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Articles from the March 24, 2022 edition

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 By Nick Pedley    News    March 24, 2022

Blazing a trail

A group of Hartley-area residents is hoping to pave a future for a community trail in the City With a Heart. A quintet comprised of Dave Vander Broek, Dan and Justin McCarty, Nicole Shaffer and Laura...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 24, 2022

Ash borer crawls into O'Brien, Clay counties

It's here. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Monday confirmed that an infestation of the emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered in rural Paullina and in Spencer. In addition...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    March 24, 2022

School budget keeps in mind who the district serves

School budgeting involves more than dollars and cents, property tax levies and unspent balances. A budget is also supposed to reflect those who are served by a school district. The 2022-23 certified budget approved by the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 24, 2022

New librarian takes reigns in Hartley

A new face is greeting patrons at the Hartley Public Library. Karen Schlenger took over the director position in late February. A northwest Iowa native, she and her husband, Tod, have called the City...

 

03/24/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Eric Jon Erickson, Estherville, Following Too Close. Lisa Marie Fernholz, Sutherland, No Valid Driver’s License. Jordan Ricardo Pulido Diaz, Hartley, No Valid Driver’s License; Speeding. Jordan Leon Garces, Sanborn, Speeding. Johnny...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 24, 2022

Hartley council hears daycare, EMA updates

The Hartley City Council on March 14 fielded annual updates from two local entities. Hartley Community Daycare Center Director Kaity Pedley gave a rundown of activities at the local facility over the...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 24, 2022

Turning up the volume

The Everly City Council is looking to make things much louder during weather emergencies. Members on Monday discussed repair and potential replacement of the city’s eastside siren. The warning mechanism failed to work during a severe weather...

 

Letters: Iowa House unanimously passes feel-good, do-nothing bill

To the editor: For the past several months, landowners who will be negatively impacted by hazardous CO2 pipelines have been appealing to the Iowa Legislature for help. At issue is a loophole in the state’s eminent domain law that allows the Iowa...

 

Ernst: Iowa biofuel is ready to meet the needs of American consumers

After weeks of dragging their feet, and under bipartisan pressure, on Tuesday the Biden administration finally took steps to ban imports of oil and natural gas from Russia. As Putin continues his...

 

Bills address mental health in Iowa

Over the last five years, the Iowa Legislature has passed bipartisan mental health reform, created the state’s first ever children’s mental health system, created long-term sustainable funding...

 

03/24/22: Community Calendar

Next Legion fish fry is Friday in Hartley The American Legion Family of Arthur W. Kirchhoff Post #288 will host the second of three fish fries on Friday, March 25. See the ad on Page 10 for more details Hot beef, turkey sandwich at Red’s Red’s...

 

03/24/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Summer rec program needs volunteers The summer baseball and softball program in Hartley is need of coaches and umpires for the summer season. The rec department is also in need of a director. See the...

 

Applications now being accepted for 2022 Clay Co. Fair Queen Contest

The search is underway for candidates to compete in the 2022 Clay County Fair Queen contest. The winner, to be crowned Sunday, May 1, will reign over this year's Clay County Fair and will also...

 

Flag exhibit at Clay County Heritage

Clay County Heritage recently announced its next temporary exhibition, "Symbol of Freedom: The American Flag," set to open Tuesday, April 5 at the Clay County Heritage Center in Spencer. This exhibit...

 

From Our Files

• March 27, 1947 For the second consecutive year, Lorraine Philiph, a member of the Hartley High School girls’ basketball team, was named to the Des Moines Register’s honor roll as a guard. The partnership known as Ed and Herm’s Grocery was...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    March 24, 2022

03/24/22: Sports Briefs

Sharing agreement with Okoboji will continue Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn wrestlers will be competing as part of the combined Okoboji/HMS program for at least one more season. That decision was confirmed...

 

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