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1971: Capitol Theatre in downtown Hartley closes
December 2, 2021
• Nov. 28, 1946
V.C. Mussman, owner of the new Marshall-Wells store, announced that he would hold a grand opening. The new store was located in the Sartorius building just north of the Capitol Theatre. The interior of the building was remodeled and new shelves and tables were installed.
An outstanding corn yield of 120.80 bushels per acre won the 1946 O’Brien County championship for A. Bousema, of Sanborn, in the National DeKalb Corn Growing Contest. Other yields reported from the county included Earl Ramsey, of Hartley, 103.39 bushels per acre.
Approximately 200 4-H members and guests...