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06/30/22: Community Calendar

Legion Family to meet July 5 The Hartley Legion Family will meet Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. at the Legion Building. Game night for adults at Hartley library Hartley Public Library will be hosting a game night for adults at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8....

 

06/30/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Blood donors combine to sustain over 380 lives A total of 31 units of blood were collected during the drive held in Hartley on June 22. The blood collected will help to save and sustain the lives of 81 people in need. Four donors who achieved...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Community    June 30, 2022 

From Our Files

• July 3, 1947 A sudden windstorm that reportedly rose to a fury of 85 mph spread destruction as it swept across a path north of Hartley. Hail which accompanied the gale totally destroyed some corn and bean fields, beat others to the ground and...

 

06/23/22: Community Calendar

Upcoming program at Hartley library A program on local foraging will be held at the Hartley Public Library on Saturday, June 25, at 9:30 a.m. The program will be presented by a member of O’Brien County Conservation and is open to the public....

 

06/23/22: Area Happenings & Accoomplishments

UI spring semester dean's list announced More than 4,000 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean's list for the 2022 spring semester. Dean's list status was earned by...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    June 23, 2022

Royal, Everly youth enjoy VBS fun

Last week Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp's day camp crew headed to Royal's Bethlehem Lutheran Church for a week of Vacation Bible School fun with the congregation's children along with Hope Lutheran...

 

From Our Files

• June 26, 1947 Six midget mules, the only hitch of its kind in the United States, were in Hartley. According to handler Brownie Beck, the rare animals were gotten together after a long search over many states. Pulling a calliope, the little...

 

BVU livestock show team hosts open show

Fifty head of cattle and nearly 100 sheep were shown by competitors in the Third Annual Buena Vista University Livestock Show Classic hosted by the BVU Institute for Agriculture on June 4-5. "We had...

 

06/16/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Receive degrees, diplomas at NCC One hundred and ninety-nine students graduated from Northwest Iowa Community College. Commencement ceremonies were held Friday, May 13, in the Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center on NCC’s campus...

 

06/16/22: Community Calendar

Daycare fundraising event planned The Hartley Community Daycare Center has announced its 3rd Annual Love for the Daycare Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Hartley Community Center. See the ad on Page 6 for more details....

 

Gov. Reynolds visits Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa College in Sheldon recently hosted a very important guest. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds stopped by the NCC campus on June 6 to tour the recently-constructed Applied Technology Building and...

 

Hartley Valero plant No. 1 in United Way donations

Valero Renewables raised a total of $435,460 for United Way agencies across the Midwest. For the second year in a row, Valero Renewables – Hartley came in first place with a total of $46,613 raised...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    June 16, 2022

A journey to Japan with Kate

Last week the residents of Riverview Terrace Assisted Living were treated to a trip through Japan thanks to a presentation delivered by Clay Raider 4-H'er Kate Holtz. Holtz's presentation was all...

 

From Our Files

• June 19, 1947 Nineteen Iowa counties were among the 100 leading oats-growing counties in the United States, according to the 1945 Census of Agriculture. O’Brien County had a national ranking of 80 with a total of 69,603 acres threshed. The...

 

2 H-M-S students vying for 2022 O'Brien County Fair crowns

Judging for the 2022 O'Brien County Fair Royalty was held Sunday, June 5 at Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar. The candidates were judged by Sara Carlson, Janell Heimgartner and Becky Lickiss....

 

Changing of the cans

A successful can redemption center in Hartley has changed hands. Keith and Jackie Stoltz handed over the keys to the Hartley Recreational Trail Committee last week. The Stoltzes had operated and...

 

History comes alive in Everly

The memory of 6-on-6 basketball was alive and well Sunday during a special event in Everly. Around 70 people packed the Hap Ketelsen Community Center to hear a special presentation about 6-on-6...

 

06/09/22: Community Calendar

Daycare fundraising event planned The Hartley Community Daycare Center has announced its 3rd Annual Love for the Daycare Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Hartley Community Center. See the ad on Page 8 for more details....

 

06/09/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Awarded scholarships by ILCC Foundation The Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation has awarded scholarships to nearly 350 students to help pay for college. Scholarships awarded by the foundation are...

 

06/02/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Crops on the rise in Iowa A few days of welcome rainfall meant Iowa farmers had 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 29, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics...

 

06/02/22: Community Calendar

Daycare fundraising event planned The Hartley Community Daycare Center has announced its 3rd Annual Love for the Daycare Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Hartley Community Center. See the ad on Page 8 for more details....

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    June 2, 2022

06/02/22: Around Everly & Royal

CC/E students donate to Ukraine Clay Central/Everly Elementary students have been on a self-started mission to give. Ever since the war erupted in Ukraine, CC/E students have felt a stirring within...

 

From Our Files

• June 5, 1947 Construction of a new appliance store by O.M. Burley had started on the lot just north of the Hartley Bakery on Central Avenue. The new building had a 38-foot front. To make room for the structure, one of the older buildings in town...

 

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...

 

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