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Iowa Democrats took another one on the nose last week when it was announced South Carolina would likely leapfrog the Hawkeye State’s first-in-the-nation presidential nominating status. The move wasn’t unexpected, but it dealt a significant blow...

 

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Don't worry about catching your breath following this month's election – we're heading right back to where we started. The Nov. 8 election came with expected results here in the Hawkeye State....

 

Rudderless Iowa Dems have little hope

Though many parts of the state are experiencing drought right now, Iowans are wallowing in the mud. It’s election season, which means candidates are throwing everything against the wall that will stick. This state has been a Republican stronghold...

 

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Three months have passed since it was announced Hartley's new pool would never open in 2022. Now the calendar has flipped to October, and the City With a Heart is still treading water waiting for...

 

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The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout O'Brien and Clay counties are starting to turn that special shade of gold. It's harvest season once again, and with its...

 

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Where’d it go? Challenges and triumphs highlight summer of 2022 The calendar hasn’t flipped to September yet, but Labor Day is certainly in sight. That only means one thing: The summer of 2022 is experiencing its final flickers of sunlight. What...

 

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The scorching heat and oppressive humidity can only mean one thing in late July – it's fair time in O'Brien County! This year's installment features multiple events for the whole family. The forecas...

 

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The college sports world was flipped on its head once again last week when news broke that the University of Southern California and the University of California Los Angeles would be joining the Big Ten Conference in 2024. The announcement marked...

 

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America is poised mark its 246th birthday on Monday. While the Fourth is always a big party, many citizens may find reasons to celebrate few and far between this year. To say there's a lot of...

 

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Oversized ribbons and scissors were put on the shelf in Hartley this week. Local kids will have to wait yet one more year to take their inaugural dip in the new pool, and that's a jagged pill to swall...

 

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Anticipating the opening Summer arrived in full force this week. With the extended forecast calling for high temps near or over 90 degrees for the next two weeks, the thought of opening day at Hartley’s new pool has become increasingly enticing....

 

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Though headlines out of Des Moines often scream about the partisan divide and Culture War battles, Iowa legislators were able to pass a bill last month that revamps a law many viewed as a lumbering...

 

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Residents in Hartley and the surrounding area can hope a recent proposal for a community trail hits the ground running. A new group dubbed the Hartley Rec Trail Committee is spearheading efforts to get a new pathway paved around the City With a...

 

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In a day and age where it feels like there’s a new problem every week, it’s hard to care about a bug. Yet, a relatively “new” pest is threatening to create a big headache for small communities like ours. You may have read about the emerald...

 

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Americans from sea to shining sea will be seeing plenty of Iowa when they fill out their March Madness brackets this week. Both the men’s and women’s teams from Iowa and Iowa State are dancing. The women are at the top of the show bill, with the...

 

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The world witnessed the largest act of military aggression on European soil since WWII in February when Russian troops invaded Ukraine. After months of escalating chest pounding, Russian President Vladimir Putin called everyone’s bluff. What...

 

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Rural Iowa has many rich traditions, but very few have an impact quite like our local FFA chapters. This week more than 600,000 FFA members across the country are observing National FFA Week. The annual celebration allows communities to laud their...

 

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Iowa’s state parks are some of the most popular publically funded assets we have the pleasure of enjoying. After all, more than 16 million people used them in 2020 alone. It’s a wonder, then, why we aren’t adequately funding these refuges of...

 

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If you keep up with the headlines, you're aware of a plethora of issues being discussed this session in Des Moines. From scandalous books in schools to K-12 vouchers and tax cuts, there's plenty on...

 

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Property owners in northwest Iowa have been subjected to a tsunami of information this fall about a "new" kind of pipeline that would cut through many miles of farmland in the region. While these...

 

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Today marks our annual celebration of the men and women who so selflessly served the country as members of the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is an important holiday, and one that every...

 

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The University of Iowa turned heads last month when it announced it would become the first Power Five conference school to add women's wrestling as a scholarship sport. The move is a landmark win for...

 

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This week provides local students, businesses and workers an opportunity to brush up on their safety skills during National Fire Prevention Week. The annual event focuses on raising awareness about...

 

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Expansion was Big 12’s only choice Sometimes you’re against the wall and the only way out is through it. Just ask the Big 12 Conference. The league, of which Iowa State is a member, was thrown into turmoil this summer when Oklahoma and Texas...

 

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Marking a milestone at H-M-S Middle School It goes without saying that Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn’s new 5-8 grade building is night and day compared to its predecessor. A brief walk-through will reveal hulking ceilings, bright windows, open spaces and...

 

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