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 By Nick Pedley    News    September 29, 2022 

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...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 29, 2022 

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....

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 22, 2022

Hawks have it their way during Homecoming

Homecoming at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was twice as nice last week. Not only did the volleyball team beat South O'Brien and win three pool matches at the GT/RA tournament, the football team blasted...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 22, 2022

O'Brien County burn ban in effect

Open burning in the unincorporated parts of O'Brien County is prohibited indefinitely following a request granted Monday by the Iowa State Fire Marshal. The ban will be in place until dry and windy co...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

New royalty reigning at H-M-S

There's new royalty reigning over the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District. Kooper Ebel and Abby Kunzman were named king and queen during coronation Tuesday night. The duo was selected...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn PPEL measure approved

Voters in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District on Tuesday voted to extend the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) another decade. Of the 185 ballots cast, 59.5 percent were in...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

Hartley council hears pipeline update

The Hartley City Council on Monday heard a brief update on a proposed land easement compensation package related to a proposed pipeline. City Administrator Erica Haack and Superintendent of Public...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

From green to gold

The changing aesthetic on rolling hills throughout northwest Iowa can only mean one thing – harvest season is just around the corner. Soybean fields have been changing rapidly from green to gold...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

2022 H-M-S Homecoming Court

Homecoming festivities at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn kick off next Monday and run through Friday, when the Hawks take on MMCRU at Peterson Field at 7 p.m. Coronation is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 13 in...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

Royal standoff ends peacefully

A rowdy night in Royal ended with a trip to jail for a local man who engaged in a six-hour standoff with law enforcement. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4 p.m.... Full story

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

2022 Clay County Fair kicks off Saturday

Area residents are gearing up for another edition of the World's Greatest County Fair. The Clay County Fair returns with another packed lineup Sept. 10-18 in Spencer. The annual event drew 277,389...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

H-M-S PPEL vote is Tuesday

Patrons in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District will vote on a ballot with no candidates next week. The decennial vote on the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) will be held...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

Grigg to be feted at Clay County Fair

Clay County Fair-goers will have a chance to celebrate an Everly man who earned a big state honor last month. Al Grigg will be recognized on Monday, Sept.12 at noon, in the Indoor Arena for his...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 1, 2022

Resurfacing and reduction

The fastest way through Hartley has not been a straight line over the past week. Crews have been busy resurfacing a stretch of Highway 18 that runs from the east edge of town to the west edge. Work...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 1, 2022

Middle school principal focused on building culture

The new school year ushered in a new era of leadership last week at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School. Principal Matt Van Voorst began his tenure at the helm of the 5-8 grade building. He most...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 1, 2022

Several new faces leading H-M-S classrooms

Students at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn were greeted by several new teachers when they entered their classrooms last week. Thirteen new instructors and one new principal joined the H-M-S staff roster this...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 25, 2022

Pool proposal receives tentative approval from state

A plan to remedy issues at Hartley's never-opened new pool received tentative approval from a state board. According to City Administrator Erica Haack, the Iowa Electrical Examining Board on Aug. 18 a...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 25, 2022

He's got the meats

There's a new pitmaster serving up smoky treats to Hartley residents and passersby on Highway 18. Uncle B's owner Brent Riemersma, of Brewster, Minn., pulled his barbeque trailer into the former...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 18, 2022

Yoga & You

A Hartley woman is gearing up to spread her love of yoga to the masses. Julie McCarty will open Authentically You Yoga and Wellness Studio on Saturday, Aug. 20 in Sanborn. The business is located...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 18, 2022

Dumping issues

Problems at Everly's dump sparked considerable discussion during Monday's council meeting. According to Council Member Shaun Iske, the area has been littered with untagged toilets, appliances, wood...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    August 18, 2022

Pedley's Ponderings

August typically provides a rude awakening from the summer slumber here at the newspaper. Activity on the news front picks up with increased activities like town celebrations and other happenings, and internal items like our fair results and fall...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 11, 2022

Celebrating Summer

Intimidating rain clouds and humid weather didn't dampen Hartley's Summer Celebration last weekend. The annual event enjoyed steady crowds on Friday and Saturday, though a few showers got guests a...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 11, 2022

Pack is back

The meatpacking industry is returning to Hartley. Hartley Cold Services, LLC, has taken ownership of the building formerly owned by Beef Specialists of Iowa on Second Street Southeast. The facility...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 11, 2022

Everly Community Days returns with 3-day run

A schedule dotted with new events will greet guests during Everly Community Days next weekend. This year's edition was a labor of love. According to City Clerk Kristi Fliss, there was much more...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    August 11, 2022

Hartley council receives CIIP update

The Hartley City Council on Monday heard an update on a project that will improve existing infrastructure on the east side of town. Engineer Wes Boyer, of Bolton & Menk, said work on the...

 

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