The final bell
Students leave former H-M-S Elementary school for last time
May 27, 2021
The doors aren't locked yet, but Monday marked the end of an era for one of Hartley's most well known buildings.
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's old elementary school said goodbye to students for the final time. The multi-level building housed grades 5-8 this year so the middle school in Sanborn could undergo expansive renovations. With the new elementary open in Hartley, the halls are now quiet in the 85-year-old facility.
Math teacher Cheryl Kroese watched from her second floor room Friday afternoon as students helped move desks and other items downstairs. Originally from Melvin, she attended sc...