Archive for category: Hartington

/ Jul 23, 2014 10:12 am

HPS will add two busses to its fleet

Hartington Public School Board members voted Monday to add two used busses to its fleet. The Board voted for a lease-to-own deal on two ‘like new’ school busses for $151,000 over a three-year period from Master’s Transportation.   For the complete story, go to our E-edition at www.hartington.net    

/ Jul 23, 2014 10:10 am

Area was all abuzz about new drive-in movie theatre 55 years ago

Hartington found the big screen 55 years ago this month. That’s when construction began on Cedar County’s first drive-in movie theatre. The Hi-View Drive-In theater, built in 1959, was located on Highway 84 on the west edge of Hartington near where Bomgaars now sits. For the complete story, go to our E-edition at www.hartington.net.  

Fire fighters called to Hartington house
/ Jul 19, 2014 7:08 pm

Fire fighters called to Hartington house

HARTINGTON — The Hartington Volunteer Fire Dept. was called out Saturday afternoon to a house fire. The fire fighters were called to the Bruce and Sue Reifenrath house when fire alarms were heard going off in the house. The house was filled with smoke, so local firemen worked to find the source of the smoke.        

/ Jul 16, 2014 10:00 am

City moves ahead on Flood Control funding

HARTINGTON — The Hartington City Council voted Monday to accept the bid and grants for the long-awaited flood control project. Economic Development Corporation Board member Dan Kathol presented the Council with final cost projections, completion dates and loan repayment schedules. After some discussion, the board voted to approve the project at a cost of $928,152 after grants and loan forgiveness

/ Jul 10, 2014 9:51 pm

Protests are filed on Cedar County property taxes

Twenty-seven Cedar County property owners disagree with the 2014 valuation placed on their real estate and have filed protests. Fifteen of the protests involve farm land, while 12 protests are on residential property. June 30 was the last day for property valuation protests. For the complete story, go to our E-edition at www.hartington.net  

/ Jul 10, 2014 8:49 pm

New Farm Bill offers help to storm victims

Tornadoes, dangerous thunderstorms and damaging hail are all too real for area farmers this summer with a cost of $40 million and rising. The 2014 Farm Bill brings a light at the end of the tunnel for farmers and ranchers who have suffered loss to property and livestock with three new permanent programs. For the complete story, go to our

Cedar County News brings on new reporter
/ Jul 10, 2014 7:41 pm

Cedar County News brings on new reporter

  Dianna Beaman has joined the Cedar County News staff as a  reporter. She replaces Jacob Snyder who left the News earlier this month to work as a reporter and editor for the Wright County Monitor in Clarion, Iowa. For the complete story, check out the E Edition at www.hartington.net

City, Economic Development work together
/ Jul 10, 2014 12:32 am

City, Economic Development work together

HARTINGTON —  The Hartington City Council and Economic Development Corporation agreed Monday to put aside their differences and work together to find a way to fund the proposed water quality and flood control project. The project began five years ago as an Economic Development Corporation study. The city has since taken it on, but has had to overcome several stumbling

Class of 1964 shares laughs and memories
/ Jul 2, 2014 10:22 am

Class of 1964 shares laughs and memories

HARTINGTON —  Graduates of the Hartington Public School Class of 1964 held a 50th reunion Saturday at the Cobblestone Inn. Seventeen classmates, out of the 28 graduates, had stories to tell and memories to share amidst lots of laughter this past weekend. For the full story, go to our E-edition at www.hartington.net

/ Jun 25, 2014 11:11 am

Ceremony held to signify completion of the fiber-to-home project

HARTINGTON —Hartelco ushered in a new era of telecommunication with a special ceremony last Tuesday. Gone are the days of using copper cables and in their place is what has been called a future-proof type of a telecommunications system, fiber optics. The “copper cutting,” as it was dubbed, also signified the completion of the three Fiber-to-the-Home projects Hartelco has been