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• 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...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    December 2, 2021 

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...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    December 2, 2021 

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...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    December 2, 2021 

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...

 

New program stresses 'emotional intelligence'

A new guidance curriculum introduced at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary complements the academic side of students' educational experience. Counselor Kristin Triplett has begun implementing "Second...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 28, 1946 Arthur Krebs, son of Mrs. Clara Krebs, was appointed to the staff of Hawkeye, student yearbook at the State University of Iowa. It was Krebs’ duty to arrange contracts with various organizations on campus for space in the yearbook...

 

Not so fast

The former Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn elementary school may get a reprieve from the wrecking ball. At their October meeting, board members had agreed to proceed with plans to have the building demolished....

 

Ordinance revisions fail to pass first reading

The process of finalizing the revised Royal code of ordinances will take a little bit longer to complete. City council members voted to not approve the first reading of the new ordinances on Nov. 10. The main item of concern discussed during the...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 14, 1946 Main speaker for the annual football banquet was Don O’Brien, sportscaster for station WNAX. He gave a very interesting and amusing talk on the value of athletics and their heritage. The high school auditorium was decorated and a...

 

Marching band presents 'The Elements' at indoor concert

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School marching band brought its outdoor competition show indoors during a special presentation on Nov. 4. The band and flag corps presented their show in the high...

 

Champions reap rewards of successful football season

Winning the Class A District 1 title has resulted in several postseason honors for football players and coaches from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. Twelve H-M-S players were named to the 2021 all-district...

 

H-M-S 'achieves greatness' during 2021 football season

The 2021 football season at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn will rank with some of the best in the history of the program. Records of 8-3 overall and 6-0 in Class A District 1, including two playoff wins,...

 

20 welcomed into NHS chapter at H-M-S

The membership of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn chapter of the National Honor Society grew significantly with the addition of 20 initiates. They were inducted in a ceremony on Nov. 1. Advisor Jim Thomas...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 14, 1946 An airplane from Eli, Minn. to Spencer became lost in a snowstorm and had to make a forced landing on the Fred Will farm near Hartley. Mr. Williams, the pilot and only occupant, was unhurt and the plane was not damaged. Work was for...

 

One hurdle they could not clear

Once again, West Hancock proved to be Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's nemesis. After eliminating H-M-S from last year's Class A football playoffs on their way to a state title and winning this year's...

 

Unique selections performed at fall vocal concert

The repertoire for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn concert choir's fall performance featured selections from around the world and even one that had no words. The concert was presented on Oct. 19 in the hig...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 7, 1946 The Hartley School was pleased at the large crowd that attended the all-school play. It was estimated that nearly 950 people were present, which set an all-time school record. In one of the most spectacular finishes ever witnessed he...

 

Heart and character on full display

Statistics may not lie, but they do sometimes tend to blur the whole truth. Despite losing four fumbles in the first half, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn still dominated North Butler in a 26-7 win Oct. 29 in...

 

They meet again

It seems inevitable that Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and West Hancock would eventually meet in the Class A football playoffs. The two teams played in the third round of the 2020 postseason at Britt, where...

 

Lux, Pearson named to WEC volleyball teams

Two Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn volleyball players have been recognized by the War Eagle Conference for their performances on the court and in the classroom. Senior Jasmine Lux, who led H-M-S in kills and...

 

Kaley Pearson honored with Cooley 'You Can' award

A Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn volleyball player has been recognized for her character and leadership in the sport. Hawk coach Cheryl Kroese announced that Kaley Pearson received the E. Wayne Cooley "You...

 

From Our Files

• Oct. 31, 1946 In one of the first instances of the commercial use of the Hartley airport, the Capitol Theatre received part of its Sunday film, “The Green Years,” by plane from Omaha, Neb. Due to some shipping error only part of the film...

 

Strong finish saves the day in regional opener

Sioux Central was one win away from advancing to the next round of the 2A regional volleyball tournament, but Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn had other ideas. Coming back from a 2-1 deficit, the Hawks...

 

Too many weapons

Boyden-Hull flexed its offensive muscles early and forced Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn to play from behind during a Class 2A regional quarterfinal match on Oct. 20. The Comets (2A No. 4) led in every set of their 25-4, 25-19, 25-11 win at Hull to end...

 

Some goals met, some not at state qualifying meet

Running against competitive competition, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn cross country runners achieved most of their goals during the 1A state qualifying meet on Oct. 21 at Holstein. Hawk coach Kyle Borchers...

 

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