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1946: Chicago Cubs sign Everly native Fear
August 12, 2021
• Aug. 15, 1946
Members of the park board met with a representative from a Minnesota nursery and approved the plan for Hartley’s park. A section of the park was set aside for tennis and badminton courts in the summer and a skating rink in the winter.
The Hartley town council agreed to raise the salaries of most of the town employees by $15 per month. Those benefitting from the raises were Walt Kruger, Harry Lage, Earl Gonnerman, Eber Salser, Henry Boetel, Alvin Muilenburg, William Ebert and Gilbert Rinck.
Vernon Fear, 21-year-old pitcher for the Everly team, was signed by the Chicago Cu...