By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Not so fast

Firm interested in acquiring, renovating old elementary building in Hartley


November 18, 2021


The former H-M-S Elementary building in Hartley has sat empty since classes dismissed last spring. The new PK-4 building opened in 2020, and the new middle school followed this fall.

The former Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn elementary school may get a reprieve from the wrecking ball.

At their October meeting, board members had agreed to proceed with plans to have the building demolished. But after hearing a presentation on Monday from a firm interested in acquiring the former school, they agreed to schedule a public hearing on Dec. 1 to decide whether to sell it and, if so, to entertain bids from interested parties.

Superintendent Patrick Carlin explained that the demolition process was "still in the works" when the district was contacted by a firm interested in acquiring the...

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