Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1947: Special committee declares war on flies

• May 22, 1947

A statewide move to stamp out the menace of flies in Iowa was being translated into action in Hartley. The local fly control committee established the goal of making the community and outlying farms fly-free during the summer.

A large delegation from Hartley was among the throng that jammed Spencer for the 9th District Legion and Auxiliary Convention. Hartley was represented in the colorful parade by a marching group of Legionnaires and the Hartley school band.

Behind the two-hit pitching of Tom Adolph and fine play by the rest of the team, Hartley was able to win the final game...

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