From Our Files
1945: Japanese balloon bombs spread fear
June 25, 2020
• June 28, 1945
Charlie Roberts, of Lake Park, purchased The Dugout in Hartley. He had farmed south of Lake Park before moving into that town where he was employed at Skeet’s Place.
Surveys by the Public Buildings Administration indicated that Hartley was eligible for consideration as the site for a new post office building, the proposed limit of cost being $85,000 for the site and structure. The proposal would only receive consideration if Congress authorized funds for the resumption of federal building construction after the war.
Sheriff Leemkuil warned O’Brien County residents that...