By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1947: DDT to be used to control flies in Hartley


March 24, 2022

• March 27, 1947

For the second consecutive year, Lorraine Philiph, a member of the Hartley High School girls’ basketball team, was named to the Des Moines Register’s honor roll as a guard.

The partnership known as Ed and Herm’s Grocery was dissolved. The new business’ name was Fick’s Grocery. Mr. Guse and family planned to remain in Hartley until the end of the school term.

Information about the advantages and working operation of a fly control program was presented to the Chamber of Commerce. The proposed program for Hartley would consist of systematic spraying with DDT of all...

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