The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

New middle school building begins to take shape

Final touches being added to elementary, high school projects


September 24, 2020


A worker preps the ground at H-M-S Middle School in July. According to an update at Monday's school board meeting, construction has progressed steadily since the old building was torn down.

With the elementary and high school projects nearing completion, the main focus is now on the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School being constructed in Sanborn.

Progress has been visible in recent weeks, especially on the north side. Steel framing and decking is being installed and the learning area is taking shape. Roofing of that area is expected to begin in mid-October.

"It's coming along really well," Project Manager Mark Pfister said during Monday's school board meeting.

Precast walls for the gym, which will be constructed on the south side of the building, are expected to arrive in ea...

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