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 By Nick Pedley    News    May 19, 2022 

Everly council moves forward with siren purchase

Everly is about to become a one-siren town. The city council on Monday approved an amended quote from Blue Valley Public Safety raising the price tag to replace the town’s warning siren from $28,500 to $31,098.95. Included in the new quote are the...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 19, 2022 

Local fire departments battle blaze at poultry facility

The air was thick with smoke between Harris and May City last week thanks to a fire that burned for nearly two full days. Fire departments from May City and Harris were paged to Sunrise Farms'...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 12, 2022

Getting after it

The saying, "Make hay while the sun shines," certainly applies to corn and soybeans. Area farmers hit fields full speed over the past week thanks to beneficial weather conditions that finally allowed... Full story

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 12, 2022

Making birthdays a little happier

Fourth graders at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary spread some love recently with a donation to Upper Des Moines Opportunity (UMDO). The students put together birthday kits containing goodies like...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 12, 2022

Hartley council discusses pool's opening

Hartley officials are keeping their fingers crossed that the new pool's ribbon cutting isn't postponed too long thanks to an unexpected delay. Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz on Monday updat...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 5, 2022

Pool construction push

As kids' attention shifts from classroom obligations to lazy summer days beside the pool, construction crews are working at a fever pitch to make sure those daydreams become a reality in Hartley....

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 5, 2022

New administrator takes reigns at CMHC

Steve Ziller may be new to Hartley, but the Minnesota man is starting to feel right at home "down south." Ziller took over as administrator of Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley on April 26....

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 5, 2022

Clay County Fair crowns new queen

The top tiara changed heads Sunday at the World's Greatest County Fair. Autumn Erdman, of Spencer, won the crown during the seven-person contest. She succeeds Gabbi Carpenter, of Royal, who held the...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 5, 2022

NEW Cooperative expanding facilities in Everly

Dirt is churning on a new storage facility at NEW Cooperative's location in Everly. Groundwork has begun north of the 1.2 million gallon fertilizer storage tank on the company's property. According to...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 28, 2022

'Total devastation'

A tiny green beetle is poised to cost the City of Everly a lot of green. Waste Water and Street Superintendent Nate Fitzgerald on April 18 shared his concerns about the emerald ash borer (EAB) with...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 28, 2022

Power rate increase suggested in Hartley

A recent study conducted on the price of power in Hartley suggested a rate increase for customers serviced by the local utility. The city council earlier this month reviewed a report compiled by...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 28, 2022

Lift station upgrade underway in Hartley

The dirty work is underway on a large infrastructure project aimed at improving the sewer system for residents in east Hartley. Crews from GM Contracting, Inc., of Lake Crystal, Minn., arrived last...

 

An Egg-cellent time!

Despite cold temps and stiff breeze, the hunt was on in Hartley last Saturday. Children ages 0-10 hit the grounds of Community Memorial Health Center for an egg hunt sponsored by the I.E.F. Club....

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 21, 2022

Hartley sells IP lot

A vacant lot in Hartley's east industrial park has a new owner. The city council on April 11 unanimously approved an economic development grant for Cory Kunzman and the property, which he purchased...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 21, 2022

Everly to get new siren

The Everly City Council is hoping that going from two emergency sirens to one will be a good thing. Members on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of a new siren from Blue Valley Public Safety for $25,554.45. With the addition of a battery...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 21, 2022

Just a bit windy

Denizens of northwest Iowa were advised to keep their mouths closed and eyes shut tight April 14 due to high-speed winds that ripped through the region. Dirt and dust in the air made the sky hazy...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 21, 2022

Rippin', tearin' and replacin' at HPL

It's out with the old and in with new at the Hartley Public Library. Old carpet is being replaced with new vinyl flooring throughout the building. According to library Board Member Dave Vander Broek,...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 14, 2022

Boardman takes the bar

Rich Boardman has a succinct way of describing his new job. "I have my own man cave that I get to invite people over to every night, and that's pretty cool," he said. The Hartley man took over...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 14, 2022

Cutting into a new career

Josh Paskert knows he's in the right place. Thanks to a passion for meat and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, the rural Everly man recently took a leap of faith by purchasing Nelson Locker in Hartley...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 14, 2022

Hartley council sets pool rates, discusses lifeguard needs

The Hartley City Council made clear on Monday that if more lifeguard applications weren't received soon, the brand new pool would have a hard time opening the doors this summer. The council signed...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 14, 2022

Hartley approved for Silver Jackets study

Hartley officials are hoping it was worth the wait to be picked for a study that will analyze the city's flooding issues. Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz on Monday informed the city council...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 14, 2022

Digging deep downtown

An infrastructure improvement project in downtown Hartley yielded quite a hole on Monday. A crew from the city spent the better part of a day removing cement and digging out a sewer main under a...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 7, 2022

Moving on from meat

There's no telling how many animals Bryan Nelson has processed during his 40-plus years at Nelson Locker, he just knows it's a lot. "The cutting is always the same," he said "One time I even...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 7, 2022

All for naught

An ongoing effort to change the way members are elected to the Clay Central/Everly school board hit another snag recently. Board members on March 30 rescinded a resolution that changed the...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    April 7, 2022

Local egg facility hit with bird flu outbreak

A massive commercial egg-laying facility near Harris is sitting vacant for the second time in seven years thanks to an outbreak of bird flu. According to Chloe Carson, communications director at the...

 

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