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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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It's been a while since we've all been able to get together for a little fun. With the pandemic shelving everything last year, folks were looking forward to a return to normal this summer. Local...

 

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It’s happening in Hartley It seems like you can’t drive two blocks in Hartley without running into construction of some sort – not that anyone is complaining. There’s a ton of progress taking place right now in the City With a Heart. The...

 

Saluting the senior Class of 2021

Tassels will turn this weekend for graduating seniors at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. After a tumultuous year dealing with pandemic-related uncertainty, commencement no doubt comes as a big sigh of...

 

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It's often said that all politics is local. While true, it could also be argued that our democracy is rooted in the individual. Two recent examples drive home that participation certainly matters. On...

 

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. President Joe Biden announced a new plan last week that would completely withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 of this year. The move kicks the can on former President Donald Trump’s plan,...

 

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There was a time when Iowa's election laws shone as a bright beacon of democracy to our peers in other states. Thanks to dubious actions by the state Legislature, the Hawkeye State has fallen far from...

 

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Hartley taxpayers can give themselves a big, hard pat on the back. Voters on Tuesday approved the $1.7 pool bond measure with 84 percent of the vote. That's huge, and it proved city residents are...

 

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Half a million and counting More Americans have now died of COVID-19 than those who perished in both World Wars and the Vietnam War combined. As of Tuesday morning, the tally sat at 500,104. Half a million dead Americans is hard to grasp. That’s a...

 

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