Articles from the February 8, 2024 edition

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 By Nick Pedley    News    February 8, 2024

Storm takes over at Hartley Community Center

There's a new face at the helm of the Hartley Community Center. Jessika Storm took over as manager of the local facility on Jan. 1. She previously served on its board of directors for three years and...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    February 8, 2024

Full hearts and full stomachs

A new food pantry at Clay Central/Everly has seen steady use in its first year of operation. Elementary secretary Val Johnson started the service after realizing a need in the community. While a food...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    February 8, 2024

Eyes on the future

Though a groundbreaking date is yet to be determined, the Hartley Community Daycare Center is still chomping at the bit for a new building. Director Kaity Pedley, board members and community leaders...

 

02/08/24: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Emily Kate Wolfe, Pella, Dark Windows. Gabriel Garcia Roman, Sheldon, No Valid Driver’s License. Bobby Goslett, Rake, Axle Weight Violation. Ross Lee Johannsen, Paullina, Seatbelt Violation. Javier Perez Escobar, Worthington, Minn., No Val...

 

02/08/24: Community Calendar

Crop insurance meeting planned Treimer’s Insurance Agency will host a multi-peril crop insurance meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m., at the Hartley American Legion. The deadline to make changes to your MPCI policy is March 15. See the ad on P...

 

02/08/24: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

NCC unveils new competitive sports logo Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon recently announced the launch of its new competitive sports logo, marking a bold step in the evolution of the NCC's...

 

From Our Files

• Feb. 10, 1949 The Hartley FFA took over the dairy heifer feeding experiment offered by the Hartley Feed Mill. Fred Schoelerman, a senior FFA member, took the heifer to his farm to finish the experiment. The junior FFA started a broiler chick e...

 

Virginia L. 'Ginger' Kline, 80, Sanborn

A private memorial service for Virginia L. “Ginger” Kline will be held at a later date. Sanborn Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. Virginia Lee “Ginger” Kline was born in Spencer on Sept. 3, 1943. One of three daughters of Millard...

 

Pedley's Ponderings

This winter hasn’t been much of one. I think I can speak for all of you when I say that’s perfectly fine. Still, it’s winter in Iowa, and with that reality comes a degree of boredom. I don’t ice fish, ski or have a snowmobile, so my options at kill...

 

S-N Editorial

Fourteen years is a long time to ignore the will of the people. In Iowa, lawmakers don’t seem to mind. The Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund was established by popular demand in 2010. Back then, 62 percent of Iowa voters agreed this...

 
 By Mari Radtke    News    February 8, 2024

Rural Sutherland man running for HD5 seat

Mike Schnoes, a native of Paullina and now a rural Sutherland resident, has tossed his hat for Iowa House District 5 into the proverbial ring. Schnoes has followed in the footsteps of his father and...

 

Rep. Megan Jones announces re-election bid

Rep. Megan Jones (R-Sioux Rapids) last week announced her campaign for re-election. "It is an honor to serve the people of Clay and Buena Vista Counties at the Capitol," she said in news release....

 

Iowa certified enrollment for 23-24 holds steady

The Iowa Department of Education last month announced 2023 fall certified enrollment numbers for public school districts, accredited nonpublic schools and certified participation in the Students First Education Savings Account program for the...

 

H-M-S postseason pairings

Winter sports teams from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn will enter postseason competition in the coming week. The preliminary round of the Class 1A boys' district basketball tournament will be played on...

 

The end of the road

The Siouxland Conference boys' wrestling dual season came to a close for Okoboji/HMS on Jan. 30 at Rock Valley. The Pioneers defeated MOC-Floyd Valley, 61-12, and lost to Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley,...

 

Wrestling with the best

Okoboji/HMS wrestler Amelia Sirola got off to a good start at the girls' state wrestling tournament but was unable to continue the momentum into the next rounds. The Okoboji athlete competed on Feb....

 

Improving, but not quite enough

Point production by the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' basketball team improved last week, but the Hawks were still outscored in all three games. Harris-Lake Park's fast start set the tone during the...

 

Strong start, big finish

For nearly three quarters, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn seemed to control its girls' basketball game with Harris-Lake Park on Jan. 30 in Hartley. The Hawks led by 25 points toward the end of the third...

 

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