By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1946: Rare deer poached on farm near Moneta


June 3, 2021

• May 30, 1946

The annual Memorial Day program in Hartley was viewed by a large crowd. The parade passed through lines of cars on Central Avenue and proceeded to the cemetery where the main part of the program was held. Charles Pendelton, of Storm Lake, gave the address.

Unidentified lawbreakers shot a doe bearing a fawn on the Struve farm, east of Moneta. Those sighting the deer drove onto the farm and shot it but were unable to retrieve the carcass due to stampeding cattle. Deer were a rarity in this part of Iowa and there was no open season on them.

The Democratic nomination for supervisor of District No. 1 in O’Brien County was won by Ray B. Lefever. A large number of Democratic voters turned out to support their favorite candidate, the total number being 245. Lefever received 122 votes, Henry C. Baumeister received 66 and John P. Voss garnered 47.

• June 3, 1971

The Hartley summer recreation program was announced by directors Carla Brigham and Craig Snider. Girls’ activities included golf, tennis, basketball and a softball league. A boys’ baseball program was planned for ages 8-15. In addition, swimming lessons were being offered for children from Hartley and neighboring communities.

Bob Rohlf purchased the tractor repair business he had been operating at Ken’s Gulf Service. He continued to rent space from Ken’s Gulf and operated the business in the same location.

Sales tax collections by Hartley businesses during the third quarter of 1970 totaled $38,481. That represented an increase of approximately $2,000 in sales tax collected compared to the same period in 1969.

Roger Hansen was the new O’Brien County Extension Director. He replaced John Longstreet who had resigned.

• June 6, 1996

The Iowa Arts Council awarded a grant totaling $595 to the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School. The Artist in Schools/Communities grant was to help fund a five-day folk music residency. A total of $654,000 in grants was awarded statewide.

Incumbent O’Brien County Supervisor Rudy Riessen defeated his challenger, David Johnson, in the Republican primary. Riessen received 502 votes compared to Johnson’s 404. Riessen would be the Republican candidate for the District 1 seat in the fall election.

The Hartley City Council approved the purchase of an Okidata laser printer from P.C. Advantage. The purchase price was $800. The new printer replaced one that was at least 10 years old, and was also more compatible with computer equipment and software purchased earlier in the year.

“From Our Files” is compiled by Sentinel-News sports editor/staff writer Mike Petersen.


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