'New' middle school opens in Hartley
Temporary 5-8 grade building set up for new school year
August 6, 2020
An old school building in Hartley is ready to host a new group of students.
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School moved 11 miles east to the old elementary in the City With a Heart. With the former middle school in Sanborn demolished and the new elementary school slated to open this month, 5-8 grade students will now make their home in the former PK-4 building on First Street Southeast.
Middle school Principal Mark Dorhout said the transition was eased after classes dismissed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Elementary staff members were able to move out earlier than planned, subse...