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

By Mike Petersen
S-N Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

1945: New stockyards set to open in Hartley


December 3, 2020

• Dec. 6, 1945

The same road grading outfit that leveled the school athletic field also leveled the grounds for the Hartley park. Although it was too late in the year for any further work to be done on the park, it was feasible and hoped that at least a skating rink would be laid out.

Les Getting, of Sanborn, purchased the Charlie Mayer property and was opening his stockyards there. The office was located one-half block south and one-half block east of the Fairmont Creamery Co. Mr. Getting was a dealer in hogs and sheep.

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