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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

COVID-19 won't spook Halloween in Hartley

Council OKs trick-or-treating hours


October 15, 2020


Trick-or-treating in Hartley will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Any fears about skipping Halloween in Hartley were soothed by the city council on Monday.

Members voted to hold trick-or-treating hours on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Mayor Rodney Ahrenstorff last month expressed concerns about Halloween festivities due to COVID-19 and the potential threat of spreading the virus with children going door to door, but was ultimately swayed the other way.

"Other towns are going to let them go, so I'm not going to restrict it," he said. "Just go to houses you know."

The council also approved the closure of various streets downtown for the Hartley Chamber of...

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