Lorene Hartmann

Lorene Hartmann, age 96 of Hartley, IA passed away at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, IA on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA. Rev. Jeff Filkins will be officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, March 2nd at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Lorene (Riessen) Hartmann the daughter of Paul and Agnes (Dittmer) Riessen was born on August 27, 1915 at Hartley, Iowa. She spent her childhood years living on a farm in Lincoln Township and attended country school, which was located about two miles from her home, through her eighth grade year. She then attended Hartley High School where she graduated in 1933. Following her graduation she continued to live at home with her parents and held jobs which included cleaning homes in Hartley, working at Meiske’s Produce, and then later keeping books for Worthmore Produce in Hartley.

On January 15, 1944 she was united in marriage to Amos Hartmann in the Everly Lutheran Church Parsonage. Following their marriage they lived on a farm located northeast of Hartley. In 1953 they purchased a farm which is now owned by Ray and Donna Ahlers, on which they lived and raised their two sons Terry and Rick. In 1969 they moved to Hartley where Lorene continued to live until 2003 when she entered Community Memorial Assisted Living.

She passed away at Community Memorial Health Center on February 28, 2012. Lorene was an excellent card player and particularly enjoyed the games of bridge, 500 and Benny. She was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ in Hartley.

Lorene is survived by her two sons Terry (Carol) Hartmann and Rick (Deb) Hartmann both of Minneapolis, MN, five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Amos, sister Luverna Meehlhause, and brother Raymond Riessen.

MOC-Floyd Valley Girls Advance To 3A Semifinals


MOC-Floyd Valley Girls Advance To 3A Semifinals

Final Score

MOC-Floyd Valley 50
Bondurant-Ferrar 37

MOC-Floyd Valley advances to the semi-final round in the Class 3A Girls State Tournament. They’ll face Sioux City Heelan Thursday evening at 6:00. Heelan Picked up a 77-60 quarterfinal victory Tuesday afternoon over Dubuque Wahlert to advance to the semifinal.

The 3A Championship game is scheduled for Saturday night at 6:30. The Girls State Tournament is being played this week at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Hull Man Arrested After Threatening Snowmobilers With A Gun

A Hull man is in trouble with the law after he allgedly followed some snowmobilers off of his property and waved a gun around in a threatening manner.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday evening (2/25), they investigated an incident that occurred at 3:45 p.m. that same day at the intersection of Division Street and Highway 18 in Hull.

During the investigation, deputies found that 43-year-old Darwin Te Slaa of Hull had allegedly pursued six people operating snowmobiles that had allegedly driven across his property. Te Slaa then confronted the snowmobilers at the intersection of Division Street and Highway 18 in Hull and displayed a handgun in a threatening manner toward them.

No injuries were reported, but Te Slaa was arrested for aggravated assault and carrying weapons, aggravated misdemeanors and harassment, 2nd degree, a serious misdemeanor.

By Scott Van Aartsen
News Director

Final Plans for New Sheldon Park to be Revealed

Sheldon residents will have another opportunity Monday, February 27th to hear more about plans for Sheldon’s new park on the east side of the city.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Sheldon Community Services Center. This will be the final presentation of the plans developed my Mike Bell. The public is invited and urged to attend.

Joan M. Hansmann

Joan M. Hansmann, age 75, of George, IA, died Monday, February 27, 2012 at Sanford Hospital in Rock Rapids, IA

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in George, IA with Rev. Tony Metz officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 1st from 2 – 8 p.m. with family present from 6 – 8 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home in George, IA.

Joan Marie Hansmann was born September 12, 1936 near George, IA the daughter of Ida (Schoonhoven). She was raised near George and attended Country School and graduated from George High School. She was baptized at Zoar Presbyterian Church. On February 14, 1956 she was united in marriage to Marlyn Hansmann at Zoar Presbyterian Church. She later joined the Immanuel Lutheran Church. They lived on the family farm north of George. The couple was blessed with four children. Marlyn passed away in 1984 and Joan moved to town in 1988. After Joan’s children were raised and gone from home she began working and held several positions in the community including the Tarko Doll Company and cleaning at the George State Bank. She enjoyed her retirement keeping up with family and friends. Just a few months ago, Joan moved from her home in George to Premier Estates in Rock Rapids. As a result of declining health, she moved to Good Samaritan Center in George. This past Monday Joan passed away at the hospital in Rock Rapids at the age of 75. She loved her church and she loved her family dearly. She enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren very much. Her grandchildren will always remember the many cards and letters she wrote to them. She will be greatly missed.

Joan is survived by son, Darvin (Karel) Hansmann of Thornton, CO; daughters, Marla (Randy) Van Briesen of George, IA and Debra Allen of Sheldon, IA; and son, Mark (Darcy) Hansmann of George, IA; 10 grandchildren, Jason and Jared Hansmann, Adam, Nathan and Mitchell Van Briesen, Kristin and Kayla Allen, Dana, Emily and Joshua Hansmann; and great-grandson, Jaxson Hansmann.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Schoonhoven; her husband of nearly 30 years, Marlyn; special aunt, Tillie Schoonhoven; father-in-law, Alfred Hansmann; mother-in-law, Alvina Hansmann and sister-in-law, LaVonne Molitor.


Robert Stallman

Robert Stallman, age 80 of Hartley, IA passed away at his home in Hartley, IA on Monday, February 27, 2012.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Hartley. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, IA. Fr. Tim Hogan will be officiating.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 1st at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

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Robert John Stallman, the son of Vincent and Margaret (Niichel) Stallman was born near Hospers, IA on November 29, 1931. He spent his younger years on a farm near Hospers and moved with his family to rural Everly, IA in 1944. He was drafted into the United States Army on November 4, 1953 and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged on November 3, 1955.

On November 22, 1961 he was united in marriage to Jennie TenBraak at Luverne, MN. To this union one son was born, Pete. Following their marriage the couple resided on a farm north of Hartley for 27 years where they were engaged in farming together. The couple moved to Hartley in 1988, but he continued to get up everyday and go back to the farm and spend time with his granddaughter. Robert passed away at his home on February 27, 2012 with his family by his side.

He had two special interests in life, one was farming and the other was his granddaughter Emily. He awoke early everyday to get started doing both. He loved being at the farm in the morning and watching Emily get on the bus to go to school.

Robert is survived by his wife Jennie of 50 years; one son Pete (Charlene) Stallman and their daughter Emily of rural Everly, IA; other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers: Arnold and Richard Stallman.