By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1946: Chicken pox epidemic hits Hartley


December 23, 2021

• Dec. 26, 1946

Every boy and girl in Hartley who wasn’t “enjoying” chickenpox descended on the American Legion Hall to greet Santa Claus and his entertainment group. All agreed they had a very fine time and were looking forward to Santa’s return visit on Christmas Eve.

The Christmas concert presented by the choir members of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church was heard by a record crowd. Opening the week of special Christmas services, the evening’s offering was devoted to well-known carols, spirituals and other Christmas music.

A very fine crowd attended the grade school pl...

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