By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1945: Flooding issues dampen Hartley homes


June 11, 2020

• June 14, 1945

The Smith Hamburger Shop, which had been under the ownership and management of Mrs. Carrie Smith, was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fletcher, of Kingsley. Mrs. Smith’s plans for the future were undecided.

K.G. Rasmussen, of May City, sold 49 head of Hereford cattle to Art Johnson, of Smith and Co., at the highest price ever paid for any cattle by Mr. Johnson at the local stockyards. The cattle averaging 1,508 pounds sold at 17 cents. They were shipped to New York.

Torrential rains caused the flooding of basements in many Hartley residences. Mayor P.A. Leese and the council...

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