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01/27/22: Community Calendar

Blood drive Feb. 7 at Spencer LifeServe Blood Center is conducting a drive at Southpark Mall, 901 11th Street SW in Spencer, on Monday, Feb. 7, from 7-11 p.m. Appointments are required. Schedule a donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.o...

 

01/27/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Graduate in December at NCC Sixty-five students graduated from Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon on Friday, Dec. 17. Area students who received diplomas and degrees follow. Hartley: Jessica A. Greiner, Medical Coding Diploma. Sanborn: Ivan...

 

Clay Co. Fair & Events Center spends $1.9M in local economy, benefits local non-profits in 2021

After surviving the "no fair" year of 2020, the Clay County Fair Association bounced back in a big way in 2021 by creating a significant impact on the local economy, educating thousands of youth and...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    January 27, 2022 

Clay Co. Cattlemen host successful banquet

The Clay County Cattlemen Association held their annual meeting banquet on Jan. 15 at The Great Hall of Royal. The Cattlemen started the event with a social hour, followed by a bountiful catered...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    January 27, 2022 

Coach Sloth visits CC/E

Clay Central/Everly Elementary students were recently treated to a visit from famous author and former Iowa State football player, Coach Sloth. As a child growing up in the Dike and Belmond areas, it...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 30, 1947 The home on the Mrs. Bertha Hirt farm, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Peters and son, was completely destroyed by fire. Mrs. Peters reported the blaze as soon as she noticed it, but a high wind fanned it quickly into an...

 

01/20/22: Community Calendar

Meet new VA admin in Hartley Local veterans are encouraged to attend a free coffee meet-and-greet for new O’Brien County Veterans’ Affairs Administrator Katie Ginger on Monday, Jan. 24 at Grounded in Hartley. See the ad on Page 3 for more...

 

01/20/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Applicants sought for healthcare scholarship, loan program Applications are now being accepted for the Bennie B. and Ernestine F. Shine Scholarship, the Adam J. Anderson Scholarship and the Cornwall Loan Program. All programs are designed to help...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 23, 1947 Central Iowa Telephone Co. announced that Hartley and all other towns it served would have an increase in rates. The company stated that the cost of everything entering into the furnishing of telephone service had increased....

 

Jenna Keene is youth outreach coordinator in Clay County

Jenna Keene is the new Clay County Youth Outreach Coordinator for Iowa State University and Extension. She started in her position Jan. 10. In her role, Keene will focus on programs designed to...

 

01/13/22: Community Calendar

Hartley all-school reunion to be held The Hartley all-school reunion committee decided last year that the reunion would be moved from being held five years to every three years. The biggest reason for the change is the age of some of the older gradua...

 

01/13/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Freshman college and careers discussion at H-M-S Kiana Johnson, executive director of O'Brien County Economic Development Corporation, moderated a freshman college and careers discussion last month...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 16, 1947 A cow belonging to Fred Fairchild, of Moneta, was instantly killed when struck by a car driven by Dwight Lorenzen, also of Moneta. Fairchild was driving several cows along the county road when the Lorenzen car struck the animal....

 

01/06/22: Community Calendar

Wild game feed in Royal this Saturday The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club and the family of the late Jim McDonnell are sponsoring a wild game feed this Saturday, Jan. 8, at Haggy’s in Royal. A free will offering will be accepted. All proceeds...

 

01/06/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

40 units of blood collected at drive For over 15 years, Hartley and surrounding communities have supported LifeServe Blood Center at drives sponsored by Audrey Schmidt. The most recent was held Wednesday, Dec. 29, at which 40 units of blood were...

 

Spencer family welcomes first baby of 2022

The first baby of 2022 officially arrived at Spencer Hospital's Birth Center this week. Baby girl, Rylee Joyce Parish, made her appearance on Monday, Jan. 3 at 5:36 p.m. Parents Jaden and AJ Parish,...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 9, 1947 The Hartley Boy Scout troop had its own club room located under Potter’s Drug Store. Plans were made by the boys to decorate and fix up their quarters, where meetings were held each Monday night. Manuel Strom, of Hartley, retiring...

 

12/30/21: Community Calendar

Blood drive to be held at Spencer LifeServe Blood Center is conducting a drive at Southpark Mall, 901 11th Street SW in Spencer, on Monday, Jan. 3 from 1-5 p.m. Appointments are required. Schedule a donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter...

 

From Our Files

• Jan. 2, 1947 Missing from the files. • Dec, 30, 1971 Lawrence Bethke expanded his shelling business with the purchase of a new John Deere No. 6 sheller mounted on a truck. Darrell Negus, Glen Peters and Duane Kunkel purchased a truck and auger...

 

12/2321: Community Calendar

Blood drive is Dec. 29 in Hartley The next Hartley community blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hartley Community Center. New donors are especially needed. Appointments are required in order to donate blood....

 

12/23/21: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Royal receives DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant More than $289,000 in 50 percent cost-share grants were recently awarded to 115 of Iowa's rural fire departments to aid their efforts in protecting...

 

Guests add to holiday spirit at high school concert

Guest performers added to the spirit of the season during the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School holiday concert on Dec. 12. Siblings of concert choir members joined in singing "Silent Night" during...

 

The Journey to Christmas

The Bible tells us that Mary and Joseph went on an incredible journey to get to the birth of Christ – one of the most important events in the history of the world. The journey for them was...

 

From Our Files

• Dec. 26, 1946 Every boy and girl in Hartley who wasn’t “enjoying” chickenpox descended on the American Legion Hall to greet Santa Claus and his entertainment group. All agreed they had a very fine time and were looking forward to Santa’s...

 

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