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• Dec. 11, 1947 The grand opening of the Nissen Drug Store, formerly Potter’s, featured a special get-acquainted offer of a “2 for the price of 1” sale at the soda fountain. Cyril Nissen, formerly of Estherville, was the new proprietor....

 

12/08/22: Community Calendar

Several holiday open houses planned Multiple area businesses will host their holiday open houses this month. See ads inside for Hartley Municipal Utilities, Fiesta Foods/Hartley Hometown Pharmacy, Home State Bank, Savings Bank, Rainbow...

 

Fiesta Foods donates to H-M-S Giving Tree

The H-M-S Giving Tree recently landed a sizeable contribution from Fiesta Foods. The local grocery store held a casual Friday fundraiser, where employees could pay a donation to wear jeans or other...

 

12/01/22: Community Calendar

Several holiday open houses planned Multiple area businesses will host their holiday open houses in the next week. See ads inside for Treimer’s Insurance, Evertek, State Bank & Insurance, Hartley Municipal Utilities, United Community Bank and...

 

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• Dec. 4, 1947 Clifford Ostrom, of Rock Island, Ill., a former South American sales manager for John Deere, purchased the Hartley Feed Mill from Vern Donnenwerth. A new six-lane bowling alley at May City was preparing for its official opening....

 

11/24/22: Community Calendar

Winter Wonderland in Everly is Dec. 2 Citizens in Everly are gearing up for the town’s annual Winter Wonderland event slated for Friday, Dec. 2 The Festival of Trees will be held at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center thanks to the sponsorship of The...

 

11/24/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Clay County Fair & Events Center earns int'l recognition "The World's Greatest County Fair" lived up to its billing by winning 10 awards – including a coveted "Best of Division" Award ...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 27, 1947 Carl Rahn purchased Bud’s Food Market, located across the street on the corner south of the Park Hotel. The new owner had been operating a grocery and meat business in the former Kosta location. The new store afforded him much...

 

FBLA: A club with a business perspective

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is the business club at the high school. We have 16 members this year and many activities in which we plan to participate. The culminating activity will be...

 

GOP runs table in H-M-S mock election

Maroon and Gold may be the official colors at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School, but students there prefer red. The student body on Nov. 2 held a mock election of state- and federal-level offices....

 

UCB is drop-off location for Humane Society gifts

United Community Bank has partnered with the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa to be a drop-off location for their holiday wish list items. If you would like to give a supply donation, drop off items...

 

11/17/22: Community Calendar

H-M-S menus Monday, Nov. 21: Breakfast – Cereal, fruit, juice; Lunch – Mandarin orange chicken/rice, cauliflower/broccoli, pineapple, bread (9-12). Tuesday, Nov. 22: Breakfast – Egg/cheese biscuit, fruit, juice; Lunch – Chicken patty/bun, chi...

 

11/17/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Players, cheerleaders earn district academic honors Football players and cheerleaders from Class A District 1 schools were recognized for their academic accomplishments by being named Academic...

 

Valero hands over big donation to Hartley Legion

Veterans Day proved to be an early Christmas for American Legion Post 288. Valero Renewables – Hartley donated $20,000 to the local post to help pay for facility improvements. The contribution was...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 20, 1947 R.C. Birdsall sold his general store of groceries and dry goods at Moneta to Jim Gaines, of Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Birdsall were undecided as to what they would do. Gale Birdsall continued to operate the Moneta Lockers and buy...

 

11/10/22: Community Calendar

Meals planned to honor veterans The Hartley American Legion Auxiliary will host a breakfast for local veterans and their spouses or other guests on Friday, Nov. 11 from 8-9:30 a.m., at the Legion building. A meal featuring buscuits and sausage gravy,...

 

Singing in the spotlight

Six seniors were in the spotlight during the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School fall vocal concert on Oct. 25. A trio comprised of Emma Schmillen, Shelby Kruger and Emerson Griffin sang "When I Look...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 13, 1947 A good sized crowd attended the dismantling ceremony of the servicemen’s honor roll. Guests of honor were the next of kin of World War II dead. The honor roll had been erected on a site between the Hartley Dry Cleaners and the...

 

11/03/22: Community Calendar

Firefighters’ pancake feed is this Sunday The Hartley Firefighters Association will host its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Hartley Community Center. See the ad on Page 3 for more details. Gem & Junque Sale...

 

Spooks and ghouls galore!

Ghouls, goblins, princesses, super heroes and other creatures invaded downtown Hartley Monday afternoon as part of the Chamber of Commerce's annual trick-or-treating event. Local kids collected candy...

 

From Our Files

• Nov. 6, 1947 The boys from Harrison Township gathered at the May City hall to reorganize the 4-H club. There was a large attendance present. Walter Koostra and Max Robinson were the leaders of the club. Walter Koostra, Jr. was elected president....

 

10/27/22: Community Calendar

Firefighters’ pancake feed is Nov. 6 The Hartley Firefighters Association will host its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Hartley Community Center. See the ad on Page 3 for more details. 3 options at Red’s...

 

10/27/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Firefighters visit kids at EPL The Everly Public Library celebrated National Fire Prevention Month on Monday, Oct. 17. Local kids were excited when they pulled up to the library and saw the fire...

 

They put on an extravaganza

The word extravaganza is defined as "a lavish or spectacular show or event," which aptly describes the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Indoor Marching Extravaganza. Groups featured on Oct. 18 in the high...

 

From Our Files

• Oct. 30, 1947 The new 1,000 horsepower diesel engine for the Hartley municipal light plant arrived on the Rock Island railroad. Installation would take place as soon as the base was completed. A surplus ever-normal granary was placed on a 20x20...

 

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