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Articles from the March 31, 2022 edition

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 By Nick Pedley    News    March 31, 2022

Getting the cluck out

Feathers won't be flying this year at county fairs across Iowa – for now, at least. Due to ongoing outbreaks of bird flu, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig last week issued an order canceling...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 31, 2022

Local primary ballot set

Residents in Clay and O'Brien counties will be greeted by a smattering of competitive and non-competitive races when they fill out their ballots during the June 7 primary election. Republicans will...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    March 31, 2022

New awards/commitment ceremony planned at middle school

A long-standing tradition at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School is taking on a different look. Instead of the usual eighth grade graduation ceremony, an awards/commitment event will recognize the...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 31, 2022

The hunt is on

Get your baskets ready – it's that time of year again! Three community egg hunts are planned in Hartley, Everly and Royal next month. As always, local kids are encouraged to turn out with sharp eyes...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    March 31, 2022

LaBruna survives candidacy challenge

A three-person panel confirmed on Tuesday that a candidate in Iowa Senate District 3 is indeed eligible to run for the seat. Republican District 3 candidate Lynn Evans, of Aurelia, filed a challenge...

 

03/31/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Mohammad Farhad Afzali, Omaha, Neb., Speeding. Amanda Lory Leikvold, Sheldon, No Valid Driver’s License. Jacob Wayne Foote, Boyden, Speeding. Dalton Joseph Swanson, Hartley, Speeding. Eric Anthony Durband, Sheldon, No Proof of...

 

03/22/22: Community Calendar

Last Legion fish fry April 8 in Hartley The American Legion Family of Arthur W. Kirchhoff Post #288 will host its third and final fish fry on Friday, April 8. See the ad on Page 4 for more details. Summer rec program needs volunteers The summer...

 

03/31/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Everly library wins paint grant Diamond Vogel and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2022 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public...

 

S-N Editorial

Residents in Hartley and the surrounding area can hope a recent proposal for a community trail hits the ground running. A new group dubbed the Hartley Rec Trail Committee is spearheading efforts to get a new pathway paved around the City With a...

 

S-N Editorial

In a day and age where it feels like there’s a new problem every week, it’s hard to care about a bug. Yet, a relatively “new” pest is threatening to create a big headache for small communities like ours. You may have read about the emerald...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    March 31, 2022

Pedley's Ponderings

I’m no gun nut. My experiences hunting are limited to shooting rabbits with a pellet gun or .22 rifle when I was younger, and the biggest thing I’ve shot in my life is a 20-gauge shotgun. That short list is a lightyear long compared to my...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    March 31, 2022

Evans: Lessons about cracked legal theories from a misguided pots-n-pans salesman

Many years ago, I sat at the kitchen table of a pots-n-pans salesman from Pleasant Valley. We didn’t talk about cookware. He was laying out with lots of precision why the United States government ha...

 

Ernst: Ukraine can win this war

Two weeks ago, I led a group of 10 senators, Republicans, Democrats, and even one Independent, on a bipartisan Senate delegation visit to Poland and Germany. We traveled together to demonstrate Americ...

 

Edna R. Billings, 94, Hartley

A funeral service for Edna R. Billings was held Monday, March 28, 2022, at Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville. Pastor Adam Koester officiated. Pallbearers were Kent Billings, Jason Billings, Clint Billings, Russ Billings, Tonya Novak, Sara...

 

From Our Files

• April 3, 1947 The town council decided to reject all bids submitted for construction of a sewage disposal plant for Hartley. An advertisement for the letting of bids was ordered republished. It was hoped that any new bids would be such that the...

 

5 NWI men plead guilty to 48 wildlife violations

An investigation that began as a turkey poaching case last fall has concluded with five individuals pleading guilty to 48 wildlife charges and assessed nearly $83,000 in fines and liquidated damages....

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    March 31, 2022

Hawks continue indoor track success at Dan Lennon Invite

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's track and field teams continued their indoor meet success in the Class B division of the Dan Lennon Invitational. The meet was hosted by the University of South Dakota in...

 

Academic success honored by War Eagle Conference

Performance in the classroom and not in athletic competition was the main focus of the War Eagle Conference's annual academic banquet. Top-performing students from the 11 member schools were...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    March 31, 2022

RCA Chili Cook-Off big success

The Great Hall of Royal was filled with the delicious aromas of roasting chili and craft beer last Saturday evening as the Royal Community Action Committee hosted its inaugural chili cook-off and...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    March 31, 2022

Family Night fun at CC/E Elementary

Clay Central/Everly Elementary hosted Maverick Family Fun Night last Thursday evening to a packed lunchroom full of eager families and children. Fifth and sixth grade students, along with staff...

 

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