What's next for Hartley's old school?
Developer shares plans for property
February 3, 2022
The new owner of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's old elementary school is bubbling with excitement about the building's potential.
Michael Reese, of Hestia Investments, says that though the building remains empty, he thinks it will become "a crown jewel for Hartley and O'Brien County." Reese and Hestia winterized the facility and patched the west roof after buying the building for $100 from the H-M-S Community School District in early December. Additional renovations will ramp up in the months ahead.
"We have been radio silent regarding the school and that has been by design as we get our ducks in...