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H-M-S board sells former elementary building

Editor's note: Complete coverage of Wednesday's board hearing will be featured in the Dec. 9 edition of the Sentinel-News. The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school board on Wednesday voted to sell the... Full story

Everly Commercial Club to make it official

Remaining members of the Everly Commercial Club plan to pound the final nail in the coffin on the community service group today. In an email to members, former president Chris Dodd outlined plans for...

CC/E board to address busing issue

Transportation policy once again took center stage Nov. 22 during the Clay Central/Everly school board's regular meeting. For the second time in six months, board members were approached about...

No snow yet, but...Christmastime is here!

After a year on semi-hiatus, the holiday season is back in full swing this weekend. Several events are planned in Hartley and Everly to get everyone in a merry mood. Folks in the Royal area need not...

Special supervisor election is Tuesday

Voters in O'Brien County will have a quick experience in the voting booth when they hit the polls Dec. 7. Republican Tim Overmire, of Hartley, will be the lone choice on the ballot aside from the...

12/02/21: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Steven Ronald Shelton, Spirit Lake, Gross Weight Violation, 2 counts. Larry Shuck, Jr., Sutherland, Failure to Maintain Control. Tyler Dean Nelson, Sioux City, Speeding. Tabitha Nicole McHugh, Sheldon, Speeding. Osvaldo Santiago Cuin,...

Naet Hoaglund returns to where it all started

Naet Hoaglund's life journey seems to have come full circle. It began in Hartley where he grew up and returned home to teach and live. Now, he's a head coach at his alma mater. "I was fortunate...

Poor second quarter spoils season-opener

An inability to score in one quarter spoiled the season-opener for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' basketball team. Sioux Central's 17-4 advantage in the second quarter helped them earn the 50-34...

H-M-S lands 4 on IPSWA all-state football teams

The 2021 football season may be over but players from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn are still receiving postseason accolades. Four players from H-M-S have been named to all-state teams selected by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association and the Iowa...

Letters: Keep dogs on leashes in city limits

To the editor: What does a safe community mean to you? Is it a small town where you know everyone? Is it feeling comfortable enough to leave your vehicle unlocked and the keys in it? Is it leaving your house unlocked? Is it having sidewalks that...

The Writer's Pen

Every Christmas movie on television has a perfect Christmas tree. Usually the tree is live, rather than artificial, and it comes from a tree farm or a downtown tree lot. The trees are somehow...

Letters: GOP state rep supports Rowley

To the editor: I write in full support of the candidacy of Dave Rowley for state senator. During my time in the legislature, I have had the opportunity of working with a wide variety of people. The most successful legislators have a fluid working...

Pedley's Ponderings

Like a re-occurring nightmare, I found myself up there again last weekend. The wind blasted my face as I clung to a teetering ladder clipping Christmas lights to the gutters. Light by light and foot...

H-M-S bowlers find success

Two H-M-S Middle School teams placed at the 2021 Middle School State Bowling Championship held in Ames at Perfect Games earlier this year. Placing second in the Boys Team Division were Dominic Tripp,...

From Our Files

• Nov. 28, 1946 V.C. Mussman, owner of the new Marshall-Wells store, announced that he would hold a grand opening. The new store was located in the Sartorius building just north of the Capitol Theatre. The interior of the building was remodeled...

12/02/21: Community Calendar

Festival of Trees in Hartley is Dec. 6-23 This year’s Festival of Trees at the Hartley Public Library will be held Dec. 6-23. The event showcases decorated trees from local businesses and clubs. Forms are available by emailing d...

12/02/21: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Eligibility for COVID-19 boosters expanded to all adults All adults ages 18 years and older who received a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series, Pfizer or Moderna, or those who received the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are eligible to...

DonnaBelle E. Seavert, 96, Spencer

Funeral services for DonnaBelle E. Seavert will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal, with Pastor Mark Wilms officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Casket...

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