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05/23/24: 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...

 

05/23/24: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Justin Moore coming to the 2024 Clay Co. Fair The Clay County Fair officials last week announced Justin Moore with a special guest to be announced later as part of the SRG Concert Series on Thursday,...

 

H-M-S High School Class of 2024 scholarships and awards

American Legion Auxiliary of Post #288: Brennan Stoltz. Sons of the American Legion, Hartley: Kinsey Schirmer and Brett Stoltz. Staff Sgt. Shane Koele Leadership Award: Brennan Stoltz. Staff Sgt....

 

High school students' work featured at show

The artistic talents of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School students were on display during the annual art show. Artwork in a number of media was on display in the student center. The show was held in...

 

05/16/24: Community Calendar

H-M-S Class of 2024 to graduate Sunday The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School Class of 2024 will hold its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m., in the H-M-S Event Center. The public is invited to attend. Check out annual graduation tab...

 

05/16/24: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

NCC achieves top rankings for online programs Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) in Sheldon has secured top positions in three prestigious University HQ rankings for 2024. NCC is ranked as the fifth-best institution nationally for online Associat...

 

From Our Files

• May 19, 1949 The Hartley Community Recreation Association met for its annual spring meeting. Plans for the activities of the coming summer were discussed, and Richard McCarty, Richard Anderson and Mrs. Louis Anderson were elected to serve t...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 16, 2024

Relays return at CC/E

The weather couldn't have been better on Monday for the kickoff of Clay Central/Everly's reinstated K-6 Maverick Relays. The event was hosted at the former CC/E football field and track in Royal. The...

 

2 winners named in HPL poetry contest

The Hartley Public Library sponsored a poetry contest, “Write from the Hart,” during the month of April. Two winners – Clare Hibbing (first place) and Josie Hibbing (second place) – were selected in the adult category. There were no submiss...

 

2 students honored at governor's ceremony

Two local students were recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg on April 28 for outstanding academic achievement at the 22nd Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony at the...

 

05/09/24: Community Calendar

Make a lei at Hartley library Monday The Hartley Public Library will host an adult craft event, “Create a Lei,” on Monday, May 13 from 4-5:30 p.m. Participants will create Hawaiian leis out of paper, yarn and beads. All are welcome to attend. Jun...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 9, 2024

CC/E food program receives grant

Clay Central/Everly recently received two Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) Outreach Grants of $500 each to benefit the CC/E student snack program and Mav Pack backpack program. ISEA's mission...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    May 9, 2024

CC/E students lend a helping hand

CC/E fifth graders enjoyed the wonderful weather last Wednesday by heading out to Everly and Royal residents for a day of service learning. Students worked hard the entire day to help different...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Community    May 9, 2024

From Our Files

• May 12, 1949 L.B. Wanless and B.W. Thomas purchased the Cowan Implement Co. from Lyle Gowan, who had operated the Allis-Chalmers implement store for three years. Wanless planned to occupy the house where the Gowan family resided. Gowan planned t...

 

05/02/24: Community Calendar

National Day of Prayer at SPLC St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hartley will host two brief prayer/praise services for America in honor of the National Day of Prayer today (May 2). All are invited to attend. The first service will be held from 7-7:30 a...

 

05/02/24: Area Happenings & Accoplishments

Named Extension K-12 Program Coordinator Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Morgan Busack as the new O'Brien County K-12 Program Coordinator. Busack will replace Kate Stewart whose...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Community    May 2, 2024

From Our Files

• May 5, 1949 Spade work for a cooperative artificial breeding organization was being done. Two meetings of dairy farmers interested in organizing the association were held. The name of the tentative association was Hartley Breeders Cooperative, w...

 

I.E.F Women's Club marks 50th anniversary

The I.E.F. Women's Club celebrated 50 years of "Ideas, Enthusiasm and Fun" on April 15. All five decades of the club were represented with former and current members enjoying the evening filled with...

 
 By Iesha Toft    Community    April 25, 2024

CC/E students perform in NWI Honor Choir

Clay Central/Everly Elementary was represented by seven fifth and sixth grade students last week at the Northwest Iowa Honor Choir in Sioux Center. Hundreds of students represented northwest Iowa in...

 

04/25/24: Community Calendar

Everly firefighters hosting breakfast The Everly Firefighter’s Association will host its annual breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, April 28 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at the fire station. Free will donations will be accepted. Proceeds go towards the new f...

 

04/25/24: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

NWI fishing report Area water temperatures have started to slowly rise and are in the low to mid-50s. Most area lakes are at or above crest. Most courtesy docks are in place. The walleye season is...

 

From Our Files

• April 28, 1949 Six Hartley FFA Chapter members attended the 21st annual state convention. Darold Rost played in the State Future Farmer Band, and Bob Gonnerman, Ronald Albert, Fred Schoelerman and Gordon Dodge sang in the Glee Club. Merlyn and F...

 

04/18/24: Community Calendar

Spring clean-up day in Hartley A spring clean-up day will be held in Hartley on Monday, April 22. All refuse will be picked up at the regular garbage pick up locations. See the ad on Page 3 for complete details. Everly firefighters hosting breakfast...

 

04/18/24: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

NWI RSVP program receives 3 more years of funding In celebration of April as National Volunteer Month, the Northwest Iowa Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) reaffirms a commitment to serving local communities by providing essential volunteer...

 

From Our Files

• April 21, 1949 Vernon McCarty, of Hartley, who was attending Creighton University, was selected for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship by the state selection committee of Iowa. The Hartley School Board announced the purchase of t...

 

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