Never stop creating

A passion for art has led to a lifetime of rewards for Hartley's LaVonne Hansen. Well known locally for her "Chalk Talks," Hansen has been honing her skills across an array of art media for decades....

Scoreboard replacement offers other benefits

With scoreboards needing replacement, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School is considering options to update them and possibly increase revenue at the same time. An online presentation allowed...

09/29/29: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Kaley Ruby Marie Mazur, Sanborn, Seatbelt Violation. Adrianne Aulenbach, Paullina, Speeding. Peter Paul Matthews, III, Paullina, Seatbelt Violation. Kyle J. Harms, Hartley, Speeding. Harold Melvin Johnson, Melvin, Registration...

Sen. Ernst discusses opioid crisis during O'Brien County stop

A growing problem that some feel is an impending public health crisis took center stage in Primghar on Monday. Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a roundtable with area law enforcement regarding the growing...

Disaster assistance is complicated

The Royal City Council has wondered for more than two months why Clay County was not included in the governor's disaster proclamation after the July 5 derecho. Now they have their answer. Clay...

2022 Clay Co. Fair sets multiple records

Increased youth involvement, record fairgoer spending, added exhibitor participation, large crowds and great weather propelled the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU to new heights this month....

Pate urges Iowans not to fall for election misinformation and disinformation

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is urging Iowans not to fall victim to election misinformation and disinformation. Instead, voters should turn to trusted sources for election information, the...

Scoring in a variety of ways

First impressions can be deceiving. Take for example Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's offensive performance during its 51-16 win at Alta-Aurelia last Friday night. Initially it didn't seem that the Hawks had...

Another positive meet

Three Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn cross country runners placed in the Top 20 at the H-M-S Invitational. The meet was held Sept. 19 at Sanborn Golf and Country Club. Top finishers for the H-M-S varsity...

Left out at the end

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was one of three teams to finish with 1-2 match records in Pool A at the Hawks' annual volleyball tournament on Sept. 24. Since no team had an advantage in head-to-head play,...

Pedley's Ponderings

Kaity and I are finally moved into our new place in Hartley. I say that generally, because a brief glimpse inside our gargage proves we have a lot more moving in to do. Nonetheless, it’s all here and has been since Sept. 19. We closed on our...

S-N Editorial

The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout O'Brien and Clay counties are starting to turn that special shade of gold. It's harvest season once again, and with its...

Evans: We all don't benefit equally from gov't aid

President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel up to $10,000 in federal student loans for many borrowers is fair game for vigorous debate – and disagreement. Americans have been debating and...

Grassley: Hear at last

Nearly five years ago, Congress passed bipartisan legislation I led alongside Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, to make certain types of hearing aids easily available to Americans with mild to...

Ernst: Dems' misplaced priorities are creating problems for the rest of America

In almost every single county I visit on my 99 County Tour, I see help wanted signs. From public schools to the National Guard, Iowa is facing a shortage of nearly every essential worker our economy...

09/29/22: Community Calendar

Grounded closed Grounded in Hartley will be closed until further notice. See the ad on Page 5 for more details. 2 specials at Red’s next Wednesday Red’s Catering in downtown Hartley will be serving two specials on Wednesday, Oct. 5. See the ad...

From Our Files

• Oct. 2, 1947 Mrs. R.W. Hoper left Omaha, Neb. on a special train for Los Angeles, Calif., where she was a delegate to the Supreme P.E.O. Convention. She also planned to visit in the home of her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fisher and family, at...

09/29/22: Area Happenings & Events

H-M-S Backpack Program seeks donations Organizers of the Kids' Backpack Program at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn are once again helping local children in need this year by providing a backpack full of food...

Donald L. Dau, 85, Hartley

A celebration of life public gathering for Donald L. Dau will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hartley. The family will be present at that time. A private memorial service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic...

Donald G. Hakeman, 93, Sanborn

A funeral service for Donald G. Hakeman was held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sanborn. Pastor Joseph Bangert officiated. Pallbearers were Joshua Holz, Andrew Suckow, Adam Mercer, Jerret Vander Plaats, Cody Holz and...

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