By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1946: Hartley’s first bank owner dies at age 87


December 31, 2020

• Jan. 3, 1946

Jay Meiske received a $50 War Bond for having the most perfect 4-H record book in the county. Lela Mae Baumeister won the second prize of a $25 bond.

Ted Henning leased the Bartelson Oil Co. and was operating it under the name Henning Oil Co. Mr. Bartelson continued to operate his garage and Dodge-Plymouth agency.

Frank Patch, 87, prominent Hartley resident, passed away on Dec. 30 after suffering a stroke. Born in a log cabin in Illinois, he came to O’Brien County in 1878 and took his first position as a teacher near Sutherland. He came to Hartley in 1882 and opened the f...

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