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• Feb. 5, 1948 Although the fuel oil shortage had not been so keenly felt in Hartley as in other sections of the state, plans were discussed by the Chamber of Commerce to set up an emergency fuel oil council. The committee would attempt to allocate...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    February 2, 2023 

A tough stretch of games

After fashioning a 7-2 record through the first half of January, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' basketball team has lost seven of their last eight games. The only win came against MMCRU, 63-51, on...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Points are hard to come by

Getting any consistent scoring proved a difficult proposition for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' basketball team during three games last week. Hosting Remsen St. Mary's [1A No. 4] on Jan. 23, H-M-S...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Another milestone

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn senior Kooper Ebel has reached another milestone in high school athletic career, this time on the basketball court. Ebel scored his 1,000th point during the Hawks' game with...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Comets streak to sweep

Boyden-Hull proved to be ungracious hosts on Jan. 26, sweeping both games of a non-conference basketball doubleheader with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. In the girls' game, H-M-S only scored seven points...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Still in the hunt

This winter's weather has impacted the Siouxland Conference dual wrestling schedule, but so far Okoboji/HMS has taken advantage of every opportunity to compete. The Pioneers improved their conference...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    February 2, 2023 

Knocking them down

Pin totals were more than enough for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's bowling teams to sweep Sioux Central during a meet on Jan. 27 at Sioux Rapids. The varsity boys finished with their highest team total of...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    January 26, 2023

Getting ahead of any problems

An agreement for scheduled service of HVAC systems in all three Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn buildings was approved by the school board on Jan. 16. Superintendent Patrick Carlin described the one-year...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    January 26, 2023

Royal council mulls future of old water plant

The status of the old water plant in Royal is being further investigated following discussions with the city's water supplier. Mayor Josh Toft reported at this month's council meeting that Iowa Lakes...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 29, 1948 The Hartley Town Council voted to repeal the outmoded poll tax that had been on the statutes of the town for many years. The tax, which placed a levy upon the head of each able-bodied man of military age, was considered by many to...

 

Caught in scramble mode

Defensive breakdowns against a hot-shooting team doomed Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn during a 78-49 loss to visiting West Sioux on Jan. 20. Mason Coppock and Booker Walsh outscored the entire H-M-S team...

 

Wrestlers compete at Herb Irgens Invite

Five Okoboji/HMS wrestlers were among the place finishers during the Herb Irgens Invitational, hosted by OABCIG on Jan. 20-21. James Gellerman was the only competitor from H-M-S to finish in the Top...

 

Something had to give

One girls' basketball team was going to get its first win when Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and South O'Brien played in Hartley on Jan. 17. After starting the season with 10 straight losses, the Hawks got...

 

Not quite enough pins

Emmetsburg's boys edged Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn to place first as a team during a bowling triangular Jan. 17 at Locomotion Lanes in Sanborn. The E-Hawks finished with a team total of 2,741. That was...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    January 19, 2023

Bids to be received for parking lot, diamond upgrades

Bids for several improvements at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School are scheduled to be opened next month. The school board approved the scope of the project on Monday. According to John Hight, of...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    January 19, 2023

Garbage contract continues to raise questions

Although they approved a new solid waste collection contract with Town & Country Disposal, Royal council members on Jan. 11 still questioned the meaning of some of its language. The main sticking...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 22, 1948 L.W. Anderson, Mike Colling, Carl Rahn and Harry Ketelsen were elected to terms of two years on the Hartley Chamber of Commerce board. A committee was appointed to get action started on a skating rink. Chamber members were less...

 

Starting the year with a bang

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's bowlers opened 2023 in historic fashion, as both varsity teams earned their first wins of the season and the first meet victories in program history. Competing at Hawarden on...

 

Opponents extend girls' losing streak

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was on the road last week for three girls' basketball games and came up short in all of them. The Hawks ended the week with a 55-45 loss to MMCRU in War Eagle Conference play...

 

Siouxland Sweep

Wins over Sheldon/South O'Brien and Sibley-Ocheyedan gave Okoboji/HMS an undefeated start to the Siouxland Conference dual wrestling season. The Pioneers needed a late win by fall to edge the Orabs...

 

2 wins and a cold shooting night

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn followed up a pair of boys' non-conference basketball victories with a cold shooting night that ended the Hawks' winning streak at five games. Early offensive success was the...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 15, 1948 A group of 27 hunters from the Hartley area joined together for a fox hunt. They were rewarded for their efforts by bagging three fox, all from the same section. The animals were displayed at Ketelsen Hardware. Acting on immediate i...

 

Still not able to get over the hump

Back in action after a long layoff, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' basketball team suffered a pair of home losses to War Eagle Conference opponents last week. A big fourth quarter allowed...

 

Early leads set the tone

A 13-point half time lead gave Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn enough of a cushion to hold off Harris-Lake Park, 56-51, for a War Eagle Conference boys' basketball win on Jan. 6. Three Hawks scored in double...

 

A good beginning to a new year

With their opening meet of 2023 cancelled due to weather, Okoboji/HMS wrestlers had to wait until Jan. 5 to compete for the first time. The Pioneers had a successful night, winning two of three duals...

 

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