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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

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School opens for first time since March


August 27, 2020


H-M-S teacher Molly Steinkamp leads her students out of the classroom on Monday morning. It was their first day in the brand new elementary school.

The start of a new school year is always hectic. Throw in a completely new building and an ongoing global pandemic, and you've got a recipe for potential disaster.

Luckily, that hasn't been the case at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's new elementary school. The building opened its doors to students for the first time on Monday, and Principal Cathy Jochims has been pleased with what she's seen so far.

"I think everything has gone very well," she said. "There have been some little kinks with things going differently than we planned, but we were able to work them out."

Jochims said students have been...

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