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 By Nick Pedley    News    September 29, 2022 

Sen. Ernst discusses opioid crisis during O'Brien County stop

A growing problem that some feel is an impending public health crisis took center stage in Primghar on Monday. Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a roundtable with area law enforcement regarding the growing...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 29, 2022 

Never stop creating

A passion for art has led to a lifetime of rewards for Hartley's LaVonne Hansen. Well known locally for her "Chalk Talks," Hansen has been honing her skills across an array of art media for decades....

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    September 29, 2022 

Scoreboard replacement offers other benefits

With scoreboards needing replacement, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School is considering options to update them and possibly increase revenue at the same time. An online presentation allowed...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    September 29, 2022 

Disaster assistance is complicated

The Royal City Council has wondered for more than two months why Clay County was not included in the governor's disaster proclamation after the July 5 derecho. Now they have their answer. Clay County...

 

09/29/29: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Kaley Ruby Marie Mazur, Sanborn, Seatbelt Violation. Adrianne Aulenbach, Paullina, Speeding. Peter Paul Matthews, III, Paullina, Seatbelt Violation. Kyle J. Harms, Hartley, Speeding. Harold Melvin Johnson, Melvin, Registration Violation....

 

Pate urges Iowans not to fall for election misinformation and disinformation

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is urging Iowans not to fall victim to election misinformation and disinformation. Instead, voters should turn to trusted sources for election information, the...

 

2022 Clay Co. Fair sets multiple records

Increased youth involvement, record fairgoer spending, added exhibitor participation, large crowds and great weather propelled the 2022 Clay County Fair powered by SMU to new heights this month. "When...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 22, 2022

Hawks have it their way during Homecoming

Homecoming at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was twice as nice last week. Not only did the volleyball team beat South O'Brien and win three pool matches at the GT/RA tournament, the football team blasted...

 

Royal council delays water tower project decision

Rather than accepting a bid for painting and repairing the water tower, the Royal City Council decided to delay a decision so another firm can prepare a proposal for consideration next month. Represen...

 

Changes to H-M-S website on the way

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School's website will become more accessible to district patrons and other users in the coming months. Following a presentation on Monday, school board members...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 22, 2022

O'Brien County burn ban in effect

Open burning in the unincorporated parts of O'Brien County is prohibited indefinitely following a request granted Monday by the Iowa State Fire Marshal. The ban will be in place until dry and windy co...

 

09/22/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Kirsten Faye Koele, Sheldon, Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device. Levi James Van Beek, Sanborn, Speeding. Alejandro Bonilla, Sheldon, No Proof of Insurance. Andrew August Sipila, St. Paul, Minn., Speeding. Francisco Andres Felix,...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

New royalty reigning at H-M-S

There's new royalty reigning over the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District. Kooper Ebel and Abby Kunzman were named king and queen during coronation Tuesday night. The duo was selected...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn PPEL measure approved

Voters in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District on Tuesday voted to extend the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) another decade. Of the 185 ballots cast, 59.5 percent were in...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

Hartley council hears pipeline update

The Hartley City Council on Monday heard a brief update on a proposed land easement compensation package related to a proposed pipeline. City Administrator Erica Haack and Superintendent of Public...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 15, 2022

From green to gold

The changing aesthetic on rolling hills throughout northwest Iowa can only mean one thing – harvest season is just around the corner. Soybean fields have been changing rapidly from green to gold...

 

09/15/22: Area Events & Happenings

• Traffic Janyce Allison Brown, Lincoln, Neb., Speeding. Breanna Linn Bainbridge, Sioux City, Speeding. Nazareth Diallo Sutton, Dallas, Texas, Speeding. Ryan Mark Van Beek, Sanborn, Registration Violation. Wesley W. Hogan, Sanborn, Speeding. Ross...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

2022 H-M-S Homecoming Court

Homecoming festivities at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn kick off next Monday and run through Friday, when the Hawks take on MMCRU at Peterson Field at 7 p.m. Coronation is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 13 in...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

Royal standoff ends peacefully

A rowdy night in Royal ended with a trip to jail for a local man who engaged in a six-hour standoff with law enforcement. According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4 p.m....

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

2022 Clay County Fair kicks off Saturday

Area residents are gearing up for another edition of the World's Greatest County Fair. The Clay County Fair returns with another packed lineup Sept. 10-18 in Spencer. The annual event drew 277,389...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

H-M-S PPEL vote is Tuesday

Patrons in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District will vote on a ballot with no candidates next week. The decennial vote on the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) will be held...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 8, 2022

Grigg to be feted at Clay County Fair

Clay County Fair-goers will have a chance to celebrate an Everly man who earned a big state honor last month. Al Grigg will be recognized on Monday, Sept.12 at noon, in the Indoor Arena for his...

 

09/08/22: Crime, Courts, Incidents & Accidents

• Traffic Brian M. Grave, Hospers, Registration Violation. Jorge Alejandro Sifuentes, Brooklyn Park, Minn., Speeding; No Valid Driver’s License; Permitting Unauthorized Driver. Grace Ann McElroy, Sioux City, Speeding. Jennifer Elizabeth Haafke, S...

 

Good tests of progress

After playing two close sets with Sibley-Ocheyedan, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn volleyball team could not sustain that effort in the final two sets. The Hawks lost the match played Aug. 29 at Sibley...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    September 1, 2022

Resurfacing and reduction

The fastest way through Hartley has not been a straight line over the past week. Crews have been busy resurfacing a stretch of Highway 18 that runs from the east edge of town to the west edge. Work...

 

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