Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1972: Hartley native becomes ordained minister

• June 26, 1947

Six midget mules, the only hitch of its kind in the United States, were in Hartley. According to handler Brownie Beck, the rare animals were gotten together after a long search over many states. Pulling a calliope, the little fellows attracted a large crowd of all ages.

In a very appropriate service at the Methodist church, Rev. Stanley Kruschwitz, assisted by Mrs. L.J. Parks and Mrs. Hobart Putnam, presented service folders to the young men and women whose service stars had been on the service flag of the church. The folders bore the actual stars that had been on the flag.