By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1947: New bowling alley set to open in May City

 

December 1, 2022



• Dec. 4, 1947

Clifford Ostrom, of Rock Island, Ill., a former South American sales manager for John Deere, purchased the Hartley Feed Mill from Vern Donnenwerth.

A new six-lane bowling alley at May City was preparing for its official opening. Bill Boernsen was the proprietor of the new establishment.

The plane of Forest Newcomer, of Rock Rapids, was damaged Thanksgiving Day at the Hartley airport. No one was in the plane when a gust of wind tipped it up on the telephone wires. Damage was done to both wings and the windshield. Mr. Newcomer had flown to Hartley while his wife and family ca...



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