Articles from the February 22, 2024 edition

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 By Nick Pedley    News    February 22, 2024

Weatherman starts tenure in Hartley

There's a new face leading operations of Hartley's utilities and infrastructure. Tony Weatherman began serving as the city's public works superintendent last week. He currently lives in Spirit Lake an...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    February 22, 2024

Everly moves forward with more land sales

More city-owned property in Everly will soon be available to the highest bidder. The city council on Monday agreed to move forward with the sale of two lots on North Adams Street. An auction will be held at the next regular council meeting on March...

 

Grant Hegstad wins elite education award

A Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn alumnus landed a huge honor last week. Grant Hegstad, assistant principal at MOC-Floyd Valley High School, received the Milken Educator Award Feb. 15 during special ceremony...

 

02/22/24: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Brady Jon Earl Griffin, Everly, Trespass-2nd Offense. Kameron Dean Frerichs, Hawarden, No Proof of Insurance; Registration Violation. Melissa A. Skinner, Paullina, Speeding. Carleton Cecil Monroe, Orange City, Speeding. Elisha Gordon A...

 

Instructional Support Levy to be extended 5 years

Extending a tax levy that generates nearly $400,000 is a priority for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School. During discussion on Monday, Superintendent Patrick Carlin recommended the board...

 

S-O to remain in Siouxland Conference

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn will not have a new league foe in the War Eagle Conference next year. After hearing about conference affiliation survey results and much discussion, Sibley-Ocheyedan school boar...

 

S-N Editorial

Golden girl Iowa’s Caitlin Clark takes sports world by storm It doesn’t take someone who bleeds black and gold to appreciate what Caitlin Clark has done in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes’ unstoppable guard last week became the all-time scorer in NCAA women...

 

The Writer's Pen

I was cooking supper the other night. Bruce came into the kitchen and asked, "What's that smell?" "Oh," I said. "I thought we'd have something different tonight. I call it broiled plastic spatula. A...

 

Evans: Brenna Bird's words don't match her actions on protection for rape victims

Voters have busy lives – families to care for, jobs demanding their attention, bills to worry about. So, they can be forgiven if they do not closely track their government leaders’ statements and act...

 

Jones: School security bill protects kids

Keeping students safe in schools is a top priority. Last week, the Public Safety Committee advanced House Study Bill 675 to ensure students have the protection they deserve. HSB 675 has two parts,...

 

Ernst: Fixing Biden's FAFSA Fiasco

It’s often said that your own education is one of the best investments you can make. For many students, that investment looks like heading off to college. Even as the cost of higher education s...

 

From Our Files

• Feb. 24, 1949 Postmaster Alden F. Palmquist was notified that city delivery service was authorized for Hartley. There would be two deliveries daily in the residential area. The starting date for delivery service would be announced after t...

 

Cody F. Cammann, 37, Sanborn

A funeral service for Cody F. Cammann will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, at the First Reformed Church in Sanborn, with Pastor Mark Ellens and Pastor Jesse Walhof officiating. Visitation is from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the...

 

02/22/24: Community Calendar

First Hartley Legion fish fry is Friday The Hartley American Legion Family has announced its schedule for Friday night fish fries: Feb. 23, March 8 and March 22. Proceeds from the meals benefit the projects of the Legion Family. See the ad on Page 9...

 

02/22/24: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Swine specialist is excited to work with area producers There's no question too big or too small for Ashley Englin, new swine specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northwest...

 

NATIONAL FFA WEEK: What does FFA mean to you?

National FFA Week runs Feb. 17-24. Here, H-M-S FFA members share why the organization is important to them now and in the future. "FFA means being a part of something that everyone is welcome and ever...

 

NATIONAL FFA WEEK: 3 H-M-S alumni earn American Degrees

Three Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn alumni last fall recieved the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization. Olivia Grooters, Emily Sindt and Trey Haag (pictured above, from left to right)...

 

Getting closer to the top

No other team came close to Charles City at the Class 1A girls' bowling state qualifying meet on Feb. 12, but Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn took a step in the right direction. Charles City won the automatic...

 

Okoboji/HMS's Tyce Hanson falls short in consolation round

Okoboji/HMS wrestler Tyce Hanson failed to make it to the podium at the state tournament held at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Class 2A wrestlers opened the tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 14, with...

 

Adam Schierholz signs with MSUM football team

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn senior Adam Schierholz last week signed to play football next fall at Minnesota State Moorhead. Schierholz played all four years on the gridiron at H-M-S and tallied 52...

 

Down to the last second

At a point during the second half it seemed that Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was taking control of its Class 2A girls' regional quarterfinal game with Manson Northwest Webster. But the Hawks would only...

 

They caught on fire

Not qualifying for the boys' state bowling team competition was disappointing for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, but advancing more bowlers to the state individual tournament offered some consolation. Jack...

 

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