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1947: Blizzard maroons Hartley students in town
February 3, 2022
• Feb. 6, 1947
Snow which reached blizzard proportions all but halted transportation in northwest Iowa. The local school was closed for two days. After reopening, the wind whipped up new drifts and caused the biggest share of rural students to be marooned in town as the school buses were unable to return the pupils home. They were housed by local residents.
A legislative committee comprised of W.A. Hamilton, Harry Ketelsen, Carl Rahn and the directors of the Hartley Chamber of Commerce planned to meet with Mr. Hudson, of the National Chamber of Commerce, to decide what action would be tak...