Articles from the March 21, 2024 edition

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 By Mike Petersen    News    March 21, 2024

H-M-S preschool program will remain part time next year

Expanding the preschool program at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School from half days to a full day schedule will not happen next fall. Principal Ashley Benz told the school board last month that...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 21, 2024

Local groups receive grants from Clay Co. Community Foundation

From local libraries to the Jaws of Life, this year's round of grants from the Clay County Community Foundation (CCCF) will benefit a vast array of local causes. The CCCF on Monday held its annual cer...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 21, 2024

More city-owned lots sold in Everly

The Everly City Council on Monday moved more real estate. Derrick Nestvold and Steve Schuver will soon become the owners of city-owned lots at 502 N Adams St. and 203 E 5th St., respectively. The former property was sold for $4,000 and the latter wen...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    March 21, 2024

Royal hires new city clerk

One applicant was all that was needed to fill the position of Royal City Clerk. The city council on March 13 approved hiring Jill Hickey to take over the duties of city clerk on Aug. 1. She will be paid $20 per hour, with a work week of 12-14 hours....

 

03/21/24: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Effie LaVinia Jackson, Dyersburg, Tenn., No Valid Driver’s License; Registration Violation. Noah Taylor Hunt, Sheldon, No Valid Driver’s License. Treaton Michael Culver, Sheldon, Operation by Unqualified Driver. Joseph Gene Bailey, Sheld...

 

03/21/24: Community Calendar

Final Legion fish fry is this Friday The Hartley American Legion Family will hold its third and final fish fry on Friday, March 22. Proceeds from the meals benefit the projects of the Legion Family. See the ad on Page 10 for more details. Hartley...

 

03/21/24: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

8 CC/E students named to Honor Choir The annual Northwest Iowa Choral Directors Association Honor Choir Festival for grades 5-7 will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at Sioux Center Middle School. This y...

 

From Our Files

• March 17, 1949 The Hartley School Board held its organizational meeting. Albert Bartelson was sworn in to serve another term as director and Abel Anderson was re-elected chairman of the board. Superintendent John W. Harold was re-elected for the 1...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    March 21, 2024

H-M-S finds success at BVU meet

Several individual and relay competitors from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn finished in the Top 10 during a meet hosted by Buena Vista University on March 15. On the boys' side, Jacob Cates finished fifth (4...

 

WEC players named to boys' hoop all-state teams

A northwest Iowa athlete has been named Mr. Iowa Basketball 2024 by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA). Jesse Van Kalsbeek, of MOC-Floyd Valley, was selected during a meeting of approximately 40 Iowa print sports writers and...

 

NATIONAL AG WEEK: Study shows challenges and opportunities of edge-of-field conservation adoption

A research report documenting current trends in the adoption and understanding of edge-of-field conservation practices among Iowa farmers and landowners has been published by specialists with Iowa Sta...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 21, 2024

NATIONAL AG WEEK: What will spring bring?

A mild winter is affecting farmland in variety of ways as farmers look toward the spring planting season. Gentry Sorenson, an ISU Extension field agronomist based out of Algona, said dry conditions...

 

NATIONAL AG WEEK: O'Brien County pig farmers honored for environmental efforts

When it comes to keeping the land and climate healthy, Dennis Heemstra doesn't believe they do anything more than other farmers. Yet, he and his wife Lori are continually looking for ways to minimize...

 

NATIONAL AG WEEK: Weeds took advantage of Iowa's wildly mild winter

February and early March 2024 will go down in the history books as unusually warm and dry. Many winter annual, biennial and perennial weeds have resumed growth earlier than usual. Managers will need to be especially vigilant to treat these...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 21, 2024

Hartley teen killed in car accident

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn community is mourning the death of one of its students following a single-vehicle accident Wednesday, March 20. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Joshua Cruz, 16, of Hartl... Full story

 

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