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Thiessens peddling homemade, homegrown goods at Iowa Great Lakes-area market

Cherry-picked perfection The Iowa Great Lakes are home to many amazing summer feats: Concert series, delicious menus, amusement parks and more. One of the area's most cherished attributes is the...

Gas prices top Hartley council agenda

A lengthy discussion about high gas prices lit a fire for the Hartley City Council on Monday. Bill Lindley, president of the city's gas supplier, Clayton Energy, explained that market speculators and...

Fair time fun in Clay County

The Clay County Fair returned in full force last Saturday after a two-year hiatus. Visitors have been packing the fairgrounds in Spencer over the past week to check out the many shows, livestock...

Local populations decline in last 10 years

If it seems like there are less people in Hartley, Everly and Royal, it’s because there are. Data released last month from the 2020 Census showed population declines in all three communities. In Clay and O’Brien counties, only Spencer and...

09/16/21: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Timothy A. Lammers, Sibley, Registration Violation. Melissa Stofferan, Hospers, Registration Violation. Humberto Orosco, Jr., Sioux Center, No Proof of Insurance. Luis Miguel Rico Rodriguez, Gainesville, Texas, Speeding; No Driver’s...

Pipeline meeting is Sept. 22 in O'Brien Co.

A series of public informational meetings have been scheduled to inform landowners about a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline in Iowa by Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC. Locally, a meeting is scheduled at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Sheldon Community...

Funding for future projects considered by Royal council

The Royal city council discussed ways to finance an upcoming celebration and the purchase of a warning siren during its meeting on Sept. 8. Royal’s 125th anniversary will be celebrated in 2025, so council members feel it is time to start planning...

Battle of wills goes to H-M-S

Wins in intra-county football battles with South O'Brien have been limited in the past decade, so Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn had plenty to celebrate after a 26-0 triumph at Paullina. The victory over the...

First set win is step in right direction

After not having won a set in six previous matches, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn enjoyed a small taste of success during a 3-1 loss to West Sioux on Sept. 9. The Hawks dropped the first two sets to the...

Times improve against big field at S-O Invite

After a 12-day layoff from competition, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's cross country runners improved their times during the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational on Sept. 7. Nearly all of the Hawks clocked faster...

09/16/21: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Solsma's Punkin Patch now open Solsma's Punkin Patch is open now through Halloween, with Food Truck Weekends starting Sept. 25. The business is located 4 miles west of Hartley on Highway 18. See the...

From Our Files

• Sept. 19, 1946 C.M. Longstreth, National 2nd Vice Commander of the Amvets, was in Hartley obtaining the 10 charter members which were necessary for the organization of a chapter. Von Brower was appointed temporary commander of the new Hartley...

Steven G. Sorensen, 71, Salina, Kan.

Steven G. Sorensen, 71, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Salina, Kan. He was born in Hartley to Gene and Donna (Brummer) Sorensen. Steve graduated from Hartley High School in 1968 and then...

Marlow W. 'Mutt' Dorman, 89, Sanborn

A memorial service for Marlow W. “Mutt” Dorman was held Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sanborn. Pastor Joe Bangert officiated. Interment was in Roseland Cemetery at Sanborn. Sanborn Funeral Home assisted with the...

Naomi J. Adams, 98, Manning

Funeral services for Naomi J. Adams were held Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at First Lutheran Church in Milford. Pastor Perry Aalgaard officiated. Casket bearers were Josh Adams, Julie Hughes, Kelly Ferneding, Nathaniel Renteria, John Ferneding and...

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