By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

A crossing here, a crossing there, a crossing nowhere

Location of pedestrian crossing on Highway 18 still undetermined


November 16, 2023


A pedestrian waits to cross Highway 18 near North Sixth Avenue West in August of 2022.

Frustration over a proposed crosswalk on Highway 18 resulted in a contentious Hartley City Council meeting on Monday.

Members of the Hartley Recreation Trail Committee engaged in a heated debate with the council and local property owners about the location of the crossing. Once the dust settled, the council agreed to continue discussions with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn officials about improving pedestrian crossing conditions on the highway near the elementary and high school.

"I don't believe anybody is against a crossing at all," said Council Member Nick Galm. "I just know that from what the DOT...

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