By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

School board hears trail crossing proposal

Committee identifies site south of H-M-S High School


December 1, 2022


A pedestrian awaits crossing at the intersection of Highway 18 and North 6th Avenue West during a period of road construction in August.

Plans for a recreational trail in Hartley include a crossing at an existing pedestrian crosswalk near Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School.

The Hartley Recreational Trail Committee has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Committee member Dave Vander Broek told H-M-S board members this month that the grant funds, along with a "half match" of $10,000 by the committee, are earmarked for warning lights at the trail crossing on Highway 18.

The warning lights will be similar to those at pedestrian crossings in Sanborn and other communities. The committee has a p...

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