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Hardware Hawks!

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Dance Attack members needed to make room for extra cargo on their way home from Des Moines last week. The team won several awards during the 47th annual Iowa High School and...

Grant helps HFD get new gear

Five Hartley firefighters are looking fresh thanks to a grant from the O'Brien County Community Foundation (OCCF). The local department was able to purchase new bunker gear for a portion of the squad...

12/08/22: Crime, Courts, Incidents & Accidents

• Traffic Jason Miles Evans, Norfolk, Neb., Registration Violation. Brady Paul Prescott, Hospers, Violation of Restricted License; Speeding. Javier Estuardo Carrillo, Harrisburg, S.D., Violation of Safety Regulations. Michael Monroe, Jr.,...

CC/E board changes director district election process

After more than a year of discussion and one negated attempt, the Clay Central/Everly school board on Nov. 30 finally changed the way members are elected. "This will give our district more...

Hi, Santa!

Five-year-old Anakin Schnack, of Hartley, was more than happy to see Santa Claus during his stop in Hartley on Dec. 4 following the light parade. Several local youngsters filed into the fire station...

Domination on both ends of the floor

The margin of victory wasn't a record, but the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' basketball team's 55-point win over Woodbury Central was among the most lopsided in recent memory. The Hawks dominated on...

Okoboji/HMS wrestlers finish 4th at home invite

Sam Pas won the 220-pound title and two other wrestlers placed second, leading Okoboji/H-M-S to a fourth-place team finish in their home invitational on Dec. 3. An 8-5 victory in the championship match gave Pas the title. Dylan Jones finished...

Stuck on 31

With Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Woodbury Central finding it difficult to score with any consistency, both girls' basketball teams needed to take advantage of whatever opportunities might develop....

Comeback gives Okoboji/HMS first dual victory

Okoboji/H-M-S needed a strong finish to defeat Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire during a wrestling double dual at Spencer on Dec. 1. GT/RA held a 12-point lead after the 138-pound match but wins...

Pedley's Ponderings

There are things in this world I can tolerate and there are things I cannot. Hanging Christmas lights falls under the latter category. I’ve bemoaned the annual task several times in this space before. At our old house in Ocheyedan, the chore fell...

S-N Editorial

Iowa Democrats took another one on the nose last week when it was announced South Carolina would likely leapfrog the Hawkeye State’s first-in-the-nation presidential nominating status. The move wasn’t unexpected, but it dealt a significant blow...

From Our Files

• Dec. 11, 1947 The grand opening of the Nissen Drug Store, formerly Potter’s, featured a special get-acquainted offer of a “2 for the price of 1” sale at the soda fountain. Cyril Nissen, formerly of Estherville, was the new proprietor....

12/08/22: Community Calendar

Several holiday open houses planned Multiple area businesses will host their holiday open houses this month. See ads inside for Hartley Municipal Utilities, Fiesta Foods/Hartley Hometown Pharmacy, Home State Bank, Savings Bank, Rainbow...

Fiesta Foods donates to H-M-S Giving Tree

The H-M-S Giving Tree recently landed a sizeable contribution from Fiesta Foods. The local grocery store held a casual Friday fundraiser, where employees could pay a donation to wear jeans or other...

Adam Burns, 35, Denison

Mass of Christian Burial for Adam Burns, 35, of Denison, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. He passed away Friday, Dec. 2 at University of Nebraska Medical...

Javan K. Kruse, 37, Hartley

Funeral services for Javan K. Kruse were held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Pastor Mark Wilms officiated. Casket bearers were Casey Tolzin, Brian Fritz, Aaron Mugge,...

Richard A. Leth, 75, Hartley

A memorial service for Richard A. Leth was held Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel in Hartley. Pastor Jacob Sandholm officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Leth, Brandon Finney, Jeffrey Harig, Broderic Leth, Travis...

Orville R. Taylor, 99, Hartley

Taylor was held Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. Pastor Chris Nitzel officiated. Pallbearers were Jarrod Fredericks, Lucas Fredericks, Mark Fredericks, Brandon Peters, Derek Peters, Reese Taylor, Claire Taylor,...

Doris E. Treimer, 96, Hartley

A funeral service for Doris E. Treimer was held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. Pastor Chris Nitzel officiated. Pallbearers were Jeff Hildreth, Mike Schwien, Wade Gebert, Brett Ripke, Chris Langner and Eben...

Joyce Lyman, 96, Sibley

Joyce Lyman, of Sibley, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at Sibley Specialty Care in Sibley. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2023. Sanborn Funeral Home is assisting with the...

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