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Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition

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 By Nick Pedley    News    January 5, 2023

Education and taxes are targets for Iowa GOP majority in 2023

With strong majorities in both the House and Senate, Iowa Republicans are hoping to keep Gov. Kim Reynolds' desk piled high with bills to sign during the 2023 legislative session. The 90th Iowa Genera...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    January 5, 2023

Maybe next time

The Clay Central/Everly school board on Dec. 28 had to rescind a measure that had been rescinded once already. A resolution regarding board member elections was yanked from the books after being...

 

01/05/23: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Arrested in Lyon County The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reported that McKinsey Scroggin, of Hartley, was arrested during a traffic stop on Dec. 31, near the intersection of 210th St. and Highway 182. Scroggin was charged with Possession of Mar...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Evans: SCOTUS could fall on slippery slope of discrimination

Few people like being told what they must do. Lorie Smith is one of them. The suburban Denver, Colo., business owner, a devout Christian, builds websites for customers. She wants to expand her...

 

S-N Editorial

Big winter storms are always a spectacle here in Iowa. The wind chill numbers never cease to amaze, and the size of drifts always drop our jaws. Numbers and pictures aside, these storms can be dangero...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Pedley's Ponderings

Here we are in 2023. While I used to be an optimist with each New Year, the sands of time have somewhat smudged my perspective. Nowadays, I just assume everything will be more of the same regardless of the calendar’s numbers. Nonetheless, I do...

 

Iowa REC gives updated revenue estimate

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last month to give a better outlook of the state’s budget. For Fiscal Year 2023, the REC panel increased expected revenue for the current fiscal year...

 

Q&A with Sen. Chuck Grassley

Q: Why are you calling on the Biden administration to make border security its New Year’s resolution? A: President Biden is putting the sovereignty of the United States of America in peril by...

 

01/05/23: Community Calendar

Red’s serving variety of options Jan. 11 Red’s Catering in downtown Hartley will be serving three carryout specials on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See the ad on Page 5. Book Club is looking for new members Between the Covers Book Club...

 

01/05/23: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Grassley sworn in to 8th Senate term Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), on Tuesday took the oath of office to begin his eighth term in the Senate. Grassley, 89, will also become the dean of the Senate, or...

 

Wayne A. Rossman, 95, Hartley

Visitation and fellowship to celebrate the life of Wayne A. Rossman was held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at the Hartley Funeral Home in Hartley. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Hartley Funeral Home assisted with the...

 

Verla J. Elgersma, 87, Sanborn

A funeral service for Verla J. Elgersma was held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church in Sanborn. Pastor Phil Westra officiated. Pallbearers were Eric Elgersma, Brett Elgersma, Alex Elgersma, Matthew Marks, Andy Prins,...

 

Karolyn "Kari" S. Vander Woude, 57, Storm Lake

A memorial service for Karolyn “Kari” S. Vander Woude was held Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Deacon Mike Higgins officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Bryce Jeppesen, Brock Jeppesen, Bailey Jeppesen, Logan...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 8, 1948 Kermit Kloppenburg, Hartley Township chairman of the O’Brien County Farm Bureau, reported that the Christian Christmas Fund Drive was very successful. Though no official goal was assigned to the township, contributions aggregating...

 

Another year of new, old and plenty in between

A new sports program and accomplishments by established teams highlighted the high school sports scene during the previous 12 months. From bowling lanes to the gridiron, ball diamonds, tracks and...

 

1 goes out, 1 comes in

One area sports-related event in 2022 that will impact Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn is the exit of one member of the War Eagle Conference and its replacement by a school currently in the Siouxland...

 

Additional criteria to determine football classifications

Over 80 percent of Iowa High School Athletic Association member schools voted in favor of including a socioeconomic factor into football classifications. Voting on an amendment to the IHSAA Articles o...

 

Boys' winter postseason classifications set

Classifications for postseason boys’ winter sports have been announced by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. For boys’ basketball, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn is the largest school in Class 1A...

 

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