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1945: First Girl Scout meeting held in Hartley
December 17, 2020
• Dec. 20, 1945
Despite the bitter cold a good crowd was on hand to greet Santa Claus. Even Santa thought Main Street was a little too chilly for his headquarters, so the entertainment was moved to the Legion Hall.
Carl Ruby, of Sheldon, purchased the building and lot owned by LuVerne Sartorius, just west of the Capitol Theatre, where he was opening a John Deere agency. It was to feature a full line of John Deere parts and machinery. Mr. Ruby was with the John Deere agency at Sioux Falls for five years prior to his entry into the service.
The first meeting of the Hartley Girl Scouts was h...