By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

The final bell

Students leave former H-M-S Elementary school for last time


May 27, 2021


Desks and other classroom furniture fill the hallways at the former H-M-S Elementary building in Hartley on Monday. The school served as the junior high this year.

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...

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