The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1970: Chief Lew Trusty leaves for Las Vegas


August 20, 2020

• Aug. 23, 1945

The estimated number of farms in O’Brien County was 1,956. That compared to 2,006 farms in the county 10 years earlier. The average size of farms in the county in 1945 was 184 acres, compared to 176 acres in 1935.

A large extension was added at the rear of the Fairmont Produce house for a feeding room. The structure could house 8,200 birds as well as accommodate a picking room. A new driveway was also made to the facility.

Bus routes to serve the Hartley school area for high school students were established by the school board. It was estimated that the cost of transport...

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