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 By Nick Pedley    News    June 30, 2022 

No solution yet for Hartley's pool problems

Hartley city officials are still awaiting details of a proposal that would address issues at the new pool. The city council learned last week the pool could not pass inspection due to errors made...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 30, 2022 

Everly moves forward with plan for ash trees

Plans to deal with an impending invasion are continuing to form in Everly. The city council on June 20 OK'd a plan that would treat two ash trees with pesticides at the park and water tower. The vast...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 30, 2022 

Q&A with Kim and Colette

Children can now receive vaccinations against COVID-19 thanks to a recent decision by the Food & Drug Administration. The FDA granted emergency use authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna...

 
 News    June 30, 2022 

06/30/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Giorgi Turashvili, New York, N.Y., No Proof of Insurance; Registration Violation. Lisa Rose Sheldon, Melvin, Registration Violation. Michael Dale Ewoldt, North Sioux City, S.D., Speeding. Quintin Fred Williams, Beaufort, S.C., Open...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 23, 2022

Pool will not open in Hartley

Like a mirage of a puddle in the desert, local children will have to continue staring at an empty pool in Hartley this summer. The new aquatic center cannot pass a state electrical inspection due to e...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    June 23, 2022

Few changes in fees at H-M-S for 2022-23

Costs for most goods and services may be rising, but there will be few increases in fees for the 2022-23 school year at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. The schedule approved by the board on Monday only calls... Full story

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    June 23, 2022

Royal council pleased with cleanup progress

Royal city council members are happy with how local residents are responding to letters asking them to clean up their properties. During discussion on June 8, council members were informed that after a second inspection of properties, only 10 had...

 

06/23/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Abdikarim Ahmed Muhumed, South Sioux City, Neb., Speeding. Kyle Delfort Begay, Gamerco, N.M., Open Container; Speeding. Isaac Norton, Sanborn, Minor with Tobacco. Jennifer Marie Perez Vazquez, Sheldon, Speeding. Amed Jose Castro-Chavez,...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 16, 2022

Getting there

With hot temperatures predicted in the extended forecast, regional agronomists say area fields could use a few timely drinks to aid the early growing season. A delayed planting season caused a pinch...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 16, 2022

Hartley council discusses old elementary school

The new owner of the former Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary School received pointed criticism from the Hartley City Council on Monday. Members discussed a perceived lack of progress at the...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 16, 2022

Hartley council OKs wage hikes

The Hartley City Council on Monday approved annual wage increases for municipal employees with little fanfare. Members unanimously approved a 5 percent across-the-board hike with no discussion. In rec...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 16, 2022

Recounts held following primary election

Issues with voting machines during the June 7 primary election led to recounts in O'Brien and Clay counties. According to O'Brien County Auditor Barb Rohwer, issues arose when one of the precincts...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    June 16, 2022

Royal receives grant for lift station generator

Following more than three years of discussion and two years since the application was submitted, the City of Royal has been awarded a grant to obtain a generator for the sanitary sewer lift station. City Clerk Barb Fletcher informed the city council...

 

Billings to serve as Hartley Family Care provider

Jamie Billings, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, will serve as the primary healthcare provider for the newly-established Hartley Family Care of Spencer Hospital, which will open later this summ...

 

06/16/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Davarius Octavious Parker, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Hours of Service Violation. Billy Joe Doran, Milford, Registration Violation. Teno Ofus, George, No Proof of Insurance; Speeding. Kent August Jaecke, Stillwater, Okla., Speeding. Juan...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 9, 2022

Closer and closer

It may look finished from the outside, but Hartley's new pool still needs a vital piece of internal equipment before the ribbon can be cut. Local officials received word this week that the pool's...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 9, 2022

Varied concerns

Americans feeling a pinch in their pocketbooks need not look far for someone to blame, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley. The Iowa Republican, who has represented the Hawkeye State in Washington, D.C....

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 9, 2022

Dieken, Evans cruise to primary victories

Two local Republicans earned decisive victories in Tuesday's primary election. Zach Dieken, of rural Granville, and Lynn Evans, of Aurelia, won their party's nomination in Iowa House District 5 and...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 9, 2022

Hartley medical clinic to change hands

A big change is coming to a Hartley medical clinic soon. The family clinic located inside Hartley's Community Memorial Health Center will transfer operations from MercyOne to Spencer Hospital. No date...

 

06/09/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Cortney Adam Ball, Primghar, Speeding; No Proof of Insurance. Natalie Ann Dietrich, Sioux City, Speeding. John George Daniels, II, Sheldon, Registration Violation. Telesforo Lopez Ramos, Worthington, Minn., No Valid Driver’s License....

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 2, 2022

Fallen for our freedom

A wet and windy Memorial Day didn't halt services in Hartley – it just necessitated a change of plans. American Legion Post #288 moved Monday's program inside to the Hartley Community Center due to...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 2, 2022

3 Republicans running for House District 5 nod

Republican voters in Iowa House District 5 can't complain about a lack of options on the ballot next week. Dennis Bush, Zach Dieken and Tom Kuiper are all vying for their party's nod in the...

 
 By Nick Pedley    News    June 2, 2022

2 vying for Iowa Senate District 3 spot

Local Republicans in Iowa Senate District 3 will have two options when they hit the polls on June 7. The GOP primary election ballot features Lynn Evans, of Aurelia, and Anthony LaBruna, of Sanborn....

 

06/02/22: Crime, Courts, Accidents & Incidents

• Traffic Michael Mark Dykstra, Inwood, Illegal Passing. Mirna C. Ramos Delacruz, Sibley, Dark Windows; Improper Use of Driving Lights. James Michael Brockhaus, Lake Park, No Proof of Insurance. Conner Floyd Rassel, Marcus, Dark Windows. Alysia...

 

Local primary ballot rundown

Residents in Clay and O'Brien counties will be greeted by a smattering of competitive and non-competitive races when they fill out their ballots during the June 7 primary election. Republicans will...

 

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