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 By Mike Petersen    News    September 29, 2022 

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...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    September 29, 2022 

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 County...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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, th...

 

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 boys...

 

Royal council delays water tower project decision

Rather than accepting a bid for painting and repairing the water tower, the Royal City Council decided to delay a decision so another firm can prepare a proposal for consideration next month. Represen...

 

Changes to H-M-S website on the way

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School's website will become more accessible to district patrons and other users in the coming months. Following a presentation on Monday, school board members...

 

Relaxed and smooth

Physicality was still Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's primary objective during the 2022 Homecoming football game. But H-M-S also successfully passed the ball to complement a potent rushing attack. That combi...

 

Great start, big finish to Homecoming week

Homecoming week at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn got off to a rousing start with the volleyball team's 3-0 sweep of visiting South O'Brien on Sept. 12. The Hawks earned their second straight War Eagle...

 

Times continue to fall

A pair of Top 20 finishers led the way for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at the West Lyon Wildcat Invitational on Sept. 12. The cross country meet was held at the Lake Pahoja Recreation Area near Inwood. In...

 

Sealing the deal

The ebb and flow of the first three sets of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's volleyball match on Sept. 8 indicated a positive trend line for West Sioux. But prospects soon brightened in a big way for the...

 

Shaving minutes off their times

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn cross country runners' times and team finishes at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational on Sept. 6 showed vast improvement since the last time they competed on the course at...

 

They answered the call

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn stayed true to its identity while South O'Brien showed some new wrinkles when the two teams clashed Sept. 9 at Peterson Field in Hartley. The Wolverines had some success...

 

It was the Hawks' night

Big plays. Long drives. A goal line stand. Leads that appeared to be safe. Comebacks that fell short. All of that illustrates the kind of game Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Gehlen Catholic played Sept....

 

Off to a fresh start

A new cross country season began at a new venue, as the Emerald Hills Golf Course was the site for the Okoboji Invitational on Sept. 1. In the past the meet was held at the Woodlyn Hills course east o...

 

Good tests of progress

After playing two close sets with Sibley-Ocheyedan, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn volleyball team could not sustain that effort in the final two sets. The Hawks lost the match played Aug. 29 at Sibley...

 

From Our Files

• Sept. 4, 1947 Thorne’s Sales and Service was appointed an authorized dealer for Massey-Harris farm implements. Several tractors were on display in their showroom. Early reports on high school registrations at the Hartley Public School...

 

A familiar finish

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn opened the 2022 volleyball season at the usual place and came away with a familiar result on Aug. 23. The place was the West Lyon tournament and the result was a 1-2 record in...

 

Quick strike versus 'ground and pound'

Friday night's football season opener between highly-rated West Sioux and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at Hawarden was a stark contrast in offensive approaches. West Sioux (Class 1A No. 2) scored six...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    August 25, 2022

Saying goodbye

Sixteen years of providing medical care to residents of O'Brien County and the surrounding area are coming to an end for Dr. Soe Nyunt. Nyunt came to Hartley Mercy Medical Clinic in 2006. It proved...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    August 25, 2022

Seeking answers to upgrade farm-to-market access

The Royal City Council wants to improve the roads that provide access to a major grain storage facility in Clay County. But accomplishing that requires money, and accessing one potential funding...

 

Getting a taste of live action

It wasn't anything like an official game, but Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Spirit Lake's football teams put on the pads and helmets for a scrimmage Friday night at Hafer Field in Spirit Lake. The...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    August 18, 2022

Ready to get started

The 2022-23 school year at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn will begin next Tuesday and the district is ready to welcome students to their classrooms. Initial indications are that H-M-S will have more students...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    August 18, 2022

Water tower painting bids are confusing

"It's not apples to apples. It's confusing." That was Royal Mayor Josh Toft's comment during the August city council meeting as he passed out bid sheets for painting and repairing the water tower. As...

 

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