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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

What a year

Highlighting the biggest local stories of 2020


December 31, 2020


Most of the H-M-S Middle School was demolished in July to make way for additions and upgrades.

Though in-person events may have been few and far between this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 still had plenty of storylines.

The biggest ones revolved around buildings – Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's new elementary school opened, Clay Central/Everly sold its former 7-12 grade building and a grain elevator exploded in Royal. Also gracing the pages of the Sentinel-News were more heartwarming stories, like the one detailing a viral video of the late Bonnie Linder's wave to school children in March.

To put it lightly, 2020 was an interesting year filled with highlights and lowlights. The...

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