The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Dousing out fires with dad

Hartley Fire Department roster features unique pairing


October 13, 2022


Anton and Elly Klein are only the second father-daughter duo to join the Hartley Fire Department in its history.

Anton and Elly Klein are taking father-daughter bonding to a whole new level.

The Kleins joined forces this year on the Hartley Fire Department. This is Anton's third stint with the local crew, but Elly is a rookie. The pair said they have enjoyed the experience so far even though they never thought they'd don fire helmets together.

"If you would have told me four years ago that I would be on the fire department, I would have laughed in your face," said Elly.

As far as Hartley Fire Chief Brad Meendering is aware, this is only the second time a father-daughter duo has been on the department...

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