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Articles from the May 26, 2022 edition

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What does the flag mean to you?

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn fifth grade students wrote essays about the meaning of the United States flag as part of the American Legion Flag Essay Contest. The Top 3 essays were written by Viviana Delacru...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    May 26, 2022

'Little bit of everything'

Space at Hartley’s new swimming pool has gotten a little cramped lately. With the end in sight, more construction workers were brought in this week to push things closer to the finish line. Hartley Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz said...

 

Honor Flight president to speak in Hartley

A northwest Iowa man who has helped hundreds of military veterans take "one final tour with honor" will deliver the keynote address at Hartley's Memorial Day program on Monday, May 30. Aaron Van...

 

Everly Museum to host 6-on-6 basketball luncheon

The Everly Heritage Museum invites the public to a free special event on June 5 celebrating the history of 6-on-6 girls' basketball in Iowa. This event marks the close of an exhibit currently on displ...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    May 26, 2022

New options available for livestreaming athletic events

At one time, the only way anyone could see a high school athletic event was to attend in person, and coaches had to trade films in order to scout opponents. Things have changed since then, and more...

 

05/26/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Brooke C. Anderson, Omaha, Neb., Speeding. Travis Dale Alday, Melvin, Speeding. Terrence Thomas Lundeen, Cushing, Use of Electronic Device. Tyler Daniel McDonald, Sanborn, Registration Violation. Moises Dario Lopez Lopez, Sioux Center, No...

 

Letters: So, you made a deal?

In a recent commentary titled, “So, I made a deal,” David Kruse announced that he signed with Summit Carbon Solutions. He’s delighted about negotiations that included his neighbors and a relative, saying they “went very well” and...

 

Letters: Dennis Bush for District 5

I am writing in support of Dennis Bush for re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives. His background in farming, as a county supervisor and on a mental health board give him knowledge and experience in key areas of need for Iowa. He also...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Pedley's Ponderings

There is never a shortage of things to clean in our house. With two kids under 5 and a dog and cat that seemingly replace their coats each week, a thorough cleaning typically lasts six hours. Neither Kaity’s vehicle nor mine receive the same...

 
 By Paul Pate    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Pate: The State of Iowa is committed to protecting your vote

The upcoming June 7 primary election is an excellent opportunity for Iowans to make their voices heard. I believe voting is one the most important duties we have as citizens of this great state and na...

 

05/26/22: Community Calendar

National Poppy Day is Friday The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans...

 

05/26/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Volunteer umpires needed in Hartley The summer baseball and softball program in Hartley is need of umpires for the summer season. The rec department is also in need of a director. See the ads on Page...

 

Thelma R. Elgersma, 91, Sanborn

A funeral service for Thelma R. Elgersma was held Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Christian Reformed Church in Sanborn. Pastor Phil Westra officiated. Pallbearers were Ben Reitsma, Corey Elgersma, Heath Reitsma, Justin Elgersma, Tony Reitsma, Mark...

 

Evelyn Rusch, 97, Hartley

A memorial service for Evelyn Rusch was held Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Pastor Lynn Dau officiated. Pallbearers were Alyssa Rusch, Hailey Schelling, Kianna Seidel, Lexie Ramage, Turner Soden and Morgan...

 

From Our Files

• May 29, 1947 The sale of poppies under the auspices of the Hartley American Legion Auxiliary set a new high when a total of $255.25 was collected. The previous high was in 1946 when $250 was received. Donations to the cancer drive in Hartley...

 

Significant signatures

This year's eighth grade class at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School will have a constant reminder of a significant commitment they made regarding their futures. The students signed a banner during...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Bits 'N Pieces

Happy almost Friday to all! Can you believe we’re already to Memorial Day weekend? Where does the time go? It seems crazy to think that in a few days it will be June. Bring on the warmer temps and...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Larson takes last class to zoo

Last week Lori Larson took her final class of Clay Central/Everly second graders to the Omaha Zoo. Larson is completing her final week of teaching at CC/E Elementary. Thus, this zoo trip was...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Becker joins CC/E staff

Clay Central/Everly Elementary welcomes their newest staff member, Noah Becker, onboard for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Becker works for Season's Center and will be CC/E's full time Youth...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 26, 2022

Mavericks go Lakeside

Clay Central/Everly students headed outside for an outdoor field day at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford last week. During their visit students enjoyed fun activities like canoeing, fishing,...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Pitching is the centerpiece of young H-M-S softball team

Pitching is a key ingredient to the success of any softball team, and that will definitely be the case for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in 2022. In addition to the importance of pitching itself, H-M-S's...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Looking to continue the momentum in 2022

Coming off the first double-digit win season in seven years, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team is setting its sights on even better things in 2022. Graduation losses leave some important positi...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Harders to run track at Central

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn graduate Lydia Harders will continue her athletic career with the women's track and field team at Central College in Pella. While at Central, Harders plans to major in...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

It was a wild one

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn put together two big scoring innings against Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, and the Hawks needed every run they got to preserve a 10-7 home field win on May 18. The...

 

H-M-S coach recognized with 25-year service award

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn assistant girls' track coach Jim Thomas was among those recognized during a special presentation at the 2022 state track and field meet on May 21. He received a plaque which...

 

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