. The only H-M-S wrestler to place was Nick Bronstad, who finished third at 285 pounds. Bronstad pinned Colton Wieland...

The formula for success

Mixing together better shooting, fewer turnovers and more scoring output, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn came up with a winning formula to defeat South O'Brien, 54-43, on Jan. 18 at Paullina. The Hawks had...

Evans: State government may be harming Iowa population challenges

I stumbled across a statistical tidbit the other day that probably will surprise many people. U.S. Census Bureau figures show that between 1900 and 2000, the state that grew the least in population,...

The Writer's Pen

Everyone who owns an automobile knows that regular maintenance is required. You need to keep the tank full of gas, the tires full of air and the engine full of oil. People also need regular...

From Our Files

• Jan. 30, 1947 The home on the Mrs. Bertha Hirt farm, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Peters and son, was completely destroyed by fire. Mrs. Peters reported the blaze as soon as she noticed it, but a high wind fanned it quickly into an...

Clay Co. Fair & Events Center spends $1.9M in local economy, benefits local non-profits in 2021

After surviving the "no fair" year of 2020, the Clay County Fair Association bounced back in a big way in 2021 by creating a significant impact on the local economy, educating thousands of youth and...

Coach Sloth visits CC/E

Clay Central/Everly Elementary students were recently treated to a visit from famous author and former Iowa State football player, Coach Sloth. As a child growing up in the Dike and Belmond areas, it...

01/27/22: Community Calendar

Blood drive Feb. 7 at Spencer LifeServe Blood Center is conducting a drive at Southpark Mall, 901 11th Street SW in Spencer, on Monday, Feb. 7, from 7-11 p.m. Appointments are required. Schedule a donation appointment online at li...

01/27/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Graduate in December at NCC Sixty-five students graduated from Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon on Friday, Dec. 17. Area students who received diplomas and degrees follow. Hartley: Jessica A. Greiner, Medical Coding Diploma. Sanborn:...

Clay Co. Cattlemen host successful banquet

The Clay County Cattlemen Association held their annual meeting banquet on Jan. 15 at The Great Hall of Royal. The Cattlemen started the event with a social hour, followed by a bountiful catered...

Norene E. Petrich, 77, Broomfield, Colo.

A funeral service for Norene E. Petrich was held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Sanborn. Fr. Tim Hogan officiated. Pallbearers were Josh Zach, Adam Zach, Chad Babcock, Ryan O’Hara, Jim Horst and Tanner Fiorendino....

Virginia L. "Ginny" Harson, 79, Hartley

funeral service for Virginia L. Harson was held Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel in Hartley. Pastor Lynn Dau officiated. Pallbearers were Cade Harvey, Patrick Willaert, Macin Harvey, David Willaert, Dayton Harson, Melanie...

Carroll H. Dass, 95, Sibley

A private family funeral service for Carroll H. Dass was held Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley. Interment was held Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Ocheyedan Township Cemetery in...

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