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Articles from the July 8, 2021 edition

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 By Nick Pedley    News    July 8, 2021

Playing catch up

There's no guessing local farmers' biggest concern midway through the growing season. Dry conditions have stressed corn and soybean fields across northwest Iowa. Though recent rainfall has helped,...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    July 8, 2021

Hartley misses out on DNR demo funds

Hartley officials are hoping its better luck next year for a state grant that would help with the removal of a longstanding eyesore on Central Avenue. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources last wee...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    July 8, 2021

Everly sewage pond upgrades close to finished

There won't be a ribbon cutting, but a vital infrastructure improvement project is nearing the finish line in Everly. Engineer Brian Schmidt reported June 21 that upgrades to the city's sewage...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    July 8, 2021

MaxYield members vote to merge with NEW Co-op

Another big change is coming to the local ag market. Members of MaxYield Cooperative on July 1 voted to merge with NEW Cooperative, Inc., effective Aug. 1. MaxYield's membership vote met Iowa's state...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    July 8, 2021

Members OK Alceco, FCA merger

A farmers cooperative with locations in Hartley and Royal will see its territory expand significantly later this summer. Members of Alceco voted on July 1 to merge with First Cooperative Association (...

 

07/08/21: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Semi-tractor destroyed near Sanborn The Sanborn Fire Department was paged for a semi-tractor fire near the corner of Roseland Cemetery, west of Sanborn, at 2:15 p.m. June 28. When firefighters arrived they found a 2002 Freightliner tractor fully...

 

07/08/21: Community Calendar

Water fights tonight in downtown Hartley Hartley residents have a chance to beat the heat tonight (July 8) when the fire department hosts water fights. Things kick off at 6 p.m. on Central Avenue with the kids’ water fights, which will be followed...

 

07/08/21: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Named to dean’s list at South Dakota State Six area students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence after the spring 2021 semester at South Dakota State University in Brookings. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s c...

 

S-N Editorial

It’s happening in Hartley It seems like you can’t drive two blocks in Hartley without running into construction of some sort – not that anyone is complaining. There’s a ton of progress taking place right now in the City With a Heart. The...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Pedley's Ponderings

I'm no Michelin-starred chef, but I do OK in the kitchen. I have a list of go-to favorites that play well with my family, and as long everybody's bellies are full, I'm content. My favorite cooking sur...

 

Jones: New child care legislation becomes law

This session, there were several child care bills brought forward in an attempt to increase child care workforce numbers, increase provider rates to maintain existing child care facilities, provide...

 

Ernst: President Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal puts American lives at risk

When an American president makes a decision on military deployment, the action sends signals to friends and foes alike around the globe. Take for example President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw t...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Evans: It's difficult to stop the drive of progress

Controversy, of sorts, arrived in my driveway last week. There was no commotion. There were no protesters. No picketers. No chants about destroying the economy or caving in to China. In fact, there...

 

Everly Public Library staying hot with activity this summer

The animals are loose in the Everly Public Library. The 2021 summer reading program entitled Tales of Tails is off to a roaring start as local residents have been stampeding into the library to attend...

 

Mystery ailment impacting birds inching westward

Since May, state agencies, wildlife rehabilitators and animal control operators in the Mid-Atlantic United States have received a sharp uptick in reports of sick or dead songbirds. Grackles,...

 

Darlene K. Zinnel, 69, Swea City

A funeral service for Darlene K. Zinnel was held Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Swea City. Pastor Todd Hartsock, Pastor Kent Wallace and Pastor Peter Otis officiated....

 

Mary Alice Harris, 87, Hartley

A funeral service for Mary Alice Harris was held Friday, July 2, 2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. Rev. David Ericksen officiated. Pallbearers were Scott McCarty, Michael McCarty, Adam McCarty, Olivia Renken, Angela Hasbrouck, Sam Ren...

 

JoAnne H. Harders, 73, Hartley

A funeral service for JoAnne H. Harders was held Thursday, July 1, 2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley. Rev. David Ericksen officiated. Pallbearers were Christopher Freeman, Barrett Lang, Jonathon Lang, Marcus Lang, Brian Miller, Duane...

 

From Our Files

• July 11, 1946 William Gathman, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Gathman, of Hartley, pitched successfully for Yale University, winning all the games he had worked during the 1946 season. He was to be discharged from the Marines but would be ineligible fo...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 8, 2021

Lack of timely hits impacts final week of regular season

Not enough hits or hits not coming at the right time plagued the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn softball team during three losses last week. The Hawks' best chance for a win came against Graettinger-Terril/Ru...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 8, 2021

3 games in 3 days: No problem for H-M-S

Three weeks ago, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team couldn't win a game. Last week, the Hawks couldn't lose. H-M-S capped a 3-0 week with a 5-3 win over Trinity Christian on June 30 at Hull. It...

 

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