By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Honoring Old Glory

Flag drop box installed in Hartley


September 2, 2021


The Stoltz family recently spearheaded efforts to get a retired flag disposal receptacle installed outside the Hartley American Legion Post's headquarters. Pictured from left to right: Becky, Brett, Curt, Keith, Jackie and Brennan.

Hartley residents have a new outlet to dispose of old flags.

The Stoltz family recently donated a receptacle in honor of Donald Wichman, Jackie Stoltz's father. The drop box is situated conveniently outside the American Legion's headquarters in downtown Hartley.

"I was trying to find something to do with some of Dad's memorial money and thought of this," said Stoltz. "There has never been a drop-off location before for old flags, and people have asked what to do with them. People didn't know where to bring them."

Wichman, who died in 2016, was a very active member of V.F.W. Post #2295 in Em...

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